Wind speed is also a big factor, very noticeable here where the wind blows so much and so hard. In little to no wind at 65 mph I get around 21-21.5 mpg. When the wind blows I'm more likely to get around 18.5 mpg at the same vehicle speed. Unless it's a tailwind-then I get closer to 24-25.
2012 Platinum 4X4 Ecoboost with 3.55 elocker and every option available, except max tow. Red Candy metallic , Fold A Cover tonneau, Line-X bedliner, EZ down tailgate assist. Led lights under the bed cover. Aeroforce Interceptor gauge, S&B intake, Solo catless Downpipes, SSI custom tunes.
18-20 why is about as good as it gets with your combo. I'm guessing your city driving has a lot of stop and wait followed by sprints to the next stop and wait. While it may not seem to you to be spirited driving, to others it could be chaos.
The other day a member posted that he grannies his rarely hitting higher than 4krpm. I watched my driving and rarely hit above 2000!
Something about red... Race red f150, canyon red Li'l Red Express, burgundy red Washburn Pilsen idol, candy red Washburn 587, voodoo red Washburn st500...
You're writing off ford because you don't get any better mileage? Really? Wow. I really fear for you. Maybe you should take into consideration that the EPA numbers are done on a dyno and simulated 55mph, with the most fuel efficient cab and bed, and axle.
The EB numbers are done with a Regular cab truck, with the 3.15 axle. Ok. Lets add drag. Your A/C, power controls, larger cab, longer wheelbase, bigger axle ratio, larger wheels and tires, driving style, environment, and fuel quality.
If you're wanting to get close to the EPA numbers with all these factors in mind...somebody should take your vehicle away from you. Want some great gas mileage? Do what another member said above and buy a fiesta.
I believe I told the other guy to buy the Fiesta and I'm telling you to do the same. Just another Ford owner defending your beloved POS F150 EB.
What do you expect with a 6000pnd truck, in stop and go driving, yea the eco leaves a lot to be desired when mileage is concerned. Hwy, when your speed is in check, get great mileage. My lifetime avg (trip b) 15.5. .....what truck in stop and go driving gets good mileage.
2011 XLT ECOBOOST
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It will make a big difference at 70mph+ but you won't have a 10mpg difference no matter what gears you have.
Do the math, it's not rocket science- less revolutions+more distance=more miles. Clearly if you think gearing doesn't make that much of a difference, you haven't swapped gears on ur own truck and seen it first hand. I test drove a 2wd with 3.15's and it was getting 25 mpg.
Like someone else said here, if ur worried that much about fuel, should have bought a small car.