2015 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Rated at 19 city, 26 highway mpg
Rating Tops Gasoline Fullsize Trucks
It could be argued that fuel economy has become the new horsepower in the truck segment, with nearly every manufacturer claiming a class-leading figure for at least one of its powertrain offerings. Today, Ford officially announced the fuel economy ratings of the 2015 Ford F-150 with the 2.7L EcoBoost V-6 at 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway for the 4x2 model. That officially makes it the most fuel-efficient gasoline fullsize truck on the market today. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel gets 20 mpg city and 28 highway with two-wheel drive.
Ford also announced fuel economy figures for the rest of the engines in the F-150 lineup, with the base 3.5L V-6 coming in at 18/25 mpg, tying the Ram 1500 with the Pentastar V-6 and eight-speed transmission, the 5.0L V-8 comes in at 15/22 mpg, and the larger 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 gets a 17/24 rating. All ratings are for two-wheel-drive models.
Concurrently with the Ford fuel economy announcements, General Motors issued a release reiterating the fuel economy ratings of its truck line, and touted the 5.3L EcoTec V-8’s economy of 16/23, 1 mpg better respectively than the F-150’s 5.0L V-8. This is still with the six-speed automatic, which is expected to be replaced sometime down the road with the new 8L90 eight-speed automatic. That transmission improved fuel economy of the 6.2L V-8 by 1 mpg respectively on the city and highway ratings.
With the base 2.5L I-4 engine, the 2015 Colorado is rated at 20 city and 27 highway, and the two-wheel-drive Colorado V-6 is rated at 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. Neither Ford nor Ram offer and equivalent model to the Colorado or Canyon currently. GM’s truck fleet fuel economy advantage will no doubt increase with the introduction of the 2.8L Duramax I-4 diesel for the 2016 model year, with many expecting the new powertrain to top 30 mpg highway in two-wheel-drive guise.
Source: Ford, General Motors