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Old 01-04-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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So I am new here, but found this and thought it had to be shared with other F-150 enthusiast. I am looking to buy a new truck this year and was looking over my local dealers inventory. This one caught my eye pretty quickly since this info hasnt been release as far as I know on Ford.com

Upcharge for the Ecoboost - $750.
Fuel Mileage for the 4x4 - not nearly as impressive as I had hoped!

This sticker is in contradiction to the one posted on the other site in metric...

http://www.inventory.ford.com/servic...85&modelid=220

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Very interesting post! I thought the city MPG in particular would be higher than that. The highway is still 3 MPG better than the 5.4L........and I remain VERY curious to see what the MPG on this EB engine is going to be when towing its max 11,300 pound load.
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Wow. That's not much better than my 5.4 4x4. I guess we were all looking at the 2WD fuel economy figures for the EB. It would take s long long time to get your money back trading a 5.4 for the EB based on fuel savings. Like a decade.
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Isn't the 5.4 rated at 20mpg hwy? I know I was getting 18.5 mpg with my 4x4 doing a not-so-slow 75mph when I still had my stock tires.
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Im still breaking my truck in and continue to improve on city MPG. last fill up I was at 14.8 MPG with my 5.4 4x4. Not seeing the big advantage yet.
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WTF? Makes me feel better I am getting a 5.0L. I am definitely not impressed!
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I have just over 4,000 miles on my 5.4 and I'm averaging 17 around town and 20 on the freeway.
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It seems that the new EPA ratings are much more conservative and can be easily "beat". My current vehicle (2005 Acura TL) was originally rated at 29mpg hwy, which I consistently match in real world conditions. Converted to the new EPA ratings, it is rated at 26mpg hwy, which I can easily surpass even when driving 80mph+ (not that i do).

What I'm getting at is, even though the window sticker says 21mpg hwy, I would not be surprised to see people hitting 23 or 24mpg in real world conditions.
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I know the Tow Ratings are changing so everyone is under the same guidelines, so one looking could actually compare the different trucks. But I was not aware the EPA rating were changing as well. Good Info GGallant1.
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I know the Tow Ratings are changing so everyone is under the same guidelines, so one looking could actually compare the different trucks. But I was not aware the EPA rating were changing as well. Good Info GGallant1.
They changed for the 2008 model year. So they've been in effect for a few years now, but are much different from previous ratings where you just prayed that you could match what the sticker said
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