The last unknown about the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 is fuel economy. With their November release upcoming for the numbers, speculation is growing. Could we see the first Ford F-150 topping 27 mpg? It’s looking like it.
Over the past several months, The Blue Oval has released all sorts of facts and figures like towing and payload capacity on the new 2015 Ford F-150. What they haven’t released is fuel economy numbers since they still need to EPA certified. However, they have said they expect fuel economy to improve between 5 to 20 percent. This would mean the current 17 MPG city and 23 MPG highway EcoBoost trucks could achieve 20 MPG city and 27 MPG highway. This would put the truck near the top of truck fuel economy with just 1 MPG short of the Ram EcoDiesel.
Fuel economy has seemingly replaced towing capacity as the top area of focus for truck makers like Ford. With the push toward aluminum and the addition of a tiny turbocharged 2.7L V6, Ford is certainly pulling out all the stops to improve fuel economy. To that end, the 2.7L EcoBoost engine option just under $800, which isn’t as expensive as previously expected. In a bare-bones 2015 Ford F-150 XL with the 2.7L powerplant, the MSRP comes in at $27,410 including destination according to the configurator. Which is affordable, but we doubt most owners will nab a truck so spartan.