Ford 3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid Specs, Tow Capacity, and Fuel Economy
Complete Guide to 2021+ Ford F-150 Hybrid Trucks
The 3.5L Powerboost Hybrid V6 isn’t the fully electric F-150 we’ve been waiting for, but it’s close. By combining the 3.5L EcoBoost twin-turbocharged engine with a 35 kW (47 horsepower) electric motor in the transmission, we’ve gotten a more powerful and fuel efficient F-150 than we’re already accustomed to. The Powerboost will debut on 2021 F-150s that also have a new body style, new technology, and even a standard on-board “Generator” feature. These impressive features compliment the performance of the F-150 3.5L Powerboost Hybrid. These trucks leave the lot with 430 horsepower and 570 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s significantly more power the 3.5L EcoBoost on it’s own, however, it falls about 20 horsepower short to the high-output Ecoboost engine in previous models. In this resource article, we’re going to dive into exactly what 3.5L Powerboost Hybrid V6 specs and features are important, and how they impact this new engine’s performance.
3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid Performance
The 3.5L PowerBoost is very similar to Ford’s current 3.5L EcoBoost engine. In fact, it’s basically a 3.5L EcoBoost adapted to work in conjunction with an electric motor. This electric motor is located on the 10-Speed automatic transmission and it’s powered by a 1.5 kWh battery. This battery sits underneath the cab to optimize cab space. This 35kW motor works with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine to provide horsepower and torque. It also captures energy from braking, and supports the generator function available on these trucks.
Pro Power Onboard
One of the most exciting features of Ford’s new F-150 is Pro Power Onboard. It brings a whole new level of versatility to the F-150 by providing owners with generator-like power anywhere the truck is driven. The standard gas engines are available with a 2.0 kilowatt output, while PowerBoost-equipped F-150s come standard with 2.4 kilowatt outputs. Powerboost Hybrid F-150s have an upgraded output option, providing 7.2 kilowatts of output. Power is accessed through in-cabin outlets, or up to four 120V, 20 amp, exterior outlets located in the bed of the F-150. Upgraded output models receive a 240 volt 30-amp outlet too. This is plenty of power to provide work at a job site or camping site. Power is even provided when the vehicle is on the move, a useful feature for charging tools when traveling to different job sites.
3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid V6 Specifications Guide
|Configuration:||60-Degree V6 Twin-Turbocharged|
|Engine Displacement:||3.5 Liters or 213 Cubic Inches|
|Firing Order***:||1-4-2-5-3-6 (Based on 2020 EcoBoost)|
|Ignition System:||Coil on Plug|
|Engine Block Material:||Aluminum|
|Cylinder Head Material:||Aluminum|
|Battery size:||1.5 kWh|
|Battery/Fuel Range:||700 Miles|
|Battery Size/Power:||35 Kilowatts per hour or|
|Fuel System:||Port Fuel Injection with Direct Injection|
|Fuel Capacity:||30.6 Gallons|
|Fuel:||Regular Unleaded 87 At Minimum|
|Engine Control System:||Electronic|
|Engine Oil Capacity:||6 Quarts with Filter|
|Coolant Capacity:||14.5 Liters High Temp Loop|
6.8 Liters Low Temp Loop
|Aspiration:||Twin Turbocharged, Intercooled|
|Horsepower:||430 Horsepower @ 6,000 rpm|
|Torque:||570 lb.-ft @ 3,000 rpm|
10-Speed Modular Hybrid Transmission Specs
|Front Configuration:||Independent double-wishbone with coil-over shock and stamped lower control arm|
|Front Shock Absorber Type:||Heavy-duty Gas-Pressurized|
|Rear Configuration:||Solid Axle with Leaf Springs|
|Rear Shock Absorber Type:||Heavy-Duty Gas-Pressurized|
Ford F-150 3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid Towing
The new 2021 Ford F-150 will have a max tow capacity of 14,000 pounds. That’s an increase of 800 pounds over 2020 models. Unfortunately, the 14,000 pound tow capacity can only be achieved with the 3.5L Ecoboost engine. 3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid F-150s have a max tow capacity of 12,700 pounds. Max payload for the 2021 F-150 is 3,250 pounds, with the PowerBoost having a max payload of 2,120 pounds.
|3.5L PowerBoost Year||Payload||Max Tow Capacity|
|2021||2,120 lbs||12,700 lbs|
Ford 3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid Fuel Economy
Fuel economy hasn’t been computed yet on a miles-per-gallon (MPGs) basis. More detailed and accurate fuel economy information will be released in the coming months. Ford has said that the F-150 with this hybrid engine will be capable of getting at least 700 miles out of one tank. We are very excited to see how the hybrid capability affects city driving. That’s one fuel economy aspect that trucks traditionally struggle with. Assuming a maximum of 700 miles can be travelled on a 30.6 gallon fuel tank, average MPGS for the 3.5L PowerBoost F-150 Hybrid is pegged at around 22.87. That’s a dramatic improvement over the previous ecoboost, although still falling a bit short of the 3.0L Powerstroke Diesel in it’s most efficient variant.
|Tank Size||Max Range||Average Combined MPGs**|
|30.6 Gallons||700 Miles||22.87 MPGs (Speculative)|
** Information is based off of speculation and may not be accurate. Accurate EPA-Estimates will arrive Fall or Winter of 2020.
Ford F-150 3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid Pricing
How much does an F-150 Cost when Equipped with the 3.5L Powerboost engine?
Fully equipped Ford F-150s with the new PowerBoost Hybrid engine can exceed $80,000 when outfitted with all the bells and whistles. Thankfully, all trim levels, from the XL-up, will be available with the Hybrid powertrain. Exact pricing isn’t available yet, but we’ll be sure to update this post when it is!