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Old 10-23-2014, 11:57 PM
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2015 Ford Expedition drops the V8 option

So was doing some truck hunting. Took a 15 Expedition for spin. Thinking about an upgrade. Found out Ford discontinued the V8 engine in the Expeditions. Only offering the twin turbo Eco Boost. As someone who just swapped to his first Ford being a lifelong Chevy guy after 8 Tahoe/Suburban variants I was loving the towing on the Expedition. Just curious on the thoughts of the Eco Boost from those running em. Specs are higher than the old V8 but dyno and real world applications vary considerably.

I know it runs well in the F150 but we are talking little more truck. May be heading back to Chevy .........Fire away
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:29 AM
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So was doing some truck hunting. Took a 15 Expedition for spin. Thinking about an upgrade. Found out Ford discontinued the V8 engine in the Expeditions. Only offering the twin turbo Eco Boost. As someone who just swapped to his first Ford being a lifelong Chevy guy after 8 Tahoe/Suburban variants I was loving the towing on the Expedition. Just curious on the thoughts of the Eco Boost from those running em. Specs are higher than the old V8 but dyno and real world applications vary considerably.

I know it runs well in the F150 but we are talking little more truck. May be heading back to Chevy .........Fire away

Chevy/GMC all day every day.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:31 AM
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unless you got to gm and get the 6.2, there isn't a comparison.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:44 AM
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Last year I had an Expedition with a 5.4L in it. This year I have a Yukon Denali with a 6.2L. I can tell you from experience that the GM is hands down better for pulling. Now of course it is simple displacement that makes the difference but the fuel economy isn't that much different. I have to pull my boat anywhere I go and the Denali didn't use anymore fuel this summer than I used last with the Ford. Both have good and bad, the Ford sync and Nav is hands down better than what GM offers and I LOVED that fact the Ford had fold into the floor 3rd row. The GM has a crap system of flip the 3rd row forward or take them out completely which I did. Now mine is a 4 passenger only cause it is such a pain to put the seats back in.....
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:49 AM
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the 5.4 is a dog! not a fair comparison to the 3.5TT
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:06 AM
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Go with the 6.2 - the 5.3 in the XL is sufficient but 6.2 is where it is at.

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Old 10-24-2014, 01:19 AM
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I drive a '13 sierra with the 6.2 and it is sweet
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:18 AM
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I just picked up a 2010 Escalade ESV with the 6.2. Easily the best tow vehicle I've ever had. Pulled the X30 from SLC down to Lake Mead and back last week. Coming from a Yukon XL with the 5.3 I can tell you that the Escalade is a TOWING MACHINE! It's certainly no diesel but for a gas powered family car, it can't be beat.
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Old 10-24-2014, 03:52 AM
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Get a new aluminum F-150 Super Crew with that 3.5 Eco Boost. Rated to tow over 12,000 lbs. They will all have to follow Ford with the aluminum.
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Last year I had an Expedition with a 5.4L in it. This year I have a Yukon Denali with a 6.2L. I can tell you from experience that the GM is hands down better for pulling. Now of course it is simple displacement that makes the difference but the fuel economy isn't that much different. I have to pull my boat anywhere I go and the Denali didn't use anymore fuel this summer than I used last with the Ford. Both have good and bad, the Ford sync and Nav is hands down better than what GM offers and I LOVED that fact the Ford had fold into the floor 3rd row. The GM has a crap system of flip the 3rd row forward or take them out completely which I did. Now mine is a 4 passenger only cause it is such a pain to put the seats back in.....
Couldn't agree more about the seats. That's actually one of the big reasons for my swap. Got tired of lugging the rear seats in and out of truck.
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