2017 Ford F-150 Fuel Economy Improves

2017 Ford F-150 towing boat II

Ford just released EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2017 Ford F-150 with the second-generation twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost and 10-speed transmission. As a quick reminder, the new and improved engine makes 10 more horsepower (now 375 hp) and 50 more pounds-feet of torque (now 470 pounds-feet) than the 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost it's replacing. And although those numbers don't sound dramatically different, we can say the performance of the new combination — due in large part to smarter computer tuning — is impressive.

Here are the new EPA numbers: A 2017 4x2 3.5-liter EcoBoost gets 18/25/21 mpg city/highway/combined — it was 17/24/20 for the 2016. For popular 4x4 models, fuel economy increases to 17/23/20 compared to 16/22/18 for the 2016. For comparison purposes, the 4x2 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and base Ram 1500 naturally-aspirated V-6 models are EPA rated at 20 mpg combined, while the same trucks with the V-8 option (Chevy 5.3-liter and Ram 5.7-liter) have combined EPA ratings of 18 and 17 mpg, respectively. The half-ton pickup fuel economy leader is the Ram 1500 HFE with the 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel with EPA ratings of 21/29/24 mpg city/highway/combined. 

The second-generation EcoBoost V-6 is the same engine and transmission combination that will be in the 2017 Ford Raptor, but it will offer 450 hp and 510 pounds-feet of torque in that pickup truck.

All axle gearing in regular F-150 models remains the same, as does payload and tow ratings for the various configurations and trim packages.

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In the real world driving, new ecoboost owners will be as disappointed as all the previous concerning fuel mileage.

Unfortunately, I have to agree with GMSRGREAT with his last statement. GM twns are getting better mileage with their V8s than the ecoboost ever does.

In the real world driving, new ecoboost owners will be as disappointed as all the previous concerning fuel mileage.
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Oct 6, 2016 1:10:28 PM

2013 Light Duty Challenge:
Ford 22.3 mpg
Chevy 21.4 mpg

2016 Texas Showdown Maximum MPG
MPG
Ford 22.2
Chevy 21.8

Also, Ford beats Chevy 0-60 and 1/4 mile.

Light Duty Challenge and Texas Showdown are hardly even close to real world driving.

Fuelly:

2016 Ford F-150 3.5 EcoBoost: 16.6 mpg

2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3 EcoTech: 16.3 mpg

+ Ford has more power and torque. And uses 2 less cylinders.

Thanks for playing!

Most people looking mileage don’t care about hp and torque and your cherry picked numbers and I am not playing

I gave you the average on fuelly.com No cherry pick. Grow up Jake.

EcoBoost vs EcoTech

2016 F-150 3.5 V6 EcoBoost CREWCAB
16.6 Avg MPG
30 Vehicles
516 Fuel-ups
216,591 Miles Tracked
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/f-150?engineconfig_id=102&bodytype_id=14&submodel_id=

2016 Silverado 5.3 V8 EcoTech CREWCAB
16.3 Avg MPG
14 Vehicles
211 Fuel-ups
56,728 Miles Tracked
http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/silverado_1500/all?engineconfig_id=125&bodytype_id=14&submodel_id=

The power and torque matters because the mpg is so close. The more powerful EcoBoost 3.5 vs the EcoTech 5.3 is a no brainer.


Then that's even worse. The Chevy gets out-performed by a 2.7

The bottom line is EcoBoost offers the ideal combo of performance and mpg.

The 8 speed really helps that little engine that could.

if you want fuel economy, buy a diesel rabbit for crying out loud...450lbs of torque from a v6 and 510lbs torque from a v6 in Raptor, that is what I am talking about. with trucks costing over $30,000 why does mpg matter? I could see if one truck got 50 mpg and its competitor got 16 but that is not happening. Good grief.

The 10 year old Tundra 5.7/6 speed auto/4.30 rear end has a fuelly of 14.8 mpg for 2016.

So ~2 mpg less than the "newer, more technologically advanced" 3.5 Ecoboost and the 5.3 Ecotec with Toyota's 10 year old powertrain.

The ecoboost and Ecotec engines haven't made much progress compared to a 10 year old powertrain in regards to "real world" fuel economy, considering the GM and Ford's sell majority of models with higher gear sets (3.24/3.31/3.55).

The Tundra also has many more miles than the Ford or GM's on Fuelly... Only 5 of the Tundra's reported on Fuelly are non 5.7's
http://www.fuelly.com/car/toyota/tundra
1,827 fill ups
592,445 miles

2016 F-150 3.5 V6 EcoBoost CREWCAB
16.6 Avg MPG
30 Vehicles
516 Fuel-ups
216,591 Miles Tracked
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/f-150?engineconfig_id=102&bodytype_id=14&submodel_id=

2016 Silverado 5.3 V8 EcoTech CREWCAB
16.3 Avg MPG
14 Vehicles
211 Fuel-ups
56,728 Miles Tracked
http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/silverado_1500/all?engineconfig_id=125&bodytype_id=14&submodel_id=

"In the real world driving, new ecoboost owners will be as disappointed as all the previous concerning fuel mileage."

I bought a 2013 Eco-boost and liked it so much that I bought a 2016 and like it too. I still have the 2013 for one of my kids to drive. And yes, I do drive in the real world.

I have a 2015 GMC crew cab SLT 2wd with a 5.3 6 speed. I drive with cruirse set at the speed limit (typically 70 in my area)and I average about 21 mpg. My wife usually drives 5 over using cruise and averages 19 mpg. I'm perfectly happy with the truck and would buy it again in a heart beat.

That said, Ford being able to a least match this with real-world mpg numbers with 6.2 performance figures is pretty impressive. The only question I have is can they do it on 87 octane.

Ram is getting an ecoboost pentastar soon as the final nail in the hemi coffin was hit.... which is the Paris climate agreement goes into effect in november. Hemi isdone or going to have s huge enviromental/CO2/gas guzzler

Gm recently put an ecoboost in the cadillac lineup and will soon have it in their pickup with a ford 10 speed transmission and aluminum body panels as they usher out the v8 in everything except novelty cars and non epa rated heavy duty pickups

Ecoboost can run on any octane and if you run 93, then you pick up 10 HP and 25 TQ. look it up.

BREAKING NEWS

Ford will be been digging in their spare parts bin again trying to reuse their faulty brake boosters from the 2013-2014 F150s.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2016/10/04/nhtsa-ford-f-150-brake-investigation/91537182/

Feds probe 'complete loss of brakes' in Ford F-150s
Nathan Bomey , USA TODAY 4:21 p.m. EDT October 4, 2016
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Federal auto-safety regulators have launched an investigation into the safety of brakes on certain versions of the Ford F-150 pickup truck, the most popular vehicle in the U.S.
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Federal auto-safety regulators have launched an investigation into the safety of brakes on certain versions of the Ford F-150 pickup truck, the top-selling vehicle in the U.S.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is probing what vehicle owners have described as "sudden and complete loss" of braking in 2015 and 2016 model-year F-150s equipped with the 3.5 liter V-6 engine, according to documents posted to NHTSA's site.

The agency said it had received 10 reports of brake trouble on 2015 model-year vehicles and 15 reports on 2016 vehicles. The investigation covers about 282,000 pickups.

The nature of the complaints is similar, though there are a few differences. In the 2015 pickups, "complaints allege symptoms of brake pedal going to the floor with sudden and complete loss of brake effectiveness, brake warning lamp illumination, and/or low or empty brake fluid level," according to NHTSA.

In the 2016 trucks, "complaints allege a sudden and complete loss of brakes without the brake warning lamp illumination and low brake fluid level," the agency noted.

NHTSA said it opened an investigation "to assess the scope, frequency and safety-related consequences of the alleged defect in the subject vehicles."
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Ford Motor is taking a step some businesses would consider crazy: It overhauled for 2015, at great cost, the F-150 full-size pickup, its high-volume, high-profit, crown jewel -- even though the preceding model has had no trouble attracting buyers. It expects to have the new truck at full inventory by June. Ford

In May, Ford issued a recall to fix the loss of braking on 2013 and 2014 model-year F-150 pickups with 3.5-liter engines built over 12 months starting in August, 2013 — a defect stemming from what Ford said was a loss of brake fluid, from the brake master cylinder reservoir into the brake booster.

Complaints about the 2015 model-year pickups "are consistent with the symptoms associated with" that recall, according to NHTSA. But the 2016 vehicle complaints are different, and Ford dealers have allegedly "diagnosed the problem as a failure of the master cylinder," according to NHTSA.

"We will cooperate with NHTSA on these investigations, as we always do," Ford spokeswoman Elizabeth Weigandt said in a statement. "Ford is committed to delivering top quality in our vehicles. We continuously evaluate our processes for potential improvements and when the data indicates a safety recall is needed, we move quickly on behalf of our customers."

Weigandt said Ford has not launched a recall to fix brake issues on the 2015 and 2016 F-150.

sorry that was 20 HP and 10 TQ.

@ Scott and LMFAO: no amount of #'s you post can make up for the disappointment that FORD eco-boost owners will experience concerning fuel economy.

Here is gm's ecoboost flat power curve engine that will replace the very peaky power curve 6.2 v8. You can prolly still get the very anemic 5.3 but the 6.2 is dead on the next gm pickup redesign.
http://www.lsxmag.com/news/gm-lifts-the-veil-on-new-420-horsepower-twin-turbo-3-6l-v6/

I can do 0-60 in 7 secs with my 7,000 lb 2500 5.7 hemi. Lol too bad it likes to peel the back tires all the time though. Lol

Only way a Ford could get this kind of MPG in the real world is if a Ram or a GM was towing it down the highway with 100MPH tailwind.

2016 Ford F-150 3.5 EcoBoost: 16.6 mpg

2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3 EcoTech: 16.3 mpg

+ Ford has more power and torque. And uses 2 less cylinders.

Thanks for playing!
Posted by: Scott N. | Oct 6, 2016 1:43:16 PM

0.3 mpg at the cost of long term reliability. The ecoboost continues to suffer from low mileage timing chain stretch (even after all the TSB's), cam phaser wear, a multitude of misfire issues and spark plug carbon tracking, DI-related intake carbon buildup requiring head replacement, turbo wear and potential damage due to DI-related carbon buildup passing through to the turbos. That's ignoring the EB-related brake failure issue that I'm sure the Feds will force Ford to acknowledge some day.

Scott N what about the other 21 silverado 5.3 crews with a 17.12 avg?

Ford is once again number 1 in fuel economy, number one in sales. Ford has once again left chebbie and "ram me" in the dust!!!! MILITARY. GRADE! !!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHH!!!!!!

I guarantee that Ford got those numbers by short shifting the hell out of that EB. They're shifting before the turbos light up in every gear to minimize fuel consumption. An 8-speed is annoying enough when it's constantly lugging the engine, this 10-speed is going to drive a lot of guys nuts. My nephews 2016 F-150 with the 3.5 is always trying to lug the engine up small grades. It'll try to hold 6th gear up a hill even when the rpm's drop down to 1100 rpm. Sport mode didn't help much. He's annoyed by it enough that he's looking into tuning it even if the warranty is voided.


I'd put money on it that these 2017 fuel economy numbers will be nearly impossible to reach unless you completely granny the truck or can live with a transmission that's constantly shifting between 10 different gears.

If you don't have brakes the fuel economy naturally goes up. No stop and go driving. The only way they stop is when the electronic throttle body cuts out. Then they go into limp mode.
Open the door , which is easy because they don't close properly and drag your feet.

Jealousy from the usual RAM recall turds & shaky GOVT motor fan girls as expected; I guess they will never accept Ford's V6 will continue to outperform & consume less fuel than their ancient soon to be obsolete V8's...hahahaha & then again with this new Ecoboost!!...oh well, something to make them even more jealous...heh heh heh!!

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/hennessey-velociraptor-600-6x6-makes-600plus-hp-cares-not-for-good-sense/ar-BBx2qGj?li=BBisPVf&ocid=spartandhp

EcoBoost delivers a combination of fuel economy, performance and capability that beats all other trucks.

Per allpar (pro fca site) the hemi 5.7 and 6.4 prolly wont go beyond 2018. The replacement for those is a ecoboost v6 that will easily outperform the hemi much like ford's v6's do currently.

Hellcat will be around in halo cars such as the $70000 hellcat charger and the $100000 trx extremely limited production halo truck until 2021 at which time fca may have enough experience on turboing an engine to the point they can turn up the wick to compete with ford ecoboost HO v6's
http://www.allpar.com/model/upcoming-powertrain.html

The replacement for those is a ecoboost v6 that will easily outperform the hemi....

Posted by: Raptor>rebel trx | Oct 6, 2016 5:31:46 PM

I doubt Fiat well use an eco-boost engine.

Gmsgreat
Ram after redesign is an ecoboost pentastar v6 twin turbo

Gm pickups will have an ecoboost 3.6 cadillac motor as top engine in a pickup.

GM has a toy to play with the Craptor.

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2015/03/2016-cadillac-ats-v-output-officially-sae-rated-at-464-horsepower/

Only problem with using a v6 to tow with is the issue of heat and wear because you asking a car engine to do a trucks job which is ok if your only grossing 10-12000 lbs but if your constantly grossing 16-24000 lbs your prolly gonna have problems not to mention the lack of engine braking due to the small displacement engine. also having a lighter truck is okay if you want good mileage but you need weight to tow heavy loads.

These numbers are lame. I get over 30 mpg average with my 2016 Canyon diesel. Come on diesel Ranger , millions will buy one.


2013 Light Duty Challenge:
Ford 22.3 mpg
Chevy 21.4 mpg
(GMC 23.1 mpg)

2016 Texas Showdown Maximum MPG
MPG
(With payload)
Ford 22.2
Chevy 21.8
(Without payload)
Ford 21.1
Chevy 21.7
Also, Ford beats Chevy 0-60 and 1/4 mile.

LMFAO this site has said it runs vechiles at different points of day they may end up having different conditions. Good grief! The gm trucks seem to hit closer to what the epa ratings at the very least. But hopefully this 3.5 will improve an the disparity on epa and real world

Meanwhile, some nice Ford's with amazing output from a super charged V8 5 liter;

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/ford-teases-four-radically-different-f-150-trucks-for-sema/ar-BBx572P?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp#image=4

I hate Ford!

I don't need brakes. I just down shift

5.3 engine is poor performance design. That why they stop installing them in the new gen Camaro's.

Don't think the 5.3 was ever in the camaro. Thought it was 5.7 then 6.2. 5.3 is designed as a truck engine

nice job ford

Having mostly owned and driven sticks in my trucks (my first and only auto is my 06 F250) I honestly don't understand the lack of improvement in FE as autos have more than doubled their number of ratios since the early 90s. I understand that for the most part vehicle weight has risen (mostly due to features/safety/increased capacity/capability) and emissions have become more restrictive and demanding and both are very bad for economy. I understand that even with these handicaps power has SOARED (obviously a much bigger selling/bragging/marketing point than FE).

I gotta say though its disappointing to see a platform with a 6spd auto go to a 10 and only pick up 1 mpg even if does hustle down the 0-60 faster which honestly it was already doing very well with the previous tranny. Developing an all new auto tranny is a big undertaking even when shared with ones main competitor. The only thing even more perplexing is why GM developed an 8spd tranny on its own and participated in the 10spd project.

Too bad it will continue to say something to the effect of " premium gas required for heavy trailer tow".

Ford keeps jacking around with all this technology, when it all goes south, what are you going to have left? Oh well, at least aluminum is better at the scrap yard and you go to get rid of it.

I really do wonder, how much time these new trucks will spend in the shop?

It's eco or boost pick one and it performs. With a light foot the ecoboost gets great economy. You can barely push the gas pedal and the truck moves effortlessly. It's called torque and it has PLENTY of it. Towing mileage might not be so great but your usually not towing anything most of the trucks life anyway.

Lawsuit Claims Defects in Ford EcoBoost 3.5-Liter V-6

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2013/05/lawsuit-claims-defects-in-ford-ecoboost-35-liter-v-6.html

Make sure to change the spark plugs every 30k miles. They start to carbon track and crack around that time, causing misfires. Be careful how you gap them. Does anybody know what Ford finally decided is the correct gap? I know they kept changing the spec over and over again.

Also, be sure to clean the pooling oil out of the intercooler. And whatever you do, do not follow the oil change interval that Ford gives you. 7500 miles is way too long, even on synthetic. These engines dump a lot of gas into the oil. Fuel dilution is terrible for an engine and by 7.5k I've seen as high as 8% fuel. Ford must run these things pig rich.

I really do wonder, how much time these new trucks will spend in the shop?
Posted by: TRX-4 Tom
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Based on what I've seen first-hand, the Ecoboost has been the best thing to happen since the 6.0 and 6.4 Powerstrokes for the Ford service technicians. The Ecoboost has paid for a lot of their kids college funds.

If it was a v8 you'd never see the Eco part of it because you'd be on it all the time to hear the v8 sound. Lol



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