Would You Consider a Clean Diesel F-150 for Your Next Truck?

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2017 Ford F-150

There have long been rumors and speculation that Ford was working on a light-duty diesel engine to make its way into the F-150. Ram already offers one, and General Motors provides one in their mid-size trucks. The only manufacturer of the Big 3 that doesn’t have a diesel in their half-ton or smaller is Ford. New spy shots suggest that one is one the way. Would you buy one?

The latest crop of shots comes from the pickup truck experts at PickupTrucks.com. They show what they believe to clearly be a diesel-powered F-150 roaming around, including the venturi exhaust and appropriate stickers to designate it as a 3.0L diesel.

Lately Ford’s EcoBoost engines have been making a lot of news. EcoBoost engines make up the majority of Ford F-150s sold throughout the country, and are saving buyers tons of money each year on fuel. While a diesel engine would help even more with fuel savings, is a diesel strictly necessary?

Mainly, I want to know if you’d be interested in buying a diesel at all for your F-150?

When the diesel hits the market, expect some pretty incredible fuel economy numbers on it. Combined with the new 10-speed automatic, we wouldn’t be surprised to see highway fuel economy figures in the 30s. For a work truck that sees a lot of miles, that could be quite a value proposition.

So what say you? Would you buy a diesel F-150? Let us know in the comments below or over in the forums!

via [PickupTrucks.com]

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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