How many mpg makes the Ford the best?

The new 2018 F-150 gets best in class mpg. U.S. Dept. of Energy rated the F-150 with the 2.7 liter EcoBoost at 22 mpg combined, 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg highway. Ford gain +1 mpg on 2017 figures on 4×4 F-150s. The F-150 (with the 3.5 Liter Turbo) at an estimated 19 mpg combined. The city rating is 19mpg and highway is estimated at 23 mpg. If you click the link above, you’ll see how that compares to other trucks.The F-150

Automatic start-stop feature in Ford F-150

Part of the reason the 2018 F-150 gets better gas mileage is the introduction of an automatic start stop feature. The standard Auto-Stop will cut out the engine during stops such as traffic light stops or traffic congestion. Another new feature that aids fuel consumption is a segment first 10-speed automatic transmission.

How does that compare to other half-ton trucks?


The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 with the 5.3 Liter engine isn’t far behind. It’s estimated at 18 mpg combined, 16 mpg city and 22 mpg on the highway. Having previously had a very similar truck, I can tell you first-hand, it really does get that good gas mileage.


Next in line is the 2018 RAM 1500 with the 5.7 Liter. EPA estimates are at 17, 15 and 21 mpg for combined mpg combined, city and highway respectively.


Toyota’s Tundra 5.7 liter comes out last with an estimated 14 mpg combined. City rating is estimated at 13 mpg and highway at 17 mpg. Part of this may be due to the 4.10 or 4.30 rear axle ratio.

Ford say 2018 F-150 best in class payload and towing

new half ton ford

Photo: Ford Media

Whether gas mileage, payload, or towing is a priority, Ford has options for you. The 5.0 liter V8 version of the 2018 F-150, has a payload capacity of 3,270 lbs. According to the measure of things, that’s enough payload for over 2 cows. Just for the record, I’m not suggesting you put 2 cows in the truck!

The 3.5 Liter Ecoboost (twin turbo) V6 gives 13,200 lbs of towing capacity. With 375hp and a whopping 470lb ft of torque makes low-end engine performance ideal for towing and best in class.

Next spring will see the arrival of the all new 3.0 liter Powerstroke turbo diesel F-150.


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“Media Log In.” New Ford F-150: Most Advanced F-150 Powertrain Lineup Ever Enables Best-in-Class Payload, Towing and Gas Mileage | Ford Media Center, Ford Motor Company, 9 Aug. 2017

“The Measure of Things 3,270lbs.” The Measure of Things, The Measure of Things,

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