Ecoboost V-6 engine a popular choice in F-150 at Friendly Ford

Truck enthusiasts looking for power, handling and the ability to tow most anything have found the answer to their needs with the second-generation, 3.5-liter Ecoboost V-6 engine now available in the 2017 Ford F-150.

With 365 horsepower, the new powerplant provides 50 more pound-feet of torque compared with the first-generation EcoBoost engine. It has been rated best in class with 470 pound-feet of torque, beating all gasoline and diesel-powered competitors.

Newly designed to provide better low-end and peak engine performance, the EcoBoost V-6 is being hailed for its ability to haul heavy payloads while towing heavy trailers.

Longtime sales consultant Larry Davis said the new innovation Ecoboost engine is unbeatable.

“It will tow a house, if that’s the job that is needed,” said Davis, an 18-year employee with Friendly Ford. “Coupled with the all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, the 2017 F-150 now has wide spacing, coupled with drag-reduction actions.”

In addition, the transmission includes advanced material alloys that save weight.

“Someone driving the F-150 might have a tough time realizing they’re driving a truck simply because it’s that smooth,” added Davis. “It’s undoubtedly one of Ford’s best-ever efforts.”

The F-150 has been Truck of the Year for the past 40 years, and the latest innovations seemingly have clinched the honor for many years to come.

The all-new turbochargers deliver more boost and a lighter turbine wheel made of Mar-M-247 that was developed by the aerospace industry to save weight.

In addition, the 3.5-liter Ecoboost has start-stop technology that optimizes fuel usage and can help lower CO2 emissions. Also, start-stop technology can shut off the engine when the vehicle comes to a complete stop, except when towing or when it is in four-wheel-drive mode.

The F-150 also features a fully boxed frame with eight cross members made up of 78 percent high-strength steel, which is up from 23 percent in the previous generation.

“People simply cannot believe how smoothly the truck rides with the F-150,” Davis said. “It’s a truck that rides like a car, for sure.”

Situated at 660 N. Decatur Blvd., Friendly Ford opened in 1970. The dealership is an 18-time winner of the prestigious President’s Award, Ford’s highest single honor for customer satisfaction.

Further information can be found by calling 702-870-7221 or by visiting

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