Tow Vehicle Shootout: V-8 or V-6

Tow Vehicle Shootout: V-8 or V-6

We put the F-150 4x4 SuperCrew EcoBoost XLT and F-150 4x4 SuperCrew SVT Raptor to the test by towing 7,500 pounds of fueled-up and geared-up Four Winns SL262 through some of California's heaviest freeway traffic and most difficult mountain roads.Robert Brown

Tow Vehicle Shootout: V-8 or V-6

Ford F-150 4x4 SuperCrew EcoBoost XLT
Highs: Quiet riding and quicker acceleration. Lows: Less stable towing on uneven pavement. Bottom Line: Great combo of daily driver and tow attributes.
Robert Brown

Tow Vehicle Shootout: V-8 or V-6

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 produces 365 HP at 5,000 RPM and 420 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 RPM.Robert Brown

Tow Vehicle Shootout: V-8 or V-6

Ford F-150 4x4 SuperCrew SVT Raptor
Highs: Stable towing at all times on all roads. Great seating comfort. Lows: Cabin sound levels higher than those measured in the EcoBoost. Bottom Line: Brawny, super stable, and offers off-road capability.
Robert Brown

Tow Vehicle Shootout: V-8 or V-6

The 6.2-liter V-8 produces 411 HP at 5,500 RPM and 434 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 RPM.Robert Brown

Tow Vehicle Shootout: V-8 or V-6

Robert Brown

Tow Vehicle Shootout: V-8 or V-6

Each round trip covered more than 110 miles of freeways and narrow, winding two-lane highways.Robert Brown

Tow Vehicle Shootout: V-8 or V-6

Ford's F-150 EcoBoost XLT offers power-adjustable pedals, a trailer-brake controller and a power sliding rear window.Robert Brown

Tow Vehicle Shootout: V-8 or V-6

The SVT Raptor features 10-way-adjustable leather front seats that are heated and cooled, and a rearview camera.Robert Brown

Tow Vehicle Shootout: V-8 or V-6

The Four Winns SL262 was chosen because it's a cool boat that showcases the towing prowess of these two trucks.Robert Brown