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There seem to be more engine choices than ever for each respective manufacturer, but for one of them, I just can't figure out how they came up with the combination they came up with.

I'll start with GM's lineup.

4.3L V6 for fleet and cost-conscious customers. Makes sense.
5.3L V8 for majority of owners, delivering good mileage and great power.
6.2L V8 for the upper trim trucks and guys who have massive sets of balls, like myself.
6.0L V8 (Heavy Duty). This one is a trusty and inexpensive engine option, but it definitely does need improvement. I think a bigger displacement makes sense.
6.6L Duramax - Needs no explanation.


All of GM's engines make perfect logical sense, and it really is rather clear-cut when deciding which one to get.

Same goes for RAM. They've got a V6, a big V8, a bigger V8, and a light duty and heavy duty diesel engine.


Now on to Ford.

I just don't understand their half-ton engine lineup. 3 V6's and 1 V8 option is bad enough. I can see the NA V6 engine, and the 5.0 V8 obviously. I can even understand the 3.5L ecoboost, since that is supposed to be their "range-topper" engine. What I really don't get is the 2.7L ecoboost. Why so many options? Where does this engine fit in? Is this supposed to be the eventual replacement to their 5.0? Power and economy wise, I think its actually the worst pick of the entire lineup. Can anyone help me understand the thinking behind this decision?
 

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I'd imagine you'd need the Duramax to lug those wrecking balls around. I throw mine over my shoulder so they don't spark on the pavement.

You can imagine the looks I get with what looks like a meaty, ham-colored trashbag hanging over my shoulder and down my back.

Half the time I get by the "no shirt, no shoes" rule on a technicality, but the other half... it's just inconvenient.
 

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6.2L V8 for the upper trim trucks and guys who have massive sets of balls, like myself.
My 455 is bigger. You know what that means?
 

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Yes that you never pass a gas station without having to fill up the tank!:D
A few years ago I towed my buddy's 21' Wellcraft Nova from our place in Dimondale to his in Warren. Over the 75 miles or so I burned around 12 gallons, putting consumption between 6-7 mpg...car was tuned up and running well, fairly flat highway, and I kept it under 65 mph.

Still felt like I could have pulled it 90 mph of faster if I wanted to though. No lack of power
 

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With the recent post that Ford plans no V8's beyond 2017, I suspect the 2.7L will replace the 5.0L V8 truck engine
I thought the same. What a bunch of wimps, Ford.


Also, too many trim level choices. Look at RAM and the last generation F150. Now GM is coming out with all these "special editions" and yet they are just paint and color packages and nothing with actual performance increases.
 
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With the recent post that Ford plans no V8's beyond 2017, I suspect the 2.7L will replace the 5.0L V8 truck engine
I'm fairly certain that post was debunked by one of the higher ups at Ford.
 
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