5.4L gets 10 best engine award
Ford’s F-150 pickup truck, the Ford SVT Lightning and Ford Expedition all have something in common. Each of them is powered by a “10 Best” Engine.
Ward’s Auto World today announced that it has named Ford’s 5.4-liter Triton™ V-8 as a 10 Best Engine for the sixth consecutive year.
“This is a remarkable accomplishment,” said Dave Szczupak, vice president, Ford Motor Company, Powertrain Operations. “Ward’s 10 Best is the top award in the industry recognizing engines. We have made a number of refinements to the 5.4-liter V-8 for 2002, and we are delighted that Ward’s recognizes the solid engineering enhancements we have made, making the best even better.”
For 2002, Ford engineers have updated the 5.4-liter engine with a number of NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) refinements. The 5.4-liter’s engine block has been redesigned with a more robust strategic ribbing pattern and thicker side-skirt walls, and the thickness of the oil pan rail has been increased. All the changes make the 260 horsepower single-overhead cam (SOHC) Triton V-8 quieter to the ears of drivers and passengers.
The 5.4-liter Triton is built at the Windsor Engine Plant in Ontario, Canada. Ward’s Auto World is a monthly magazine serving more than 100,000 automotive professionals globally.