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2015 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Achieves 16.6/21.5 MPG in MT Tests

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 10/28/2014 Alex Nishimoto

The aluminum-intensive 2015 Ford F-150 has yet to receive official EPA fuel economy numbers, but Motor Trend's own emissions experts recently gathered some data on the truck's new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, and the results look promising.

A 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat 4x4 equipped with the twin-turbo 2.7-liter achieved 16.6/21.5/18.5 mpg city/highway/combined in our Real MPG tests. That's less thirsty than a 2015 Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 with the 5.3-liter V-8 Crew Cab we recently tested, which returned 13/19/15.2 mpg. The reigning Truck of the Year champ, the 2014 Ram 1500, scored 18.6/25.8/21.2 mpg in 4x4 EcoDiesel trim. 2015 Ford F 150 Lariat Supercab Ecoboost© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford F 150 Lariat Supercab Ecoboost

The new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 produces 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque, while the Silverado's 5.3-liter V-8 makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, with its 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6, makes 240 hp and 420 lb-ft. In addition to the new EcoBoost engine, a reduction in weight ranging from 500-700 pounds likely helped the new F-150's performance in our Real MPG tests.

Because the 2.7-liter EcoBoost is new, slotting between the base naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6 and 3.5-liter EcoBoost, it's difficult to compare these numbers with those of the previous steel-bodied F-150. For reference, though, a 2014 F-150 4x4 with the old 3.7-liter V-6 is EPA-rated 16/21/18 mpg, while the same truck with an EcoBoost 3.5-liter is rated 15/21/17 mpg.

To learn more about how our Real MPG program works, read our detailed intro article here.

2015 Ford F 150 Lariat Supercab Ecoboost© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford F 150 Lariat Supercab Ecoboost
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