The 2018 Ford F-150 provides updated engines for the brand-new model year, and now we understand just how efficient they are. Fuel economy has enhanced on F-150s geared up with the base engine, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, and the 5.0-liter V-8.
The enhancements are available in part because of standard auto stop/start technology and a brand-new 10-speed automatic that features the majority of models. At its most effective, the gas-powered F-150 accomplishes an excellent 20/26/22 mpg city/highway/combined.
We remember a 3.3-liter V-6 replaced the base 3.5-liter engine for the 2017 model year. The new engine makes 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 8 hp and 12 lb-ft. Models powering only the rear wheels gets a boost of 2 mpg in combined fuel economy, hitting 19/25/22 mpg. Four-wheel-drive models are at 18/23/20 mpg, that’s rise of 1 mpg integrated from the 2017 model.
The second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine makes 325 hp and 400 lb-ft, the very same horsepower as prior however increase of 25 lb-ft from 2016. According to EPA quotes, this engine must attain 20/26/22 mpg, increase of 1 mpg in the city from last year. Four-wheel-drive versions net 19/24/21 mpg, increase of 1 mpg combined.
The 5.0-liter V-8 engine gets 395 hp and 400 lb-ft, up 10 hp and 13 lb-ft. For the first time, this engine comes coupled to a 10-speed automatic. Fuel economy on the V-8 peaks at 17/23/19 mpg city/highway/combined, or 16/22/18 mpg with 4×4. Both configurations represent a 1 mpg boost in combined fuel economy from the 2017 model.
Fuel economy for the rest of two engines on the F-150 are still same from 2016. A 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 still peaks at 18/25/21 mpg, or 17/23/19 mpg with four-wheel drive. The Raptor gets a higher-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 and gets simply 15/18/16 mpg.
Ford also revealed that the routine 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 can tow 13,200 pounds. Formerly, towing topped 12,200 pounds.
We will have to wait for the final specs for the all-new 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6. That the car will be readily available next spring, while other F-150s are set to go on sale this fall.