Massive trucks have always had this bad reputation for being gas-guzzling they are. Ford’s older gasoline-powered models are good examples.
The all-new F-150, however, is different. It packs beastly V6 and V8 mills across the range, but a certain variant boasts a full-hybrid setup, which Ford claims results in a fuel-efficient truck. Not something you would normally see in a vehicle of this size and caliber.
Don’t take our word for it. Ford has now announced the new F-150’s EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings, and it appears that this 3.5-liter V6 hybrid setup is actually capable of 10.6km/L with a 4x2 drivetrain, and 10.2km/L with a 4x4.
Not too shabby for a burly 430hp, 773Nm powerplant, eh? Ford also says that with this setup and a full tank, the F-150’s maximum range is pegged at more than 1,100km. We understand that also depends on the size of the gas tank itself, but you have to admit that the range is still pretty impressive, and will come in handy on long cross-country drives.
Ford posted that these fuel economy figures are the best across the entire F-150 lineup. For some context, the F-150’s other engine options are a 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6, a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8, a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, and a 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6.
“Our team spent months living with and observing truck customers at their homes, on job sites and on the weekends,” said Ford chief product platform and operations officer Hau Thai-Tang. “Using electrification, we realized we could now give customers something they had long wanted but didn’t think was possible – tremendous power, great fuel economy and all-new capabilities to make their F-150 even more productive.”
What do you think of the F-150’s new efficient powertrain? Do you think this all-new model should arrive on our shores, too?