It seems truck shoppers aren’t as in love with V-8s as one might think. Ford is reportedly diminishing production of the 5.0-liter V-8 for its F-150 lineup because they’re not nearly as in demand as other options.
That’s a little surprising, until you consider a few facts. First, many news outlets are focusing on the EcoBoost engines. While the 3.5-liter EcoBoost does produce an amazing 470 lb.-ft. of torque and opens up the possibility of towing up to 13,200 pounds, it’s probably not the only reason for the Coyote falling out of favor.
Remember that Ford started offering a Power Stroke for the F-150. It kicks out 440 lb.-ft. of torque and pushes the towing capacity to 11,400 pounds. Just by offering that, Ford pretty much guaranteed the V-8 would see a sales decrease, because some people who would’ve gone for the 5.0-liter are choosing the turbo-diesel instead.
As for the Coyote 5.0-liter V-8, it produces 400 lb.-ft. of torque at peak, which is good but trails behind two of the other options. That matches the torque output for the 2.7-liter EcoBoost, by the way. Depending on how you plan to use the truck, the Coyote might not make a whole lot of sense.