I think what some are missing, when comparing an EcoBoost to the 5.0L, is the power curve. With the V-8, you have to rev it harder to access that torque because the peak is so high in the power band. With natural aspiration, to create a big HP number requires big RPM. When doing that, the peak torque number is moved up the RPM range, as well. The EcoBoost makes a lot more low-end torque. They can manipulate a variety of parameters to get it into boost very early, which is why it feels and pulls so strong. As for a 2.7L, I'll have to pass. You still need some cubic inches to get things rolling, before getting into boost. The aforementioned 4-cylinders make no low-end power. They have considerable lag-time, before they get into boost, which is why drag racers use a variety of "tools" to launch them and keep RPM in the stratosphere. If they lose RPM, they lose boost, and, then, lose power. As for the truck, I like it. It seems like they've done some fairly drastic things with it, unlike, some other manufacturer's "all-new" designs.