Just because something is the best, doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. Ford understands this, which is why it took the Ford F-150, which is considered the most popular truck in America, and made it even more fuel-efficient.
Each of the three 2017 Ford F-150 EPA-estimated fuel economy estimates—city, highway, and combined ratings—have improved over the 2016 model by 1 mpg. Even the 4×4 models have seen a 2 mpg combined improvement. This means the 2017 Ford F-150 4×2 now has an EPA-estimated rating of 18/25/21 MPG City/Highway/Combined and the 4×4 model has a rating of 17/23/20 MPG City Highway Combined.
These improvements are all due to the second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and an advanced ten-speed automatic transmission.
The second-generation 3.5-liter V6 engine churns out an impressive 375 horsepower and a segment-leading 470 lb-ft of torque. This means the engine has gained 10 horsepower and 50 lb-ft over the first-generation engine while also improving on fuel economy.
Along with the V6 engine, a new ten-speed automatic transmission optimizes the engine power with patented hydraulic controls. Not only does this mean the F-150 is more fuel-efficient, but it also can tow even better than before.
With these performance improvements, there’s no doubt that the 2017 Ford F-150 will continue the pickup truck’s legacy of being the best in its segment.