A recent report by FordAuthority suggests that the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 Power Stroke engine in the Ford F-150 will soon be discontinued and removed from the lineup. This engine was first added to the F-150 lineup in 2018. When the F-150 was redesigned for the 2021 model year, the 3.0L diesel V6 continued with the same power ratings as before: 250 hp @ 3,250 rpm and 440 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750 rpm.
When the 3rd-generation 2021 Ford Raptor joins the lineup, the new F-150 will have a mind-boggling seven different engine options – see the 2021 F-150 powertrain table below. Will the diesel V6 be canceled soon? TFLtruck reached out to Ford for comment, and we will update this story as we hear an official word about it. For now, we only have the FordAuthority.com report to go by.
We have tested the 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 back in 2018, and we found it to deliver smooth power. This engine’s design goes back to the engine that was used in the Land Rover and Range Rover SUVs with different tuning. The turbo-diesel version of the F-150 is not the quickest, it does not offer the best towing or payload, but it offers the best highway MPG. If you are looking for a pickup truck to rack up lots of highway miles with or without a trailer (over 20,000 miles per year) – then the turbo-diesel engine can be a good choice. However, F-150’s EcoBoost V6 engines, the V8, and the new Hybrid will offer more speed, more towing, and (in the case of the F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid) more city fuel economy.
The 3.0L turbo-diesel V6 has been discontinued from the Land Rover/Range Rover U.S. lineup for the 2022 model year. Perhaps, the F-150 version of the engine will indeed be discontinued for the 2022 model year as well.
Ford F-150 will still offer plenty of choice when the 2022 F-150 Lightning EV truck will go on sale next year.