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Old 09-01-2017, 11:59 AM   #1
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I need to move on from my 2005 FX4 with 325,000km on the 5.4l Triton (metric here in Canada, you know...).
I'm looking at various '14, '15 and '16s and wondering about the longevity of the 2.7l and 3.5l ecoboost engines vs the 5l V8. Any thoughts? Any compelling reason not to consider a 2014 compared to the 2015 and 2016s?
All recommendations appreciated...
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:07 PM   #2
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wondering about the longevity of the 2.7l and 3.5l ecoboost engines vs the 5l V8. Any thoughts?
Yes: This is a subject which, like the proverbial horse, has been beaten to death again and again. You have only to spend a few moments reading through any appropriate subforum index for the many post threads started on the subject. A Go0gle search might be faster...

The only reason I chose to purchase a '15+ was for the alloy body which, depending on the truck's options list can weigh up to 700 lbs lighter than an steel-bodied '14.

These are fantastic trucks; all of them. Good luck in your search!

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My advice.....
All engines are winners. Figure out what you'll be using your truck for. Base your purchase off of need, test drive what you're interested in, buy the one you like and enjoy. Asking which one is better ends up in a fan boy war 95% of the time.
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I wouldn't worry about the engines in any of the trucks. What I would worry about is smaller parts nickle and diming you in the 2015 and possibly a 2016. With it being a new model year, Ford spent the next 2 years learning what wasn't working great and making small changes for 2017.
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We bought a used 2014 F150 Lariat which was Ford Certified. They put brand new truck warranty on it for us. They either have full confidence in the vehicle or none....trying to save me money!
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If you cant afford a 17, get a 14......all engines you listed from both years are great engines. I chose a 17 since it was the third year of the generation. Hope most kinks are worked out by now.
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Thanks to all... I ended up getting a new 2017 FX4 Crew Cab short box with the 2.7 EcoBoost. Really impressed with this vehicle so far...
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Generally (and logically) speaking, more parts = more chances of something breaking. We also know by fact that the V8 is more reliable. But it's all a matter of what you prefer the most, in the end... As an example, Toyota is the most reliable car brand and nobody can deny it, but I hate how they drive so I will never get one.

If you are planning on keeping it long term, the odds are against you! lol

Glad to see you like your new purchase.

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We also know by fact that the V8 is more reliable.
Please provide information supporting opinions claimed to be facts.

All we really know so far is that both the coyote and E/B's appear to be able to reliably make it to 100,000 miles. There isn't enough data yet past that at this point to claim one is more reliable than the other with any certainty.
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I already told the supporting fact :

More parts = higher probability of something breaking. Turbos are cool, but long term speaking, the V8 is much better. Plus, EB aren't very recognized for their reliability. We're may-be not reading the same articles, though.

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