2017 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Nets Small MPG Boost

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2017 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Nets Small MPG Boost

The 2017 Ford F-150 has a new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and a fresh 10-speed transmission which combine to help the truck in the fuel economy department. 

With just rear-wheel drive, the 2017 F-150 with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost manages 18 mpg city, 25 on the highway for a combined 21 mpg, representing a one mpg increase in all categories over the previous model.

With four-wheel drive, the F-150 gets 17 mpg in the city, 23 on the highway and a combined 20 mpg, a two mpg increase in the combined category and one mpg better in city and highway.

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Besides the extra fuel economy, this powertrain also has added powered, making 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, a boost of 10 hp and 50 lb-ft compared to the 2016 truck. Ford also claims that the addition of the new 10-speed transmission will help with low-end torque getting to the ground.

The second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost uses plenty of new components includes a new twin-port and direct-injection fuel system, lighter and stronger crank and valvetrain components, redesigned turbos and more.

The 2.7-liter EcoBoost and 3.5-liter EcoBoost account for 60 percent of all Ford F-150 sales.

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  • Bug S Bunny

    The purpose of the 10-speed wasn’t strictly mileage:

    “”…the 10-speed automatic, which was jointly developed by Ford and GM, is more refined and improves towing and hauling performance.”