Ford F-150 Diesel MPG Officially Rated at 30 Highway, 25 Combined

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Ford has released official fuel economy ratings for its new diesel-powered F-150 and it has now become the most fuel-efficient half-ton in the segment.

The two-wheel drive 2018 Ford F-150 3.0-liter diesel is rated at 30 mpg highway, 22 in the city and 25 mpg combined, beating out the next most efficient half-ton truck, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which nets 27 mpg on the highway and 23 combined.

When equipped with four-wheel drive, the diesel F-150 is rated at 20 mpg city, 25 on the highway and 22 combined. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, when equipped with four-wheel drive, matches the Ford with a combined mpg rating of 22, though the Ram beats the F-150 on the highway with its 27 mpg rating, and loses to it in the city by one mpg, with a rating of 19.

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Power comes from a 3.0-liter diesel that makes 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft, good for a maximum tow rating on the diesel model of 11,400 pounds when properly equipped.

The new diesel-powered F-150 is going to head to dealers in May 2018.

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Stephen Elmer
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Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • DoctorFeelgoodMD DoctorFeelgoodMD on Apr 20, 2018

    Ford is a better looking truck than Dodge by a mile and it looks like Dodge will have to add Ford's new diesel to their comparison! Great review!!

  • JimBreitinger JimBreitinger on Apr 20, 2018

    What's your source that the F-150 diesel will arrive at dealers in May? Dealers have told me--recently--they don't expect it till later this year.