New 36-Gallon Fuel Tank on 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost 4x4 Lets Customers Drive Up to 756 Miles on One Tank of Gas
•2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost® 4x4 now comes standard with a 36-gallon fuel tank
•With an EPA rating of 21 mpg highway for the four-wheel-drive model, the F-150 EcoBoost 4x4 now has a driving range of up to 756 miles between fill-ups, the best in the industry
DALLAS, Sept. 29, 2011 – With its new standard 36-gallon fuel tank, the powerful and fuel-efficient 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost® pickup can drive nearly the entire length of California – from Oregon to Mexico – on one tank of gas.
Responding to customer demand, F-150 EcoBoost now has a driving range of 756 miles between fill-ups. That long-distance highway cruising range is designed to save F-150 drivers time by reducing stops for fuel. (concept carz)
'We know the majority of our customers use their F-150s daily for work or play. It's an essential tool that enhances their productivity,' said Doug Scott, Ford Truck Group Marketing manager. 'Reducing downtime for fuel stops can help them do their jobs more efficiently or get more out of their leisure time.'
The 2012 F-150 EcoBoost 4x4, for example, can be driven nonstop from Atlanta to Detroit or from Houston to El Paso on a single tank of gas. It can go from Sierra, Calif., to Ram Lake, Ore., with 355 miles to spare. With only one fill-up along the way, the 2012 F-150 EcoBoost can be driven from Silverado, Calif., to Tundra, Texas, at a distance of 1,496 miles. One step above the competition
The larger gas tank enables the 2012 F-150 EcoBoost to easily go farther on a tank of fuel than competitive full-sized V6 pickups.
For instance, the V6 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4 has a 26-gallon tank and an 18 mpg EPA highway rating for a total driving range of 468 miles per tank – 288 miles fewer than the F-150. The Toyota Tundra V6 4x2 pickup will run out of gas after just 528 highway miles.
The F-150's 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which debuted earlier this year, has quickly become the industry's top-selling V6 engine in full-sized pickups. The F-150 EcoBoost outsells all competitive V6 full-sized trucks – Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Toyota Tundra and Dodge Ram – combined.
Since April, the F-150 EcoBoost has accounted for more than 40 percent of all F-150 sales. The EcoBoost engine, which can tow an industry-leading 11,300 pounds, is a $750 upgrade over the 5.0-liter V8.
'The F-150's 365-horsepower, 420 lb.-ft. of torque EcoBoost engine already delivers best-in-class towing,' said Scott. 'Now, the 36-gallon fuel tank gives Ford truck customers an unbeatable combination of capability and driving range.'Source - Ford
2011 Ford F-150 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick
•2011 Ford F-150 SuperCrew has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for models built after February 2011. Ford now has 11 vehicles on the road that have earned Top Safety Pick ratings
•Ford F-150 features a number of standard safety and stability systems including Safety Canopy® side curtain airbags, AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™), SOS Post Crash Alert System™ and trailer sway control
•The Ford 3.5-liter EcoBoost™ V6 engine represented 37 percent of 2011 F-150 pickup truck sales in April; incoming F-150 EcoBoost orders tracking at more than 40 percent reflect strong consumer demand
•Ford F-150 is America's best-selling truck for 34 years
The 2011 Ford F-150 SuperCrew is building on Ford's safety leadership by earning a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for models built after February 2011.
Ford now has 11 vehicles on the road in the Ú.S. that have earned Top Safety Picks, which adds to its leading number of top Ú.S. safety ratings. To earn a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must receive a rating of 'good' in offset frontal-, side- and rear-impact tests and the new roof strength evaluation, as well as offer electronic stability control.
'Safety ratings are important markers customers can use to evaluate vehicles, so we are proud Ford has the most top Ú.S. safety ratings of any automaker ever,' said Sue Cischke, Ford group vice president of Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering. 'The F-150's innovative safety technologies and this new Top Safety Pick award further demonstrate Ford's commitment to safety.' Crash protection
New safety features for the 2011 Ford F-150 include a seat-integrated shoulder belt for the front middle seat and a head restraint for the second-row middle seat. The F-150's standard safety features include an advanced safety structure with high-strength steel and six standard airbags. Other standard Ford F-150 safety features include:
•Dual-stage airbags for driver and front passenger
•Safety Canopy® side curtain airbags
•Front seat-mounted side airbags
•AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™)
•Four-wheel ABS brakes
•SOS Post Crash Alert System™
•Trailer sway control
Other Ford Motor Company vehicles that have earned a Top Safety Pick rating include:
•2011 Ford Edge (built after February 2011)
•2011 Ford Explorer
•2011 Ford Taurus
•2011 Ford Fusion
•2011 Ford Fiesta (built after July 2010)
•2011 Ford Flex
•2011 Lincoln MKS
•2011 Lincoln MKT
•2011 Lincoln MKX (built after February 2011)
•2011 Lincoln MKZ Sales momentum
The F-Series was the best-selling truck in America for the 34th year in a row and the best-selling vehicle – car or truck – for the 29th year in a row.
Demand for the fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine in the F-150 has increased each month since launch. One in four Ford F-150 pickups sold in March was powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost™ V6. In April, EcoBoost F-150 sales ran at about 37 percent. In the F-150, the EcoBoost engine with its 365 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque provides best-in-class towing capability of 11,300 pounds combined with up to 20 percent fuel economy savings.Source - Ford