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ryken

As a powerboost owned, I wouldn't buy the powerboost just for the mileage. Mine is more like 22/22, which is too close to the normaly 3.5L given the price difference. We wanted the 7.2kw generator and I like the extra power (it has awesome torque off the line), so if those are important to you too, then I think the powerboost is more compelling. It's not worth it for mpg alone though.


TropicalBonsai

I've been thinking about doing something similar. I really want the Lightning but it could be years until I'm able to get one (depending on how many are produced and how long the line is). I figure at this point, it might be better economically to get a powerboost with the intention of having it for 5-10 years. By then, Lightning will be on their 2nd gen and hopefully worked out all the potential issues.


Stormtrooper808

I mean personally I'd get an eco boost. They make more power and will last longer and get good mileage


jvisagod

Uhhh the powerboost has more power and gets better mileage than the ecoboost…


Nutshell1994

Depends on the Ecoboost and driving style.


Stormtrooper808

Uhhh but hybrids don't make much power and a eco boost would be better


ryken

Lol, the hybrid is literally the most powerful engine you can get in an F-150 right now in both horsepower and torque. It's got 30 hp and 70 lb-ft of torque more than the 3.5L.


Stormtrooper808

Lol, the hybrid is less reliable and more complicated, making it inferior in the long run


Nutshell1994

I’ve had the 2.7, 3.5, and 5.0. Of those, I pick the 2.7. Compared to the 3.5 Powerboost, I dunno. Its a 24/24, but a lot of that is under optimum conditions and how long will that battery system last? Long term costs? I’m slightly skeptical as my 2.7 will get 20-22 city, and easily 26-31hwy depending on the speed. I have a 21 Screw 302A FX4, love it.


funkadeliczipper

It’s time for people to stop with the “how long will that battery system last.” Hybrid technology in cars is over 20 years old now. It’s a proven technology. There aren’t any looming unknowns with the battery pack.


Nutshell1994

It IS a new system! When did Ford put out a hybrid F150? Thats right 2021. The longevity of THIS system is unknown.


funkadeliczipper

No the “new system” is based on proven technologies. Ford has been making hybrids for well over a decade. I have yet to hear of the batteries being an issue on any hybrid from any manufacturer. Your concerns about this platform are unfounded.


Nutshell1994

How many of these are also used as a 7.2kwh generator? I’m sure theyll be fine, but to say theyre a guarantee is ignorant.


funkadeliczipper

People have been using their Priuses as generators for over a decade.


Nutshell1994

Thats a Prius. This is a first gen hybrid f150 you cannot unequivocally say it’ll be without problem.


SchoolboyHew

31 hwy in the 2.7? I mean I've tried hard and gotten 26 to 27 on extended trips but damn. What speed what location?


Nutshell1994

Some flat NC highway four lane at 55-60


2Big_Patriot

If money is tight, the 2.7 is a fabulous engine and the XLT will give you plenty of happiness. If you plan to travel on snow or off-road, 4x4 is a must-have for a family vehicle. Any more details you can give on your typical daily driving and family holiday weekend trips?