The Ford F-150 diesel hits 30 mpg highway

Audrey Hill
April 20, 2018

The 2018 Ford F-150's first 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel (earlier post) officially carries EPA-estimated ratings of 30 mpg (7.83 l/100 km) highway, 22 mpg (10.68 l/100 km) city and 25 mpg (9.4 l/100 km) combined. High fuel economy, historically the most compelling factor for diesel vehicle owners, hasn't been as big a pull for truck owners.

The '18 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups equipped with 2.8L 4-cyl. turbodiesels and 6-speed automatic gearboxes and 2-wheel drive match the F-150 Power Stroke.

The 3.0-liter turbo diesel packs plenty of punch. 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.

In addition to its leading fuel economy ratings, the all-new F-150 Power Stroke boasts best-in-class* diesel power - 250 horsepower and a stout 440 lb. -ft. of torque - greater torque than a 2019 Ram 1500 Hemi V8. Despite the vast majority of these trucks being sold in quad-cab form with four-wheel drive, we'd bet money that these figures were found using the smallest, lightest version of the F-150 - likely a single-cab, two-wheel-drive model.

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Ford forecasts diesel-powered units into account fully for roughly 5 per cent of f 150 sales, which translates into roughly 45,000 pick ups, also it has priced the option $2,400 higher-than f 150's 375 H-P 3.5-liter Eco Boost v 6.

Saving gas is arguably more important in pickups than it is in cars, both because they burn so much of it and because pickups are so popular with American buyers that any gains are magnified relative to cars. This is record breaking fuel-economy for a full-size pickup. Ram will also get a new 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel for 2019, along with a 48-volt mild hybrid system to reduce idling in the city to save gas. The 2019 RAM and 2019 Silverado pickups have yet to be reviewed or EPA-rated.

All these efforts are worthwhile.

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