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F150 5.0 Vs Mustang 5.0

Last Updated 5/12/2020 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!

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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

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