Following a preliminary report last week, Ford has confirmed the F-150 PowerStroke diesel option is getting axed. Out-classed by turbocharged gas engines and the F-150 PowerBoost hybrid, the logic for selecting the diesel is just not there anymore.
According to The Drive, the last day to order an F-150 equipped with the 3.0-liter PowerStroke diesel will be this Friday, July 16th. After the 16th only the gas engine options will remain in the lineup.
While this may be disappointing to some, it isn’t a huge surprise. Since the PowerStroke’s 2018 launch, F-150 gas engine lineup has only gotten better. The EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6 makes more horsepower and torque, tows more and costs less than the diesel. Subsequently, the newer PowerBoost hybrid also out-powers the diesel and closely rivals it in fuel economy. Did we mention even the hybrid option costs less than the diesel’s $4,995 price tag?
For half-ton pickup buyers still wanting an oil-burner option, both Ram 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado continue to offer diesel six-cylinders in their lineup. As of right now neither appear poised to follow Ford’s lead in axing their diesels.