2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid EPA-Rated Up to 25 MPG Combined

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By Mike Hanley

The 2021 Ford F-150’s newly available PowerBoost hybrid drivetrain is the most efficient powertrain offered in the full-size pickup truck, judging by the EPA’s combined fuel-economy estimates. Rear-wheel-drive models are rated 25 mpg combined, while four-wheel-drive versions are rated 24 mpg combined. The F-150’s next most efficient powertrain is the available Power Stroke 4WD-only turbo-diesel V-6 engine, which is rated 23 mpg combined.

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Besides being the most efficient offering in the 2021 F-150 lineup, the PowerBoost hybrid is also the most powerful, delivering more horsepower than the available 400-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 and more torque than the diesel’s 440 pounds-feet. The hybrid drivetrain features a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6, and total system output is 430 hp at 6,000 rpm and 570 pounds-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm.

The PowerBoost hybrid drivetrain is available on all trim levels of the 2021 F-150. A full list of fuel economy estimates follows:

2021 Ford F-150 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates (city/highway/combined)

3.3-Liter V-6 

RWD: 20/24/21 mpg
4WD: 19/22/20 mpg

Twin-Turbo 2.7-Liter V-6

RWD: 20/26/22 mpg
4WD: 19/24/21 mpg

5.0-Liter V-8

RWD: 17/24/20 mpg
4WD: 16/22/19 mpg

Twin-Turbo 3.5-Liter V-6 

RWD: 18/24/20 mpg
4WD: 18/23/20 mpg

Turbo-Diesel 3.0-Liter V-6

4WD: 20/27/23 mpg

PowerBoost Hybrid With Twin-Turbo 3.5-Liter V-6

RWD: 25/26/25 mpg
4WD: 24/24/24 mpg

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Perhaps more important than the extra power is the hybrid’s ability to serve as a mobile generator to run power tools and equipment. All PowerBoost trucks come standard with Pro Power Onboard, which provides 2.4 kilowatts of power from the cabin and cargo-box power outlets; a 7.2-kW version of the system is available for more demanding power needs. 

While the PowerBoost drivetrain sits atop the F-150 lineup as the fuel economy champ, diesel versions of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2021 Ram 1500 slightly surpass it, with EPA combined ratings of 27 and 26 mpg, respectively, for rear-wheel-drive models. (Note, however, that diesel fuel is 14% more expensive as of this writing, per AAA, than the 87-octane gasoline Ford recommends for the F-150 hybrid.)

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