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2015 Ford F-150 EcoBoost 2.7L EPA-Estimated at 19/26 MPG

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 11/21/2014 Karla Sanchez

Just as things started to quiet down after the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford has announced some major news that truck fans have been anxiously waiting for. Earlier this morning the automaker revealed EPA estimates for the aluminum 2015 F-150 pickup, with the all-new, rear-drive 2.7-liter EcoBoost achieving 19/26 mpg city/highway.

With these numbers, Ford claims the F-150 has the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any gas-powered pickup in all of America. The 4x2 pickup achieves 22 mpg combined, while the 4x4 model drops down a bit to 18/23 mpg with 20 combined mpg. We recently tested a 2015 F-150 SuperCab Lariat 4x4 powered by the 2.7-liter engine, which achieved 16.1/21.5/18.5 mpg city/highway/combined in our Real MPG tests. For reference, a 2014 F-150 4x4 with the outgoing 3.7-liter V-6 is EPA-rated at 16/21/18 mpg. 2015 Ford F 150 Platinum Ecoboost© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford F 150 Platinum Ecoboost

While those fuel numbers are impressive, they're not unheard of in a pickup. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado also achieves excellent fuel economy, with the 2.5-liter I-4 model with the six-speed automatic rated at 20/27 mpg. However, Ford stresses that the F-150 is much more capable, with the ability to tow 1100 lbs. more and haul 350 lbs. more than its predecessor.

As for the standard new 3.5-liter V-6, that engine has been EPA-estimated to achieve 18/25 mpg in 4x2 models. Compared to the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado with the 4.3-liter V-6, the Ford achieves 1 mpg more on the highway, while it achieves 1 mpg more on the highway next to the 2015 Ram 1500 with the 3.6-liter V-6. For those who want 4x4, fuel efficiency slightly drops to 17/23 mpg. 2015 Ford F 150 Platinum Ecoboost© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford F 150 Platinum Ecoboost

Meanwhile, the 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost has been EPA-estimated at 17/24 mpg, while models with 4x4 lose 1 mpg on the highway. A 2014 F-150 4x2 with the EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6 is EPA-rated at 16/22/18 mpg city/highway/combined. Just recently, we got our hands on a 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew with the EcoBoost V-6, and in our RealMPG testing, the truck achieved a combined fuel economy rating of 16.8 mpg, while returning 14.8/19.9 mpg city/highway. As for the more powerful 5.0-liter V-8, that engine has been EPA-rated at 15/22 mpg in 4x2 models, and 15/21 in those with 4x4.

In addition to releasing those numbers, Ford also announced that the aluminum trucks should be arriving in dealers soon, and that some customers will be driving F-150s around as early as next week. The automaker expressed that once they go on sale, it'll expect the take rate on EcoBoost-equipped models to be about 40 percent, while it also expressed disinterest in putting a diesel in the F-150 since diesel fuel can be more expensive.

Source: Ford

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