Getting better range/mpg from trucks isn't an easy game but when it comes from a big truck maker like Ford I think its fair to have some high expectations and so far I don't know if 22 mpg's is good enough, although we get 26 on highways according to the EPA numbers included below.
Could Ford have done better here?
The new pickup powered by the second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway for a 22-mpg combined rating, making it best-in-class for fuel economy. Gas mileage is boosted thanks to the segment-exclusive SelectShift 10-speed automatic transmission.
Yes I was thinking about that but at the same time exploring my options, another option might even be a hybrid powertrain depending on when they want too bring that to market. Starting to think we'll see an overlap of all powertrains on sale; gasoline, diesel and hybrid all at once. don't mind spending a bit more to go hybrid.
Isn't that on par with the Ram EcoDiesel? Jalopnik did a real world test and they actually got less than 22mpg combined.
Probably. I don't know about the official number but some owners I know have been getting around 30mpg's average which is impressive. That's what I hope we get as real world numbers although Ford might rate it might lower. What MPG range are you expecting?
Well Ford does plan to go hybrid and electric in their future factory 4x4s, so the more fuel economy minded will have plenty of options to choose from. If performance and fuel economy ratings are good, I may even consider a hybrid myself.