All-New 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Hits 30 MPG Highway

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The new-for-2018 Ford F-150 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine will boast the best EPA fuel-economy numbers of any full-size pickup truck. Rated at 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined, the new half-ton turbo-diesel gets the same EPA ratings as the smaller and lighter Chevrolet Colorado with the less powerful turbo-diesel 2.8-liter engine.

The baby Power Stroke makes 250 horsepower and 440 pounds-feet of torque and will be mated to the new computer-controlled and retuned 10-speed automatic transmission. The automaker says the powertrain combination will also provide the new pickup truck choice with best-in-class payload at a maximum of 2,020 pounds for XL and XLT fleet trims; consumer retail trims will have a max payload of 1,940 pounds. The engine also gets best-in-class towing capability with a max of 11,400 pounds. Of course, payload and towing capacity vary by trim and configuration.

For now, the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 are the only two half-ton players offering a diesel engine — assuming you don't consider the Nissan Titan XD a half-ton pickup — but GM will offer the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, both due out later this year, with a late-availability engine option in the form of a 3.0-liter straight-six diesel engine that is reported to be "the best performing diesel in this segment."

We'll know more about the Ford F-150's new Power Stroke option after we get some seat time in the truck; we plan to tow up and down the steep Eisenhower Pass outside Denver. More to come.

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Well VW is trying to make it’s Amarok stand out against the to be introduced MB XCLass with a 270hp, 450lbsft of torque diesel.
XCLass has 255hp
https://www.carsales.com.au/editorial/details/volkswagen-amarok-v6-to-belt-out-200kw-112182/

Finally, an F150 with good fuel economy and a real truck engine. I will wait for the Inline 6 diesel Duramax this fall and get a nicely equipped Sierra.

The best just keep getting better!!!!

That makes me so proud that I own a F-150
Always had confidence that Ford will lead the way in a diesel for the F-150 the same way they lead the way with the gasoline Eco-Boost engines.
You're ahead of the pack, years ahead of all brands of trucks by owning a F-150.
All other trucks are struggling to keep up with Ford.
I can feel the jealousy dripping off the Chevy and Ram guys.

Just think of it! a serious , big, powerful diesel that can and will out-perform, out-haul and out-tow anything in its class and get 30 MPG ?

Anything less would have been "failure" in this case. Looking forward to how it tests out, holds up and compares to the Fiat.

The EPA estimates diesel-powered 2018 Ford F-150s with rear-wheel-drive will achieve 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined, according to Ford. Four-wheel drive diesel 2018 F-150’s have EPA-estimated ratings of 18 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined, according to The Car Connection.

5 MPG lose for four wheel drive is huge.

5mpg loss for 4WD? That does seem huge. I would say 99.9% of the trucks here are 4X4. Hard sell with the extra cost.

Yeppers, not impressed with that 4×4 mpg.

@ ecobust!

Man Ford and GM are late to the party. Ram beat both of them with diesel in the 1500. How can u say Ford leads the pack? Good job by them getting a 10 + year old engine into their trucks yay!!!!! Thats leading in innovation alright! Geeezzzzz...come down off that high your in and face reality!!

The EPA estimates diesel-powered 2018 Ford F-150s with rear-wheel-drive will achieve 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined, according to Ford. Four-wheel drive diesel 2018 F-150’s have EPA-estimated ratings of 18 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined, according to The Car Connection.

5 MPG lose for four wheel drive is huge.

Posted by: beno | Apr 19, 2018 6:12:35 AM

It is 20/25 22 Combined for the 4x4. Still a big drop and the EcoDiesel Ram gets 27 hwy in bot 2wd and 4x4. Not sure which is weirder, the Ford dropping 5mpg hwy or the Ram not being any different in 2wd vs 4wd.

All of those numbers are for a regular cab truck. Where are the specs for a 4wd crew cab???? Probably not as news worthy and probably really close to the 2.7 Ecoboost without the upfront premium and having to purchase DEF.

TNT- it is pretty clear Ram has issues with their diesel (MPG and emissions). They were first yes, but Ford seems to always come out on top one way or another-they even have motor trend truck of the year again-not sure how they keep doing it, but there really is no denying that.

-CT

CT

Ram was first! Yes , they taking care of their emissions problems. Do we know anything about this diesel yet?? NO!! Heck it might have problems too!! I was just stating that Ram was first and that Ford didn't lead the way like Ecoboost stated. As for MTTOTY...I could care less about what motor trend says. They always choose Ford... Heck it could be going against a Porsche and they'll pick it!!

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....GM will offer the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, both due out later this year, with a late-availability engine option in the form of a 3.0-liter straight-six diesel engine that is reported to be "the best performing diesel in this segment."

Haha! Ford can have its 15 minutes of fame. LOL!

Diesels are notorious for beating the EPA estimates. My uncle usually beats the EPA estimate in his ecodiesel. See how it plays out in reality before you make your judgement. I doubt the f150 will be limited to 25 mpg with 4wd. Won't be long before we read some first drive results with mpg real world figures

Ford has same 22Mpg combined like 2017 RAM on 4x4 model. Not surprise in here.

I wonder if this new engine is made of indestructible military grade alloys?

The drivetrain tech is the most impressive part of this otherwise unimpressive truck.

Pricing?

Expect high option cost to drive the take-rate for the powerstroke half ton into the low single digits. Diesel half ton trucks represent another example of aquestion no one is asking.

That is a huge mpg drop on 4wd which will probably be the largest part of the retail market. For the small fuel savings compared with the purchase price of the engine and the extra cost of diesel fuel and DEF I would be hard pressed to switch away from my Ecoboost. We will just have to see if the tests reveal something that the published numbers don't. I hope that the tests will be done so that they can be directly compared with gas engines to help with the buying decision.

As far as the take rate, from what I can see in the 3/4 ton market the diesel doesn't pay either but that is what most people buy. I am not going to even try to predict what it is going to be beyond my personal truck.

@Walt

My part of central Florida is ranch country. Even the hairdressers around here drive trucks. Our small town Ford dealer is one of the biggest sellers of F150s in the whole country.

All that said, in my travels I don't see very many half ton and midsize trucks with diesel. The Nissan diesel and the Colorado/Canyon diesels are like unicorns around here but other models are as common as flies.

Your analysis nailed it. For the price of a diesel option in a half ton you can seriously consider just upgrading to the top gasoline drivetrain option, or upgrade to a F250 (or competing model).

A TIMING BELT? C'mon Ford! Get with the program.

TNT-Ford does not care if a GM guy doesn't care about MTTOT, its great marketing for them, for those of us who arent fan boys as well of those who are. In the end they win. The real outward facing point here is GM is late to the party once again. Sure Ram can work out the emissions thing, but they did poorly on marketing their diesel, Ford will nail it like they always do, plus their Powerstroke already has a good history in the big trucks. Now I know you will disagree, but again, its not about you, its about the truck. Powerstroke is a name and a good one at that, regardless of what you know about someone you know who had a bad experience with them. the overall majority have great expereinces with the big 6.7, including me only becasue I have driven many of them in the 3500 and up for work. On that note, I have driven and used all of the bog three diesels and have not seen any major issues with any of them-my point in construction we beat the crap out of them.

-CT

Fuel mileage will be determined when these trucks actually hit the roads. I could care less about EPA out to lunch ratings. I want to see real world results. Got some high hopes here. I also find it interesting that the power output of these "baby" diesels is similar to what was powering the 7.3 Powerstroke in 2001. Love how all this competition has made the trucks evolve. We all win!

This thing should be an F-250, not an F-150, with those towing and load ratings.

@ CT

You obviously didn't drive the 6.4L and 6.0L diesels by Ford?? They had tons of problems with them!! Yes, the 6.7L seems to be doing great! Only took them 15 years!!! GM being late??? How do you figure...they make the best V8's on the planet, with better fuel economy then Fords ecothirsts?? Just bc they don't have every gadget none to man...doesn't mean their behind. If I recall GM had the 6 spd tranny before Ford!! and Ram and GM had the 8 spd before Ford as well!

@ CT

You obviously didn't drive the 6.4L and 6.0L diesels by Ford?? They had tons of problems with them!! Yes, the 6.7L seems to be doing great! Only took them 15 years!!! GM being late??? How do you figure...they make the best V8's on the planet, with better fuel economy then Fords ecothirsts?? Just bc they don't have every gadget none to man...doesn't mean their behind. If I recall GM had the 6 spd tranny before Ford!! and Ram and GM had the 8 spd before Ford as well!


Posted by: TNTGMC | Apr 19, 2018 11:32:28 AM

You really don't know anything about Ford Diesel, don't you ever get tired of your same old garbage. You're a TOOL!

@ Frank

Insults...look into mirror!! Your not worth my time or anyone else's time!!

@ecoboost rules. Your a joke idiot, ford don't have the best engines and up here in Canada they have pickup truck pulls in the summer and how come Chev and GM always win them?

@ TNTGARBAGEMOTORCOMPANY(GMC) HEY SHUT YOU BUTT HOLE!!!! FORD IS GONNA KICK YOUR PRECIOUS GARBAGE MOTORS BUTT SO SHUT UP 🤐.

@ Frank

Insults...look into mirror!! Your not worth my time or anyone else's time!!


Posted by: TNTGMC | Apr 19, 2018 12:45:58 PM

It wasn't an insult, I just described what you are. Go watch Cartoons on those DVD players GM gave you because they couldn't fix your junk.

CT

You obviously didn't drive the 6.4L and 6.0L diesels by Ford?? I did drove 5 6.0 F-450's and 3 6.4's F-450's didn't replace one motor in those 8 trucks,
They had tons of problems with them!! we didn't have a ton of problems with them
Yes, the 6.7L seems to be doing great! SEEMS it is doing well,

Only took them 15 years!!! you know it's always funny to me how short a GM fanboys memory is when it come to GM diesels remember the 6.2's, 6.5's and the early Duramax's
GM being late??? How do you figure...they make the best V8's on the planet, they may make good V8's it's just a shame they can't put a good truck behind those motors
with better fuel economy then Fords ecothirsts?? yep and the 6.2 need Premium gas to get after it
Just bc they don't have every gadget none to man...doesn't mean their behind. they are just now starting to catch up to Ram and Ford in that aspect,
If I recall GM had the 6 spd tranny before Ford!! yep you are correct there and Ram and GM had the 8 spd before Ford as well! and again you are correct on that to

Posted by: TNTGMC | Apr 19, 2018 11:32:28 AM

@ Frank

Then you are a lazy, clown@$$ that doesn't know anything! There that's not an insult, its a fact!
Your just jealous bc I can afford a new truck and have a family to enjoy the DVD's and you don't bc your all alone...You fool!!

As for Eatin....
Go research how good the 6.4L and 6.0L diesels were...if they were so good, why don't they make them anymore?? glad you didn't have problems but there were way more that had then didn't!

Owe, I didn't forget how bad GMs diesel were in pre 2001 before the duramax...they were horrible!!

The ecobusts also need premium fuel to get that...5.3l doesn't and gets great MPG's

This is the engine that would really bring the Ford Expedition to life.

Imagine a big six/seven passenger SUV that get's highway FE in the high 20s!

Can you say ROAD TRIP?

A TIMING BELT? C'mon Ford! Get with the program.
Posted by: igve2shtz | Apr 19, 2018 9:45:40 AM

There's nothing wrong with a timing belt. Whether it's a belt or a chain, they are a wear item that should be replaced based on the manufacturer's maintenance interval. After all, it's not like Ford has had much success with DOHC timing chains/guides/tensioners reliability or longevity. Belts are also slightly less affected by the harmonics of diesel. Especially a V6 diesel.

I think the diesel thing is silly, but whatever. I'm sure part of it is to help truck manufacturers meet CAFE requirements while the other part is to gouge high profit from buyers. The high cost of the diesel option and that the fuel costing a lot more in most parts, doesn't make a diesel purchase worth the money in most cases. The Ram is pointless with it's suspension limitations (great ride, just not a heavy hauler) to even offer a diesel. Ford and GM will have towing capacity beyond most people's common sense ability. They are already rated too high for 1/2 tone trucks.

Ford hasn't made a good diesel in close to 20 years, ha it wasn't even made by Ford to start with! This power junk will be no different. The buyer who want diesels can't get what they want from Ford as them models are only to fleets. This power junk f150 is nothing more then a rich boy's daddy money show off toy that'll be broke or blown up before 100,000 miles. Just like the 6.0 and 6.4. Ford stands for failure!

Diesels are notorious for beating the EPA estimates. My uncle usually beats the EPA estimate in his ecodiesel. See how it plays out in reality before you make your judgement. I doubt the f150 will be limited to 25 mpg with 4wd. Won't be long before we read some first drive results with mpg real world figures.


And this is why Dodge (Fiat) will be paying large fines as did VW.
Guarantee 2019 Dodge diesel will not be beating the EPA figures. Dodge cheated and will have to pay.

@ TNTGARBAGEMOTORCOMPANY(GMC) HEY SHUT YOU BUTT HOLE!!!! FORD IS GONNA KICK YOUR PRECIOUS GARBAGE MOTORS BUTT SO SHUT UP 🤐.

Posted by: Chingon | Apr 19, 2018 1:04:16 PM

WOW--- THE STUPIDITY IS REALLY SHOWING IT"S UGLY FACE.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I remember how excited everybody was when Ram 1500 brought out their diesel
But nobody wanted to talk about how it had a low 900 lb payload

The 2019 Ram will be a flop too
nobody wants the girly dial shifter and plastic hubcaps
same way nobody wants to talk about that.

I'm not afraid to talk about the problems with my new F-150, the throttle bodies are a problem, I admit that!

Until they can do it with a gas engine, who cares!

Diesels are not top sellers nor are they low on maintenance costs!

Hey Chingon

U know whats sad, is that this thing only has 250 HP and 440 TQ?

I have 420HP and 460TQ......yes i use premium fuel but it is the same here for diesel, and i don't have to use DEF!

Now that is funny!!

TNT- oh yes I have driven many 6.0's-no issues, again with work. Just because you read somewhere they are bad doesnt mean they all are.

-CT

@ CT

Like I've said, there are more that have issues that don't!!! Otherwise Ford would have kept using that engine!!!

The 30 mpg number for the retail consumer is vaporware.

You have to spec a lariat or higher package to get the motor.

You cant spec a regular cab truck in those trims on the website.

The regular cab 4x2 f-150 weighs in around 4100 lbs. a lariat crew cab wont see better than 28 Im guessing based on being closer to 5000 lbs. 4x4 even worse

A crew cab Colorado weighs around 4600. It still manages to hit 30 mpg real world for most users.

So the Ford boys can stop whining about the 6.2 availabilty in only high end trims. This is no different except i bet most guys will be complaining it does not get 30 mpg “as advertised”

TNT- oh yes I have driven many 6.0's-no issues, again with work. Just because you read somewhere they are bad doesnt mean they all are.

-CT


Posted by: crunchtime | Apr 20, 2018 8:30:33 AM

6 blow issues are well documented. A whole series of builds on the internet intended to "bulletproof" a 6 blow. Most of the issues seem to be from cutting corners and costs at the factory.

Sounds a lot like the Triton engines and early Ecoboosts. To much cost engineering at Ford

@andrwken

Ford guys should be used to not getting the advertised MPGs...the ecobusts never get what they advertise they get!!!

The high cost of the diesel option and that the fuel costing a lot more in most parts, doesn't make a diesel purchase worth the money in most cases. ..Posted by: 2.7EcoBoostRoost | Apr 19, 2018

@2.7

A lot of people dropped big bucks to buy F250s and RAM 2500s last year. They might disagree with you.

You trvlls crack me up!!!

You trvlls crack me up!!!

You trvlls crack me up!!!



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