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Looks Like they are really starting production: below are a few that show up on cotus.

2018 F-150 PLATINUM
Ordered On: 01/18/2018
Order Number: 8483
VIN: 1FTFW1E19JFC53395
Estimated Delivery: 05/29/2018

2018 F-150 LARIAT
Ordered On: 01/18/2018
Order Number: 8482
VIN: 1FTFW1E17JFC53394
Estimated Delivery: 05/22/2018

2018 F-150 LARIAT
Ordered On: 01/15/2018
Order Number: 1838
VIN: 1FTFW1E1XJFC51946
Estimated Delivery: 06/06/2018

2018 F-150 LARIAT
Ordered On: 01/15/2018
Order Number: L208
VIN: 1FTFW1E19JFC54210
Estimated Delivery: 06/11/2018
 

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Looks Like they are really starting production: below are a few that show up on cotus.

2018 F-150 PLATINUM
Ordered On: 01/18/2018
Order Number: 8483
VIN: 1FTFW1E19JFC53395
Estimated Delivery: 05/29/2018

This is amazing news!! So good to get more info.

2018 F-150 LARIAT
Ordered On: 01/18/2018
Order Number: 8482
VIN: 1FTFW1E17JFC53394
Estimated Delivery: 05/22/2018

2018 F-150 LARIAT
Ordered On: 01/15/2018
Order Number: 1838
VIN: 1FTFW1E1XJFC51946
Estimated Delivery: 06/06/2018

2018 F-150 LARIAT
Ordered On: 01/15/2018
Order Number: L208
VIN: 1FTFW1E19JFC54210
Estimated Delivery: 06/11/2018
This is amazing news! Great to hear something. Thank you for sharing.
 

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Ford says EPA fuel-economy testing confirms its expectation that the F-150 fullsize pickup powered by an all-new turbodiesel V-6 achieves a best-in-class 30 mpg (7.8 L/100 km).

Ford?s Light-Duty Diesel Pickup Claims MPG Leadership | Engines content from WardsAuto

Leader of the pack !!
The link I read shows those numbers for the 2x4 regular cab. But the 4X4 is a different story. 4x4 knocks is down to 20/25/22. Rather disappointing if you ask me.

https://www.tfltruck.com/2018/04/its-official-2018-ford-f-150-diesel-mpg-rating-are-here-news-video/
 

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it is hard to believe that a 4x4 option would cause you to loose 5 mpg on the highway, maybe its a typo, fords website does not even provide this information
 

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it is hard to believe that a 4x4 option would cause you to loose 5 mpg on the highway, maybe its a typo, fords website does not even provide this information
So I looked on google to see if there were any other sources and there was about 50 sources. Everything from Car and Driver to Fox and CNN. They all pretty much had the same info about the 2x4. But this was the only source that said anything about the 4x4 that I found.
 

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Here an article with a little more info...definitely doesn’t appear to be a typo.

https://jalopnik.com/why-the-2018-ford-f-150-diesel-2wd-gets-30-mpg-and-the-1825384321

I’m a little confused because I ordered a non-fleet Lariat, and the 3:31 gears are standard. I’m not sure what the author or Ford rep is talking about in this article with only fleet 4x4 trucks coming with 3:31.
This is actually good news for me. I was able to order against a fleet account and after looking at my order sheet it looks like I actually got the 3.31 axel ratio. Which correct me if I’m wrong should give me the 28hwy/25 combined/21 city mileage. Can anyone explain, besides the mileage, what the difference is in the 3.31 and the 3.55 axel ratios is?
 

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This is actually good news for me. I was able to order against a fleet account and after looking at my order sheet it looks like I actually got the 3.31 axel ratio. Which correct me if I’m wrong should give me the 28hwy/25 combined/21 city mileage. Can anyone explain, besides the mileage, what the difference is in the 3.31 and the 3.55 axel ratios is?
The difference is 0.24... >:)


Seriously though, the higher the number, the more torque multiplication you get. Going with a 3.55 ratio, you get better acceleration. This helps you get your truck and trailer moving better. But you run higher RPMs on the highway which may (but doesn't always) result in lower fuel mileage.



As far as the 5 MPG hit for the 4x4 taking it down into the "just above a 2.7 ecoboost" territory, I'm going to have to seriously think whether or not I want to buy the truck I ordered. The whole point of getting a diesel was to get better mileage.

I may decide to hold out until there's a bunch of them on the road and real world numbers start to show up. I'd also wait to see specs on the Chevy 3.0 straight six diesel to see how it stacks up.

The Ram gets better mileage in a 4x4 but the tow rating is more than disappointing so that really isn't a consideration.

If none of them can stack up, I'll go back to my idea of just buying a used 3/4 ton diesel for less than half the cost of a new truck to use for towing and find some econobox to drive daily.
 

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So I looked on google to see if there were any other sources and there was about 50 sources. Everything from Car and Driver to Fox and CNN. They all pretty much had the same info about the 2x4. But this was the only source that said anything about the 4x4 that I found.
Many of the article seem to be citing each other. There are multiple sources the state Ford has not released the official numbers yet. I Believe that a 1-2 MPG loss would be similar to every other truck out there including the Ram 1500. I would link some of the sites however I am apparently not permitted to post links yet. Either way really doesn't matter that much.
 

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I’ve tracked some on the COTUS website and the earliest delivery I’ve been able to find is 17 May. That’s just 2 weeks away!! There is a dealer in Houston, TX that has 6 of them but they don’t deliver until the end of June.
 

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Any Updates

Has anyone got any updates that ordered one? I ordered on January 18th and still don’t have a VIN or delivery date. Starting to get frustrated and wondering if I should just wait for a 2019 at this point?
 
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