The new 2015 Ford F-150 (earlier post) 4x2 with Ford’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine has EPA-estimated ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined (12.4, 9.0 and 10.7 l/100 km, respectively)—the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any gasoline-powered full-size pickup sold in America. That is 5% to 29% better than current F-150 models, depending on engine and driveline configuration on the combined cycle.
The improved performance is enabled by saving weight through the use of high-strength steel and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys plus smart engineering. Overall, up to 700 pounds (318 kg) of weight have been saved.
The weight savings not only improve fuel efficiency, they improve the new F-150’s capability and performance. Combined with EcoBoost engine technology, the F-150 now tows as much as 1,100 more pounds and hauls as much as 530 pounds more than today’s model with a 5% to 16% better power-to-weight ratio.
Ford offers new F-150 customers four engine choices: the available 2.7-liter EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop; a new standard 3.5-liter V6 Ti-VCT engine; a more powerful available 5.0-liter V8 Ti-VCT engine; and an available premium 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.
Compared to MY 2008 F-150s, the new trucks offer EPA-estimated fuel economy rating improvements of up to 43%; power-to-weight increases of up to 46%; towing improved by up to 3,900 pounds; and payload could improve as much as 1,390 pounds, depending on engine and configuration.
Ford has 2 million EcoBoost engines on the road in cars, utilities and trucks to date. EcoBoost technology was first offered for F-150 customers in early 2011 with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. To date, Ford has sold 600,000 F-150 trucks equipped with 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines.