I’m looking to buy a F150. Read a couple places the 3.3 motor is light on power. I don’t like turbo motors, at least on passenger vehicles. Has anyone ever put a chip or programmer modification on their truck?
Either one seems like a good motor for your application. Both are supposed to be extremely reliable. Go with whichever would give you more peace of mind.Which is odd given the 3.3 has more power than V-8's in trucks did 20 years ago. I go back and forth on ordering the 3.3 vs. 2.7 I want 4 x 4 extended cab and 6.5 bed. All I'll ever tow is a bass boat and mainly flat ground. I want good hwy milage and don't want to be in for repair even under warranty all the time. This will be my first and last truck and want it to last 20 years like all our family cars have.
I had a 2020 F150 XLT rcsb 2wd with the 3.3. I love that engine. Its operates so smoothly and reliableity second to none. Plenty of power. I now have a 2021 RCSB FX4 with 5.0 10spd auto. Its fast but the 2020 with the 3.3 was way smoother operationPutting out a solid 295 horsepower and 265 pound feet of torque, the 2021 Ford F-150’s 3.3 liter naturally aspirated V6 is the base engine and the workhorse of the lineup.
Fleet, rentals, and small businessmen and women alike will probably make up the majority of the take rate for this engine.
As long as the F150gen14 forum has been up, this engine has been easily overlooked by the more powerful and intriguing EcoBoosts and PowerBoosts. I figured I’d get this thread going to show it some love!
What do you all think of this engine? Does anyone have this engine on their build?
Was it smoother because of the 6 speed or the engine?I had a 2020 F150 XLT rcsb 2wd with the 3.3. I love that engine. Its operates so smoothly and reliableity second to none. Plenty of power. I now have a 2021 RCSB FX4 with 5.0 10spd auto. Its fast but the 2020 with the 3.3 was way smoother operation
I was wondering that too when looking into the F-150.Just wondering about the water pump issues I have heard about in the 3.3, I was thinking of getting one. Has the problem been resolved?