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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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2018 F150 Diesel boats impressive fuel economy

It looks like the new powertrain in the F150 was worth the wait, as some publications have begun to release information regarding its fuel economy. It looks like its going to deliver the best in class fuel economy, with 30mpg on the highway! The full breakdown is 22 in the city and 25 combined. Ford neglected to mention which specification achieved these results, but its a safe bet to assume they used the smallest, lightest version of the F150- likely a single cab, two wheel drive model. Another important note is that the diesel features an impressive 11,000lb towing capacity and a 1,900lb payload when spec'd correctly.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2018, 12:30 PM
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Thumbs up 32,1 mpg.

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It looks like the new powertrain in the F150 was worth the wait, as some publications have begun to release information regarding its fuel economy. It looks like its going to deliver the best in class fuel economy, with 30mpg on the highway! The full breakdown is 22 in the city and 25 combined. Ford neglected to mention which specification achieved these results, but its a safe bet to assume they used the smallest, lightest version of the F150- likely a single cab, two wheel drive model. Another important note is that the diesel features an impressive 11,000lb towing capacity and a 1,900lb payload when spec'd correctly.

Piece of cake. F-150 Power Stroke diesel Lariat 4x2. 32.1 mpg over 9 mile city and highway route with hills just outside Denver. Media get to drive the same route this week.

by Mike Levine, Ford North America Product Communications manager. Sounds impressive.

https://twitter.com/mrlevine/status/988183638305984513
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Definitely best in class when the real world test numbers exceeds the EPA estimated rating, even if it's by a little bit. 32.1 mpg is very impressive for a large pickup. I assume the media vehicle has been broken in already from various test rides so that's what owners could see with their own diesel F-150.
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The 17% drop in mileage for the 4x4 contradicts the "impressive" nature of the engine. I'm assuming they're using the same transfer case and front driveline for the diesel as the other engines, as well as similar tires and they don't drop anywhere nearly as badly between 4x2 and 4x4. So that leaves it with the change in gear ratio that comes with the upper packages as being the culprit. And if it's that sensitive to a pretty small ratio change, the Ford engineers have some more work to do.

Only getting 1 MPG better than an ecobost gas engine does anything but impress me.


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Good review... worth the watch. https://youtu.be/U0xDV_0jH6I
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2018 F-150 Diesel Fuel Economy Test

up to 40 mpg in contest. Great.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-01-2018, 04:34 PM
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Got to tell you I am really looking forward to the F-150 Diesel....Pull a 4 place enclosed snowmobile trailer all winter long and have to tell you that even though stats may show more horse power and greater torque I can tell you that pulling this trailer at 75-80 miles an hour sucks with the ecoboost based on engine noise. Not a fan of running at 3000 plus RPMs....expecting much better performance out of the diesel for cruising the interstate.....

Not only that but my fuel economy is consistently 14-17 MPG with the 3.5 liter for normal everyday driving. NO WHERE close to whats listed on the sticker......Yes I run Dura Trac Tires which are beefier, but I like to have traction on and off the road....
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