2015 Ford F-150: Balancing Fuel Economy With Power

Earlier today, Ford announced the EPA fuel ratings for its upcoming F-150. This will surely be an interesting read since the pickup truck weighs like a feather, due to the aluminium structure.

For starters, the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 4×2 Ford F-150 returns 19mpg, 26mpg and 22mpg on city, highway and combined driving conditions respectively. Of course, there are other engine options like the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine and a 5L V8. Regardless, fuel efficiency continues to improve in the range of 5-20%.

Consumers shouldn’t worry about the aluminium structure on the F-150 as it is promised to be durable and non-corrosive. On the downside of things, the highly advanced metal is also costly. It is revealed that prices for the F-150 will rise between $340 and $3,385.

Of course, Ford admitted that it is not ready to brag on the fuel economy of the F-150 since that title is now being held by the 2014 RAM 1500. However, the F-150 is not far behind the latter in terms of fuel economy. Furthermore, the F-150 is way more powerful than the RAM 1500.

All in all, the Ford F-150 looks to be the complete package for pickup truck hunters. It is powerful and economical at the same time. Yes, it is a little bit more expansive than before but in the long run, consumers will save more on petrol dollars.

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