The 2018 Ford F-150 affords up to date engines for the brand new mannequin yr, and now we all know simply how environment friendly they’re. Gasoline financial system has improved on F-150s outfitted with the bottom engine, the two.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, and the 5.Zero-liter V-Eight.
The enhancements come partly thanks to plain auto cease/begin expertise and a brand new 10-speed computerized that comes with most fashions. At its best, the gas-powered F-150 achieves a formidable 20/26/22 mpg metropolis/freeway/mixed.
Should you recall, a naturally aspirated Three.Three-liter V-6 changed the bottom Three.5-liter engine for the 2017 mannequin yr. The brand new engine produces 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque, a rise of Eight hp and 12 lb-ft. Fashions powering simply the rear wheels obtain a lift of two mpg in mixed gas financial system, hitting 19/25/22 mpg. 4-wheel-drive fashions are rated 18/23/20 mpg, up 1 mpg mixed from the 2017 mannequin.
The second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine produces 325 hp and 400 lb-ft, the identical horsepower as earlier than however up 25 lb-ft from final yr. In response to EPA estimates, this engine ought to obtain 20/26/22 mpg, up 1 mpg within the metropolis from final yr. 4-wheel-drive variations internet 19/24/21 mpg, a rise of 1 mpg mixed.
The 5.Zero-liter V-Eight engine receives 395 hp and 400 lb-ft, up 10 hp and 13 lb-ft. For the primary time, this engine comes paired to a 10-speed computerized. Gasoline financial system on the V-Eight tops out at 17/23/19 mpg metropolis/freeway/mixed, or 16/22/18 mpg with four-wheel drive. Each configurations signify a 1 mpg enhance in mixed gas financial system from the 2017 mannequin.
Gasoline financial system for the remaining two engines on the F-150 stay unchanged from final yr. A Three.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 nonetheless tops out at 18/25/21 mpg, or 17/23/19 mpg with four-wheel drive. The Raptor receives a higher-output Three.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 and will get simply 15/18/16 mpg.
Ford additionally introduced that the common Three.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 can tow 13,200 kilos. Beforehand, towing maxed out at 12,200 kilos.
We’re nonetheless ready on last specs for the all-new Three.Zero-liter turbodiesel V-6. That mannequin will likely be accessible subsequent spring, whereas different F-150s go on sale this fall.