Ford says EPA fuel-economy testing confirms its expectation that the F-150 fullsize pickup powered by an all-new turbodiesel V-6 achieves a best-in-class 30 mpg (7.8 L/100 km).
The 3.0-liter turbo diesel from Ford is the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck on the market... for now.
The full breakdown is 22 mpg (10.7 L/100 kilometres) in the city and 25 mpg (9.4 L/100 kilomeres) combined city/highway.
Just as soon as some manufacturers (that will go unnamed here) pulled their oil-burners out of the North American market, here we have Ford introducing their brand new 3-litre power-stroke diesel in their F-150 pick up.
"Even a few years ago, customers wouldn't have imagined an EPA-estimated rating of 30 mpg highway would be possible in a full-size pickup, but our team of crazy-smart engineers rose to the challenge", Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's executive vice president for product development and purchasing, said in a statement. The 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine makes 250hp and 440 lb-ft of torque.
The 2018 Ford F-150 with 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine will begin shipping to dealers in May. The manufacturers of the respectively and perennial second- and third-best-selling Chevy Silverado and RAM pickup trucks in the US announced new pickup powertrains in January.
Well take Ford's word for it, at least until GM releases ratings for its all-new 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine offered on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. The Ram with four-wheel drive and the diesel is rated at 19/27/22 mpg. Along with the best-in-class fuel economy ratings, the truck has the best in class diesel power.
Power for towing and payload are the strongest draws for diesel truck buyers. This diesel was created to haul that boat, camper, or horse-trailer through the toughest of conditions without any loss of power, even at high altitudes.
Fans awaiting the Power Stroke V6 option for the 2018 Ford F-150 can expect to pay up to $4,000 extra for a truck with the diesel powerplant, the Car Connection reports.