Triton Engine

Ford began producing the Triton overhead camshaft (OHC) engine in 1997 in V8 and V10 configurations. Ford began installing it in their trucks, including SUVs. You may also see it referred to as the “modular engine”, which refers to how Ford manufactures it. These engines for the most part receive glowing reviews for their power and punch. Gas mileage constitutes a downer for some drivers, but with so much available power that’s to be expected.

Triton┬« engines are manufactured in several configurations. The newest, the 2008 V10, is a 6.8 liter that produces 362 horsepower, 457 lb-ft torque and has 3 valves per cylinder. The V8 is a 5.4 liter with 300 horsepower maximum and 365 lb-ft of torque and 3 valves per cylinder. All Ford F-150 pickups and Super Duty┬« pickups feature these powerful engines, as do Ford’s large SUVs.

Gas Mileage
A 2007 F-150 Super Crew pickup gets 15 mpg city and 19 mpg highway. Ford models with the largest engines vary accordingly on mileage.

Fort Triton engines drive Ford trucks and SUVs. You’ll find many reviews of specific models online. Most have received positive feedback. Some examples are a 2007 F-350 Super Duty truck rated 7.3 by the editors at Edmunds.comi and 8.1 by consumers from the same site.

The 2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty received a 7.3 from the editors and 7.5 from drivers, and the same model for 2006 garnered a 7.3 and 8.9 respectively.

Reviewers from found that a 5.4 liter V8 with 300 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque (F-150) delivered a smooth ride, responsive engine, and quick downshifting.