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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.

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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.
 

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If mpg ratings is really that important, you may as well go with the 3.0L PowerStroke diesel which Ford will offer with the 2018 F150. that one is said to rival the Ram EcoDiesel in every way.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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I'd be pretty happy with 25 mpg unloaded, that seems like a fair speculation for the 3.0-liter diesel V6. The Ram Eco-diesel gets around 26 mpg, so 25 doesn't seem far fetched.
 

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Sounds about right for just pure highway mileage, in the city hopefully we don't see anything less than 15 since right now the RAM 1500 gets just under that for pure city mileage.
 

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that is just from a mix of city and highway driving, its when you get into just highway driving that higher MPGs are possible much like what i already mentioned by "pure highway mileage"
 

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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.
 

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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.
Looking at what's taking place around the world it might come down to people making the change to not pay any extra taxes unless car makers act quicker to make changes in buying habits before the regulations come out, which to me is a better way, at least then people are making the choice more cause they want it than they have to.
 

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The diesel f150 is definitely going to return better mileage than that even though it is a larger pickup. The estimated 30 miles per gallon on the highway is amazing!
Once wanted a Wrangler too, but the fuel economy just put me off no matter how fun it is.
 

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I am up to 26.2 with about 35% city and %65 highway/country roads. That is on a 4x4 Lariat super crew 5.5 ft box. As I drive it mileage just keeps getting better. Only about 250 on it now.
 

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I have about 900 miles on my 4x4 and the mileage was dismal on the first tank. Had to take it back to the dealer (60 miles one way) for a/c not getting cold and just to see kept the speed at 60mph. I actually showed 31.3 mpg when I stopped in the service department. I put the truck in "eco" mode also. Since then I am pretty much seeing 24-26mpg. My complaint is that my 2017 would show 48 degrees on a thermometer out of an airplane and the 2018 will not get below 62 degrees on "LO" temp and max fan. The Robinson a/c system was connected and it went through its cycles to finally print a report saying that it originally had .84kg of R1234yf and the official charge should be .822kg of R1234yf. I first thought it was the new refrigerant but the guy that I fly with has a Dodge eco-diesel and with the same gauge his will indicate 41 degrees. It has been escalated by Ford but my sense is they are just dancing around the issue. I will also tell you that it truly is the best driving Ford truck that I have ever driven. My first priority was to upgrade the shocks to the Bilstein's and level the front end.
 

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