The Eco Boost is an impressive piece of engine technology. IMHO. But when you drive a Ford with the 6.2 (which is VERY comparable to the 5.7 HEMI) and then drive the Eco Boost....purists will agree with me, the 6.2 beats EB. But for the whole package..decent gas milage with the added advantage of extremely good usable power...the EB's beats the 6.2. FWIW, even though its Ford's old, outgoing engine tech I loved the 6.2 as much as I do the 5.7 HEMI.
When I was test driving, I just found it very hard to accept having a V6 in a truck. For all the testing theyve done on the EB, I'm still worried about the longevity. Only time will tell and I would never be a test mule.
NOPE, I'd rather have the added piece of mind having a big V-8 handling all of my truck needs.
Despite my general dissapointment with my 2011 RAM 1500, the one spectacular bright spot has been the HEMI. With the fuel saver technology, that acually works, and the power, its just a great truck engine and very hard to beat. It kicks the crap out of all Ford 5.4's that I've had in the past...the only engine I've found to be close is the Ford 6.2.