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Old 04-07-2011, 09:49 AM
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Just got through my first tank of gas. I have the 3.55 axle (no idea what that means) and 4x4. Averaged about 16.5 mixed highway and city. I fully expect close to or above 20 mpg after it's fully broken in.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:31 PM
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For what it's worth, thought I'd share some test drive data from my visit to the dealer this evening. Test drove both an EB & 5.0 in slightly different configs....EB was Platinum 4x4 SCREW, 5.5 bed with 3.73.

Reset the instant MPG over a 3-4 mile stretch of flat highway. Set cruise control to 70 mph. In one direction (against a moderate head wind), just under 18. Coming back with a tail wind, just under 20. I know this isn't a true or ideal representation of MPGs over time, but it's a data point nonetheless.

Unfortunately, I didn't test the 5.0 over the same route, but I was impressed with the MPGs and sound. From the stretch I drove, I would bet that the 5.0 on average is within 1-2 mpg of the EB. The difference is the torque, much more noticeable in the EB, and obviously the turbos make a big difference as well.

Bottom line, both great engines. Test drive did nothing for my decision process. I'm still just as torn now as I was before the drive.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:52 PM
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I have an XLT 4x4 Supercab with the 3.55 rear 18" tires. On the first tank I got 17.3 mpg. Second tank 18 mpg. This was mixed driving 2/3 hwy and 1/3 county roads on the conservative side. I find watching the computer it becomes a game trying to see what you can get. It does seem to be getting better as I watch the readings from going to and from the same places
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:43 AM
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MPG Calculations

Does anyone know if the manufacturers (Ford, GM, etc.) base their fuel economy ratings on straight gasoline, or the now mandated ethanol blends? Every 10 percent of ethanol added to gasoline causes a 3 percent drop in energy output. This might explain some of the mpg differences.
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:04 PM
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Just got through my first tank of gas. I have the 3.55 axle (no idea what that means) and 4x4. Averaged about 16.5 mixed highway and city. I fully expect close to or above 20 mpg after it's fully broken in.
You may be fully expecting too much if you think you are going to consistantly get 20 mpg in mixed driving. Maybe with highway driving with no wind.
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:39 PM
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Follow up on a 900 mile round trip drive which was fairly hilly.

1st tank: 70 mph 20 mpg avg
2nd tank: 70 mph 21 mpg avg

Just passed 1,200 miles on the truck thus far.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:41 AM
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Fuel Mileage Update

Well I have a little over 1000 miles on it now. It's a Lariat, 4x4, 3.73 gears. My last tank I got 16.9, this is mixed driving and I'm still running it a little hard every now and then. I think the truck will end up getting about 18 mpg.

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Old 04-17-2011, 01:11 PM
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Road trip numbers

Went from West Michigan to Park City Kentucky stayed and golfed for 4 days (back and forth from golf course and back every day) then back to Michigan in heavy rains and 30-50 mph head winds. 961.4 miles round trip 49.0 gallons used 19.62 mpg. I averaged 21.55 going south and somewhat less on the return trip going into the wind. I never reset so dont know exact return mpg.

The truck is a 4x4 Lariat ECOSCREW 3.55 axle 5.5 bed with toneau cover. Back of truck was slammed full of golf bags coolers luggage and gear and maaaybee 1 or 2 beers because we were golfing in a dry County, 3 passengers in cab.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:08 PM
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Have 865 miles on my Ecoscrew XLT 4x4 with 6.5ft box and 3.73 rear. Hand calculating at fillups she's averaging 17-17.5 mpg. I drive 60%secondary rural two lane roads averaging 55-60 mph and 40% city driving with lots of stop lights with speeds of 35-40 mph. My daily round trip to work and home is 42 miles on generally flat roads with a few slight hills. Have not yet driven on any long trips on the highway yet.

In comparison, I traded in my 2007 Suburban with the 5.3 and 3.73 rear and was only averaging 14.5mpg!

Can't wait to tow my 5500lb Travel trailer. The ecoboost should get more than the 9mpg I was getting with the far from stellar Suburban.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:47 AM
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Mileage getting better!!

Okay, I have 1500 miles on my truck. 3.73 gears with long bed, 4x4. I got 18.2 mpg, (this is figured by hand). about 60% hiway, 40% city.
I think I might get even a little better still.

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Old 04-30-2011, 04:47 AM
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Almost 3000 miles on my 2011 Eco Boost. XLT, 20inch wheels, 6.5ft bed, 3.73 rear. I avg. 18 mpg Local Hwy (2 lane) avg. speed 40-55 on roads to and from work and local area. Still have not pulled my travel trailer yet. We will see.

It is about 2.5 or 3 more mpg than my 2009 5.4 XLT.. Still like the truck over all...
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:12 PM
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So does the EPA use winter blend fuel? Seems like that fact would weigh in heavily since the Ecoboost came out in the winter.

Word has it winter blend goes away in mid May here in Montana. Does anyone know much about this and how you can tell?
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:20 AM
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2011 F-150 Lariat Crew 4x4 EB 5'5" bed, 3.55

Purchased 3/11/11, 7281 mi today, avg 14 mpg since new

Truck is capable of fantastic fuel economy but the trick is to keep your speed down. I find that if I keep cruise on 60 it has no problem grabbing low to mid 20's.

Kick it up to 80-90 and I'm suckin it down nearly 454 style!

My overall 14mpg is mostly all highway, a lot of high speed driving, and a little towing with a 28' enclosed car hauler.
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:44 AM
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Wow you are cranking some miles on it. I got 1300 on mine not impressed with the mileage, which is mostly highway low 18s is about it.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:15 AM
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Wow you are cranking some miles on it. I got 1300 on mine not impressed with the mileage, which is mostly highway low 18s is about it.
Sure am! Everytime I look at the odometer I chuckle about my 10k mi / year lease Thankfully the purpose of that wasn't to give the truck back, just to kick the payments down to something a little more reasonable.

Like I said, the key to it is 60 on the highway. This truck cranks some numbers if you can keep the RPM's in the low to mid 1,000's. It's just very hard to do because that torque curve is so damn fun. It's hard for people to believe what kinda power comes out of this thing. Have a buddy that swears up and down cummins this cummins that, his tune changed after I embarrassed the hell out of him infront of his girl! Didn't stand a chance in a quick drag race.
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