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So What Does Torque Mean, Exactly? We’re Happy to Answer

Ford Super DutyThere are so many different terms and abilities associated with the automotive industry that sometimes it can be hard to keep up. Even if you consider yourself well-versed in cars, there is one term that many of us struggle with: torque.

What does torque mean, and what does it do?

Torque loosely refers to the car’s turning power, which causes your car to accelerate. And when you are look at a vehicle’s specifications and it tells you the maximum amount of torque, it is referring to the maximum torque of the internal combustion engine.

To put it even simpler, torque should be important to you because it refers to how quickly your car can drive really, really fast. If a vehicle can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in about four seconds, then it has amazing torque abilities.

Lastly, torque is not the same thing as horsepower. In fact, horsepower is a combination of torque and engine ability, letting you know in one simple number just how generally powerful a vehicle is. For many, this number is easier to keep in mind than torque.

Still confused? For more information on torque–or to check out our many available vehicles with exceptional torque–contact us or visit us at Bob Sight Ford.

Ford F-150 is PickupTrucks.com’s Best Light-Duty Truck for MPG 2016

2016 Ford F-150
2016 Ford F-150

The 2016 Ford F-150 has been named the “Best Light-Duty Truck for MPG 2016” by PickupTrucks.com, confirming what most pickup truck owners already knew.

Though “MPG” is in the title of the challenge, PickupTrucks.com took more than just fuel efficiency into consideration for this competition, which pitted the Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, Ram 1500, and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 against each other.

When equipped with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, the Ford F-150 simply outshined every other truck in the head-to-head challenge. It provided the best combination of power and fuel economy, and every editor had nothing but compliments for it.

“In the end, we were impressed with the F-150 for its capability, fuel efficiency and composure when pushed hard,” said Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com editor. “For a small V6 engine, it’s very impressive how well it almost eliminates the typical compromises half-ton customers have become accustomed to.”

Thanks to standard Auto Start-Stop technology, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 also offers best-in-class EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined. Schedule a test drive today and see for yourself just how good it feels to drive at Bob Sight Ford!