Do You Care About Your Ford Truck’s MPG? – Question of the Week

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Despite automakers’ constant bragging about fuel economy, are Ford truck owners really that concerned about mpg?

The Ford Motor Company has referenced fuel economy numbers in their marketing campaigns as far back as 1960. In the modern era of the automobile, fuel economy and emissions are a bigger concern than ever before. Being the “most fuel efficient vehicle” in a particular class or segment is often a major selling point in commercials – but is it really a major selling point for folks shopping for a new Ford truck?

For example, the 2018 Ford F-150 with the 2.7L EcoBoost turbo engine is – for the second year in a row – the most fuel efficient gasoline-powered pickup in the full-size segment. The slight improvements over the 2017 F-150 came courtesy of the 10-speed automatic transmission and electronic engine programming. In the end, the new truck and engine combination deliver 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.


The EcoBoost-powered F-150 also offers solid power for towing, hauling and all-around performance with 325 horsepower and 400lb-ft of torque from the twin-turbo V6. As we stated previously, as the segment leader, the Blue Oval focuses heavily on fuel economy when discussing the smaller of the two EcoBoost motors.

Even before the 2.7L was introduced, the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 spent some time as the most efficient engine option in the F-Series, and Ford made sure to point that out in most of their commercials.

For our newest “Question of the Week” we want to know if fuel economy plays a key role in your decision when buying a new Ford truck?

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Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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