Comprehensive Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Maintenance Guide

Are you an owner of a 2003-2007 Ford Superduty with the 6.0L Powerstroke engine? If you did any research before buying your truck, you’re probably aware of the wide array of 6.0L Powerstroke problems that can occur throughout the ownership of your truck. While these trucks have a bad reputation, one of the biggest factors affecting the 6.0L Powerstroke engine’s reliability and longevity is if you maintain your truck properly. Proper 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Diesel engine Maintenance can go a long way in dramatically increasing the life of your truck and limiting the amount of problems you encounter.

In this post, our comprehensive Ford F-250/F-350 Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Maintenance guide, we’re going to give you a detailed blueprint on how to make your truck more reliable. We’ll provide you with manufacturer recommended 6.0L Powerstroke maintenance intervals and provide charts displaying fluid and engine oil capacity. Furthermore, we’ll list the best 6.0L Powerstroke engine engine oil, fluids, and maintenance parts that you’ll need along the way. Finally, We cap it off by answering common 6.0L Powerstroke maintenance questions and recommending some of our favorite aftermarket 6.0L Powerstroke upgrades that can make your 6.0L Powerstroke more reliable.

6.0L Powerstroke Ford Superduty

Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Maintenance Intervals

The first step in understanding how to maintain your Ford F-250 or F-350 with the 6.0L Powerstroke engine is knowing how frequently your truck needs service. Ford has two separate recommended sets of maintenance intervals. They are based upon how the truck in question is used.

For the average driver, who uses the truck as a primary vehicle and tows infrequently, the normal operating conditions maintenance intervals are intended to be followed. For commercial/fleet vehicles, or trucks that tow frequently, the severe operating conditions maintenance intervals are recommended.

Since these trucks being on the road for decades now, we’ve actually come up with our own set of maintenance intervals. These trucks are incredibly hard on engine oil and coolant. Even trucks that are pampered should still be maintained more frequently. We’ll include our recommended 6.0L Powerstroke Service intervals as well.

Normal Operating Conditions

These are the recommended Ford maintenance intervals for vehicles falling under the normal operating conditions category. These trucks include daily drivers, commuters, and light towing.

Maintenance/Service TypeMilesKilometers
Change Oil7,500 miles12,000 km
Change Oil
Filter
7,500 miles12,000 km
Change Fuel
Filter(s)
15,000 miles24,000 km
Replace Air
Filter
Check Filter restriction
gauge. Replace
as necessary.
Check Filter restriction
gauge. Replace
as necessary.
Flush Cooling
System
100,000 miles160,000 km
Replace Auto
Transmission
Fluid
30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace Manual
Transmission
Fluid
60,000 miles96,000 km
Change External
transmission filter
30,000 miles48,000 km
Change internal
transmission filter
30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace Transfer
Case Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km
Install new accessory
drive belt(s)
150,000 miles240,000 km
Replace Rear
Differential Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km
Replace Front
Differential Fluid
150,000 miles240,000 km

Severe Operating Conditions

For vehicles that are used for commercial/fleet applications, those who tow frequently, or those idling frequently should follow the Severe Operation Conditions maintenance schedule listed below.

Maintenance/Service TypeMilesKilometers
Change Oil5,000 miles8,000 km
Change Oil
Filter
5,000 miles8,000 km
Replace Fuel
Filter(s)
10,000 miles16,000 km
Replace Air
Filter
Check Filter restriction
gauge. Replace
as necessary.
Check Filter restriction
gauge. Replace
as necessary.
Flush Cooling
System
Every 40-50,000 miles
or once every 1-2 years.
64-80,000 km or
once every 1-2 years.
Replace Auto
Transmission
Fluid
30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace Manual
Transmission
Fluid
60,000 miles96,000 km
Change External
transmission filter
30,000 miles48,000 km
Change internal
transmission filter
30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace Transfer
Case Fluid
60,000 miles96,000 km
Replace Rear
Differential Fluid
50,000 miles80,000 km
Replace Front
Differential Fluid
50,000 miles 80,000 km

What is the best 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Maintenance Schedule to Follow?

The best 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Diesel maintenance schedule is a combination of the normal operating conditions and severe operating conditions maintenance schedules. Because these trucks are so hard on engine oil and coolant, these trucks need to be maintained more frequently. Oil and coolant quality is incredibly vital in making sure you don’t have any problems. Here is our recommended maintenance schedule to follow.

Best Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Maintenance & Service Schedule

Maintenance/Service TypeMilesKilometers
Change Oil5,000 miles8,000 km
Change Oil
Filter
5,000 miles8,000 km
Replace Fuel
Filter(s)
10,000 miles16,000 km
Replace Air
Filter
Every 20-30,000 miles. Check
every oil change and change
as needed.
Every 32,000-48,000 km.
Check every oil change and
change as needed.
Flush Cooling
System
Every 40-50,000 miles
or once every 1-2 years.
64-80,000 km or
once every 1-2 years.
Replace Auto
Transmission
Fluid
30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace Manual
Transmission
Fluid
60,000 miles96,000 km
Change External
transmission filter
30,000 miles48,000 km
Change internal
transmission filter
30,000 miles48,000 km
Replace Transfer
Case Fluid
100,000 miles/60,000 miles under
severe operating conditions
240,000 km/96,000 km under
severe operating conditions.
Replace Rear
Differential Fluid
100,000 miles/30,000 miles under
severe operating conditions
160,000 km/ 48,000 km under
severe operating conditions
Replace Front
Differential Fluid
100,000 miles/30,000 miles under
severe operating conditions
160,000 km/ 48,000 km under
severe operating conditions

Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Fluid Capacity

Before you go and purchase 6.0L Powerstroke engine oil, coolant, or other forms of fluids that are listed below, you need to know how much of each specific fluid your vehicle needs. The following chart displays how much of each fluid type your vehicle needs. Be aware, you should always check the appropriate dipstick or fluid level indicator to make sure you are putting in the correct amount of fluid.

Oil/FluidCapacity – QuartsCapacity – Liters
Engine Oil15 Quarts /w filter14.2 Liters
Auto Transmission Fluid17.5 Quarts16.6 Liters
Manual Transmission Fluid5.8 Quarts5.5 Liters
Transfer Case2 Quarts1.9 Liters
Engine Coolant27.5 Quarts26 Liters
Front Differential Fluid
(Dana 60)
3 Quarts2.8 Liters
Rear Differential Fluid
Sterling 10.50″
Dana 80
Dana S110
Dana S130
See Below
3 Quarts
3.5 Quarts
6.98 Quarts
6.98 Quarts
See Below
3.3 Liters
4.0 Liters
6.6 Liters
6.6 Liters

6.0L Powerstroke Engine Oil, Filters, and Fluids

The best oil and filters to use for any diesel engine are ones that meet OEM standards. For Ford trucks, we strongly recommend sticking with Motorcraft oil, fluids, and filters. Listed below we will give you the best 6.0L Powerstroke Engine oil, coolant, and other fluids. We’ll also list the best 6.0L Powerstroke filters to use, and even a list of maintenance parts too.

Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Engine Oil

Engine oil typeOutdoor Ambient TemperaturePart #
Buy it on Amazon
Part #
Buy it at Walmart
SAE
15W-40
Acceptable at temperatures
over 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Recommended Oil for temperatures
over 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Motorcraft XO-15W40-5Q3SDMotorcraft XO-15W40-5Q3SD
SAE
10W-30
Preferred engine oil at temperatures between
30 to -10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Acceptable at temperatures
from -10 to 90 degrees
fahrenheit.
Motorcraft XO-10W30-5Q3SDMotorcraft XO-10W30-5Q3SD
SAE
5W-40
Acceptable at temperatures
30 degrees or less.
Motorcraft XO-5W40-5QSDMotorcraft XO-5W40-5QSD

Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Fluids

Fluid TypePart #
Buy it on Amazon
Coolant
Concentrated:
Pre-diluted:
Concentrated: Motorcraft VC-7-B
Pre-diluted: Motorcraft VC-7-DILB
Automatic
Transmission Fluid
Motorcraft Mercon SP ATF
Manual Transmission
Fluid
Motorcraft Mercon V
Transfer Case
Fluid
Motorcraft Mercon V
Front Differential
Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant
XY-80W-90–QL
Rear Differential Fluid
Sterling 10.50″
Dana 80
Dana S110
Dana S130
See Below *(May need to add Additive)*
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 XY-75W140–QL 
Motorcraft SAE 75W-90 XY-75W90–QLS
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 XY-75W140–QL
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 XY-75W140–QL

Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Filters

Part TypePart #
Engine Oil FilterFord: 3C3Z-6731-AA
Motorcraft FL-2016
Oil Filter CapFord: 3C3Z-6766-CA
Motorcraft EC-781
Fuel FilterFord: 3C3Z-9N184-CB
Motorcraft FD-4616
Engine Air FilterFord: 4C3Z-9601-AA
Motorcraft FA-1778
External Transmission 
Filter
Motorcraft FT-145 
(Re-Use your O-Ring)
Internal Transmission 
Filter
Motorcraft FT-144

6.0L Powerstroke Common Replacement and Service Parts

When looking at the parts your Ford Superduty with the 6.0L Powerstroke needs, it’s important to recognize which model you have. Trucks produced before 09/22/03 will fall into the 2003-2004 category. Trucks produced after this date will fall into the 2004.5-2007 category.

Comprehensive 2003-2007 6.0L Powerstroke Parts Lists

Have something wrong with your 6.0L Powerstroke engine? Check out these frequently needed replacement parts. We’ve included both OEM Ford/Motorcraft 6.0L Powerstroke replacement parts and also some aftermarket alternatives.

OEM Ford/Motorcraft 2003-2007 Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Replacement Parts

Often times, the OEM replacement parts are the best parts to use in your 6.0L Powerstroke. Here are many of the most commonly needed 6.0L Powerstroke OEM replacement parts.

OEM Parts List

Part TypeOEM Part #
EGR Valve
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Ford 4C3Z-9F452-A /Motorcraft CX2722
Ford 5C3Z-9F452-AA/Motorcraft CX2733
EGR Cooler
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Ford 3C3Z-9P456-B
Ford 4C3Z-9P456-AJ
Oil Cooler
2003-2007
Ford 3C3Z-6A810-A
Oil Cooler
Screen
2003-2007
Ford 3C3Z-6C683-AB
HPOP
2003-2004
2005-2007
See Below
Ford 4C3Z-9A543-AARM/Motorcraft HPP10RM
Ford 5C3Z-9A543-ARM/Motorcraft HPP12RM
Injectors
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Ford 3C3Z9E527ARM/ Motorcraft CN5020
Ford 4C3Z9E527BRM / Motorcraft CN5019
Glow Plugs
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Motorcraft ZD12
Motorcraft ZD13
Glow Plug Harness
Driver Side
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See
Below
Ford 3C3Z-12A690-AA
Ford 5C3Z-12A690-A
Glow Plug Harness
Passenger Side
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See
Below
Ford 3C3Z-12A690-BA
Ford 4C2Z-12A690-AB
IPR Valve
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Ford 3C3Z-9C968-AA
Ford 5C3Z-9C968-CA
ICP Sensor
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Ford 3C3Z-9F838-EA
Ford 4C3Z-9F838-A
ICP Sensor Pigtail
2003-2007
Ford 5C3Z-12224-A
Camshaft Position
Sensor
2003-2007
Ford 8C3Z-12K073-A
Motorcraft DU-88
Camshaft Position
Sensor Pigtail
2003-2007
Ford 3U2Z-14S411-JCA
Crankshaft
Position Sensor
2003-2007
Ford 3C3Z-6C315-AA
Motorcraft DY-985
Engine Oil
Pressure Sensor
2003-2007
Ford F81Z-9278-AA
Motorcraft SW-5267
Engine Oil
Temperature Sensor
2003-2007
Ford 3C3Z-10884-AA
Motorcraft SW-6052
Exhaust Back
Pressure Sensor
2003-2004
2005-2007
See
Below
Ford 4C3Z-9J460-A / Motorcraft DPFE-3
Ford 5C3Z-9J460-B / Motorcraft DPFE-6
Serpentine Belt
2003-2007
(Single ALT)
Motorcraft JK8-1267-A
Belt Tensioner
(Single Alt)
Ford 3C2Z6B209AA
Motorcraft BT-70
Thermostat
2003-2007
Ford 3C3Z-8575-AA
Motorcraft RT1169
Water Pump
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Ford 3C3Z-8501-A/ PW-480
Ford 4C3Z-8501-AC/ PW-491
Degas Bottle
/ Coolant Overflow
2003-2007
Ford 6C3Z-8A080-B
Bottle Cap For
Degas Bottle
Ford 9C3Z-8101-B
Motorcraft RS527
Turbocharger
2003-2004
2004.5-2005
Late 2005-2007
See Below
Ford 3C3Z-6K682-CCRM
Ford 4C3Z-6K682-CCRM/4C3Z-6K682-CDRM
Ford 5C3Z-6K682-CARM/5C3Z-6K682-CCRM
Turbo Oil
Return Drain Tube
2003-2007
Ford 3C3Z-9T516-A
Head Gasket Kit
2003-2006
2006-2007
See Below
Ford 4C3Z-6051-EB
Ford KC3Z-6051-B

Aftermarket 2003-2007 Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Replacement Parts

The 6.0L Powerstroke engine suffers from some critical design flaws that are still apparent in many new OEM parts. Check out some of these Aftermarket alternatives. They can significantly improve reliability on your Ford Superduty.

Part TypeAftermarket Solutions
Part #
EGR Valve
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Sinister Diesel EGRV-FORD-03
Sinister Diesel EGRV-FORD-05
EGR Cooler
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Bulletproof NT-EGRC-0
Bulletproof NT-EGRC-1
Oil Cooler
2003-2007
Mishimoto MMOC-F2D-03
PPE 314030310
Oil Cooler
Screen
2003-2007
Use OEM Only
HPOP High Pressure Oil Pump
2003-2004
2005-2007
See Below
Diesel Site HPOPB60
Diesel Site HPOP
Injectors
2003
2004.5-2007
See Below
Alliant AP60900
Alliant AP60901
Glow Plugs
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
USE OEM ONLY
Glow Plug Harness
Driver Side
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
USE OEM ONLY
Glow Plug Harness
Passenger Side
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
USE OEM ONLY
IPR Valve
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
USE OEM ONLY
ICP Sensor
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
USE OEM ONLY
ICP Sensor Pigtail
2003-2007
USE OEM ONLY
Camshaft Position
Sensor
2003-2007
USE OEM ONLY
Camshaft Position
Sensor Pigtail
2003-2007
USE OEM ONLY
Crankshaft
Position Sensor
2003-2007
USE OEM ONLY
Serpentine Belt
2003-2007
(Single ALT)
USE OEM ONLY
Belt Tensioner
(Single Alt)
USE OEM ONLY
Thermostat
2003-2007
Mishimoto Low Temperature Thermostat MMTS-F2D-03FL
Mishimoto High Temperature Thermostat MMTS-F2D-03FH
Water Pump
2003-2004
2004.5-2007
See Below
Bulletproof 90201050
Bulletproof 90201049
Degas Bottle
/ Coolant Overflow
2003-2007
Mishimoto MMRT-F2D-03P (Polished)
Mishimoto MMRT-F2D-03BK (Black)
Sinister ‎SD-DEGAS-6.0
Bottle Cap For
Degas Bottle
USE OEM ONLY
Turbocharger
2003-2004
2004.5-2005
Late 2005-2007
See Below
Garrett Powermax Stage 1
Garrett Powermax Stage 1
Garrett Powermax Stage 1
Turbo Oil
Return Drain Tube
2003-2007
USE OEM ONLY
Head Gasket Kit
2003-2006
2006-2007
See Below
Mahle HS54450 (18mm)
Mahle HS54579 (20mm)
Head Stud Kit
2003-2007
ARP 250-4202 Head Stud Kit
ARP 250-4205 Age 625+ Head Stud Kit

Best 6.0L Powerstroke Aftermarket Upgrades To Improve Reliability

There are a number of aftermarket upgrades that not only improve performance, but can also help make your 6.0L Powerstroke more reliable. They can help you identify problems early, or solve some common 6.0L Powerstroke problems altogether. Check out some of our favorite 6.0L Powerstroke Aftermarket solutions to make your truck more reliable.

Real-time Performance Monitors

Every truck, especially the 2003-2007 Ford Superduty with the 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Diesel engine, can benefit from a performance monitor. Often also referred to as digital gauge displays, these devices offer real-time data on truck performance, trouble-code reading/clearing, and can even be used in conjunction with accessory EGT sensors. They can help identify problems early and are incredibly valuable. I put one on every truck I own.

Edge Insight CTS3

Edge Insight CTS3

The Edge Insight CTS3 monitor is one of the most intuitive and capable 6.0L Powerstroke Performance Monitors. It gives you real-time parameters that make monitoring your truck easy! They’re easily upgraded with numerous accessories like EGT sensors too. Find out more information in our Edge Insight CTS3 Review.

Edge Evolution CTS3

If you want tunes for your truck in addition a performance monitor, the Edge Evolution CTS3 offers you everything the CTS3 has with additional 6.0L Powerstroke tunes. Check out our 6.0L Powerstroke Tuning guide for more information. Just be careful, as tuning is an upgrade that can actually decrease reliability when it is done without additional supporting modification.

Edge Evolution CTS3 6.0L Powerstroke

Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Coolant Filtration Kits

Engine coolant plays a critical role in the EGR and Oil cooling processes that are used within the 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Diesel engine. While proper maintenance helps maintaining coolant quality, a coolant filtration kit is a cheap aftermarket upgrade that can go a long way towards preventing catastrophic failures. Check out some of our favorite coolant filtration kits that help prevent common 6.0L Powerstroke problems.

Mishimoto Coolant Filtration System

Mishimoto Coolant Filtration Kit

The 6.0L Powerstroke engine is extremely hard on engine coolant. Once coolant breakdown occurs, it can cause all kinds of different 6.0L problem problems, and it will cause the need for more frequent coolant changes. Mishimoto’s Coolant Filtration Kit is an easy to install upgrade that helps improve coolant quality and extends coolant change intervals.

Sinister Diesel Coolant Filtration Kit

The Sinister Diesel 6.0L Powerstroke Coolant Filtration Kit is another quality coolant filtration kit that helps improve coolant quality and your truck’s longevity.

Sinister Diesel 6.0L Powerstroke Coolant Filtration Kit

6.0L Powerstroke Intercooler Upgrades

The OEM 6.0L Powerstroke intercooler is restrictive, small, and features plastic end caps. Aftermarket 6.0L Powerstroke intercoolers are one of the best 6.0L Powerstroke upgrades because they lower EGTs and simultaneously improve power, fuel economy, and drivability. Check out some of our favorite 6.0L Powerstroke intercooler upgrades.

Banks TechniCooler Upgrade 2003-2004 6.0L Powerstroke

Banks Techni-Cooler Intercooler Upgrade Kit (2003-2004) 25974

The Banks Techni-Cooler Intercooler Upgrade kit for 2003-2004 Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke trucks is a huge improvement over stock. It features aluminum end tanks and a thicker core. It’s also paired with less restrictive boost tubes. This mod provides the engine with cooler, denser air that ultimates translates into lower EGTs, improved MPG, more power, and better throttle response.

Banks Techni-Cooler Intercooler Upgrade Kit (2005-2007) 25975

Just like the kit above, the Banks Techni-Cooler Intercooler Upgrade kit for 2005-2007 Ford Superduty trucks with the 6.0L Powerstroke results in improved fuel economy, lower EGTs, and improved performance.

Check out our Best 6.0L Powerstroke Upgrades post for even more of the best 6.0L Powerstroke upgrades to improve performance, reliability, and fuel economy.

2003-2007 Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Maintenance FAQs

How much oil does the 6.0L Powerstroke engine take?

The 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Diesel engine requires 15 quarts of oil with the filter. This equates to 14.2 Liters.

What type of oil does the 6.0L Powerstroke v8 Diesel engine need?

According to Ford, the recommended 6.0L Powerstroke engine oil in temperatures above 10 degrees Fahrenheit is SAE 15w-40. In colder climates, other engine oils may be better suited for this engine. Ford recommends the use of Motorcraft XO-15W40-5Q3SD.

What engine oil filter does the 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Diesel engine need?

The best oil filter to use in the 6.0L Powerstroke engine is Motorcraft FL-2016.

How much engine coolant does a 6.0L Powerstroke need?

6.0L Powerstroke engines have a coolant capacity of 27.5 Quarts (26 liters).

What Engine Coolant does the 6.0L Powerstroke need?

Ford recommends the use of Motorcraft Motorcraft VC-7-B (Concentrate) or
Motorcraft VC-7-DILB (Pre-Diluted).

What is the correct Fuel Filter to use on the 6.0L Powerstroke engine.

Ford Superduty trucks with the 6.0L Powerstroke V8 Diesel engine need Motorcraft FD-4616.

Check Our Other Ford Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke Posts

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Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine Specs & Performance Guide

After years of success with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine, Ford decided to expand their EcoBoost platform and introduce a new, smaller EcoBoost engine. This engine is known as the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Turbocharged engine. Despite the smaller displacement, the 2.7L EcoBoost packs a punch and it delivers impressive performance specs in a compact package. In 2015 when it was introduced, it gave the 2015 Ford F-150 a whopping 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft of torque, numbers similar to many V8, naturally-aspirated engines of the same time period. It did this while vastly outdoing competitors larger, V8 engines and even the Ford F-150’s other powertrains when it comes to fuel economy. This is due to a number of the 2.7L EcoBoosts innovative features like twin turbocharging and direct fuel injection that help maximize the engines power-to-weight ratio.

Twin turbocharger system and direct fuel injection aren’t the only innovating features of the 2.7L EcoBoost however, as a plethora of other features and lightweight materials like a CGI block also had a tremendous impact on this engine’s success. The result is a very lightweight, compact engine that delivers tremendous fuel economy and performance out of a very small package. So much so, that the engine was labeled “Pocket Hercules” by Ford’s Engineers.

In this post, our Guide to the Ford F-150’s 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine, we’ll go over this engine’s unique features and capabilities. We’ll Cover 2.7L EcoBoost Specs, Performance information, and Towing Capabilities. We’ll also differentiate between the different generations of the 2.7L EcoBoost engine. Let’s Dive in.

2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine Specs
2.7l EcoBoost V6 Engine. Picture taken from Ford Media.

The 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine Meets the Ford F-150

The 2015 model year marked numerous changes for the Ford F-150. 2015 Ford F-150s benefitted from a redesigned exterior, a newly refined interior, and a new fully-boxed, ladder frame. Ford also introduced two new engines. One of these engines was the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 Engine, which became the new standard powertrain for the F-150. The other, more exciting new engine was the 2.7L EcoBoost Turbocharged V6 engine.

The 2.7L EcoBoost brought a new level of fuel efficiency to Ford’s F-150 without compromising on capability. The 2015 Ford F-150 with the 2.7L EcoBoost, despite it’s small displacement and size, could tow up to 8,500 lbs and has a maximum payload of 2,250 lbs. This engine churns out 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft of torque, numbers similar to many larger displacement, naturally-aspirated engines. Best of all, the 2.7L EcoBoost provides fuel economy of up to 26 miles per gallon while on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient F-150 for 2015.

Since the 2.7L EcoBoost was introduced, it has underwent several revisions to improve reliability and overall performance. A second generation of the 2.7L EcoBoost was introduced in 2018 that featured some more major changes. We’ll go over those changes later in this post.

2015 Ford F-150
2015 Ford F-150. Picture Taken From Ford Media.

Ford 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine Specs

Engine Years2015-2022
Manufacturing PlantLima Engine Plant in Ohio
ApplicationsFord F-150
ConfigurationV6 DOHC
Displacement2.7 Liters (164 cubic inches)
Cylinder Bore3.27″
Cylinder Stroke3.27″
Compression Ratio
2015-2017
2018+
See Below
10.0:1
10.3:1
Firing Order1-4-2-5-3-6
Engine Block MaterialTwo-Piece Block using Compacted Graphite Iron for the
upper portion and aluminum for the bottom.
Cylinder Head MaterialAluminum
ValvetrainRoller Finger Follower
Ignition SystemCoil on Plug
Fuel System
2015-2017
2018+
See Below
Direct Fuel Injection
Twin-Port and Direct Fuel Injection
Air Delivery/AspirationTwin turbocharged and intercooled. Electronic wastegates were added in 2018+ models
Horsepower
2015-2017
2018+
See Below
325 Horsepower @ 5,750 rpm
325 Horsepower @ 5,000 rpm
Torque
2015-2016
2018-2020
2021+
See Below
375 lb.-ft @ 3,000 rpm
400 lb.-ft @ 2,750 rpm
400 lb.-ft @ 3,000 rpm
Recommended Fuel
(Standard Output)
Regular Unleaded
Engine Oil Capacity6 Quarts (5.7 Liters)
Engine Oil Type/Recommended Engine OilMotorcraft SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
XO-5W30-QSP
Recommended Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-2062
Engine Air FilterMotorcraft FA-1883

2.7L EcoBoost Engine Design & Characteristics

Similar to the 3.5L EcoBoost Engine, the 2.7L EcoBoost uses a smaller displacement, direct fuel injection, and turbocharging to produce astounding performance and fuel efficiency out of a very small package. In fact, Ford coined the term “Pocket Hercules” for the 2.7L EcoBoost engine due to its impressive performance and smaller size. The similarities pretty much end there however, as the 2.7L EcoBoost engine is significantly different than the 3.5L EcoBoost and is made up of different parts and materials.

Here are some of the most important characteristics of the 2.7L EcoBoost engine.

Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine Specs And Engine Design
2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine. Photo taken From Ford Media Website.

Two-Piece Engine Block

The 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine uses a two-piece engine block design that increases durability while simultaneously reducing overall weight. The upper portion of the block is made of CGI, or Compacted Graphite Iron. CGI blocks are extremely durable, in fact, they’re used in the 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel engine and the 3.0L Powerstroke Diesel engine. Despite being a strong material, it’s also lightweight. The lower engine block is comprised of aluminum which further reduces the weight of this engine.

Direct Fuel Injection

Direct fuel injection is a key contributor to the 2.7L EcoBoost’s diesel-like performance. In direct fuel injection systems, fuel is sprayed in a precise pattern into the chamber during intake. It is here that fuel meets pressurized air before combustion occurs, creating a clean, more fuel-efficient combustion event. Direct fuel injection also removes the risk of detonation to occur.

Second Generation 2.7L EcoBoost Engines benefit from the addition of twin-port and direct fuel injection. In these style systems, two injectors are used. One is located on the intake port and the other is found within the cylinder. These two injectors work in tandem for even better fuel efficiency, power output, and it even helps reliability too.

Twin Turbochargers

The Twin Turbocharger design on the 2.7L EcoBoost is what makes this engine so capable out of such a tiny package. The twin turbo design recycles exhaust gases through their turbines, effectively pressurizing the air that is later introduced into the combustion chamber. Twin turbo set-ups also significantly reduce any kind of turbo lag compared to single turbocharger designs. This results in greater throttle response and instant power.

Weight-Savings to Optimize Power-To-Weight Ratio

When the 2.7L EcoBoost was introduced in 2015, the Ford F-150 also received an entirely new, all-aluminum exterior that reduced weight tremendously. This smaller EcoBoost continues the trend of weight reduction by incorporating materials that are lightweight, but still maintain long-term durability. The two piece engine block utilizes a CGI upper piece and an aluminum lower section. Aluminum cylinder heads also help reduce weight.

In addition to light-weight metals being used to reduce weight, Ford actually uses a composite material in the engine too. The intake system is largely made up of composite material for further weight savings. A composite oil pan also reduces weight. The end result of these and other features is a lighter engine and a lighter truck. This increases fuel efficiency and also helps acceleration.

Other 2.7L EcoBoost Engine Features

  • Auto Start-Stop Technology
  • Aluminum Cylinder heads with integrated, water-cooled exhaust manifolds.
  • Dual Overhead Camshafts (DOHC)
  • Ti-VCT/Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing
  • Reverse Flow Cooling System
  • Variable Displacement Oil Pump
  • Fractured Main Bearing Caps
  • Individual Position Cooling Jets
  • Offset I-Beam Connecting Rods

Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Generations

Although the 2.7L EcoBoost engine has been around for less than a decade at the time I’m writing this, there have already been two variations of this engine. The first generation engine is used in 2015-2017 Ford F-150s. The second generation engine is present in 2018 and newer Ford F-150s.

1st Generation 2.7L EcoBoost

After the widespread success and popularity of the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine, Ford released another EcoBoost engine that was smaller and provided even better fuel economy. This engine was the First Generation 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine. Just like the 3.5L EcoBoost, this engine utilizes direct fuel injection and twin turbochargers to provide a massive punch out of a small package. In fact, the power-to-weight ratio was so impressive with the new 2.7L EcoBoost, Ford called it the “Pocket Hercules”.

Unlike the 3.5L EcoBoost, the 2.7L EcoBoost Engine is smaller, and uses more lightweight materials to further reduce weight. The focus of this engine was to provide Ford F-150 owners with a more fuel efficient and lighter engine. To accomplish this, this engine uses a two-piece engine block with a CGI, or compacted graphite iron, upper block, and an aluminum lower block. Aluminum cylinder heads are also used to reduce weight. Ford even introduced a composite material in this engine in the intake system.

Despite the use of these more lightweight materials, the 2.7L EcoBoost engine has proven itself to be quite reliable and capable. The first generation engine was only used for a short period of time however, 2015-2017 Ford F-150s, before it was replaced in 2018 with the 2nd Generation engine.

Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine Specs And Engine Design

1st Gen 2.7L EcoBoost Engine Specs

Engine Years2015-2017
Manufacturing PlantLima Engine Plant in Ohio
ApplicationsFord F-150
ConfigurationV6 DOHC
Displacement2.7 Liters (164 cubic inches)
Cylinder Bore3.27″
Cylinder Stroke3.27″
Compression Ratio10.0:1
Firing Order1-4-2-5-3-6
Engine Block MaterialTwo-Piece Block using Compacted Graphite Iron for the
upper portion and aluminum for the bottom.
Cylinder Head MaterialAluminum
ValvetrainRoller Finger Follower
Ignition SystemCoil on Plug
Fuel SystemDirect Fuel Injection
Air Delivery/AspirationTwin turbocharged and intercooled
Horsepower 325 Horsepower @ 5,750 rpm
Torque375 lb.-ft @ 3,000 rpm
Recommended Fuel
(Standard Output)
Regular Unleaded
Engine Oil Capacity6 Quarts (5.7 Liters)
Engine Oil Type/Recommended Engine OilMotorcraft SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
XO-5W30-QSP
Recommended Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-2062
Engine Air FilterMotorcraft FA-1883

1st Gen 2.7L EcoBoost Performance

Ford F-150s with the First Generation 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine produce 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft of torque. If you think about it, those are some pretty impressive numbers for such a small displacement V6 engine. In fact, these numbers are similar to many of the V8 engines used in competitor’s trucks in the same time period. Horsepower and torque numbers aren’t the only aspects of performance that matter though. The 2.7L EcoBoost also delivers impressive fuel economy and max towing specs.

First Generation 2.7L EcoBoost Performance Specs
Horsepower325 Horsepower @ 5,750 rpm
Torque375 lb.-ft of Torque @ 3,000 rpm

1st Generation 2.7L EcoBoost Fuel Economy (MPG)

High Horsepower and torque numbers weren’t necessarily the goal with this engine. Instead, its lightweight design was meant to provide excellent fuel economy and still meet the needs of truck owners. These engines really outshine competitors when it comes to fuel economy. When the 2015 Ford F-150 debuted with the 2.7L EcoBoost engine, it could get up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway.

Model Year F-150 with 2.7L EcoBoost EngineDrivetrainCity MPGHighway MPGCombined MPG
20154×2
4×4
19 mpg
18 mpg
26 mpg
23 mpg
22 mpg
20 mpg
20164×2
4×4
19 mpg
18 mpg
25 mpg
23 mpg
21 mpg
20 mpg
20174×2
4×4
19 mpg
18 mpg
26 mpg
23 mpg
22 mpg
20 mpg
FUELECONOMY.GOV EPA ESTIMATES. ACTUAL FUEL ECONOMY MAY VARY ACCORDING TO DRIVING CONDITIONS AND VEHICLE OPTIONS.

1st Generation 2.7L EcoBoost Towing Capacity & Payload Specs

The 2.7L EcoBoost’s twin turbocharging and direct fuel injection characteristics offer these trucks diesel-like performance when it comes to towing. Peak torque is reached relatively early at 3,000 rpm and largely maintained. Actual towing numbers are impressive for the Pocket Hercules as well. 2015-2017 Ford F-150s with the 2.7L EcoBoost engine can tow up to 8,500 lbs and max payload is up to 2,250 lbs.

Model YearDrivetrainMax Conventional Tow CapacityMax Payload
20154×2
4×4
8,500 lbs
8,400 lbs
2,250 lbs
2,160 lbs
20164×2
4×4
8,500 lbs
8,500 lbs
2,210 lbs
2,110 lbs
20174×2
4×4
8,500 lbs
8,500 lbs
2,210 lbs
2,110 lbs
** ACTUAL FIGURES FOR YOUR TRUCK MAY VARY. THESE NUMBERS ARE THE MAX AVAILABLE TOWING CAPACITY AND PAYLOAD WHEN THE TRUCK IS PROPERLY EQUIPPED WITH THE MAX TOW PACKAGE AND OTHER FEATURES TO HAVE THE MAX TOW CAPACITY POSSIBLE. YOUR TRUCK’S TOW CAPACITY AND PAYLOAD MAY VARY DEPENDING ON YOUR TRIM LEVEL AND OTHER VEHICLE OPTIONS.

2nd Generation 2.7L EcoBoost

Ford introduced the 2018 model year Ford F-150 with the second-generation 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine. The upgraded engine received several updates, similar to the updates made to second-gen 3.5 EcoBoost engines. Key improvements made to the engine include combining port injection with direct fuel injection and a revised twin turbocharger design that utilizes an electrically controlled wastegate. Other improves like a new high-pressure EGR system, dual-chain camshaft drive system with lighter camshafts, and an electronic, variable displacement oil pump were also added. These improvements helped to reduce friction and ultimately make the 2nd Generation 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine more reliable and capable than the outgoing generation.

Ford also introduced the 2nd Generation in tandem with the all new 10R80 Automatic 10-Speed Transmission. It further helped to improve responsiveness, performance, and fuel efficiency. The Ford F-150s other powertrains also benefitted from the addition of the 10-speed automatic transmission.

2nd Gen 2.7L V6 EcoBoost Engine
2nd Generation 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine. Photo taken from Ford.com

2nd Generation 2.7L EcoBoost Specs

Engine Years2018-2022
Manufacturing PlantLima Engine Plant in Ohio
ApplicationsFord F-150
ConfigurationV6 DOHC
Displacement2.7 Liters (164 cubic inches)
Cylinder Bore3.27″
Cylinder Stroke3.27″
Compression Ratio10.3:1
Firing Order1-4-2-5-3-6
Engine Block MaterialTwo-Piece Block using Compacted Graphite Iron for the
upper portion and aluminum for the bottom.
Cylinder Head MaterialAluminum
ValvetrainRoller Finger Follower
Ignition SystemCoil on Plug
Fuel SystemTwin-Port and Direct Fuel Injection
Air Delivery/AspirationTwin turbocharged and intercooled. Electronically-
actuated wastegate
Horsepower 325 Horsepower @ 5,000 rpm
Torque
2018-2020
2021+
See Below
400 lb.-ft @ 2,750 rpm
400 lb.-ft @ 3,000 rpm
Recommended Fuel
(Standard Output)
Regular Unleaded
Engine Oil Capacity6 Quarts (5.7 Liters)
Engine Oil Type/Recommended Engine OilMotorcraft SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
XO-5W30-QSP
Recommended Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-2062
Engine Air FilterMotorcraft FA-1883

2nd Generation 2.7L EcoBoost Performance

Ford F-150s with the Second Generation 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine produce 325 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft of torque. Horsepower remained the same, however, it is reached earlier at 5,000 rpm instead of 5,750 rpm. Torque was also improved by 25 lb.-ft from 375 lb.-ft. While these numbers don’t sound significant, the improved fuel system, revised turbocharger design, and the addition of the new 10-speed transmission result in a significantly better drive, improved acceleration, and even improved fuel economy.

Second Generation 2.7L EcoBoost Performance Specs
Horsepower325 Horsepower @ 5,000 rpm
Torque
2018-2020
2021+
SEE BELOW
375 lb.-ft Torque @ 2,750 rpm
375 lb.-ft Torque @ 3,000 rpm

2nd Generation 2.7L EcoBoost Fuel Economy (MPG)

As with the first generation engine, high horsepower and torque aren’t the goals of this engine. Instead, Ford wants to deliver impressive performance out of a smaller engine and ultimately provide amazing fuel efficiency for F-150 customers without totally compromising on performance. That’s what this engine does. Second Generation engines accomplish this goal a little better than first generation engines, posting an average one mpg increase over the first generation.

Check out Second Generation 2.7L EcoBoost Fuel Economy and MPG in our chart below.

Model Year F-150 with 2.7L EcoBoost EngineDrivetrainCity MPGHighway MPGCombined MPG
20184×2
4×4
20 mpg
19 mpg
26 mpg
24 mpg
22 mpg
21 mpg
20194×2
4×4
20 mpg
19 mpg
26 mpg
24 mpg
22 mpg
21 mpg
20204×2
4×4
20 mpg
19 mpg
26 mpg
24 mpg
22 mpg
21 mpg
20214×2
4×4
20 mpg
19 mpg
26 mpg
24 mpg
22 mpg
21 mpg
20224×2
4×4
20 mpg
19 mpg
26 mpg
24 mpg
22 mpg
21 mpg

2nd Generation 2.7L EcoBoost Tow Capacity & Payload Specs

Ford F-150s with the Second Generation 2.7L EcoBoost V6 also offer high max tow capacity and payload specs than the first generation. 2018 Ford F-150s with this engine could tow 9,000 lbs, and improvement of 500 lbs over the 2017 model year with the 1st Gen engine. 2021 trucks could tow up to 10,000 lbs. Payload numbers are also higher, with the 2018 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost being able to hold 2,470 lbs, compared to 2,210 lbs a year earlier in the 2017 Ford F-150.

Model YearDrivetrainMax Conventional Tow CapacityMax Payload
20184×2
4×4
9,000 lbs
9,000 lbs
2,470 lbs
2,110 lbs
20194×2
4×4
9,000 lbs
9,000 lbs
2,470 lbs
2,130 lbs
20204×2
4×4
9,000 lbs
9,000 lbs
2,470 lbs
2,110 lbs
20214×2
4×4
10,000 lbs
10,000 lbs
2,480 lbs
2,165 lbs
20224×2
4×4
10,000 lbs
10,000 lbs
2,480 lbs
2,165 lbs
** ACTUAL FIGURES FOR YOUR TRUCK MAY VARY. THESE NUMBERS ARE THE MAX AVAILABLE TOWING CAPACITY AND PAYLOAD WHEN THE TRUCK IS PROPERLY EQUIPPED WITH THE MAX TOW PACKAGE AND OTHER FEATURES TO HAVE THE MAX TOW CAPACITY POSSIBLE. YOUR TRUCK’S TOW CAPACITY AND PAYLOAD MAY VARY DEPENDING ON YOUR TRIM LEVEL AND OTHER VEHICLE OPTIONS.

2.7L EcoBoost Key Generational Differences

The Second Generation 2.7L EcoBoost Engine improved upon an already great engine with a number of common-sense that were similarly added to the 2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine. Instead of simply using direct fuel injection, a new twin-port and direct fuel injection system is used, which helps reduce carbon accumulation and does a better job at keeping the intake system clean. Revised Turbochargers were also added that utilize an electronic wastegate.

Other 2nd Generation 2.7L EcoBoost Features that aren’t found on 1st Generation engines include:

  • paired with the 10-speed 10R80 Automatic Transmission
  • high-pressure EGR system
  • dual-chain camshaft drive system with lighter camshafts
  • electronic, variable displacement oil pump

Overall, the 2nd Generation 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine offers greater durability, performance specs, and fuel economy than first generation engines.

Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Changes by Model Year

2015 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost

2015 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost

In 2015, the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 turbocharged engine is introduced to the 2015 Ford F-150 featuring a 6-speed automatic transmission. These trucks produce 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft of torque and could get up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway. The impressive power-to-weight ratio led Ford to call this engine the “Pocket Hercules”.

2016 Ford F-150

2016 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost

2016 marked minor changes for the Ford F-150. 2016 Ford F-150s with the 2.7L Ecoboost gained a new Pro-Trailer Backup Assist system and a few new trims and special packages were added.

2017 Ford F-150 XLT with the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine

2017 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost

2017 was the last year of the First Generation 2.7L EcoBoost engine. A new STX Appearance package and new Sync Connect System for XLT and above trims is added. Lightning Blue, Avalanche, and White Gold are new color offerings.

2018 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost

2018 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost

2018 Ford F-150s received both interior and exterior styling updates. In addition, 2018 was the year that the 2nd Generation 2.7L EcoBoost engine is introduced, replacing the first generation engine. 2nd Gen 2.7L EcoBoosts benefit from a redesigned fuel system, updated turbocharger design, and a new partnership with the 10R80 10-Speed Automatic Transmission.

2019 Ford F-150

2019 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost

Minor Improvements were made to 2019 Ford F-150s with the 2.7L EcoBoost. Ford Leveling Kits are introduced.

2020 Ford F-150 2.7l Ecoboost

2020 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost

No major mechanical improvements were made in 2020. Three new color packages were added including Iconic Silver, Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clear Coat, and Star White Metallic Tri-Coat. New Driver Assist technologies were added.

2021 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost

2021 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost

2021 Ford F-150s received a number of updates. A totally redesigned interior and exterior were introduced. 2021+ Ford F-150s with the 2.7L EcoBoost engine received improvements that give them both a higher tow capacity and better fuel economy.

2022 Ford F-150

2022 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost

2022 was a year plagued by supply chain issues as well as the production start of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. Little or no changes occurred this year.

2.7L EcoBoost FAQs

How much horsepower does the Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Have?

2015-2022 Ford F-150s with the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine have 325 horsepower.

How much torque does the Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Engine Have?

First Generation 2.7L EcoBoosts in the 2015-2017 Ford F-150 have 375 lb.-ft of torque. Second Generation Engines found in 2018 and newer Ford F-150s have 400 lb.-ft of torque.

How much can a Ford F-150 with the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine Tow?

2.7L EcoBoost-powered Ford F-150s could tow up to 8,500 pounds when properly equipped in First Generation models. Second Generation 2.7L EcoBoost engines can tow up to 10,000 pounds when properly equipped. Check your owner’s manual or Ford’s resources for the most accurate towing information on your vehicle.

How long will the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine last?

2.7L EcoBoost engines can last quite a long time when they are properly taken care of. Many people have exceeded 100,000 miles in these trucks without a major mechanical failure.

Is the 2.7L EcoBoost reliable?

The 2.7L EcoBoost engine is a reliable engine thanks to its robust design. That being said, the sophistication of twin turbocharging when compared to a naturally-aspirated engine does leave the opportunity for more expensive repairs and more parts to break. We think the greater fuel economy, drivability, and performance are well worth it though.

How do you make the Ford F-150 with the 2.7L EcoBoost Engine Faster?

Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost performance can be increased in a number of different ways. Tuning provides the biggest performance gains and improves throttle response and acceleration greatly.

What Type of Oil Does the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine require when found in the Ford F-150?

Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil.
1-Quart Motocraft Part #XO-5W30-Q1SP
5-Quart Motorcraft Part #XO5W305Q3SPFord F-150 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine Oil

Learn More About the 2.7L EcoBoost Engine

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  • Comprehensive Guide to Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Maintenance
  • Best Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Performance Upgrades
  • Most Common 2.7L EcoBoost Problems
  • 1st Generation 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine Guide
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2nd Generation Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Engine

After six years of success in the Ford F-150 powertrain lineup, the First Generation 3.5L EcoBoost V6 turbocharged engine was retired after the 2016 model year, and a new, more powerful EcoBoost replaced it. This revised engine, known as the 2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine, joins the Ford F-150 powertrain lineup for the 2017 model year. It provides an array of improvements that not only increased power, but also reliability.

Just like the first generation engine, however, the second generation maintains the 3.5L EcoBoost’s record of delivering best-in-class performance, even against rival manufacturers using engines with almost twice the displacement. In this post, our guide to the 2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine, we’re going to explain how it’s all possible. We’ll cover Second Generation 3.5L EcoBoost specs, engine design changes, and performance information . We’ll also go into detail about the differences between this engine, and the previous one and how they translated into greater reliability.

2020 Ford F-150 Raptor
Photo taken from Ford Media

The 2nd Generation EcoBoost Meets the Ford F-150

After two years of sporting a new body style featuring military-grade aluminum exterior paneling, the Ford F-150 gets a revised 3.5L EcoBoost engine in 2017. This engine, the 2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine, raises the bar even further, providing greater fuel efficiency, more power, and even improved reliability. In addition to this engine, a high-output version was also introduced.

The new High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost Engine debuted on the 2017 Ford Raptor and later was added to 2019-2020 Ford F-150 Limited trucks. This engine took the 2nd Gen EcoBoost engine to new heights, and delivers a whopping 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft of torque making this one of the most powerful trucks available. Since it’s release, the High-output 3.5L EcoBoost engine is also now available in Ford’s other vehicles like the 2022 Ford Expedition Timberline Edition.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor. Photo taken from Ford Media.

2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost Specs

Engine Years2017-2022
ApplicationsFord F-150 & Ford Raptor
Configuration60-Degree V6 DOHC
Displacement3.5 Liters (213 cubic inches)
Cylinder Bore3.64″
Cylinder Stroke3.41″
Compression Ratio
2017-2022 Standard Output
2017-2022 High Output
See Below
10.5:1
10.0:1
Firing Order1-4-2-5-3-6
Engine Block MaterialAluminum
Cylinder Head MaterialAluminum
ValvetrainRoller Finger Follower
Ignition SystemCoil on Plug
Fuel SystemTwin-Port and Direct Fuel Injection
Air Delivery/AspirationTwin turbocharged and intercooled. Electronic wastegates were added in 2017+ models
Horsepower (Standard Output)
2017-2020
2021+
See Below
375 Horsepower @ 5,000 rpm
400 Horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
Horsepower (High Output)
2017-2022 Raptor
2019-2020 Limited
450 Horsepower @ 5,000 rpm
Torque
2017-2020
2021+
See Below
470 lb.-ft @ 2,500 rpm
500 lb.-ft @ 3,100 rpm
Torque (High Output)
2017-2022 Raptor
2019-2020 Limited
510 lb.-ft @ 3,500 rpm
Recommended Fuel
(Standard Output)
Regular Unleaded
Recommended Fuel
(High Output)
Premium Unleaded
Engine Oil Capacity6 Quarts (5.7 Liters)
Engine Oil Type/Recommended Engine OilMotorcraft SAE 5w-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
XO-5W30-Q1SP
Recommended Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-500-S

2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost Engine Design & Information

Similar to the First Gen Ecoboost, the second Generation has a V6 configuration and uses a Dual Overhead Camshaft engine design. 3.5 Liter EcoBoost Engines use an aluminum for both the engine block and the head that have been proven adequately durable, despite the high numbers produced by these engines. These engines use direct fuel injection and turbocharging to provide diesel-like performance. Peak torque is reached very early in the RPM range and maintained for a long duration, making these engines a great choice for individuals who tow frequently.

Because of the smaller displacement and more efficient design, these engines are typically much better on fuel than naturally-aspirated engines like the 5.0L V8 engine also used in Ford F-150s. This is especially true in the second generation EcoBoost engine as it benefits from aluminum exterior body paneling that reduces a lot of weight, in addition to a number of weight-saving mechanical changes made to these engines for this generation.

The Second Generation 3.5L EcoBoost features a number of major mechanical improvements that help increase power and reliability. After years of production of the First Generation and seeing what the flaws were, Ford responded by engineering practical solutions and making the necessary improvements to make a better 3.5L EcoBoost engine. Key changes to the 2nd Generation engine include valvetrain improvements, an updated turbocharger design, new fuel system, and the addition of Auto Start-Stop technology. The engines lower-end also benefits from durability enhancements.

3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine Maintenance
2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost Engine. Picture taken from Ford Media.

Updated Valvetrain

An updated Twin Independent Variable Cam timing system improves reliability while still giving greater control of the camshafts, effectively increasing fuel efficiency and power output. Second Generation EcoBoost engines benefit from a more durable dual-chain cam drive system than the single chain found on the outgoing first gen engine. This dual-chain cam drive system also helps in reducing noise, vibration, and harshness of this engine.

Hollow camshafts, along with a new roller-finger valvetrain replace the old Direct Acting Mechanical Bucket valvetrain (DAMB) system found in first gen engines and reduce engine weight by as much as four pounds. Other valvetrain durability improvements were also made, including Hydraulic valve-lash adjusters, intake, and exhaust valves.

New Turbocharger System

A major factor in the improved capabilities and acceleration of the 2nd Gen 3.5L EcoBoost is a revised turbocharger design. Maximum boost increased thanks to a set of new turbochargers. Turbine wheels use Super ally Mar-M-247 which is stronger, lighter, and increases responsiveness. An electronic waste gate was also added.

Twin-Port and Direct Fuel Injection

2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost engines benefit in reliability and performance from a new fuel system that uses both Twin-Port and Direct Fuel Injection. In this system, two injectors are used per cylinder. One injector is present on the intake port, where air is introduced to the cylinder. The other injector is located within the cylinder itself. By working together, these injectors create greater fuel efficiency, power, and even lower emissions. This design also helps to significantly reduce the amount of carbon build-up experienced in these engines, which is one of the most common 3.5L EcoBoost Problems.

Auto Start-Stop

2nd Generation EcoBoost engines were given the controversial Auto Start-Stop standard feature. While this is a feature pretty much mandated by the EPA, it does decrease idle times because the vehicle is shut off when at a stop during operation. The result is lower CO2 and supposedly better fuel economy. When in 4WD or while towing, this feature is disabled.

Lower End Durability Improvements

To further improve the 3.5L EcoBoost engines reliability, second Generation engines were given a more robust lower end. A new upgraded crankshaft, bearing system, and more stout connecting rod undercuts help support the higher output of the new engine.

Other Changes

  • Variable Displacement Oil Pump
  • partnered with a new 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost Engine
Photo taken From Ford Media.

10-Speed 10R80 Transmission Joins the 3.5L EcoBoost

Despite the number of upgrades giving to the 3.5L EcoBoost engine for its 2nd Generation model, there is another critical factor that makes the newer F-150s with the EcoBoost engine more desirable and capable. 2nd Gen EcoBoost engines in 2017+ Ford F-150s are mated to a 10-Speed Automatic Transmission that really boosts performance and provides a smoother ride.

This new transmission is known as the 10R80 transmission, and it is still being used to this day in the Ford F-150. It uses high-strength steel and aluminum alloys/composites allowing it to be lightweight, yet durable. The 10R80 transmission puts all this new found power to the ground and optimizes towing performance and fuel efficiency.

The 10R80 automatic transmission uses a wide-ratio span and optimized gear spacing. Three overdrive gears improve fuel efficiency in both city and highway driving environments. Max tow capacity at 12,200 is maintained in instances as well. Ford F-150s with this engine also benefit from an advanced tow/haul mode. A newly introduced electronic control system uses real-time adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms to select the right gear at the right time. This includes skip-shift and direct downshifting.

10-Speed 10R80 2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost Automatic Transmission
Picture taken from Ford Media.

2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost Performance

The Second Generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine, when found in the 2017-2020 Ford F-150, produces 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft of torque. That’s 10 more horsepower and 50 lb.-ft more torque than the outgoing 1st Generation engine. High-Output engines produce an impressive 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft of torque. There’s no doubt that Ford F-150s with the Second Gen EcoBoost offers greater performance numbers, quicker acceleration, and they’re more fun to drive.

Horsepower and torque aren’t the only thing that matter though. When it comes to trucks, tow capacity is really important. As I’m writing this, while gas is over $4 a gallon, fuel economy is also important to truck owners. In the following two sections, we’ll go over how this generation of the 3.5L EcoBoost engine holds up in terms of towing performance and fuel efficiency.

2nd Generation Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Tow Capacity

Standard Output 3.5L EcoBoost

Model YearDrivetrainMax Conventional
Towing Capacity
20174×2
4×4
12,200 lbs
12,000 lbs
20184×2
4×4
13,200 lbs
13,000 lbs
20194×2
4×4
13,200 lbs
12,900 lbs
20204×2
4×4
13,200 lbs
12,700 lbs
20214×2
4×4
14,000 lbs
13,900 lbs
Tow Capacity varies depending on Cab configuration and options selected. Check your owner’s manual or other resources from Ford to determine your actual max tow capacity. The numbers listed above are the max tow capacities with the high output towing models.

2019-2020 Ford F-150 Limited High Output 3.5L EcoBoost

Model YearDrivetrainMax Conventional
Towing Capacity
20194×2
4×4
11,100 lbs
9,300 lbs
20204×2
4×4
11,100 lbs
9,300 lbs
Tow Capacity varies depending on Cab configuration and options selected. Check your owner’s manual or other resources from Ford to determine your actual max tow capacity. The numbers listed above are the max tow capacities with the high output towing models.

Ford Raptor Tow Capacity

Model YearCab TypeMax Conventional
Towing Capacity
2017SuperCab
SuperCrew
6,000 lbs
8,000 lbs
2018SuperCab
SuperCrew
6,000 lbs
8,000 lbs
2019SuperCab
SuperCrew
6,000 lbs
8,000 lbs
2020SuperCab
SuperCrew
6,000 lbs
8,000 lbs
2021SuperCrew8,200 lbs
Tow Capacity varies depending on Cab configuration and options selected. Check your owner’s manual or other resources from Ford to determine your actual max tow capacity. The numbers listed above are the max tow capacities with the high output towing models.

2nd Generation Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Fuel Economy

Standard Output

Model YearDrivetrainCity MpgHighway MpgCombined Mpg
20174×2
4×4
18 mpg
17 mpg
25 mpg
23 mpg
21 mpg
20 mpg
20184×2
4×4
18 mpg
17 mpg
25 mpg
23 mpg
21 mpg
20 mpg
20194×2
4×4
18 mpg
17 mpg
25 mpg
23 mpg
21 mpg
20 mpg
20204×2
4×4
mpg
16 mpg
mpg
22 mpg
mpg
18 mpg
20214×2
4×4
18 mpg
17 mpg
24 mpg
23 mpg
20 mpg
19 mpg
20224×2
4×4
18 mpg
17 mpg
24 mpg
23 mpg
20 mpg
19 mpg
Tow Capacity varies depending on Cab configuration and options selected. Check your owner’s manual or other resources from Ford to determine your actual max tow capacity. The numbers listed above are the max tow capacities with the high output towing models.

High Output Limited Models

Model YearDrivetrainCity MpgHighway MpgCombined Mpg
20194×2
4×4
17 mpg
17 mpg
22 mpg
21 mpg
19 mpg
19 mpg
20204×2
4×4
17 mpg
17 mpg
22 mpg
21 mpg
19 mpg
19 mpg
Tow Capacity varies depending on Cab configuration and options selected. Check your owner’s manual or other resources from Ford to determine your actual max tow capacity. The numbers listed above are the max tow capacities with the high output towing models.

Ford Raptor

Model YearDrivetrainCity MpgHighway MpgCombined Mpg
20174×415 mpg18 mpg16 mpg
20184×415 mpg18 mpg16 mpg
20194×415 mpg18 mpg16 mpg
20204×415 mpg18 mpg16 mpg
2021
2021 (37″ Tires)
4×4
4×4
15 mpg
15 mpg
18 mpg
16 mpg
16 mpg
15 mpg
2022
2022 (37″ Tires)
4×4
4×4
15 mpg
15 mpg
18 mpg
16 mpg
16 mpg
15 mpg
Tow Capacity varies depending on Cab configuration and options selected. Check your owner’s manual or other resources from Ford to determine your actual max tow capacity. The numbers listed above are the max tow capacities with the high output towing models.

Performance Upgrades for 2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost Ford F-150s

The EcoBoost engines incredible performance can be largely attributed to the use of twin turbochargers and direct fuel injection. These two characteristics make increasing horsepower relatively easy too. By simply adding a 3.5L EcoBoost tuner with box tunes or custom tuning you can crank out over 50 more horsepower and 50 more lb.-ft of torque very easily. There are a number of other upgrades that are affordable and can improve horsepower, torque, and even fuel economy too. Check out some of our favorites.

Tuners

Edge Evolution CTS3 for Ford Gas Vehicles (2017-2020 EcoBoost)

If you’re looking for a programmer that offers moderate gains but has a ton of data parameter monitoring capabilities, the Edge Evolution CTS3 is a 3.5L EcoBoost Tuner you should consider. It offers box tunes capable of increasing horsepower and torque on your Ford F-150. Despite mentioning custom tune capabilities, this programmer isn’t really supported in the aftermarket with custom tuning.

Bully Dog BDX Programmer

Another tuner that allows you to monitor vehicle parameters, adjust settings, and still comes with preloaded tunes is the Bully Dog BDX programmer. This unit is also widely supported and preferred amongst tuning vendors. Custom tunes can also be downloaded via Wi-Fi, making it so easy to get custom tunes for your 3.5L EcoBoost F-150.

Cold Air Intake Systems

S&B Cold Air Intake (2018-2021)

S&B Filters Cold Air Intake System for 2018-2021 Ford F-150s with the 3.5L EcoBoost offers a less restrictive air intake system that gives your engine cooler, denser air. It focuses on bringing cooler air from outside of the vehicle instead of hot air from the engine bay.

Roush Cold Air Intake (2018-2021)

The Roush Cold Air Intake System reduces restrictions by up to 25% and improves intake sound.

For more ideas to increase horsepower, torque, and fuel economy in your 3.5L EcoBoost-powered F-150, visit our 7 Best 3.5L EcoBoost Performance Upgrades Post.

2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost Maintenance Basics

Second Generation 3.5L EcoBoost Maintenance plays an extremely important role in keeping your Ford F-150 reliable and on the road for a long time. It can be done at a dealership, mechanic shops, or even at home, by yourself. If you want to save yourself a couple bucks and make sure your truck is getting the best quality fluids and filters, you might want to try maintaining it yourself. Many of the tasks are easy and can be done at home. If you choose to go this route, we’ll supply you with some basic maintenance intervals to follow, in addition to some parts and fluids you’ll probably need.

Maintenance Intervals (Normal Operating Conditions)

TasksMilesKilometers
Change Engine Oil/Filter5,000-10,000 miles8,000-16,000 kilometers
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 miles32,000 kilometers
Replace Engine Air Filter30,000 miles48,000 kilometers

If you truck is used for commercial purposes, as part of a fleet, or if you tow frequently, you’ll need to follow a severe maintenance schedule that requires more frequent maintenance intervals.

Common 3.5L EcoBoost Fluids, Oil, And Filters

Part TypePart #/Affiliate Links
Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-500-S
Engine OilMotorcraft SAE 5w-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
XO-5W30-5Q3SP
Engine Air FilterMotorcraft FA-1883
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-92
Engine CoolantMotorcraft Yellow Prediluted AntiFreeze VC-13DL-G

For more information on performing maintenance on these specific trucks, visit our Comprehensive Guide to 3.5L EcoBoost Maintenance.

1st Gen 3.5L EcoBoost Vs 2nd Gen 3.5L EcoBoost

There are numerous changes that were made to the 2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine to improve reliability and performance. In the following chart and bulleted list we’ll list the specific differences between these two engines.

Specs/Features1st Generation2nd Generation
Model Years2011-20162017-2022
Configuration60-Degree V6 DOHC60-Degree V6 DOHC
Displacement3.5 Liters
(213 cubic inches)
3.5 Liters (213 cubic inches)
Cylinder Bore3.64″3.64″
Cylinder Stroke3.41″3.41″
Compression Ratio10.0:1Standard Output: 10.5:1
High Output: 10.0:1
Firing Order1-4-2-5-3-61-4-2-5-3-6
Engine Block MaterialAluminumAluminum
Cylinder Head MaterialAluminumAluminum
ValvetrainDirect Acting Mechanical
Bucket with polished
buckets (DAMB)
Roller Finger Follower
Fuel SystemHigh Pressure Direct
Fuel Injection
Twin-Port and Direct Fuel Injection
Air InductionTwin Turbocharged
and Intercooled
Twin turbocharged and intercooled.
Electronic wastegates are used.
Ignition SystemCoil On PlugCoil on Plug
Horsepower365 Horsepower Standard Output (2017-2020): 375 Horsepower
Standard Output (2021+): 400 Horsepower
High Output: 450 Horsepower
Torque420 lb.-ftStandard Output (2017-2020): 470 lb.-ft
Standard Output (2021+): 500 lb.-ft
High Output: 510 lb.-ft
Transmission Used6-Speed 6R80 Automatic10-Speed 10R80 Automatic

Other 2nd Gen Improvements

  • Better Fuel Economy due to a number of mechanical improvements that make this engine more efficient, along with lighter components being used in the engine. 2nd Gen engines are also used in trucks that utilize aluminum exterior paneling.
  • Updated Fuel System and Turbocharger Systems
  • Greater Horsepower and Torque
  • Increased Tow Capacity
  • Updated lower End with lighter, more durable components.
  • Standard Auto Start-Stop

Overall, these changes help make the Second Generation more durable and desirable than the previous one.

2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine Infographic

2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost Ford F-150 Changes By Model Year

2017 Ford F-150 with the 2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine

2017 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost

In 2017, The Second Generation 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Turbocharged engine debuts, along with a new standard 10-speed automatic transmission that significantly improves fuel economy, power, and overall drivability. A new High-Output 2nd Gen 3.5L EcoBoost engine is also introduced on the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor.

2018 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost

2018 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost

In 2018, Ford F-150s with the EcoBoost engine received an updated body design featuring new grilles, bumpers, and headlights. New technologies were also added, including pre-collision assist, adaptive cruise-control, 4G LTE model for an on-board Wi-Fi hotspot, and a new B&O sound system. The 3.0L Powerstroke Diesel engine debuts, in addition to the 2nd Generation 2.7L EcoBoost engine.

2019 Ford F-150 Limited with the High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost engine

2019 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost

In 2019, the High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost engine was made available on Ford F-150s in the Limited trim package.

2020 Ford F-150 Raptor

2020 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost

2020 was the last year before a substantial exterior and interior update of the Ford F-150. Only minor changes were made for 2020 Ford F-150s. Some exterior color options were added and others removed. Driver Assist technologies were also improved.

2021 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost

2021 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost

2021 Ford F-150s received a massive overhaul resulting in a new exterior, interior, and powertrain additions and changes. The standard output 3.5L EcoBoost received improvements that resulted in new performance numbers. 2021 Ford F-150s with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine now have 400 horsepower and 500 lb.-ft of torque. The 3.5L PowerBoost engine was also introduced, which is a hybrid variant of the 3.5L EcoBoost engine.

2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost FAQS

How much horsepower and torque do 2nd Gen 3.5L EcoBoost engines have when present in the Ford F-150?

2017-2020 Ford F-150s with the standard output engine have 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft of torque. 2021-2022 Ford F-150s with the standard output engine have 400 horsepower and 500 lb.-ft of torque. 2017-2022 Ford F-150 Raptors and 2019-2020 Ford F-150 Limited models have 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft of torque.

What model years did the Ford F-150 use the 2nd Gen 3.5L EcoBoost engine?

2017-2022 Ford F-150s use the 2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine.

How many quarts of oil does the 2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost Engine take?

6 Quarts with Filter Change.

How much can a Ford F-150 with the 2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine tow?

2021-2022 Ford F-150s with the 2nd Gen EcoBoost engine can tow up to 14,000 lbs when properly equipped.

2021 Ford F-150 Limited. Picture taken from Ford Media.

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2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance Guide

How To Maintain a 2022 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck

Are you the proud owner of a 2022 Ford F-150 Pickup truck? If you’ve landed here on our site, you probably own one of these trucks and want to know how to properly maintain it. Perhaps you are thinking about tackling some of your truck’s maintenance on your own. We certainly recommend it! Many of the tasks that are required are simple and can be done at home to save you valuable time and money. Even a beginner mechanic can complete them and it will help you avoid costly trips to the dealership. In this post, our 2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance Guide, we’re going to go over the proper maintenance schedule to follow, fluid capacities, and we’ll even list the commonly required parts, fluids, and oils needed with affiliate links to purchase them!

2022 Ford F-150 Towing
Photo Taken From Ford Media Website.

2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance: Where to Start

The first step in 2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance is knowing the required service tasks and how often they need to be completed. There are sets of tasks that need to be completed monthly as well as semi-annually. These tasks are easy to complete and should only take a couple of minutes. Their purpose is to catch problems early and maintain safe vehicle operation.

Monthly Maintenance Tasks

  • Check Engine Oil Level.
  • Inspect under your truck and where you park for signs of any fluid leaks.
  • Exterior and Interior Light Test: Make sure all interior and exterior lights are functioning properly.
  • Check Tire pressure of all tires, including the spare underneath the vehicle.
  • Top-off windshield wiper fluid and make sure you use fluid that is appropriate for the season.

Semi-Annual Maintenance

  • Inspect Battery Connections. Clean them if necessary.
  • Check body and door holes for obstructions. Clear them as needed.
  • Inspect the cooling system. Test coolant system strength and make sure proper fluid level is present.
  • Lubricate door weatherstrips and check them for wear.
  • Check all doors, latches, and hinges for proper operation. Lubricate them if needed.
  • Ensure proper operation of the parking brake.
  • Test all seatbelts and seatbelt latches for wear. Make sure they are all operating properly!
  • Test wiper blades and washer spray operation.

2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance Intervals

In addition to the tasks listed above, you will need to perform periodic maintenance based on mileage or kilometer intervals. These are more significant maintenance tasks that require different parts, fluids, and tools to complete. The intervals themselves can be different as well, as they are dependent on how you use your 2022 F-150. Be honest with yourself about how you use your vehicle and follow the appropriate maintenance intervals listed in the chart below.

2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance
Photo Taken From Ford Media Website.

Normal Operating Conditions

If you tend to “baby” your 2022 Ford F-150, or if you use your vehicle for mostly commuting, follow the normal operation conditions set of Maintenance Intervals. This calls for less frequent service intervals and is a cheaper ownership path.

Service TaskMilesKilometersTime
Change Engine Oil*7,500-10,000 miles12,000-16,000 kmN/A
Replace Engine Oil Filter*7,500-10,000 miles12,000-16,000 kmN/A
Replace Brake FluidN/AN/AEvery 3 Years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 miles32,000 kmN/A
Change Engine Air Filter30,000 miles48,000 kmN/A
Replace Engine Mounted and
Frame Mounted Fuel Filters
30,000 miles48,000 kmN/A
Replace Spark Plugs
Trucks With pickup bed power outlet
Trucks without pickup bed power outlet
See Below
60,000 miles
100,000 miles
See Below
96,600 km
160,000 km
N/A
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt
Trucks With pickup bed power outlet
Trucks without pickup bed power outlet
See Below
60,000 miles
100,000 miles
See Below
96,600 km
160,000 km
N/A
Change the Automatic Transmission Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Change Automatic Transmission
Filter
150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Drain & Replace Front Axle Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Drain & Replace Rear Axle Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Replace Transfer Case Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Replace the Accessory Drive Belts
Trucks With pickup bed power outlet
Trucks without pickup bed power outlet
See Below
100,000 miles
150,000 miles
See Below
160,000 km
240,000 km
N/A
Change Engine Coolant (Initial)200,000 miles322,000 km10 Years
Change Engine Coolant (Subsequent)100,000 miles160,000 km5 Years
*The 2022 Ford F-150 is equipped with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring system that will let you know when it is time to change your oil and oil filter based on usage and operating conditions.

Severe Operating Conditions

If your 2022 Ford F-150 is used as a commercial or fleet vehicle, if you tow or idle frequently, or if you use your vehicle off-road, it is best practice to follow the Severe Operating Conditions set of maintenance intervals.

Service TaskMilesKilometersTime
Change Engine Oil*3,000-7,500 miles5,000-12,000 kmN/A
Replace Engine Oil Filter*3,000-7,500 miles5,000-12,000 kmN/A
Replace Brake FluidN/AN/AEvery 3 Years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 miles32,000 kmN/A
Change Engine Air Filter30,000 miles48,000 kmN/A
Inspect Suspension/Steering
Components
(Off-Roading/Rough-Terrain Use)
5,000 miles8,000 km
Replace Engine Mounted and
Frame Mounted Fuel Filters
30,000 miles48,000 kmN/A
Replace Spark Plugs60,000 miles96,600 kmN/A
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt60,000 miles96,600 kmN/A
Change the Automatic Transmission Fluid150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Change Automatic Transmission
Filter
150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Drain & Replace Front Axle Fluid**
Regular Use
Off-Roading
See Below
150,000 miles
30,000 Miles
See Below
240,000 km
48,000 km
N/A
Drain & Replace Rear Axle Fluid**
Regular Use
Off-Roading
See Below
150,000 miles
30,000 Miles
See Below
240,000 km
48,000 km
N/A
Replace Transfer Case Fluid**150,000 miles240,000 kmN/A
Replace the Accessory Drive Belts
Trucks With pickup bed power outlet
Trucks without pickup bed power outlet
See Below
100,000 miles
150,000 miles
See Below
160,000 km
240,000 km
N/A
Change Engine Coolant (Initial)200,000 miles322,000 km10 Years
Change Engine Coolant (Subsequent)100,000 miles160,000 km5 Years
*The 2022 Ford F-150 is equipped with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring system that will let you know when it is time to change your oil and oil filter based on usage and operating conditions.
** Change Transfer case, Front axle and Rear Axle Fluid Immediately if submerged in water. If your vehicle is used for off-roading drain and replace fluid every 30,000 miles or 48,000 km.

Multi-Point Inspection

Whenever you are completing one of the tasks above, you should also consider performing this multi-point inspection. It consists of what the dealership checks whenever you bring your truck in for service and most of the tasks can be completed at home too.

To do your own Multi-Point Inspection, Check the following:

  • Accessory Drive Belt(s)
  • Battery Performance/Condition
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Exhaust System
  • Exterior Lamp Operation
  • Fluid Levels
  • Horn Operation
  • Hazard Warning System Operation
  • Hoses for Wear/Tears
  • Suspension Components for wear or damage
  • Steering Components
  • Tire Pressures/Condition
  • Windshield
  • Windshield Wiper & Spray Operation
  • Leaks

2022 Ford F-150 Fluid Capacity

The next step in 2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance is knowing how much fluid or oil is required by your vehicle. If you don’t know your 2022 Ford F-150’s fluid capacity, you won’t know how much of each fluid you will need to purchase to adequately fill up your vehicle. Different powertrains and iterations of the 2022 Ford F-150 will require different amounts of fluid. For example, the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor will require more fluid than many of the other models. Be sure to identify which model and powertrain you have so you can accurately know how much fluid you will need.

Fluid Capacity Chart

Fluid TypeQuartsLiters
Engine Oil (With Filter)
3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid
3.5L V-6 EcoBoost
2.7L V-6 EcoBoost
3.3L V-6
5.0L V-8
Varies
6.0 Quarts
6.0 Quarts
6.0 Quarts
6.0 Quarts
7.75 Quarts
Varies
5.7 Liters
5.7 Liters
5.7 Liters
5.7 Liters
7.33 Liters
Transmission FluidN/AN/A
Cooling System Capacity
3.5L PowerBoost (Low Temp. Circuit)
3.5L PowerBoost (High Temp. Circuit)
3.5L V-6 EcoBoost
2.7L V-6 EcoBoost
3.3L V-6
5.0L V-8
Raptor & Police Interceptor Models
Varies
7.2 Quarts
15.3 Quarts
14.3 Quarts
15.1 Quarts
12.7 Quarts
13.2 Quarts
13.7 Quarts
Varies
6.8 Liters
14.5 Liters
13.5 Liters
14.3 Liters
12.0 Liters
12.5 Liters
13.0 Liters
Transfer Case
4WD (Electronic Shift On The Fly)
Auto 4WD (Torque On Demand)
Two-Speed Auto 4WD (Mechanical Lock)
Raptor (two-speed four-high lock)
See Below
1.5 Quarts
1.5 Quarts
1.9 Quarts
1.9 Quarts
See Below
1.4 Liters
1.4 Liters
1.8 Liters
1.8 Liters
Front Axle Fluid (4WD)
Standard Front Axle
Torsen Limited Slip Front Axle*
See Below
1.8 Quarts
1.64 Quarts*
See Below
1.7 Liters
1.55 Liters*
Rear Axle Fluid
8.8″ Rear Axle
9.75″ Rear Axle
9.75″ Rear Axle (Raptor)
9.75″ Rear Axle (Police Interceptor)
See Below
2.0-2.1 Quarts
2.2-2.3 Quarts
2.5-2.6 Quarts
2.2-2.3 Quarts
See Below
1.9-2.0 Liters
2.1-2.2 Liters
2.36-2.44 Liters
2.1-2.2 Liters
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank (Diesels Only)5.6 Gallons21.3 Liters
Fuel Capacity
Raptor Trucks
Hybrid PowerBoost Trucks
Gasoline Regular Cab Models
Gasoline SuperCab Models
Gasoline Crew Cab Models
Optional Increased Tank
Varies
36 Gallons
30.6 Gallons
23 Gallons
23 Gallons
26 Gallons
36 Gallons
Varies
136.3 Liters
115.8 Liters
87.1 Liters
87.1 Liters
98.4 Liters
136.3 Liters
* For Complete Refill of Torsen Limited Slip Front Axle add 4.0 Fl. Oz. (118.5 ml) of Additive Friction Modifier XL-3 or equivalent. Include the Friction Modifier in the total lube volume of 1.64 Quarts.
2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Maintenance
2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Maintenance: Certain models of the 2022 Ford F-150 like the Raptor require unique maintenance compared to other iterations of the F-150. The Raptor requires different amounts of fluids and also requires different parts/fluids to be used during maintenance.

2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance Parts, Fluids, and Oil

The last part of 2022 Ford F-150 maintenance is gathering the parts, fluids, and oil required to complete maintenance tasks on your truck. Take a look at what maintenance tasks you need to complete after checking your trucks mileage. Then, once you know what tasks are required, you need to know what parts or fluids are required. If you need to purchase types of fluid, look at the fluid capacity chart above and order the appropriate amount. The chart below will detail what fluids and parts you will need for your truck. We’ve also included affiliate links to easily purchase the required items from various online retailers. By buying from these links, you help support Truck Insiders LLC.

Parts/Fluid Chart

PartsPart #
Engine Oil Filter
3.3L V-6
2.7L V-6 EcoBoost
3.5L V-6 EcoBoost
3.5L V-6 PowerBoost Hybrid
Raptor
5.0L V-8
Varies by Powertrain
MotorCraft FL-500-S
Motorcraft FL-2062-A
MotorCraft FL-500-S
MotorCraft FL-500-S
MotorCraft FL-500-S
MotorCraft FL-500-S
Engine OilSEE CHART BELOW
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-92
Engine Air Filter:
All Powertrains
Motorcraft FA-1883
Engine Coolant
ALL POWERTRAINS
Motorcraft Yellow Prediluted
AntiFreeze VC-13DL-G
Spark Plugs
3.3L V-6
2.7L V-6 EcoBoost
3.5L V-6 EcoBoost
3.5L V-6 Hybrid PowerBoost
Raptor
5.0L V-8
Varies by Powertrain
MotorCraft SP-520
MotorCraft SP-578
MotorCraft SP-596
MotorCraft SP-596
MotorCraft SP-596
MotorCraft SP-588
Windshield Wiper BladesMotorcraft WW-2208
Windshield Washer FluidMotorcraft Windshield Wash
Concentrate ZC-32-B2
Rain-X Windshield Washer Fluid
Auto Transmission Filter
10R80 Standard Transmission
PowerBoost Hybrid:
See Below
Motorcraft FT215
Motorcraft FT217
Transmission Pump
Inlet Filter
Motorcraft FT138
Automatic Transmission FluidMotorcraft Mercon ULV Automatic
Transmission Fluid XT12QULV
Transfer Case FluidMotorcraft Mercon LV Automatic
Transmission Fluid
1- Quart XT-10-QLVC
5- Quart XT-10-QLVC
Front Axle Fluid*Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium
Synthetic Hypoid Gear Oil
XY-75W85-QL
Rear Axle FluidMotorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium
Synthetic Hypoid Gear Oil
XY-75W85-QL
Diesel Exhaust Fluid
(Diesels Only)
Motorcraft Diesel Exhaust Fluid
1-Gallon PM-27-GAL
2.5 Gallon PM-27-JUG
Brake FluidMotorcraft DOT 4 LV High
Performance Brake Fluid PM-20
For Limited Slip Axles, add 4.0 fl. oz. (118.5 ml) of additive friction modifier Motorcraft XL-3 or equivalent.

Oil Capacity Chart

PowertrainEngine Oil Fluid CapacityExternal TemperaturesFluid Type
3.3L V-66.0 Quarts
(5.7 Liters)
– Temps > -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Temps < -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil XO-5W20-Q1S
– Motorcraft SAE 0w-20 Full Synthetic
Motor Oil X0-0W20-QFS
2.7L V-6 EcoBoost6.0 Quarts
(5.7 Liters)
– Temps > -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Temps < -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil XO-5W30-5Q3SP
– SAE 0W-30 Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil
3.5L V-6 EcoBoost6.0 Quarts
(5.7 Liters)
– Temps > -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Temps < -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil XO-5W30-5Q3SP
– SAE 0W-30 Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil
3.5L V-6 PowerBoost Hybrid6.0 Quarts
(5.7 Liters)
– Temps > -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Temps < -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil XO-5W30-5Q3SP
– SAE 0W-30 Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil
5.0L V-87.75 Quarts
(7.33 Liters)
– Temps > -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Temps < -29 Degrees Fahrenheit
– Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil XO-5W30-5Q3SP
– SAE 0W-30 Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil
Photo taken from Ford Media.

Common 2022 Ford F-150 Maintenance Questions

How often do I need to change the oil in my 2022 Ford F-150 Truck?

Oil Change intervals in the 2022 Ford F-150 Vary depending upon use of the vehicle. These trucks are equipped with an intelligent oil life monitoring system that displays oil life as a percentage and will notify you when the oil needs to be changed. Oil and oil filter changes should occur every 3,000-10,000 miles or 5,000-16,000 kilometers.

What Oil Does my 2022 Ford F-150 Require?

2022 Ford F-150 trucks with the 2.7l EcoBoost, 3.5l EcoBoost, 3.5l PowerBoost, and 5.0L Naturally-aspirated V8 engines require the use of Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil in warm and average climates. 3.3l V-6 engines require the use of SAE 5W-20 Synthetic Blend Motor oil in warm and average climates. In climates that get colder than -22 degrees Fahrenheit, you may require different engine oil. Check your owner’s manual for more information.

What Engine Oil Filter does my 2022 Ford F-150 Require?

2022 Ford F-150 trucks with the 2.7L EcoBoost engine Require engine oil filter part # Motorcraft FL-2062-A. Trucks with the 3.3l V6, 3.5L Ecoboost, 3.5L PowerBoost, and 5.0L V-8 require engine oil filter part # Motorcraft FL-500-S.

What Engine Coolant does my 2022 Ford F-150 use?

All iterations of the 2022 Ford F-150 require Motorcraft Yellow Pre-Diluted Anti-freeze/Coolant, also known as Motorcraft VC-13DL-G.

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2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance Guide

The “How-To” Guide for Maintaining the New Ford Maverick Truck

The 2022 Ford Maverick is the latest addition to Ford’s Pickup truck lineup. With its compact size, astounding fuel economy, and low price it’s the perfect starter truck for anyone who hasn’t previously owned a truck. It’s also a great truck for those wanting utility but don’t require the capabilities of a full-size pickup. If you’re the proud owner of a 2022 Ford Maverick, it’s important to understand the proper maintenance procedures to keep your truck on the road for years to come. If neglected, your truck can experience a significantly reduced lifespan and it can also cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars! Don’t fear though, in this post, our comprehensive 2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance Guide, we cover everything you need to know.

We cover the unique service intervals you need to follow dependent on which powertrain you have, fluid capacities, and we even provide the service numbers of commonly required parts and affiliate links that guide you to where to buy them! If you want to skip to particular section, click on one of the links below in our table of contents.

Table of Contents

Section 1: 2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance Intervals

Section 2: 2022 Ford Maverick Fluid Capacity

Section 3: 2022 Ford Maverick Fluids, Filters, & Other Maintenance Parts

Section 4: 2022 Ford Maverick Pickup Truck Maintenance FAQS

2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance Guide
Photo taken From Ford Media Website

2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance Intervals

The first step in 2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance is understanding what service intervals you need to follow. Whether your truck contains the 2.5L Hybrid I-4 Engine or the 2.0L EcoBoost Turbocharged Engine, you will be following the same maintenance intervals. What really determines how frequently your truck needs service is how you use your vehicle. You need to be honest about how you use our truck and maintain it accordingly. If the truck is “babied”, or driven in easy conditions with minimal towing, follow the Normal Operating Conditions set of service intervals. If the vehicle is used commercially, for off-roading, or if you tow or idle frequently, use the Severe Operating Conditions set of service intervals.

Normal Operating Conditions

Major Service TasksMile IntervalKilometer Interval
Replace Engine Oil7,500-10,000 miles or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
12,000-16,000 Kilometers or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
Replace Engine Oil Filter7,500-10,000 miles or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
12,000-16,000 Kilometers or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 Miles32,000 Kilometers
Change Engine Air Filter30,000 Miles48,000 Kilometers
Replace the Spark Plugs100,000 Miles160,000 Kilometers
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt(s)100,000 Miles160,000 Kilometers
Change Automatic Transmission Fluid150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Replace Accessory Drive Belt(s)150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Change Engine Coolant200,000 Miles or 10 Years,
Then every 100,000 Miles or 5
year intervals.
320,000 Kilometers or 10 years,
then every 160,000 Kilometers or
5 year intervals.
Change Brake FluidEvery 3 years regardless of mileageEvery 3 years regardless of
Kilometers driven

Severe Operating Conditions

Major Service TasksMile IntervalKilometer Interval
Replace Engine Oil3,000-7,500 miles or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
5,000-12,000 Kilometers or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
Replace Engine Oil Filter3,000-7,500 miles or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
5,000-12,000 Kilometers or when
Intelligent Oil Life Monitor
System display demands an
oil change.
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 Miles32,000 Kilometers
Change Engine Air Filter30,000 Miles** Inspect Frequently.
If frequently in dusty conditions, you
will need to change your Engine Air
Filter More frequently.
48,000 Kilometers** Inspect Frequently.
If frequently in dusty conditions, you
will need to change your Engine Air
Filter More frequently.
Replace the Spark Plugs60,000 Miles96,000 Kilometers
Inspect Accessory Drive Belt(s)100,000 Miles160,000 Kilometers
Change Automatic Transmission Fluid30,000 Miles48,000 Kilometers
Replace Accessory Drive Belt(s)150,000 Miles240,000 Kilometers
Change Engine Coolant200,000 Miles or 10 Years,
Then every 100,000 Miles or 5
year intervals.
320,000 Kilometers or 10 years,
then every 160,000 Kilometers or
5 year intervals.
Change Brake FluidEvery 3 years regardless of mileageEvery 3 years regardless of
Kilometers driven

Periodic 2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance Tasks

In addition to the tasks listed above, you should also be completing some basic maintenance on your Ford Maverick every month and every six months. These tasks don’t require any special parts and only should take a few minutes. They will help you catch problems early however, and could very well save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Monthly Checklist

  • Check the air filter restriction gauge.
  • Check engine oil level.
  • Inspect interior and exterior lights. ensure proper operation.
  • Check tire pressure levels.
  • Top off windshield wiper fluid. Use appropriate fluid for the season.
  • Make sure no blockages exist in the tailpipe.

Semi-Annual Checklist

  • Inspect the battery. Clean the connections if necessary.
  • Check the body and drain holes for debris. Clean if necessary.
  • Check coolant strength and fluid level.
  • Lubricate door weatherstrips if needed.
  • Make sure all hinges, latches, and locks work properly.
  • Test the parking brake and make sure it is operating properly.
  • Test Seatbelts and make sure they are operating properly.
  • If any codes are showing, check them with a scan tool or an aftermarket monitor like the Edge Insight CTS3.
Photo taken from Ford Media.

2022 Ford Maverick Fluid Capacity

Now that you know what maintenance tasks are required, you need to know how much of each fluid is needed. The fluids and gases listed below are what are used when maintaining your 2022 Ford Maverick. Without knowing 2022 Ford Maverick Fluid capacity, you would just have to guess how much of each fluid is required when purchasing each fluid. Before going to our next section where we list the model numbers of the parts required, pay special attention to these charts. They’ll help you buy exactly how much oil or fluid is required.

2.0L EcoBoost I-4 Engine Fluid Capacity

Fluid TypeQuarts/GallonsLiters
Engine Oil /w Filter5.5 Quarts5.2 Liters
Cooling System
Trucks with Tow Package
Trucks without Tow Package
See Below
9.2 Quarts
8.7 Quarts
See Below
8.72 Liters
8.2 Liters
Fuel Tank Capacity16.5 Gallons62.5 Liters
Air Conditioning System
Refrigerant
Oil
See Below
19.4 Oz
3.4 fl oz
See Below
.55 Kg
100 ml
Brake FluidNo Fill Capacity Listed.
Fill as required
No Fill Capacity Listed.
Fill as required
Automatic TransmissionNo Specs Currently ListedNo Specs Currently Listed

2.5L Hybrid I-4 Engine Fluid Capacity

Fluid TypeQuarts/GallonsLiters
Engine Oil /w Filter5.7 Quarts5.4 Liters
Cooling System
Low Temperature Cooling Circuit
High Temperature Cooling Circuit
See Below
5.3 Quarts
12.5 Quarts
See Below
5.04 Liters
11.87 Liters
Fuel Tank Capacity13.8 Gallons52.2 Liters
Air Conditioning System
Refrigerant
Oil
See Below
17.6 oz
5.1 fl oz
See Below
0.5 kg
150 ml
Brake FluidNo Fill Capacity Listed.
Fill as required
No Fill Capacity Listed.
Fill as required
Automatic TransmissionNo Specs Currently ListedNo Specs Currently Listed

2022 Ford Maverick Fluids, Filters & Other Maintenance Parts

The last step in 2022 Ford Maverick Maintenance is knowing which filters, fluids, and parts are needed to service your truck! While there are some aftermarket parts out there, we strongly recommend that you use strictly OEM Ford or Motorcraft parts exclusively! They will provide factory-like performance and provide the greatest longevity. Many aftermarket parts can cause problems or do not offer the same performance characteristics as the OEM ones. To make it easy on our readers, we’ve compiled a list of common 2022 Ford Maverick Service Parts for both the 2.0L EcoBoost Engine and the 2.5L Hybrid engine. We’ve also included affiliate links to buy these parts directly from Amazon! We receive a small commission and it helps us to continue creating content at TruckInsiders.com. Thank you for the support in advance!

2.0L EcoBoost Engines

PartsPart # And Affiliate Link
Engine Oil
Warm/Normal Climates
Extremely Cold Less than -22 Degree F
See Below
Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil XO-5W30-Q3SP
SAE 0W-30 – Synthetic Blend
Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-910-S
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-89
Engine Air Filter ElementMotorcraft FA-1939
BatteryMotorcraft BHEF-48H6
Engine CoolantMotorcraft Yellow Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant VC-13DL-G
Spark PlugMotorcraft SP-594
Windshield Wiper Blades
– Driver:
– Passenger:
See Below
Motorcraft WW-2249
Motorcraft WW-2054
Windshield Washer FluidMotorcraft Premium Windshield Wash Concrete with Bitterant ZC-32-B
Automatic Transmission FluidNot Currently Listed.
Brake FluidMotorcraft DOT 4 LV High Performance Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid PM-20
Air Conditioning RefrigerantMotorcraft YN-33-A
Air Conditioning Refrigerant OilMotorcraft Motorcraft R-1234yf Refrigerant POE Oil

2.5L Hybrid Engines

PartsPart # And Affiliate Link
Engine OilMotorcraft SAE 0W-20 Full Synthetic Motor Oil XO-0W20-QFS
Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-910-S
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-89
Engine Air Filter ElementMotorcraft FA-1948
BatteryMotorcraft BXT-99RT4-A
Engine CoolantMotorcraft Yellow Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant VC-13DL-G
Spark PlugMotorcraft SP-530
Windshield Wiper Blades
– Driver:
– Passenger:
See Below
Motorcraft WW-2249
Motorcraft WW-2054
Windshield Washer FluidMotorcraft Premium Windshield Wash Concrete with Bitterant ZC-32-B
Automatic Transmission FluidNot Currently Listed.
Brake FluidMotorcraft DOT 4 LV High Performance Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid PM-20
Air Conditioning RefrigerantMotorcraft YN-33-A
Air Conditioning Refrigerant OilMotorcraft Motorcraft R-1234yf Refrigerant POE Oil

2022 Ford Maverick Pickup Truck Maintenance FAQs

What oil does the 2022 Ford Maverick Require?

2022 Ford Maverick trucks require two different engine oils that are dependent upon powertrain type. The 2.0L Ecoboost engine requires Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend motor oil and the 2.5L Hybrid engine requires Motorcraft SAE 0W-20 Full Synthetic motor oil. In extremely cold conditions, these engines may require different motor oils. Check your owners manual for more information.

What oil filter does the 2022 Ford Maverick Require?

2022 Ford Maverick trucks with both the 2.5L Hybrid Engine and the 2.0L EcoBoost engine use Motocraft part number FL-910-S.

How often does the 2022 Ford Maverick need to be serviced?

The 2022 Ford Maverick needs to be serviced every 3,000-10,000 miles. These trucks are equipped with an intelligent oil life monitoring system that will determine oil life based on usage and external conditions. It notifies you when service is required.

2022 Ford Maverick FAQS

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Sources:

2022 MAVERICK Owner’s Manual. 1st version, 1st ed., Accessed 19 Dec. 2021. 

2021 Ford F-250 Superduty Maintenance Guide

How to Maintain your 2021 Ford F-250 Superduty

2021 Ford F-150 Tremor
Ford F-250 Tremor Edition

There’s no question about it, the Ford F-250 is one of the most capable trucks in 2021. With a best-in-class 475 horsepower and a whopping, 1,050 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the 6.7L Powerstroke V8 Engine, the Ford F-250 can handle just about anything you can throw at it. Even the other gasoline powered engines, the standard 6.2L V8 and the Godzilla 7.3L V8, are built for rugged use and a long lifespan. The trucks can do it all themselves however, because without maintenance these trucks won’t stay on the road as long and you could experience more frequent problems, even sometimes outright catastrophic failures.If you are the proud owner of one of these trucks, you need to know the proper 2021 Ford F-250 Maintenance Procedures. In this post, our 2021 Ford F-250 Superduty Maintenance guide, we go over the specific service intervals, Fluid Capacity, and the parts and fluids you need to properly service your Ford SuperDuty.

2021 Ford F-250 Superduty Maintenance Intervals

The first step in properly maintaining your 2021 Ford F-250 is knowing the unique service intervals required of this truck. Intervals vary according to powertrain so make sure you know which engine your Ford F-250 has before following our maintenance intervals. Many people think that you might only need to service your truck every 6 months, but depending on how your vehicle is used, your actual service intervals might be much sooner than that. There are also things you should be doing every time you service your truck. Here are the 2021 Ford F-250 Maintenance Intervals you need to be aware of and the additional tasks required.

10 Things You Must Do Every Time you Change your Oil
  • Inspect Battery Connections and clean them if needed.
  • Check under vehicle for leaks.
  • Inspect all fluid reservoirs and tanks for low fluid.
  • Check cooling system fluid strength.
  • Check door weatherstrips for wear. Lubricate them if you need to.
  • Inspect all steering and suspension components for signs of wear. Tighten components if needed.
  • Examine the Brake System and ensure proper operation. Check the parking brake.
  • Inspect seat belts and operating mechanisms.
  • Check windshield wiper blades. Replace them if you need to.
  • Examine tires for damage or abnormal wear. Rotate tires as necessary.

Other than these tasks, you might have to complete other, more difficult maintenance tasks at certain mileage or length of time intervals. Take a look at the 2021 Ford F-250 Service Intervals below.

Normal Operating Conditions (GASOLINE ENGINES)

Maintenance TaskMilesKilometers
Change Engine Oil 7,500-10,000 miles*12,000-16,000 Km
Replace Engine Oil Filter7,500-10,000 miles*12,000-16,000 Km
Replace Brake FluidEvery 3 yearsEvery 3 years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 Miles32,000 Km
Replace Engine Air Filter30,000 Miles48,000 km
Change Grease Seal &
Front Wheel Bearing
Grease
60,000 Miles96,000 km
Replace Spark Plugs100,000 Miles160,000 km
Inspect Accessory Drive
Belt or Belts
100,000 Miles160,000 km
Drain & Re-Fill Automatic
Transmission Fluid
150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Replace Automatic
Transmission Filter
150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Replace Accessory drive Belt(s)150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Change Front Bearings/Seals150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Drain & Re-Fill Front and Rear
Axle Fluid.
150,000 Miles**240,000 Km**
Drain & Re-Fill Transfer Case150,000 Miles**240,000 Km**
Change Engine Coolant200,000 Miles then
100,000 mile intervals or every 5 years
320,000 Km, then
160,000 KM
intervals or every
5 years
*Your Vehicle comes with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring System. It will alert you when service is required. ** If transfer case or front/rear axles are submerged under water, change fluid immediately.

Normal Operating Conditions (Diesel Engines)

Maintenance TaskMilesKilometers
Change Engine Oil *7,500-10,000 miles*12,000-16,000 Km
Replace Engine Oil Filter *7,500-10,000 miles*12,000-16,000 Km
Replace Brake FluidEvery 3 yearsEvery 3 years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 Miles32,000 Km
Replace Fuel Filters30,000 Miles48,000 Km
Replace Engine Air Filter*30,000 Miles*48,000 km
Change Air Inlet Foam
Filter
50,000 Miles80,000 Km
Change Grease Seal &
Front Wheel Bearing
Grease
60,000 Miles96,000 km
Inspect Accessory Drive
Belt or Belts
90,000 Miles144,000 km
Drain & Re-Fill Automatic
Transmission Fluid
150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Replace Automatic
Transmission Filter
150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Replace Accessory drive Belt(s)150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Change Front Bearings/Seals150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Drain & Re-Fill Front and Rear Axle Fluid.**150,000 Miles**240,000 Km**
Drain & Re-Fill Transfer Case150,000 Miles**240,000 Km**
Change Engine Coolant200,000 Miles then
100,000 mile intervals or every 5 years
320,000 Km, then
160,000 KM
intervals or every
5 years
Replace Diesel Particulate
Filter (DPF)
Approximately 250,000 MilesApproximately 400,000 Km
*Your Vehicle comes with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring System and an Intelligent Air Filter monitoring system. It will alert you when service is required on either component. ** If transfer case or front/rear axles are submerged under water, change fluid immediately.

Severe Operating Condtions (Gasoline Engines)

Maintenance TaskMilesKilometers
Change Engine Oil 2,500-7,500 miles*4,000-12,000 Km
Replace Engine Oil Filter2,500-7,500 miles*4,000-12,000 Km
Replace Brake FluidEvery 3 yearsEvery 3 years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 Miles under normal driving conditions.
If Off-Roading, replace every 5,000-10,000 Miles.
32,000 Km under
normal driving conditions.
If off-roading, replace every 8,000-16,000 Km.
Replace Engine Air Filter30,000 Miles under normal driving conditions.
If Off-Roading, replace every 5,000-10,000 Miles.
48,000 km under normal driving conditions.
If Off-Roading, replace every 8,000-16,000 km.
Change Grease Seal &
Front Wheel Bearing
Grease
30,000 Miles48,000 km
Replace Spark Plugs60,000 Miles96,000 km
Inspect Accessory Drive
Belt or Belts
100,000 Miles160,000 km
Drain/Re-Fill Automatic
Transmission Fluid
100,000 Miles160,000 Km
Replace Automatic
Transmission Filter
100,000 Miles160,000 Km
Replace Accessory drive Belt(s)150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Change Front Bearings/Seals100,000 Miles160,000 Km
Drain & Re-Fill Front and Rear
Axle Fluid.**
60,000 Miles**96,000 Km**
Drain & Re-Fill Transfer Case**60,000 Miles**96,000 Km**
Change Engine Coolant200,000 Miles then
100,000 mile intervals or every 5 years
320,000 Km, then
160,000 Km
intervals or every
5 years
*Your Vehicle comes with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring System. It will alert you when service is required. ** If transfer case or front/rear axles are submerged under water, change fluid immediately.

Severe Operating Conditions (Diesel Engines)

Maintenance TaskMilesKilometers
Change Engine Oil 2,500-7,500 miles*4,000-12,000 Km
Replace Engine Oil Filter2,500-7,500 miles*4,000-12,000 Km
Replace Brake FluidEvery 3 yearsEvery 3 years
Change Cabin Air Filter20,000 Miles under normal driving conditions.
If Off-Roading, replace every 5,000-10,000 Miles.
32,000 Km under
normal driving conditions.
If off-roading, replace every 8,000-16,000 Km.
Replace Engine Air Filter30,000 Miles under normal driving conditions.
If Off-Roading, replace every 5,000-10,000 Miles.
48,000 km under normal driving conditions.
If Off-Roading, replace every 8,000-16,000 km.
Replace Air Inlet Foam Filter30,000 Miles48,000 km
Change Grease Seal &
Front Wheel Bearing
Grease
30,000 Miles48,000 km
Replace Fuel Filters15,000 Miles24,000 km
Inspect Accessory Drive
Belt or Belts
100,000 Miles160,000 km
Drain/Re-Fill Automatic
Transmission Fluid
100,000 Miles160,000 Km
Replace Automatic
Transmission Filter
100,000 Miles160,000 Km
Replace Accessory drive Belt(s)150,000 Miles240,000 Km
Change Front Bearings/Seals100,000 Miles160,000 Km
Drain & Re-Fill Front and Rear
Axle Fluid.**
60,000 Miles**96,000 Km**
Drain & Re-Fill Transfer Case**60,000 Miles**96,000 Km**
Change Engine Coolant60,000 Miles then
45,000 mile intervals or every 1800 engine hours
96,000 Km, then
72,000 Km
intervals or every
1800 engine hours
Replace Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)Approximately 250,000 MilesApproximately 400,000 Km.
*Your Vehicle comes with an Intelligent Oil Life Monitoring System. It will alert you when service is required. ** If transfer case or front/rear axles are submerged under water, change fluid immediately.

2021 Ford F-250 Monthly Service Checklist

In addition to the maintenance tasks listed above, there is a set of tasks you should be completing on a monthly basis to catch problems early before you experience a mechanical failure. Completing everything on the list should take only a couple of minutes and its also a great checklist to follow before you go on any road trips.

  • Check Air Filter Restriction Gauge. Replace Air Filter if needed.
  • Check Engine oil. Make sure engine oil is at proper level.
  • Light Check: Inspect all interior and exterior lights for proper function.
  • Leak Check: Check where you park your truck for visible signs of leaks. Inspect under the truck for signs of leaks.
  • Inspect Tires for nails and screws. Make sure tire pressure is at the manufacturer’s recommended PSI. Look for abnormal wear in tire tread.
  • Add Windshield Wiper Fluid as needed. Make sure you purchase the proper fluid for the season.
  • Drain water/fuel separator if needed.
  • Exhaust Check. Make sure no restrictions are present in the exhaust.

2021 Ford F-250 SuperDuty Fluid Capacity

Now that you know what’s involved when it comes to 2021 Ford F-250 Superduty Maintenance, you need to know how much of each fluid Is required. Otherwise you are just guessing at how much fluid or oil you need and you might not purchase enough to properly maintain your Ford F-250. Check out the charts below that detail specifically how much of each fluid is required for the different 2021 Ford F-250 Powertrains.

2021 6.2L V8 Fluid Capacity

Fluid TypeQuarts/GallonsLiters
Engine Oil /w Filter7.0 Quarts6.6 Liters
Cooling System24.6 Quarts23.3 Liters
Fuel Tank SizeSee Chart BelowSee Chart Below
Transfer Case (ALL)1.9 Quarts1.8 Liters
Front Differential
4WD Without Limited Slip
4WD With Limited Slip*
See Below
2.75 Quarts
2.75 Quarts*
See Below
2.6 Liters
2.6 Liters*
Rear Differential
10.5 Axle /w Electronic Locking Diff.
10.5 Axle w/o Electronic Locking Diff.
10.8 Axle
11.8 Axle **
11.8 Axle (Heavy Duty Tow Option)
See Below
3.3-3.5 Quarts
3.5-3.6 Quarts
3.6 Quarts
3.78 Quarts **
3.78 Quarts **
See Below
3.1-3.3 Liters
3.3-3.4 Liters
3.42 Liters
3.58 Liters **
3.58 Liters **
Automatic Transmission
Fluid (6-Speed)
13.9 Quarts13.2 Liters
Automatic Transmission
Fluid (10-Speed)
18.2 Quarts17.2 Liters
*For Limited Slip Front Differentials, add 5.4 fl. Oz, or 160 ml of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3. Include the friction modifier when calculating total lube volume of 2.75 Quarts/2.6 Liters. **For Limited Slip Rear Axles, add 7.1 fl. oz. (210 ml) of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3. Include this Modifier in the total lube volume of 3.78 Quarts (3.58 Liters).

2021 7.3L V8 Fluid Capacity

Fluid TypeQuarts/GallonsLiters
Engine Oil /w Filter8.0 Quarts7.57 Liters
Cooling System22.5 Quarts21.3 Liters
Transfer Case (ALL)1.9 Quarts1.8 Liters
Fuel Tank CapacitySee BelowSee Below
Front Differential
4WD Without Limited Slip
4WD With Limited Slip
See Below
2.75 Quarts
2.75 Quarts*
See Below
2.6 Liters
2.6 Liters*
Rear Differential
10.5 Axle /w Electronic Locking Diff.
10.5 Axle w/o Electronic Locking Diff.
10.8 Axle
11.8 Axle **
11.8 Axle (Heavy Duty Tow Option)
See Below
3.3-3.5 Quarts
3.5-3.6 Quarts
3.6 Quarts
3.78 Quarts **
3.78 Quarts **
See Below
3.1-3.3 Liters
3.3-3.4 Liters
3.42 Liters
3.58 Liters **
3.58 Liters **
Automatic Transmission
Fluid (10-Speed)
18.2 Quarts17.2 Liters
Transfer Case1.9 Quarts1.8 Liters
*For Limited Slip Front Differentials, add 5.4 fl. Oz, or 160 ml of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3. Include the friction modifier when calculating total lube volume of 2.75 Quarts/2.6 Liters. **For Limited Slip Rear Axles, add 7.1 fl. oz. (210 ml) of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3. Include this Modifier in the total lube volume of 3.78 Quarts (3.58 Liters).

2021 6.7L Powerstroke V8 Fluid Capacity

Fluid TypeQuarts/GallonsLiters
Engine Oil /w Filter13.0 Quarts12.3 Liters
Primary Cooling System 31.7 Quarts30 Liters
Secondary Cooling system8.1 Quarts7.7 Liters
Fuel Tank CapacitySee Chart BelowSee Chart Below
Transfer Case (ALL)1.9 Quarts1.8 Liters
Front Differential
4WD Without Limited Slip
4WD With Limited Slip
See Below
2.75 Quarts
2.75 Quarts*
See Below
2.6 Liters
2.6 Liters*
Rear Differential
10.5 Axle /w Electronic Locking Diff
10.5 Axle w/o Electronic Locking Diff
10.8 Axle
11.8 Axle **
See Below
3.3-3.5 Quarts
3.5-3.6 Quarts
3.6 Quarts
3.78 Quarts **
See Below
3.1-3.3 Liters
3.3-3.4 Liters
3.42 Liters
3.58 Liters **
Diesel Exhaust
Fluid (DEF)
Complete Vehicle
7.4 Gallons28 Liters
Diesel Exhaust
Fluid (DEF)
Incomplete Vehicle
7.2 Gallons27.3 Liters
Automatic 10-Speed
Transmission Fluid
18.1 Quarts17.1 Liters
*For Limited Slip Front Differentials, add 5.4 fl. Oz, or 160 ml of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3. Include the friction modifier when calculating total lube volume of 2.75 Quarts/2.6 Liters. **For Limited Slip Rear Axles, add 7.1 fl. oz. (210 ml) of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3. Include this Modifier in the total lube volume of 3.78 Quarts (3.58 Liters).

Fuel Capacity Chart

Tank VariationsCapacity
Complete vehicle-142 inch/148 inch
wheelbase, middle location
29.0 Gallons/109.8 Liters
Complete vehicle-160 inch and 164 inch
wheelbase, middle location
34.0 Gallons/128.7 Liters
Complete vehicle-176 inch wheelbase
middle location
48.0 Gallons/181.7 Liters
Incomplete vehicle, middle location26.5 Gallons/100.3 Liters
Incomplete vehicle, aft- axle -location40.0 Gallons/151.4 Liters
Incomplete vehicle, middle and aft- axle66.5 Gallons/251.7 Liters

2021 Ford F-250 Superduty Maintenance Parts, Fluids, and Oil

The last step in properly maintaining your F-250 is purchasing the actual parts required! We’ve compiled a list of 2021 Ford F-250 Maintenance Parts, Fluids, and Oils that you will need to properly maintenance your vehicle. We’ve also included Amazon links to purchase these items directly, saving you the time and hassle of trying to find them yourself. These Amazon Links are affiliate links and by purchasing from them you help support Truck Insiders because we earn a small commission. Thanks for your support and best of luck on your 2021 Ford F-250 Superduty Maintenance.

2021 Ford F-250 Superduty 6.2L V8 Parts, Fluids, and Oil

PartsPart #s
Engine Oil
(Normal Warm Climates)
Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil XO-5W30-5Q3SP
Engine Oil
(Extremely Cold
Climates)
SAE 0W-30 Synthetic Blend
Engine CoolantMotorcraft Yellow Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant
VC-13DL-G
Windshield Wiper FluidMotorcraft Premium Windshield Wash
Concentrate with Bitterant ZC-32-B2
Windshield Wiper
Blades
Motorcraft WW-2248
Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-820-S
Engine Air Filter
Element
Motorcraft FA-1950
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-79
Battery(s)XL Models: BXT-65-650
All Other Models: BXT-65-750
Front Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear
Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL
**With Limited Slip Axles, you must add
5.4 fl. oz of Additive Friction Modifier or equivalent. Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3
10.5 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic
Hypoid Gear Lubricant XY-75W85-QL
10.8 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 Synthetic Rear
Axle Lubricant XY-75W140-QL
11.8 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft® SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear
Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL
**When refilling these limited slip axles, add 7.1
fl oz. of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier
XL-3 or equivalent
11.8 Axle /w Heavy Duty Tow Option
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 Synthetic Rear Axle Lubricant XY-75W140-QL
**When refilling these limited slip axles, add 7.1
fl oz. of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier
XL-3 or equivalent
Hydraulic Power
Steering Fluid
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic
Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Transfer Case
Fluid
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Automatic Transmission Fluid
(6-Speed)
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
6-Speed Auto Trans
(6R100) Filter
Motorcraft FT-188
Automatic Transmission Fluid
(10-Speed)
Motorcraft MERCON ULV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-12-QULV
10-Speed (10R140)
Auto Trans Filter
Motorcraft FT-221
Brake FluidMotorcraft DOT 4 LV High Performance Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid PM-20
Spark PlugsMotorcraft SP-526

2021 Ford F-250 Superduty 7.3L V8 Parts, Fluids, and Oil

PartsPart #s
Engine Oil
(Normal Warm Climates)
Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend
Motor Oil XO-5W30-5Q3SP
Engine Oil
(Extremely Cold
Climates)
SAE 0W-30 Synthetic Blend
Transfer Case FluidMotorcraft MERCON LV Automatic
Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-820-S
Air Filter ElementMotorcraft FA-1950
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-79
Front Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear
Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL
**With Limited Slip Axles, you must add
5.4 fl. oz of Additive Friction Modifier or equivalent. Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3
10.5 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic
Hypoid Gear Lubricant XY-75W85-QL
10.8 Axle
RearDifferential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 Synthetic Rear
Axle Lubricant XY-75W140-QL
11.8 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft® SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear
Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL
**When refilling these limited slip axles, add 7.1
fl oz. of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier
XL-3 or equivalent
11.8 Axle /w Heavy Duty Tow Option
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 Synthetic Rear Axle Lubricant XY-75W140-QL
**When refilling these limited slip axles, add 7.1
fl oz. of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier
XL-3 or equivalent
Hydraulic Power
Steering Fluid
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic
Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Engine Coolant Motorcraft Yellow Prediluted
Antifreeze/Coolant VC-13DL-G
Windshield Wiper
Blades
Motorcraft WW-2248
Windshield Wiper
Fluid
Motorcraft Premium Windshield Wash
Concentrate with Bitterant ZC-32-B2
Automatic Transmission Fluid
(10-Speed)
Motorcraft MERCON ULV Automatic
Transmission Fluid XT-12-QULV
Brake FluidMotorcraft DOT 4 LV High Performance
Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid PM-20

2021 Ford F-250 Superduty 6.7L Powerstroke V8 Parts, Fluids, and Oil

PartsPart #s
Engine Oil
(Normal Warm Climates)
Motorcraft SAE 10W-30 SuperDuty Diesel Motor Oil XO-10W30-QSDF
Engine Oil
(Extremely Cold
Climates)
SAE 0W-40
BioDiesel Use
Engine Oil
Motorcraft SAE 5W-40 Full Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil XO-5W40-5Q3SD
Severe Duty Use
Engine Oil
Motorcraft SAE 5W-40 Full Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil XO-5W40-5Q3SD
Engine Oil FilterMotorcraft FL-2051-S
Fuel FilterMotorcraft FD-4631
Cabin Air FilterMotorcraft FP-79
Engine Air FilterMotorcraft FA-1951
Foam Pre-FilterMotorcraft FA-1952
Battery(2 Required)Motorcraft BXT-65-750
Transfer Case FluidMotorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Front Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear
Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL
**With Limited Slip Axles, you must add
5.4 fl. oz of Additive Friction Modifier or equivalent. Motorcraft Additive Friction
Modifier XL-3
10.5 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic Hypoid Gear Lubricant XY-75W85-QL
10.8 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 Synthetic
Rear Axle Lubricant XY-75W140-QL
11.8 Axle
Rear Differential/
Axle Fluid
Motorcraft SAE 75W-140 Synthetic
Rear Axle Lubricant XY-75W140-QL
**When Refilling these limited slip axles,
add 7.1 fl oz. of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier XL-3 or equivalent.**
Hydraulic Power
Steering Fluid
Motorcraft MERCON LV Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-10-QLVC
Engine CoolantMotorcraft Yellow Prediluted
Antifreeze/Coolant VC-13DL-G
Windshield Wiper
Fluid
Motorcraft Premium Windshield Wash
Concentrate with Bitterant ZC-32-B2
Windshield Wiper BladesMotorcraft WW-2248
Diesel Exhaust
Fluid (DEF)
Motorcraft Diesel Exhaust Fluid
1-Gallon: PM-27-GAL
2.5 Gallon: PM-27-JUG
Automatic 10-Speed Transmission FluidMotorcraft MERCON ULV Automatic
Transmission Fluid XT-12-QULV
Automatic 10-Speed
Transmission Filter
Motorcraft FT-221
Brake FluidMotorcraft DOT 4 LV High Performance
Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid PM-20

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2021 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck Buyer’s Guide

The 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck is the most capable and technologically advanced Ford pickup truck to date. It offers greater capabilities, more convenience, and cleaner operation than ever before. The F-150 also gained a more refined exterior and an updated interior. Basically, it was totally overhauled for the 2021 model year, much to our delight.

If you’re looking for a truck, the 2021 Ford F-150 should be on your radar for a number of reasons. In this post, we’re going to cover the most important features of the these trucks including powertrain options, trim packages, capabilities, and the packages that are available with these trucks. Here is our Comprehensive 2021 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck Buyer’s Guide.

2021 Ford F-150 Lariat – Photo Taken From Ford Media Website.

2021 Ford F-150 Performance

When properly equipped, the 2021 Ford F-150 offers up to 430 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 570 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm. These performance specs are available with the new 3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid engine, a re-vamped 3.5L EcoBoost hybrid variant. While these are very impressive, Ford also offers 5 other powertrains on the 2021 F-150 pickup truck. They include the 3.3L Ti-VCT V-6, 2.7L EcoBoost V-6, 5.0L V-8, 3.0L Powerstroke Diesel, and the 3.5l EcoBoost V-6 engine. 

All of these powertrains are matched with 10-speed automatic transmissions. The standard transmission is the SelectShift 10-speed which is an electronically controlled hydraulic transmission. Hybrid PowerBoost Powertrains are matched with the 10-Speed Modular Hybrid Transmission which is also an electronically controlled auto transmission.

2021 Ford F-150 Transmission Specs

Gears10-Speed SelectShift Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Modular Hybrid
Transmission
First4.6964.696
Second2.9852.985
Third2.1462.146
Fourth1.7691.769
Fifth1.5201.520
Sixth1.2751.275
Seventh1.0001.000
Eighth0.8540.854
Ninth0.6890.689
Tenth0.6360.636
Reverse4.8664.866

Drivetrain Options

Ford F-150 trucks come standard in a 2×4, Rear-wheel drive configuration. 4×4 is optional and is electronically controlled by an open differential or electronic rear locking differential. Tremor models may come with an optional Torsen Front Differential. 4×4 models are available with two separate transfer case options. XL, XLT, and Lariat Models with the Snow Plow option use an Electronic shift on the Fly transfer case with Flat tow mode. Lariat and above trims come with a 2-Speed Torque on Demand transfer case with Flat Tow Mode.

Suspension, Tires, And Wheels

All Ford F-150 trucks come with a solid axle rear suspension with leaf springs. The front axle is an independent double-wishbone front suspension design that features coil-over shocks and a stamped lower control arm. The standard shocks that come with the F-150 are Heavy-Duty gas-pressurized shocks. Tremor models receive upgraded shocks. The standard tires that come on Ford F-150s are 245/70R17 black side wall all-season tires. Standard wheels are 17″ Silver Painted Steel Wheels. For a full list of tire and wheel options look at the following two charts.

Tire Options

Standard Tire245/70R17 Black Side Wall All-Season Tires
Optional Tires245/70R17 Outlined White Letters All-Terrain Tires
Optional TiresLT265/70R17C Black Side Wall All-Terrain Tires
Optional Tires265/60R18 Black Side Wall All-Season Tires
Optional Tires275/65R18 Outlined White Letters All-Terrain Tires
Optional TiresLT265/70R18C Outlined White Letters All-Terrain Tires
Optional Tires275/60R20 Black Side Wall All-Season Tires
Optional Tires275/60R20 Outlined White Letters All-Terrain Tires
Optional Tires275/60R20 Black Side Wall All-Terrain Tires
Optional Tires275/50R22 Black Side Wall All-Season Tires
Optional Tires275/70R18 Black Side Wall All-Terrain Tires *TREMOR*

Wheel Options

Standard Wheels17″ Silver Painted steel wheels
Optional Wheels17″ Silver Painted aluminum alloy wheels
Optional Wheels18″ Machined-Aluminum Alloy Wheels
with Magnetic Pockets
Optional Wheels18″ Machined-Aluminum Alloy Wheels
with Ebony Black Pockets
Optional Wheels18″ Silver-Painted Aluminum Alloy Wheels
Optional Wheels18″ Aluminum Alloy Chrome-Like PVD Wheels
Optional Wheels18″ Aluminum Alloy Matte-Finish Wheels *TREMOR*
Optional Wheels20″ Aluminum Alloy Chrome-Like PVD Wheels
Optional Wheels20″ Aluminum Alloy Premium Painted Tarnished
Dark Wheels
Optional Wheels20″ Machined-Aluminum alloy wheels with
magnetic pockets
Optional Wheels20″ machined-Aluminum alloy wheels with
light caribou painted pockets
Optional Wheels20″ Polished Aluminum Alloy Wheels
Optional Wheels22″ Polished Aluminum Alloy Wheels

2021 Ford F-150 Powertrain Choices

Picking the powertrain for your F-150 should depend on how you’re going to use it. They come at different price points and offer varying levels of performance and capabilities. Here’s how these six Powertrains stack up against one another.

3.5L PowerBoost V-6 Hybrid Engine

3.5L PowerBoost V6 Hybrid Engine
3.5L PowerBoost V6 Hybrid Engine. Picture taken from Ford’s Website.

The 3.5L PowerBoost V-6 Hybrid engine produces 430 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 570 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm. It’s the most capable powertrain available on the 2021 F-150. Thankfully, it’s not like the high-output (HO) 3.5L EcoBoost available in 2019 F-150 pickups specifically in Limited trim packages. The 3.5L PowerBoost is available in all trims, from XL-up. 

2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid Badging
One of the easiest ways to distinguish the new Hybrid F-150 is by the unique PowerBoost Badging found on the trucks’ exteriors. Photo Taken from Ford Media.

This engine is essentially a 3.5L EcoBoost with an additional 35-kilowatt, or 47 horsepower, electric motor integrated into the 10-speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission. This electric motor offers instant additional power to supplement the gasoline powered engine. It also utilizes regenerative braking to recharge the 1.5 KwH lithium ion battery. The battery was placed underneath the truck to save interior space, and it is made extremely durable to withstand extreme temperatures or heavy loads.

To make sure the 3.5L Powerboost is just as durable as their other Powertrains, Ford put it through a grueling series of torture tests. These tests are used on all Ford F-150s but they included new tests to specifically test the batteries used on these trucks. Check out our 3.5L PowerBoost Torture Testing Post for more information on this testing process.

2021 Ford PowerBoost Hybrid F-150 Torture Testing
Ford Tested the new F-150 Hybrid PowerBoost Powertrain by putting it under the most difficult conditions and pushing the truck to its limits.

2021 3.5L Powerboost Engine Specs

Engine Type3.5 Liter PowerBoost V6 Hybrid
ConfigurationTwin-Turbocharged and Intercooled, 60-Degree V-6 Hybrid
Block MaterialAluminum
Head MaterialAluminum
Displacement3.5 Liters
Bore3.64″
Stroke3.41″
Compression Ratio10.5:1
ValvetrainRoller Finger Follow
Ignition SystemCoil on plug
Recommended FuelRegular Unleaded 87 Octane
Fuel DeliveryPort Fuel Injection with direct injection
Engine Control SystemElectronic
Horsepower430 Horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
Torque570 lb.-ft @ 3,000 rpm
Cost$4,495 Upgrade from Base

Visit our “3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid V-6 Engine Specs” post for more detailed specifications and engine design information. 

3.3L Ti-VCT V-6 Engine

3.3L Ti-VCT V6 Engine
The 3.3L V6 Engine is the base engine found on the Ford F-150. It offers respectable performance at a low price. Picture taken from Ford’s Website.

Introduced in 2018, the 3.3L V-6 engine offers excellent fuel economy and meets the needs of customers not needing a large powertrain. It’s often used in fleet vehicles because of it’s lower price and impressive fuel economy. This is the standard powertrain found in F-150 trucks, so if you just need a truck, and you don’t care about what’s under the hood, this is the vehicle for you!

It uses Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing to optimize power at every point in the power band.  It also uses Ford’s port-fuel and direct injection system. The 2021 3.3L Ti-VCT V-6 engine produces 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. 

2021 3.3L Ti-VCT V-6 Engine Specs

Engine Type3.3L Ti-VCT V6 Engine
ConfigurationNaturally Aspirated 60-Degree Overhead Cams
Block MaterialAluminum
Head MaterialAluminum
Displacement3.3 Liters
Bore3.56″
Stroke3.41″
Compression Ratio12:1
ValvetrainDirect Acting Mechanical Bucket
Ignition SystemCoil on plug
Recommended FuelRegular Unleaded 87 Octane or E85
Fuel DeliveryPort Fuel Injection with direct injection
Engine Control SystemElectronic
Horsepower295 Horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
Torque265 lb.-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Cost$0 (Base Engine)

Visit our “3.3L Ti-VCT V-6 Engine Specs” post for more detailed specifications and engine design information. 

2.7L EcoBoost V-6 Engine

2.7l V6 EcoBoost Engine
2.7L V6 EcoBoost Twin-Turbocharged Engine – Photo Take from Ford Website

The 2.7L EcoBoost V-6 Engine is a smaller variant of Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost engine. Twin, intercooler turbochargers and port-fuel direct fuel injection help this engine provide impressive performance specs. Despite its smaller displacement, the 2021 2.7L EcoBoost turbocharged F-150 still produces 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. This is more than enough power for most light-duty pickup truck owners and it also offers impressive fuel economy. 

Despite the 2.7L EcoBoost Engine’s smaller displacement, it actually offers a rugged and stout composition. It shares the Compacted Graphite Iron block material that is also used on the 2021 6.7L Powerstroke Engine. The 3.5L EcoBoost and PowerBoost engines use aluminum blocks. This provides a unique durability that makes it an excellent choice for work trucks.

2021 2.7L EcoBoost V-6 Engine Specs

Engine Type2.7L EcoBoost V-6
ConfigurationTwin-Turbocharged, 60-Degree V-6 Hybrid, Overhead Cams
Block MaterialCompacted Graphite Iron
Head MaterialAluminum
Displacement2.7 Liters
Bore3.267″
Stroke3.267″
Compression Ratio10:1
ValvetrainRoller Finger Follow
Ignition SystemCoil on plug
Recommended FuelRegular Unleaded 87 Octane
Fuel DeliveryPort Fuel Injection with direct injection
Engine Control SystemElectronic
Horsepower325 Horsepower @ 5,000 rpm
Torque400 lb.-ft @ 3,000 rpm
Cost$1,195 Upgrade from Base

Visit our 2.7L EcoBoost V-6 Engine Specs post for more detailed specifications and engine design information. 

5.0L Ti-VCT V-8 Engine

V8 5.0L Ti-VCT Engine
5.0L V8 Ti-VCT Naturally Aspirated Engine. Photo Taken from Ford Website.

If you want a more capable naturally aspirated engine, the 5.0L V-8 engine is right up your wheelhouse. It offers 400 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque without the complexity of a twin-turbocharger setup. The 5.0L V-8 engine has been around since 2011 in F-150 pickup trucks and it has proven itself to be a reliable workhorse. It also offers relatively impressive fuel economy for a naturally aspirated V-8. VDE, or Variable Displacement Engine technology allows it to shut off half of its cylinders when they’re not needed, greatly increasing fuel efficiency. The 5.0L V-8 engine also offers the highest payload rating in its class at 3,325 lbs. 

2021 5.0L Ti-VCT V-8 Engine Specs

Engine Type5.0 Liter Ti-VCT V8
ConfigurationNaturally Aspirated, 90-Degree V-8, Overhead Cams
Block MaterialAluminum
Head MaterialAluminum
Displacement5.0 Liters
Bore3.66″
Stroke3.65″
Compression Ratio12:1
ValvetrainRoller Finger Follow
Ignition SystemCoil on plug
Recommended FuelRegular Unleaded 87 Octane or E85
Fuel DeliveryPort Fuel Injection with direct injection
Engine Control SystemElectronic
Horsepower400 Horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
Torque410 lb.-ft @ 4,250 rpm
Cost$1,995 Upgrade from Base

Visit our 5.0L Ti-VCT V-8 Engine Specs post for more detailed specifications and engine design information. 

3.0L Powerstroke V-6 Diesel Engine

3.0L Powerstroke TurboDiesel V6 Engine
3.0L Powerstroke V6 TurboDiesel DOHC Engine. Photo Taken from the Ford Website.

While the 3.0L Powerstroke engine found on the new F-150 doesn’t have the most horsepower or torque in the lineup, it reaches peak torque drastically earlier, making it ideal for towing. We like the 3.0L Powerstroke engine for people who will be towing moderate loads on the highway frequently. It also offers impressive fuel economy when compared to most gasoline powertrains in the half-ton segment. 2021 3.0L Powerstroke engines produce 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. 

2021 3.0L Powerstroke V-6 Diesel Engine Specs

Engine Type3.0 Liter Powerstroke V6
ConfigurationTurbocharged/Intercooled 60-Degree V6
Diesel Engine
Block MaterialCompacted Graphite Iron
Head MaterialAluminum
Displacement3.0 Liters
Bore3.31″
Stroke3.54″
Compression Ratio16:1
ValvetrainRoller Finger Follow
Ignition SystemCompression
Recommended FuelUltra Low Sulfur Diesel
Fuel DeliveryCommon Rail
Engine Control SystemMulti-Core Powertrain Control Module
Horsepower250 Horsepower @ 3,250 rpm
Torque440 lb.-ft @ 1,750 rpm
Cost$4,995 Upgrade from Base

Visit our 3.0L Powerstroke V-6 Diesel Engine Specs post for more detailed specifications and engine design information. 

3.5L EcoBoost V-6 Engine

3.5L EcoBoost v6 Engine
3.5L V6 EcoBoost Turbocharged Engine. Photo taken from Ford Website.

The 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 engine has been a staple in Ford’s F-150 since 2011. The 2021 3.5L EcoBoost utilizes a dual turbocharger set-up and offers diesel-like performance without the cost of diesel or the myriad of emissions devices. This twin turbocharger set-up and direct fuel injection help this smaller displacement V-6 provide better performance, towing capabilities, and fuel economy than most available naturally-aspirated V-8 engines.

2021 Ford F-150s equipped with the 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 engine produces 400 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. They also hold the record amongst light-duty trucks for a max tow capacity at 14,000 lbs. 

2021 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 Engine Specs

Engine Type3.5 Liter EcoBoost V6
ConfigurationTwin-Turbocharged and Intercooled, 60-Degree V-6 Hybrid, Overhead Cams
Block MaterialAluminum
Head MaterialAluminum
Displacement3.5 Liters
Bore3.64″
Stroke3.41″
Compression Ratio10.5:1
ValvetrainRoller Finger Follow
Ignition SystemCoil on plug
Recommended FuelRegular Unleaded 87 Octane
Fuel DeliveryPort Fuel Injection with direct injection
Engine Control SystemElectronic
Horsepower400 Horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
Torque500 lb-ft @ 3,100 rpm
Cost$2,595 Upgrade from Base

Visit our 3.5L EcoBoost Specs post for more detailed specifications, performance information, and engine design features.

2021 Ford F-150 Fuel Economy

The 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck stacks up pretty good against rival auto manufacturers light-duty trucks. 2021 F-150s equipped with the 3.5L PowerBoost engine earned the best EPA estimated fuel economy in light-duty gas-powered pickup trucks. The EPA estimated that 4×2 2021 Ford F-150s with the 3.5L PowerBoost engine can get 25 miles per gallon in the city, 26 miles per gallon on the highway, or a combined fuel economy of 25 miles per gallon. The same truck in a 4×4 configuration offers a maximum 24 miles per gallon in the city, 24 miles per gallon in the highway, for a combined total of 24 miles per Gallon.

Despite the impressive fuel economy of the 3.5L PowerBoost, the 3.0L Powerstroke diesel still holds the crown when it comes to highway fuel economy in this lineup. 4×2 2021 Ford F-150 trucks with the 3.0L Powerstroke can get a maximum of 27 miles per gallon on the highway. This makes the  3.0L Powerstroke Diesel engine our recommended choice for long distance towing. It doesn’t offer the highest tow capacity amongst powertrains in this lineup, but it offers better highway fuel economy and it reaches max torque much earlier. This powertrain isn’t for everybody though. If you frequently drive in the city, the emissions devices on the 3.0L Powerstroke make it much less efficient. Frequent idling or city driving can result in excessive regenerations and fuel economy degradation. 

Ford’s other powertrains are almost equally as impressive when it comes to fuel efficiency. By using smaller displacement engines and outfitting them with turbochargers and other performance enhancing components,  the 3.5L EcoBoost and 2.7L EcoBoost also beat most other half-ton powertrains in terms of fuel economy. Even Ford’s naturally aspirated powertrains, the 3.3L V-6 and the 5.0L V-8 post efficient numbers. To help our readers, we created a 2021 Ford F-150 Fuel Economy chart so you can compare all of these powertrains side-by-side.

PowertrainsDrivetrainCityHighwayCombined
3.3L V64×2
4×4
20 mpg
19 mpg
24 mpg
22 mpg
21 mpg
20 mpg
2.7L V6 EcoBoost4×2
4×4
20 mpg
19 mpg
26 mpg
24 mpg
22 mpg
21 mpg
3.0L Powerstroke V6 Diesel*4×2
4×4
N/A
20 mpg
N/A
27 mpg
N/A
23 mpg
3.5L EcoBoost V64×2
4×4
18 mpg
18 mpg
24 mpg
23 mpg
20 mpg
20 mpg
3.5L PowerBoost V6
Hybrid
4×2
4×4
25 mpg
24 mpg
26 mpg
24 mpg
25 mpg
24 mpg
5.0L V84×2
4×4
17 mpg
16 mpg
24 mpg
22 mpg
20 mpg
19 mpg
*3.0L Powerstroke Powertrain only offered in a 4×4 Configuration. All Mileage estimates are based off of EPA numbers. Actual MPGs may vary.

2021 Ford F-150 Towing Specs

Maximum Payload

Regular Cab

PowertrainGVWR122.8″
WB 4×2
122.8″
WB 4×4
141.5″
WB 4×2
141.5″
WB 4×4
3.3L V66010 lbs
6050 lbs
6100 lbs
6325 lbs
1985



1775



1975



1960
2.7l EcoBoost6050 lbs
6150 lbs
6170 lbs
6435 lbs
6800 lbs
6900 lbs
1875





1705





1905


2480



1885
2125
5.0L V86200 lbs
6400 lbs
6,750 lbs
6,950 lbs
7,850 lbs
1900




1835




2350

3325



2300
3050
3.5l EcoBoost7,050 lbs
7,050 lbs
7,850 lbs





2620
3250
2360

3035

Supercab

PowertrainGVWR145.4″
WB 4×2
145.4″
WB 4×4
164.1″
WB 4×2
164.1″
WB 4×4
3.3L V66,250 lbs
6,480 lbs
1,905

1880


2.7l EcoBoost6325 lbs
6500 lbs
6750 lbs
6900 lbs
7000 lbs
1855

2175


1745


2165

1925

2225




5.0L V86900 lbs
7000 lbs
7050 lbs
7150 lbs
7,850 lbs
2345





2240


2325


3010



2205
2765
3.0L Powerstroke
V6
7050 lbs1840
3.5l EcoBoost6,900 lbs
7,050 lbs
7,150 lbs
7,850 lbs
2290



2190


2285

2980


2125
2740

SuperCrew Cab

PowertrainGVWR145.4″
WB 4×2
145.4″
WB 4×4
157.2″
WB 4×2
157.2″
WB 4×4
3.3L V66250 lbs
6470 lbs
1785

1765


2.7l EcoBoost6400 lbs
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2650
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V6
7050 lbs
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2155
2640
3.5l PowerBoost
Hybrid
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Max Conventional Towing Capabilities

Regular Cab

PowertrainsAxle RatioGCWR
(LBS)
122.8″
WB 4×2
122.8″
WB 4×4
141.5″
WB 4×2
141.5″
WB 4×4
3.3l V6
Ti-VCT
3.55
3.55
3.55
3.73
3.73
3.73
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9500
9700
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12700
12800
12900
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3.15/3.55
3.55
3.55
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
12200
12300
12500
12600
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13300
13300
13300
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15100
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Ti-VCT
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3.31
3.73
3.73
3.31
3.15/3.31
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
13000
13200
13800
14600
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14800
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15600
17900
17900
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3.55
3.73
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16400
17900
17900
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11200


13000
13000

11200
12700

13100

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PowertrainsAxle RatioGCWR
(LBS)
145.4″
WB 4×2
145.4″
WB 4×4
164.1″
WB 4×2
164.1″
WB 4×4
3.3l V6
Ti-VCT
3.55
3.73
3.73
9700
12900
13100
5000
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2.7l Ecoboost3.15/3.55
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3.55
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
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3.73
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3.31
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3.15/3.31
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
14800
14800
14800
14800
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15600
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3.55
16300
17900

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12100


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V6
3.31/3.55
3.31/3.55
3.31/3.55
3.31/3.55
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3.55
3.55
3.73
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(LBS)
145.4″
WB 4×2
145.4″
WB 4×4
164.1″
WB 4×2
164.1″
WB 4×4
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3.55
3.73
3.73
9900
13000
13000
5100
8200


8200




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3.15/3.55
3.55
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
12700
12800
12900
13300
13300
13300
15100
15400
7700



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10100

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3.31
3.31
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3.15/3.31
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
3.73
14800
14800
14800
14800
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15600
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18200
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3.55
16300
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18000
18000



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12100




10400

12100
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3.55
3.55
3.55
3.55
3.73
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16500
16600
16800
16800
19300
19400
19400
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2021 Ford F-150 Exterior

2021-Ford-F-150-Exterior
2021 Ford F-150 Exterior. Photo Taken from Ford Media Website.

2021 Ford F-150 pickup trucks featuring an entirely new exterior design when compared to previous year models. Some elements are still the same however, such as a fully boxed high-strength steel frame and a military grade aluminum alloy body. Other than these similarities between 2020 and 2021 models, every panel on the new F-150 has been redesigned. The front end offers a tougher, more rugged look and is totally different than the exiting model. Just like the front, the other sections of the truck were improved design-wise and new features were implemented to improve utility and styling. Here’s more details and pictures of Ford’s latest F-150. 

All-New Front End

The front end received the most dramatic change of any other section of the new F-150. An updated headlight design adorns the front. These headlights can be upgraded to LED lighting.  11 new grille options are available with active grille shutters. A new power dome hood sits on top and wrap-around bumpers are also included.

New 2021 Ford F-150 Front End
2021 Ford F-150 Limited Front End

Other Exterior Design Elements

Ford’s engineers wanted to make the 2021 F-150 as aerodynamic as possible to help improve fuel efficiency across the spectrum of their trucks. To help achieve this, they use active grille shutters, an automatically deploying active air dam, and new body styling to reduce drag and reduce fuel consumption. The cab and tailgate geometry were redesigned to be more aerodynamic. 

Other exterior design elements are included for increased utility. These include upgrades like optional extended power running boards for better accessibility into the cab and the bed. They also come with a kick switch! Optional LED taillights and headlamps provide better visibility in low-light conditions and improve safety when driving at night.  New Zone Lighting allows F-150 owners to control exterior lights through the FordPass App or the Sync 4 center console screen to provide lighting when outside camping or working at night. 

Tremor Edition of the new 2021 F-150
2021 Ford F-150 Tremor Edition Features unique styling and exterior elements like larger, all-terrain tires and skid plates.

The new F-150 also offers a more aggressive stance than previous trucks. Larger diameter tires are pulled out .75″. Higher front fenders and a tucked-in midsection further help the F-150 look more rugged and off-road capable. 

Cargo Box Upgrades

The 2021 Ford F-150’s cargo box, or bed, features new design elements that allow better utility from this portion of the truck. They include new cleats on the sides of the tailgate for extra tie-down locations for extra long items. New clamp pockets are incorporated into every tailgate as well, allowing you to clamp items down. This is an excellent design feature for tradesmen or contractors who frequently work with plywood or other materials that need to be re-sized. Last, an optional upgrade called the Tailgate Work Surface incorporates a myriad of other useful tools into the tailgate, like integrated rulers, a mobile device holder, cupholder, and a pencil holder. 

2021-Ford-TailGate

New Tailgate Tie-Down Locations

New Tie-Down Cleats are integrated into every tailgate of the new 2021 Ford F-150. Picture taken from Ford Media Website.

Tailgate Work Surface

Tailgate Work Surface

An all new feature coined the “Tailgate Work Surface” offers contractors numerous tools that make working at a job site easier. Picture taken from Ford Media Website.

2021 Ford F-150 Interior

2021 Ford F-150 Interior
2021 Ford F-150 Interior

Saying the 2021 Ford F-150 interior is upgraded over last year would be a great understatement. From the ground up, the F-150 interior has been redesigned for greater comfort, utility, and luxury. New materials are used, new color choices are available, and there is more storage than ever before. In 2021, greater functionality seems to have been very important mission for the F-150’s design architects. Making the interior as long-lasting as possible was also a key concern. Every interior surface was carefully tested to make sure it would stand the test of time. To help make the seats more durable in XL models frequently used as fleet or work vehicles, new soil-resistant two-tone seats were added. There are a ton of other interior features that add refinement and improve productivity too. Take a look at some of these interior features below.

Sync 4 System

Ford’s Sync 4 system is standard in all 2021 F-150s. It offers natural voice control, real-time mapping, and customizable information on demand. Making this user interphase as hands-free as possible was a major goal for Ford. Distractions are minimized with hands-free voice control, allowing you to choose music or make a phone call. 

The Sync 4 system also offers drivers greater connectivity than the previous system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are features that drivers LOVE as it allows them to seamlessly connect their smartphone to their vehicle and view the center display as if it’s their cell phone. Sync 4 does this wirelessly, meaning you no longer need to plug a USB cord into the vehicle and to your cellphone to use this feature. 

Over 10,000 hours of on-demand content are also available with this system via SiriusXM 360L. This includes live channels, ad-free music, sports, news, entertainment, and other personalized recommendations. You can also search for content within the system. 

Upgraded Entertainment System

To improve the listening experience while driving, an eight-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system is available on trims XLT and above. For the best audio experience an optional 18-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system is available on Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum Models, and it’s standard of Limited models. This system has 18 speakers, some of which are incorporated in the headliner and front headrests. 

Larger Display Screen & Gauge Cluster With Improved Capabilities

New 12″ & 8″ Center Display Screens

Ford’s new 12″ display is on-par with Ram’s 12″ Connect center console. This center screen is 12 inches and allows the screen to be split, to control multiple functions simultaneously. Unlike the UConnect where the 12″ screen is longest top-to-bottom, this screen is longer horizontally. It look’s like a small wide-screen television. 

Ford New 12" Interior Display
Photo Taken From Ford Media Website.

The 12″ display is available on all high level XLT trims and above. Lower trim packages like the XL or cheaper XLT versions get an 8-inch touchscreen, which still gives customer touch screen capabilities, a bigger display, and improved rear-view camera vision. Both versions of the center display also come with a digital owner’s manual that has search capabilities, to find what you’re looking for much faster. It also saves a ton of paper!

12″ Upgraded Digital Gauge Cluster

A futuristic looking, 12″ digital gauge cluster is available as an upgrade on select 2021 F-150s. This gauge cluster features a large on-demand area and truck-specific graphics. It will display different driver-selectable drive modes and other useful information like off-roading data or even show navigation details. Like other gauge clusters, it also offers an enhanced view at vehicle specifics like different temperatures or other parameters so you can keep an eye on truck essentials. 

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Photo taken from Ford Media Website.

Interior Ready For Work

Interior Work Surface & Stowable  Center Console Shifter 

The interior on the new F-150 allows it to be a mobile office. A new Interior Work Surface option creates a flat working space in both bench seat and captain’s chair seat configurations. This creates a space ideal for signing documents or working on up to a 15″ laptop comfortably. This work surface even works in tandem with the center console shifter F-150 customers adore. The shifter easily stows into the center console by pressing a button, allowing you to still use the Interior Work Surface. 

Interior Work Surface 2021 F-150
New Interior Work Surface Available on the new F-150

Max Recline Seats

For down-time at a job site, or when traveling long distances and you just need a rest, Ford’s Max Recline Seats offer a whole new level of comfort. They fold flat to almost 180-degrees to provide an almost flat surface to lay on. The bottom cushion even rises to meet the upper or back cushion for adequate support. This feature is available on King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited Models. 

Max Recline Seats
Max Recline Seats in the new F-150 King Ranch.

Interior Storage

It doesn’t matter what you use your truck for, everyone always appreciates more storage. The 2021 F-150 now has a standard dual glovebox, adding more storage upfront. In the rear, an available lockable, fold-flat storage box can be found under the rear seats. By lifting the rear seats, you can drop valuables or other essential items and then lock them away for safe keeping. 

Under-Seat Storage
Optional, Lockable Under-Seat Storage available on the new 2021 Ford F-150.

2021 Ford F-150 Technology

The 2021 F-150 pickup truck uses both older and newer technology to offer drivers greater safety, connectivity, and assistance. The different technologies we’re going to list below can help make towing easier or simply offer greater insight on the vehicle you’re driving. They can also make being on the road significantly safer, by taking the guess work out of the occasion. Here are the best technology features of Ford’s 2021 F-150. 

New Technology

Ford’s 2021 F-150 definitely didn’t disappoint when it comes to innovation. The latest F-150 is the most capable, and “Smart” truck Ford has created thus far, other than the new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning that was just released. New technology allows the F-150 to become a portable office space, while simultaneously powering tools at a job site.  Driving is also made easier and safer, by new driver-assist features. Towing is even improved and more convenient, thanks to some well thought-out upgrades. Intrigued yet? Here’s the new technology that the new F-150 brings to the table. 

Pro Power On-Board

Pro Power On-Board 2021 Ford F-150
New Pro Power On-Board 2021 Ford F-150

Ford’s Pro Power On-Board feature is our favorite technology feature on any truck in 2021. It’s probably the most useful feature for contractors that has ever been invented, except maybe for the bed of a pickup truck.  Pro Power On-Board makes the 2021 Ford F-150 a portable generator that can power a job site for contractors or a campsite for a family vacation. Ford claims Pro Power On-Board has enough energy to power 28 average refrigerators, charge a full bed of electric dirt bikes or power an entire job site’s worth of tools. 

Pro Power On-Board is available with a 2.0 Kilowatt output on gas engines, or a standard 2.4 Kilowatt output on PowerBoost models. PowerBoost models can be upgraded to 7.2 Kilowatts of output. To use this feature, you simply plug in to one of the in-cabin outlets, or one of the outlets found in the bed. Up to four 120V, 20-amp outlets are available, with 7.2L Kw versions gaining an additional 240V, 30-amp outlet. You can even utilize Pro Power On-Board when moving! This is ideal if you’re moving between job sites or it even allows you to charge tools and other things before you arrive at your destination. 

Driving Made Easier

Ford’s 2021 F-150 comes equipped with the latest Ford Driver-Assist Technology, a part of Ford’s Co-Pilot360 2.0. From the bottom trims up (XL and above), more features are now made standard like pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking and Pedestrian Detection. These features help prevent accidents between your truck and other vehicles, or even pedestrians on the street. Rear-View Cameras with dynamic hitch assist, auto high-beam head lamps, and automatic on/off headlamps are also now standard.

Optional Driver-Assist Features

10 new driver-assist features are also available as an option, including Active Drive Assist, a feature that enables truck owners to drive hands-free on over 100,000 miles of highways in the US and Canada. It does this by utilizing a driver-facing camera that tracks head position and eye gaze. Drivers must be paying attention to the road ahead, but it allows certain sections of pre-mapped, divided highways to drive with their hands off of the steering wheel. Vehicles with this feature will have the Active Drive Assist Prep Kit which contains the hardware needed for the feature. The software to enable this feature won’t arrive until at least the third quarter of 2021 however. This software will be delivered by an over-the-air update or by a dealer visit.

Intersection Assist is another available Driver-Assist feature that detects oncoming traffic when making a left at an intersection. If a risk of collision is detected, the F-150 will apply it’s brakes to try and avoid it. An available Active Park Assist 2.0 is also available, which controls all steering, shifting, braking, and acceleration during parallel or perpendicular parking when the driver holds down a button.

Over-the-Air Updates

Over-the-air updates make updating these trucks easier than ever before, and save time by not forcing you to visit the dealership. These updates can include new functions and features, and can also be used for preventative maintenance and improved performance. For added convenience, updates aren’t done automatically. Instead, you choose when they take place. Most updates will take two minutes or less according to Ford, so it won’t be a big deal, even if you are in a hurry. 

Towing Technology

Pro Trailer Backup Assist, an existing feature on previous F-150s, is also available on the 2021 model year. It makes backing up a trailer very easy, in fact, it just requires turning a dial. Trailer Reverse Guide is also available on the new F-150. It uses a combination of the truck’s multiple cameras and graphics to assist the driver when backing up a trailer. Late model year 2021 F-150s also get three completely new and very exciting towing technologies.

On Board Scales : Built-In Payload Estimation

OnBoard Scales

The first of the three new trailering tech on the F-150 is an option called On Board Scales. The new F-150 when equipped with this option can measure and display approximate payload weight. Payload information is displayed in the center touch screen, on your phone through the Ford Pass Mobile App, or in built-in graphics within the truck’s smart taillamps.

Graphic shows the center display when overloading occurs with the OnBoard Scales Feature. Photo taken from Ford Media.

The Smart Taillamps operate similar to the battery charge indicator on your cellphone. They illuminate the LEDs of the lamps in a built-in vertical bar to show payload capacity as a percentage. When max capacity is reached, four lights illuminate. The top lights blink if excessive payload is reached, showing the truck is overloaded. The truck can also be set on a scale mode, which zeroes out the current load, and allows you to add additional items to calculate their weight independently.

On-Board Scales Graphic

Smart Hitch

Smart Hitch F-150
New Smart Hitch Displayed on the Center Screen.

Payload calculation isn’t the only exciting towing feature new to the F-150. The new Smart Hitch feature helps calculate tongue weight, for a safer, easier experience when hooking up a trailer. This makes distributing trailer weight easier by providing guidance on the proper tongue weight and helps prevent hitch overloading. Like the OnBoard Scales feature, the Smart Hitch displays graphics on the Center Screen, on the FordPass app, or within the Taillights. The truck can also indicate whether the hitch weight is too high or too low to help lower the chances of trailer sway.

Smart Hitch F-150
Smart Hitch displayed on the FordPass App.

Continuously Controlled Damping – Active Suspension

The last of these new technologies impacts drive comfort not only when towing, but at other times too. A new, available Active Suspension significantly improve ride quality and handling. High resolution sensors send signals to an internal computer that analyzes them and then responds appropriately by controlling valves in the F-150’s shocks. This reduces bounce, and pitch and roll. It also reduces the harshness of driving over potholes. You will be able to adjust tuning by switching between drive modes.

2021 Ford F-150 Trim & Packages

2021 Ford F-150 XL

The 2021 Ford F-150 XL is the entry level trim in this lineup. Ideal for fleet vehicles and truck owners who just need a truck. XL models commonly have black painted exterior trim and bumpers, making them easy to differentiate between other models. Despite being a basic model, XL models now come with a variety of standard safety features, a rear-view camera, automatic low beam headlights, and more. They are available in a Regular Cab, SuperCab, Or Crew Cab configuration. The standard powertrain is the 3.3L V6 Engine, however, they can be configured to work with any of the six available powertrains. Pricing for the 2021 F-150 XL Starts at $29,290 before dealer and Destination fees.

2021 Ford F-150 XL

F-150 XL Exterior

XL Models are commonly recognized by black accents and trim pieces. Notice the black bumpers and grille. They also come standard with non-painted Silver Steel Wheels.

2021 F-150 XL Interior

F-150 XL Interior

New 2021 XL Models gained a new 8″ Display, bring them into the present when compared against previous years XL models.

2021 Ford F-150 XLT

The next step up from the XL is the 2021 Ford F-150 XLT. This model offers a lower starting price point, but it can be heavily modified to offer most, if not all, of the options available on Lariat and above trims. The XLT trim is also available in a Regular, SuperCab, or SuperCrew Cab configuration . The standard powertrain on XLT models is also the 3.3L V6, however it can also be paired with any of the other 5 available powertrains. XLT models come standard with XL features as well as more luxurious features like Blind Spot Monitoring, Ford CoPilot 2.0, Reverse Sensing Systems, and Chrome Front and Rear Bumpers. Pricing on the XLT starts at $35,400 before dealer and destination fees.

2021 Ford F-150 XLT

F-150 XLT Exterior

F-150 XLT Models offer a more refined exterior featuring chrome accents, bumpers, and grilles.

F-150 XLT Interior

Ford F-150 XLT Interiors offer significantly more available options, including the new 12″ Center screen and 12″ Digital Gauge Cluster.

2021 Ford F-150 Lariat

The Lariat is the next Trim in line for the Ford F-150. 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat pickup trucks get a standard 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Twin-Turbocharged gas engine. This trim comes standard with the new 12″ Center Display, 12″ Digital Gauge Cluster, Leather-trimmed seats, and push-button start. Lariat trims are only available in a SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configuration. Pricing for the 2021 F-150 Lariat starts at $45,045 before dealer and destination fees.

2021 Ford F-150 Lariat Sport

Lariat Exterior

2021 Ford F-150 Lariat Edition in Red

2021 Ford F-150 Lariat

2021 F-150 Lariat Interior

2021 Ford F-150 Lariat Interior

2021 Ford F-150 Tremor

A new trim package is available on 2021 Ford F-150 pickup trucks, known as the Tremor edition. The 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor Edition is designed for those who want greater off-road capabilities, but still want the affordability and capabilities of the regular F-150. It’s a great compromise between the regular F-150 and the Raptor. The Tremor comes from the factory with a slight suspension lift, larger off-road tires, and aggressive wheels. It also comes with unique exterior and interior styling.

2021 Ford F-150 Tremor models are only available in a SuperCrew Cab configuration and it’s only available with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Twin-Turbocharged engine. It also comes with Front and Rear Tow Hooks.

Pricing for the 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor starts at $49,505 before dealer and destination fees.

2021 Ford F-150 Tremor Exterior

2021 Ford F-150 Tremor Exterior

The Tremor Edition comes with larger, off-road tires, aggressive styling, and sharper looking wheels.

Tremor Exterior Rear-View

2021 Ford F-150 Tremor Interior
Tremor Editions come with unique interior accents and styling. Pictured above is the new 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor Interior.

2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch

2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch
King Ranch Ford F-150

Just beyond the Tremor is the King Ranch trim. 2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch models are one of the most luxurious F-150 trim packages. They feature a 2-tone paint and grille and feature unique interior and exterior styling. This trim has a rancher theme that features saddle-colored leather seating and appliqués. The standard powertrain on King Ranch models is the 5.0L Naturally Aspirated V8 engine, with the 3.0L Powerstroke V6 Diesel, 3.5L EcoBoost V6, and PowerBoost 3.5L V6 available as upgrade options. King Ranch models are only available in a SuperCrew cab configuration and they come stand with an upgrade Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Pricing for 2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch models starts at $56,015 before dealer and destination fees.

2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch Interiors

Max-Recline Seating

2021 Ford F-150 Exterior Front End

2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch Exterior: Front End

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum Front
2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

The Platinum Trim offers similar features to the King Ranch, just with different styling. Instead of an agriculture or farmer themed interior, the Platinum is a more refined, business-like trim package. It comes with real wood interior accents, and comes standard with Navigation and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. It also has more standard safety and driving assist features. The standard powertrain is the 5.0L V8 Naturally Aspirated Gasoline Engine. Other powertrain options are available as an upgrade. F-150 Platinum trucks are only available in the SuperCrew Cab configuration.

Pricing on the 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum starts at $58,795 before dealer and destination fees.

2021 Ford F150 Platinum Exterior

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum Exterior

F-150 Platinum Interior

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum Interior

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor
Pictured Above is the new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor. Picture taken from Ford Media Website.

Hardly to be considered a trim package, the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor is arguably the most capable off-road production truck currently manufactured. It’s a truck that is ready to function as a pre-runner desert racing vehicle, straight from the showroom floor. Equipped with a standard high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Twin Turbocharged and Intercooled Engine, this truck offers impressive performance with no upgraded powertrain options needed. That’s a good thing, because the EcoBoost 3.5L V6 is the only powertrain available on this truck.

The 2021 F-150 Raptor comes with a new 5-Link Rear Suspension System and new Fox Shocks with electronic control technology that actively adjust damping force according to data transmitted by sensors on the truck. The result is off-road prowess we’ve never before seen on a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Raptor models also come with 35″ or 37″ tires from the factory and are available with beadlock wheels.

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Pricing starts at $64,145 before dealer and destination fees.

Action Shot 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Suspension

2021 F-150 Raptor Interior
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Interior

2021 Ford F-150 Limited

2021 Ford F-150 Limited
2021 Ford F-150 Limited

The highest available trim package on the Ford F-150 is the 2021 Ford F-150 Limited. Being a step above the King Ranch and Platinum trims, the Limited comes with the most standard options and consequentially, the highest price tag. 2021 Ford F-150 Limited trucks have a standard High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Twin-Turbocharged engine. The Limited trim is only available in a Crew Cab configuration and unfortunately only a short 5’5″ box length. If this is the truck you’re purchasing, it’s very likely you’re not using this truck for work though, so I wouldn’t be concerned about the extra bit of utility.

Pricing for the 2021 Ford F-150 Limited starts at $73,105 before dealer and destination fees.

2021 Ford F-150 Limited Interior

F-150 Limited Interior

2021 F-150 Limited Exterior1

2021 Ford F-150 Limited Exterior

Want to Learn More? Visit These Posts:

  • 2021 Ford F-150 Maintenance Guide
  • Comprehensive Guide to the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor
  • 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor : The Latest Off-Road F-150

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