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Ford F-150 Rated for 20 MPG City with 2.7L EcoBoost

12 August 2017

Instead, it has doubled down on technology to boast best-in-class towing and payload ratings, and fuel-economy figures for the 2018 Ford F-150.

The second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine produces 325 hp and 400 lb-ft, the same horsepower as before but up 25 lb-ft from a year ago.

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The truck is also offered with standard start-stop and the first 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.

The 5.0-liter V8 gained 10 horsepower for a total of 395, and 13 pound-feet of torque for a total of 400. It also achieves a 5 percent power-to-weight ratio improvement versus the 2014 F-150 featuring a steel body and 3.7-liter V-6 engine. Its economy has nudged up, too, with Ford saying it'll do 2 mpg better in 4×2 configuration overall, while the 4×4 version gets a point improvement in the city and combined. "Our new F-150 highlights Ford's commitment to its hardworking truck customers and how we listen to their demands for their new F-150 to be even tougher, even smarter, and even more capable for work and play".

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The second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 delivers best-in-class towing capability with 13,200 pounds of towing capacity. 4×2 models are rated at 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway/19 mpg combined, which is 2 city mpg and 1 highway and combined mpg better than the outgoing V8. It produces 290 hp (216 kW) and 265 lb-ft (358 Nm) of torque which are increases 8 hp (6 kW) and 12 lb-ft (16 Nm), respectively. Figures fall to 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined for four-wheel drive. The twin-turbo 3.5L EcoBoost engine delivers 375-horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque. For 4×4 models, the engine produces 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway/21 mpg combined, up 1 mpg on all fronts. The 3.3-liter V6 engine that will be returning about 19mpg in the city and 2mpg on the highway. The Raptor receives a higher-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 and gets just 15/18/16 mpg.

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Ford F-150 Rated for 20 MPG City with 2.7L EcoBoost