The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 is a fuel economy leader among gas-powered full-size light-duty trucks. The 3.5L PowerBoost V-6 – the only full hybrid available in a pickup – has the best combined fuel economy rating for gas-powered full-size light-duty pickups with an EPA-estimated 25 mpg on 4x2 models.
The 4x2 PowerBoost, with EPA-estimated ratings of 25 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, has an EPA-estimated range of 750 miles on a single tank of gas. The 4x4 PowerBoost has an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined fuel economy rating, which is best among 4x4 gas-powered light-duty full-size pickups.
The 4x4 PowerBoost-equipped truck has an EPA-estimated range of 700 miles on a single tank of gas.
“Our team spent months living with and observing truck customers at their homes, on job sites and on the weekends,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product platform and operations officer. “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.”
Delivering 430 horsepower and 570 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque ever for F-150 – the 4x2 PowerBoost truck is rated at a maximum 12,700 pounds of conventional towing with Max Trailer Tow Package and a maximum payload of 2,120 pounds.
Pro Power Onboard is standard on PowerBoost-equipped F-150 with 2.4 kilowatts of exportable power on tap at outlets in the cabin and cargo box. The optional 7.2-kilowatt output provides up to 18 times more exportable power than the nearest competitor – enough to power everything from a tailgate event to a construction site.
The all-new F-150 is the only light-duty full-size pickup that comes standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission across all engine offerings, according to Ford.
With six engine options, F-150 offers customers the choice to create their own optimal balance of power, capability, fuel economy, and affordability. In addition to the 3.5L PowerBoost V-6 full hybrid, available engines include the 3.3L Ti-VCT V-6, 2.7L EcoBoost V-6, 5.0L V-8, 3.5L EcoBoost V-6, and 3.0L Power Stroke diesel V-6.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online