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as soon as you see the boost gauge pick up any reading you are burning a lot more fuel than a light cruise. I find these trucks mileage very sensitive to speed / wind and terrain.
 
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Old 03-27-2019, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by miner999r View Post
as soon as you see the boost gauge pick up any reading you are burning a lot more fuel than a light cruise. I find these trucks mileage very sensitive to speed / wind and terrain.
Very true... When I was test driving one of these on an extended test drive, I reset the fuel economy screen after getting up to 60 mph on a 2 lane highway with a tailwind. It said I was getting 24.6 mpg on that leg of the trip (10 miles). I reset it on the way back going into the wind, and it said 17.2 mpg. I had the cruise set at 60 both ways.
 
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Very true... When I was test driving one of these on an extended test drive, I reset the fuel economy screen after getting up to 60 mph on a 2 lane highway with a tailwind. It said I was getting 24.6 mpg on that leg of the trip (10 miles). I reset it on the way back going into the wind, and it said 17.2 mpg. I had the cruise set at 60 both ways.
After a reset and depending on how far or long one is driving, it generally takes several trips or around 30 minutes to an hour for the true MPG`s one is getting to show up on the dash. You`ll notice this when MPG numbers stop changing and a constant number is showing and it takes awhile for the number after the decimal point to change.
 
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Just for reference, here are a couple pics of the dash display on my 2018 3.5L SuperCrew 6.5' Bed 4x4. Fairly even mix of highway and rural roads.



 
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Obviously, daily driving at 80mph vs. 65mph will make a difference in MPG.

I've read all the EPA ratings and forums. I was hoping to hear 2019 Ford owners highway MPG.

Meaning, I'm really trying to figure out how much better the MPG is on the 2019 2.7 vs. 2019 3.5.
The 2.7 should get 1-2 mpg better with the city mileage being the bigger difference. It seems like the 2.7 will punish you less for driving With your foot on the floor so if you drive like a maniac the 2.7 might be better than 1-2mpg improvement.
 
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Drivers make all the difference in the MPG’s. I drive smooth with gentle acceleration and avoid braking to get 18 in town (computer guess). My wife gets about 15 in town, she doesn’t plan out stop lights and coasting (in gear) to stops. She also enjoys the sound of acceleration a little too much.
 
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My 2013 gets 20ish strait highway, with 17 overage average.

Sounds like the 2019 gets similar highway MPG, but the average MPG is 1 to 2 MPG better.
 
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Mine gets **** mileage.

2017 3.5EB, 10spd, 3.55's

Think I'm around 22k miles and it's in the 16mpg (hand calc) lifetime range.. got down to the 15's this past winter and I've seen in the 17's over the summer months.. very disappointing as my 2015 5.0L with same gears, same commute was avg 19mpg.
 
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I just did a round trip to St Louis this weekend (from Peoria, IL area). I got decent mileage on the trip there (19-20 on the computer), but on the way back there were some pretty crazy winds that I was driving into the whole way back. Brought my entire tank average down to 16.5 mpg calculated off the pump (The computer was saying 17.2).
 
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Another update...

I had a typical week with my normal commute to work and around town with kids activities.

My truck said I got 19.7 mpg, my hand calculation came out to be 19.5. It seems like they aligned pretty well this time around.
 
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I had a 2011 3.5 SCREW 4wd and now a 2017 3.5 SCREW 4wd. I live in rural NY with rolling hills and cold winters. I also tow a 7,000lb enclosed 32' long snowmobile trailer during the winter and out to Wyoming 3,800 miles every February. I have tracked every gallon and hand calculated. I also have found the computer to be an average of .8 mpg too high. Here are my results:

Total Miles . Lifetime MPG . MPG with Towing Trailer Removed
2011 . 116,062 . 16.17 . 17.5
2017 . 44,900 . 15.321 . 18.7

My only beef is the poor fuel economy towing at 75mph. Out to Wyoming there is a GMC with a 6.2 that tows a very similar trailer and gets a solid 2 mpg better than my 3.5 on the same trip same speed. Even though I am a diehard it really makes me consider the 6.2 for my next truck. I don't need a superduty and wish Ford would gives us a bigger V8 with deactivation technology like GM does... Best of both worlds.
 
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Search the net. You should be glad Ford doesn’t use AFM.

Are you calculating you friend’s towing MPG the same way you calculate your’s? If not you have no solid basis for comparison other than his word or belief.

2 MPG wouldn’t make me trade one perfectly good truck for another. 2 different people with different driving habits can have a bigger margin than that, in the same truck over the same route.
 
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Personally, I think that >15 MPG pulling a 7,000 lb trailer at 75 MPH in the winter bordering on the unbelievable. Getting 2 MPG better than that under the same conditions is even more unbelievable.
 
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Both of these trucks are 4x4 Just traded my 2013 3.5(3.31) for 2018(3,55). I think the 19 and 18 motor are the same. Both trucks average around 12+/- towing my 5000 lb boat. 2013 would eat my lunch around town. At 70 on hwy it would get in the hi 17's. I think the ratio caused the turbo to work more. My boss had one with a 3.75 and he would averaAGE 1 TO 1.5 MORE THAN ME.
The 18 will tow circles around the 13 and the 13 was good. Made a trip to FL when the truck had 2000 miles. Ran in the eco setting the whole way and maintained 70 plus all the way. Truck got 21.5. My 13 would have gotten 17.5 to 18 at these speeds. On the hwy at 55 my 18 in eco setting would get the 24 like shown on window
 
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I've put about 2200 miles on the truck so far. Trip meter says about 1mpg higher than fuelly, but I also didn't get the first tankfull of gas recorded in fuelly, so there could be some discrepancy there in the averages.

For my previous tank, the trip computer said 19.7 and fuelly calculated 19.5, so they were pretty much right on.


 

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