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5.0 Coyote F150 & 5.0 Coyote Mustang Engine | Differences Between Them

Posted 5/3/2016 by Phillip Perez

We have all looked into completing a Coyote Swap of our own into our beloved Mustangs. In this article we will touch on the differences between the two!


Differences Between a Coyote F150 & Coyote Mustang Engine - Differences Between a Coyote F150 & Coyote Mustang Engine

The F150 Coyote Motor

In 2011 Ford debuted the all-new 5.0L in the Ford F150. Replacing the 5.4L and 4.6L V-8 options from the previous years. Even though this motor's compression ratio is lower than the Mustangs, it still made decent power from the factory. This all-new F150 5.0L made an impressive 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. This was achieved using a smaller intake cam for more torque, different valve job on exhaust valve for increased cooling in high loads, exhaust manifolds and obviously the tune.

What is the Difference Between a Coyote F150 Engine and a Coyote Mustang Enigne? - What is the Difference Between a Coyote F150 Engine and a Coyote Mustang Enigne?

The Mustang Coyote Motor

The Mustang Coyote Engine was debuted in 2011 also in the all-new redesigned Mustang. This Mustang specific 5.0L Coyote boasted higher compression, 11.0:1 to be exact. Which is .5 higher than the F150 coyote engine. The Mustang 5.0L Coyote made 412 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque in it's Gen 1 motor. Unlike the F150 Coyote, the 11-12 Mustang included piston cooling jets. However, Ford dropped the cooling jets in 2013 stating "it wasn't needed".

What is the Difference Between a Coyote F150 Engine and a Coyote Mustang Enigne? - What is the Difference Between a Coyote F150 Engine and a Coyote Mustang Enigne?

The Differences Between the Two

Although there are many similarities between the two, there are many key differences that are important to look at when swapping a 5.0L Coyote from an F150 or Mustang into your project car.

What is the Difference Between a Coyote F150 Engine and a Coyote Mustang Enigne? - What is the Difference Between a Coyote F150 Engine and a Coyote Mustang Enigne?

F150 Coyote Engine

  • 10.5:1 Compression Ratio
  • Milder Cam Profile for More Torque at Lower RPM's
  • Cast Iron Exhaust Manifolds
  • Tuned for Towing
  • Front Mounted Oil Cooler
  • Front Cover Moves Alternator Further out to the Side

Mustang Coyote Engine

  • Stainless Steel Exhaust Manifolds
  • 11.0:1 Compression Ratio
  • Higher Revving Cam Profile
  • Tuned for Performance
  • Bigger Oil Pump Gears

Coyote Engines

  • $14,900.00
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $14,999.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $8,474.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $8,299.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $17,599.99
    Ford Performance Logo
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    Ford Performance Logo
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    Ford Performance Logo
  • $5,599.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $138.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $99.99
    SVE Products Logo

Coyote Engine Controls, Harnesses, and Accessories

  • $2,499.99
    Power By The Hour Logo
  • $1,527.95 Now $1,469.00
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $1,599.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $1,795.00
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $1,706.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $1,899.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $249.95
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $239.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $299.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $299.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $46.99
    Ford Logo
  • $1,249.00
    US Shift Logo
  • $129.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $89.95
  • $89.99
    J&M Products Logo
  • $9.99

Coyote Engine Accessory Drive Parts

  • $799.24
    KRC Power  Logo
  • $129.99
    Blowfish Racing Logo
  • $749.99
  • $799.99
  • $948.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $246.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $255.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $449.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $99.99
    Power By The Hour Logo
  • $199.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $124.99
    Ford Logo
  • $29.99
    Gates Logo

Coyote Engine Cooling Parts

  • $174.99
    5.0 Resto Logo
  • $209.99
    Ford Logo
  • $99.99
    Ford Logo
  • $84.99
    Motorcraft Logo
  • $64.99
    Ford Logo
  • $69.99
    Ford Logo
  • $99.99
    Ford Logo
  • $179.00
    Canton Logo
  • $209.00
    Canton Logo

Coyote Swap Suspension & Chassis Parts

  • $669.99
    Maximum Motorsports Logo
  • $799.99
    UPR Logo
  • $154.99
    Prothane Logo
  • $29.99
    UPR Logo
  • $29.99
    UPR Logo
  • $22.99
    Ford Logo

Coyote Swap Drivetrain Parts

  • $771.95
    Quick Time Logo
  • $741.95
    Quick Time Logo
  • $554.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $33.99
  • $1,249.00
    US Shift Logo
  • $249.00
    Stifflers  Logo
  • $224.99
  • $173.63
    Performance Automatic Logo
  • $279.00
    Ram Logo
  • $349.00
    Ram Logo
  • $44.99
    ARP Logo
  • $21.99
    ARP Logo
  • $49.99
    ARP Logo
  • $32.75
    Quick Time Logo
  • $32.75
    Quick Time Logo
  • $276.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $139.99
    Power By The Hour Logo

Coyote Engine Oil Parts

  • $69.99
    Ford Logo
  • $382.99
    Moroso Logo
  • $448.00
    Canton Logo
  • $34.99
    Ford Logo
  • $19.99
    Ford Logo
  • $69.99
    Ford Performance Logo

Coyote Engine Fuel System Parts

  • $151.40
    Aeromotive Logo
  • $16.99
    Russell Performance Logo

Coyote Swap Engine Exhaust

  • $1,306.73
    Stainless Works Logo
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    BBK Logo
  • $699.99
    BBK Logo
  • $479.99
    BBK Logo
  • $269.99 Now $229.00
    BBK Logo
  • $1,779.69
    Kooks Logo

Coyote Brake Conversions

Coyote Swap ProCharger Superchargers

  • $4,702.00
    Procharger Superchargers  Logo
  • $5,878.00
    Procharger Superchargers  Logo

Coyote Coil & Cam Covers

  • $19.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $184.99
    Power By The Hour Logo
  • $269.99
    Ford Performance Logo
  • $249.99
    Ford Performance Logo
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    Ford Performance Logo
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    Ford Performance Logo
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    Ford Performance Logo
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    Ford Performance Logo
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    Ford Performance Logo