Analysts were skeptical at first, but maintaining strength while reducing mass has allowed the Ford to claim the best fuel efficiency in its category; and, with positive feedback from dealerships worldwide, the change to lighter metals has proven its mettle through increased acceleration and improved towing capabilities.
This short video breaks it down nicely:
The EPA-confirmed 26 Highway MPG is a game changer. The 3.5-Liter V6 Ti-VCT and the 5.0-Liter V8 boast 25 and 22 MPG highway respectively. But the biggest surprise is that the smaller 2.7-Liter EcoBoost® engine easily outperforms the 3.5-Liter and encroaches upon the horsepower and torque ratings of the larger V8 with:
375 ft-lbs of torque
Max towing of 8,500 lbs
Max payloads of 2,250 lbs
For anyone who’s looking for a full-sized workhorse with best-in-class towing that gets better gas mileage than most SUVs of the same year, the 2015 Ford F-150 is the only truck to consider. Schedule your test drive today.