Ford F-150 3.0L Turbo Diesel V6 Named Best Engine by Wards Auto
For fuel economy & performance, there is no diesel powertrain that got the job done better than the F-150.
Once again, the Ford F-150 takes home top honors from Wards Auto annual Top 10 Best Engines. Last year, the F-150’s twin-turbo V6 grabbed the top spot. This year the top engine went to the 2019 F-150’s 3.0L DOHC Turbo diesel V6.
Wards cited its fuel economy, durability, and superior performance.
Wards said of the engine: “The smooth, quiet 3.0L PowerStroke V6 available since June in the Ford F-150 earns a 2019 Wards 10 Best Engines trophy for its workman-like disposition, eager to do a good job, without complaint.”
Wards was especially impressed with the tuned elastomeric damper that reduces engine vibrations. They also praised the forged steel crankshaft, aluminum pistons, and die-cast structural oil pan that provided superior noise control.
“What clinches it for the Wards judges is the 26 mpg (9.0 L/100 km) we observed while logging about 800 miles in an F-150 SuperCrew 4×2.” Wards said. “That’s the best fuel economy we’ve ever seen in a fullsize pickup.”
“This is the best mainstream V-6 diesel I’ve ever driven,” editor Drew Winter wrote on his scoresheet. “Smoother and quieter than anything we’ve tested in a luxury car such as a Mercedes, Audi, BMW or Jaguar, or a comparable pickup. Credit sophisticated combustion engineering and a 10-speed transmission.”
Hey, it’s good to be king.