2011 F-150 Fuel Figures
Ford releases EPA numbers for three of four new pickup engines — V6 gets 23mpg
A quartet of engines ranging from a 3.5L twin-turbo V6 to a 6.2L big-block V8 are being offered in the 2011 F-150, and all are said to deliver class-leading technology that boosts fuel economy, performance and capability over previous offerings.
The most recent news is Ford announced the 2011 EPA-certified fuel economy figures for the new 3.7L V6s, 5.0L V8s and 6.2L V8s during a press conference yesterday from the Michigan Proving Grounds.
Frank Davis, executive director of North American Product Development, says the EPA numbers for the 3.7L V6 is 16/23 city/highway, giving the base F-150 engine the best fuel economy in the half-ton class.
The Mustang-derived 5.0L V8 is rated at 15 city, 21 highway, while the new 6.2L V8 has an EPA number of 12 city, 17 highway.
Ford engineers say they are still in the EPA certification process for the 3.5L V6 twin-turbo EcoBoost that is expected to garner the highest sales numbers when the engine becomes available after the first of the year. — Bruce W. Smith