FORD F-150 WITH 2.7-LITER ECOBOOST WINS PICKUPTRUCKS.COM FUEL ECONOMY CHALLENGE By: Ford
◾2016 Ford F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 beat four competitors, including Ram 1500 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, in head-to-head mileage, payload and performance tests conducted by PickupTrucks.com
◾F-150 recognized for ideal combination of best-in-class gas mileage, great capability and strong driving performance
◾Revolutionary 2.7-liter EcoBoost is a hit with truck customers – representing 30 percent of F-150 retail sales
DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 15, 2016 – The 2016 Ford F-150 with 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine has been named winner of PickupTrucks.com's Texas Truck Showdown Max MPG fuel economy challenge.
Ford F-150 beat out four competitors, including Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-liter V8 and Ram 1500 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, thanks to its ideal combination of great gas mileage, capability and strong driving performance.
'In the end, we were impressed with the F-150 for its capability, fuel efficiency and composure when pushed hard, said Mark Williams, editor of PickupTrucks.com. 'For a small V-6 engine, it's very impressive how well it almost eliminates the typical compromises half-ton customers have become accustomed to.'
A hit with customers, sales of F-150 with 2.7-liter EcoBoost are 30 percent of the nameplate's retail performance, fulfilling Ford's great expectations for this revolutionary engine. Combined sales of 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines account for 60 percent of F-150 sales.
When equipped with the available 2.7-liter EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop, F-150 4x2 has best-in-class EPA-estimated gasoline fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined (actual mileage will vary).
The engine produces 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque with a maximum payload rating of 2,250 pounds and maximum tow rating of 8,500 pounds – ideal for meeting mid-range capability requirements and the needs of more than 90 percent of light-duty truck customers.
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'We designed Ford F-150 to be a game changer,' said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. 'We're proud that customers and third parties recognize the all-new F-150 as the toughest, smartest, most capable and most efficient F-150 ever.'
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