The current Ford F-150 has six engine options including a base 3.3-liter Duratec V6. We’ve just known the company plans axing a diesel 3.0L Power Stroke V6 variant.
The rests are four gasoline and one hybrid engine, and they remain. For some time, at least, until Ford will fully switch to battery electric power.
The automaker debuted the diesel unit on the F-150 in 2018. And now, just 3 years after, the Blue Oval decides to remove it from the engine lineup for the pickup, why?
First of all, the Power Stroke V6’s output (250 hp, 440 lb-ft) lags behind Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and 3.5-liter PowerBoost V6 which produce 400 and 430 horsepower, 500 and 570 pound-feet of torque, respectively.
Secondly, the newly available 3.5L PowerBoost V6 hybrid powertrain is more efficient than the diesel option: 24 versus 23 miles per gallon combined, EPA rated, with four-wheel drive.
Thirdly, the diesel 2021 Ford F-150 currently costs $500 more than the hybrid variant thru all trims they are offered for.
Finally, unlike Ecoboost V6s and the hybrid version, certain useful options, such as a 36-gallon extended-range fuel tank or Pro Power Onboard, are unavailable for the Ford F-150 with the diesel 3.0L Power Stroke V6.
Source: Ford Authority