AAA Says F-150 EcoBoost Drivers Don’t Hit EPA Window Sticker MPG
When it comes to getting the most mileage out of new trucks, each of the Big Three manufacturers has a bit of a different approach. Ram Trucks uses the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6. General Motors uses the 5.3L V8. Ford brings a turbocharged EcoBoost V6. But in the real world, what are people actually getting for mileage?
The folks at AAA ran a study that discovered that 1/3 of all people who buy cars and trucks question the accuracy of the window sticker. As a result, they surveyed a bunch of car and truck owners to see what they’re getting for actual fuel economy.
While many vehicles were reported to have better fuel economy than the window sticker states, the results weren’t that good for Ford.
Drivers of pickups with turbocharged V-6 engines — the Ford F-150 is the only one of this kind — reported fuel economy 9 percent lower than the window sticker, while drivers of gasoline-powered pickups with V-8 engines reported 5 percent higher fuel economy than the window label.
We recently had a 2015 F-150 with the 2.7L EcoBoost in for review, and drove it under a variety of circumstances. During our deliberate hypermiling attempt, we were able to beat the EPA fuel economy on the window sticker. During normal driving over the course of the week, our total economy fell in line with what the window sticker stated.
What do you think? Do you have an EcoBoost F-150? Are you getting the mileage you had hoped for? Let us know in the forums!
via [Automotive News]