Last post on Dec 26, 2011 at 1:32 PM
You are in the Ford F-Series
What is this discussion about?
Ford F-350, Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Fuel System, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Truck
If you're looking for a place to discuss real world mileage figures for your Ford F-Series pickup, this is the place!
#148 of 151 Y'all should have gotten the EcoBoost
Sep 11, 2011 (4:45 pm)
I just drove 286 miles (all highway) on less than half a tank. With about 20 miles until empty, as per my mileage calculator on my dash.
That's above 20mpg highway. My dash mileage monitor said 22.1, and I'm inclined to believe that isn't far off, because of the distance I traveled without having to fill up. I was astonished that I didn't have to stop to fill up dozens of miles before I did.
Averaged 60-70mph the whole way. Relatively flat (Rt. 95 from Maryland to Connecticut), but it is riddled with toll booths, so room to improve on mileage even.
And mine is the 4x4, Supercab, and the gear ratio is 3.73.
Not making this up. 20++ mpg highway out of a stock 4WD version of the EcoBoost F150.
I'm a bit of a light-foot (I like vehicles with ample power, so I don't always have to rev them). So I'll bet I could get ~24mpg out of a 2WD Ecoboost equipped Fun-50 from Florida to Maine, traffic and weather permitting.
GM says they are not worried about this engine, but they are underestimating its capabilities!
Sep 20, 2011 (8:01 am)
A reporter is interested in talking with consumers about how fuel economy requirements are changing what people drive. He is looking for consumers who consider fuel economy their top consideration while shopping for vehicles that range from pickups to luxury cars to EVs. If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply with your name, phone number and email address to predmunds.com no later than 5pm Pacific this Wednesday, September 21st.
#150 of 151 2010 F150 SCREW 4X4 3.73 5.4L
Nov 18, 2011 (7:53 pm)
Just finished a 465 mi round trip from Maryland to Virginia with mostly light traffic, mid 70's outside temp, running 65-70mph, A/C off, no load. Averaged 18.1 mpg calculated. Mine has the Goodyear Wrangler off-road tires (like the FX4) and HD tow package. I cleared the trip computer and ran it about 200 miles with the computer reading 19.8 to 20.1 mpg, but I don't go by that for real world numbers. I typically get 10-11 mpg towing a 6,000lb camper that has 80 sq ft of frontal area. Luv this truck!
#151 of 151 Re: MPG [igiveup3]
Dec 26, 2011 (1:32 pm)
not a genius but why not fill your tank and drive it at a steady speed then fill again and do the same run at 100 rpm less etc etc etc and it should tell you what to expect (if my logic is right)