2015 Ford F-150 Gets 26 MPG with 2.7 EcoBoost Engine
The official numbers were announced and the 2015 Ford F-150 gets the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any full-size gasoline pickup on the market.
According to Ford, “When equipped with available 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine, new F-150 4×2 has EPA-estimated 19 mpg City, 26 mpg Highway and 22 mpg Combined fuel economy ratings.”
The “2015 F-150 can tow as much as 1,110 pounds more, haul as much as 530 pounds more, has a 5 percent to 16 percent better power-to-weight ratio and new F-150 EPA fuel economy ratings are 5 to 29 percent better than current models, depending on engine.”
“Ford advances to the next level in providing customers with more fuel-efficient vehicles, as the new 2015 F-150 lineup includes the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any gasoline-powered full-size pickup sold in America.”
Here’s a chart that compares the 2015 2.7-liter EcoBoost 4×2 F-150 to the 2008 4.6-liter V8 4×2 F-150, and to its current major competitors provided by Ford below:
The all-new standard 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 offers performance customers expect from a full-size pickup truck, while offering unsurpassed EPA-estimated ratings of 18 mpg City, 25 mpg Highway and 20 mpg Combined for 4×2 models.
The 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 can tow an unsurpassed 7,600 pounds among light-duty trucks with standard V6 engines. The chart below provides details compared with the 2008 4.2-liter V6 4×2 F-150 and current major competitors:
The 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 provides customers with robust capability for frequent towing and hauling with a best-in-class maximum payload of 3,300 pounds and maximum tow rating of 11,100 pounds, which is an improvement of up to 3,900 pounds over the 2008 4.6-liter V8 F-150.
In the 4×2 configuration, the 5.0-liter has EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 15 mpg City, 22 mpg Highway and 18 mpg Combined. The chart below provides details compared with the 2008 4.6-liter V8 4×2 F-150 and current major competitors:
The available 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine provides customers a strong combination of gas fuel economy and capability, with best-in-class 12,200 pounds of maximum towing and EPA-estimated ratings of 17 mpg City, 24 mpg Highway and 20 mpg Combined for 4×2 models. The chart below provides details compared with the 2008 5.4-liter 4×2 F-150 and current major competitors:
Equipped with 2.7-liter EcoBoost, the all-new F-150 is a better value than even diesel-powered pickups. For instance, the $495 option on the Ford is significantly less than the $4,470 3.0-liter Ram EcoDiesel option.
In addition, with diesel prices currently 76 cents per gallon more *6 at the pump, each 3.0-liter Ram EcoDiesel fill-up costs over $24 more than the new 2.7-liter F-150 *7. That means at today’s fuel prices Ram EcoDiesel owners are not able to offset the additional cost of their EcoDiesel engines with fuel savings *8.
New F-150 Lineup EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy Ratings
- *1 Highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any gasoline-powered full-size pickup truck in America
- *2 Unsurpassed EPA-estimated City and Highway ratings for light-duty 4×2 V6 pickup trucks
- *3 Unsurpassed standard V6 engine maximum towing rating
- *4 Best-in-class light-duty pickup truck maximum payload rating
- *5 Best-in-class light-duty pickup truck maximum towing rating
- *6 AAA Fuel Gauge Report fuel economy figures as of Nov. 21, 2014 – $2.84 regular gasoline, $3.60 diesel price
- *7 32 gallon fuel tank
- AAA fuel economy figures
- *8 Based on EPA estimated combined fuel economy ratings of 2.7 liter EcoBoost 4×2 (22 mpg) vs. Ram EcoDiesel (23 mpg)
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