How Much Power Can a 3.5 EcoBoost Handle?


The EcoBoost series of turbocharged, direct-injection, gasoline engines showed its fans that a turbocharged 6-cylinder F-150 could perform as well as an 8 cylinder.

Built the same as every Ford product, the EcoBoost engine is known for having a long life and not having a determined number of miles.

If you take care of the car and do routine maintenance on time, it is guaranteed that it will exceed 200,000 miles.

How much power can a 3.5 EcoBoost handle, though?  Let’s keep reading to find out how much power a 3.5 EcoBoost can handle.

With direct fuel injection and a dual overhead camshaft, the 3.5L can develop 365 HP and 420 TQ.  The fuel consumption is 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined.

It maintains 90% peak torque from 1700 RPM to 5000 RPM. The EcoBoost has a 3180 lbs. payload rating, and the towing capacity is 12200 lbs.

A big advantage of the EcoBoost engines is that they can produce similar power and torque as a V8 engine while consuming less fuel.

Thus, they are direct competitors. EcoBoost engines are becoming more and more popular because the 6-cylinder can create equal output as the V8 but at a cheaper price.

One of the characteristics of this engine is that it comes out of the factory with good acceleration and with simple mods that will improve its performance.

If you want to test the limits of an EcoBoost F-150, it’s easy to increase the power of such an engine. Simply swap out the turbocharger with a larger unit and change the rear gears.

This will raise the power while the HP will remain the same. Another option would be to upgrade the cold air intake, combining it with a custom one to help the turbocharger work harder and produce more power.

The 3.5 EcoBoost engine seems to handle a lot of power from the moment it comes out of the factory. If that is not sufficient, though, with some custom changes, it can exceed those limits.

Let’s not forget that all this power is coming with lower fuel consumption.

About Jennifer Moore

I'm Jennifer and I am a hardcore car racing lover. I have been writing on automotive topics for more than 8 years now, specializing in performance enhancement. My passion is to help people find the best of what they are looking for, be it an engine or a set of tires. If you want to know something about cars and how they work, just ask me!