Tow tons with F150 Power Stroke
- much quieter than the aforementioned competitors and in a whole different league than the heavy-duty diesels.
The standard start/stop system works seamlessly. With a full load in the bed, the truck pulls effortlessly from rest with impressive acceleration, as if there was nothing in back.
Even laden with 6,500 pounds of trailer the Power Stroke displayed impressive power, even when climbing long grades.
Of course you are aware of the extra load, but once boost arrives, and with a torque peak at only 1750 rpm, it works hard and well.
The 10-speed transmission plays a big role, keeping the engine in its sweet power spot and downshifting when descending steep grades
Diesels are more expensive to build and command a premium, up to $10,000 and more for the HD models. The new Power Stroke adds $5,650-$8,200 to the F150 bottom line, depending on trim level and equipment.
That is offset by the fact that if you regularly tow, you will recoup that extra expense more quickly than if it was a gasoline engine. Diesel fuel economy does not drop as much when under load.
If you tow or haul loads regularly, but don’t need or want a heavy-duty pickup, the new F150 Power Stroke might be the perfect solution.
The 2018 Ford F150 Power Stroke diesel can tow up to 11,400 pounds.
The 2018 Ford F150 Power Stroke diesel is powered by a turbocharged, 3.0-litre, V6 diesel engine capable of 250 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque.