Ford Announces Gas Mileage Ratings for 2018 Ford F-150

James Marshall
August 10, 2017

Ford has announced that the 2018 F-150 has best-in-class payload, towing, and gas mileage.

For best-in-class towing, the second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 delivers 13,200 pounds of towing capacity, thanks to its 470 lb. -ft. of torque that beats all diesel- and gasoline-powered competitors, including V8 engines with almost twice its displacement.

The refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck will offer best-in-class fuel economy when it goes on sale this fall.

The improvements don't stop there as the upgraded 5.0-liter V8 engine enables the truck to have a best-in-class payload capacity of 3,270 pounds (1,483 kg). For 4×4 models, the engine produces 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway/21 mpg combined, up 1 mpg on all fronts.

Improvements to the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8, including an advanced dual port and direct-injection technology, helped it add 10 horsepower and 13 lb. -ft. of torque and post a best-in-class payload rating of 3,270 lbs. However, now that we know the current mpg ratings, it seems safe to assume the diesel's highway rating will be sitting in the 28-30 mpg range. It has now confirmed, per EPA estimation, that those three engines will deliver gains over the 2017 model year in terms of fuel economy. Four-wheel drive versions are rated at 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined. These improvements come to fuel economy across most of the available engine lineup, and a decent increase in towing capacity for the 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6. The engine produces 395 hp (295 kW) and 400 lb-ft (541 Nm) of torque and enables the model to return up to 17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway / 19 mpg combined. And once again, Ford gets to claim best-in-class, thanks to the 2.7-liter V6, which achieves 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway in 2WD. Additionally, the new-ish 5.0-liter V-8 engine is capable of hauling up to 3,270 pounds. The F-150 Raptor's high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost remains at 15 mpg city/18 mpg highway/16 mpg combined. As standard, it's paired with Ford's 10-speed automatic transmission.

Ford will counter in spring 2018 with the introduction of its all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V6 engine, also mated to the 10-speed transmission.

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