2011 Ford F150 EcoBoost Fuel Economy Adventure Challenge

Discussion in 'Ford' started by xcel, May 2, 2011.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Absolutely the best campground so far and we could only stay < 8-hours :ccry:

    2011 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost – Fuel Economy Adventure Challenge

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    Chewalla Lake in the Holly Springs National Forest. MS.

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    Best shot of the trip with no Ford vehicles, no Eureka! gear or ScanGauge(s).​

    Wayne
     
  2. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Fiesta is a manual.
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Airbalancer:

    Here you go :)

    2011 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost – Fuel Economy Adventure Challenge

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    7.2L/100 Km – 1,400 Km into the tank and 474 Km DTE.​

    The SuperCrew is actually more aerodynamically efficient than either the regular or crew cab but the extra weight harms its EPA and harms us when we get into the city. We lost 1 mpg just getting to the out of the way campground last night and this was after 800 miles had already been accumulated :eek:

    We are still trying to find a weigh station to find out what the final load out is but they have “all” been closed while heading Eastbound on I-10, I-15 and I-40 :(

    Harry, the Fiesta is a manual. If you have any more questions about it, feel free to ask.

    Wayne
     
  4. Damionk

    Damionk DWL Lover

    With that added into the previous tank I figure you need to push the truck for 71.4 miles to hit my estimate of 32.54 MPG on the trip. I calculated the current trip MPG out to 31.04 MPG.

    And before you ask, yes at times I do have too much time on my hands.:D
     
  5. nighthawk

    nighthawk Well-Known Member

    keep it right there guys!
     
  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Mike Sirach took this shot just after dawn at the Chewalla Lake - Holly Springs National Forest in MS.

    2011 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost – Fuel Economy Adventure Challenge

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    And the mighty 2011 Ford F-150 w/ EcoBoost or “Monster Gear Hauler” as it has become to be known…

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    Wayne
     
  7. Damionk

    Damionk DWL Lover

    Hope i don't burst your bubble, but the 7.2 l/100k is 32.67 MPG. Right in line with my guess of 32.54. :D:p
     
  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    2011 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost – Fuel Economy Adventure Challenge

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    Entering the great State of Alabama!​

    The current second tank average is sitting at 32.2 mpg...Still trying to recover from the of-road excursion to last nights camp... It was too beautiful to miss however :)

    Wayne
     
  9. freegames44

    freegames44 Jonathan

    Helps push the truck... :D
     
  10. randalert

    randalert Member

    i;m thinkin......30.1
     
  11. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    Hmm.. maybe 32.7
     
  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    2011 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost – Fuel Economy Adventure Challenge

    While passing just North of Birmingham, we came across but one of the many tornado touchdown sites in the state and all I can say is god speed to those that lost their lives in this one… It is one thing to see a natural disaster from the LCD and quite another to see it in person. You just cannot imagine the damage path from a screen in your living room.

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    Wayne
     
  13. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    Wow! Must have been hard driving through knowing what happened beforehand.
     
  14. Airbalancer

    Airbalancer Well-Known Member

    Thanks
    But now your screwing with my mind on what to get next :eek:
    That great at 7.2 l/100km I usually get 16.5 l/100km with my 2003 GMC extended cab , with a Leer cap on
    and i usually drive the limited with 85% hiway

    When I use thw wife's prius for work, with a cargo box on top I was about 5.5- 6 l/100km, without box and roof rack it down to 4.5 l/100km

    Is this 2wd truck?
     
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  15. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    2011 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost – Fuel Economy Adventure Challenge

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    Sebastian Blanco of Autoblog Green behind the wheel of the 11 F-150 w/ EcoBoost.​

    And we blew through the second Kilo tank (1,030 miles as of this writing) with one-quarter of a tank left and 208 miles DTE :)

    Wayne
     
  16. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Airbalancer:

    The 2011 Ford F-150 w/ EcoBoost truck we are driving is 2WD.

    Wayne
     
  17. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Sebastian’s new nick is… Drum roll please…

    The Saboteur

    To go along with Jill “Feather Toe” Ciminillo and Dave “The Ice-Man” Hall.

    Wayne
     
  18. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    2011 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost – Fuel Economy Adventure Challenge

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    About 30-minutes ago we crossed into Georgia…​

    Wayne
     
  19. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    I was in a day dream, but i stand by it. I know that if it were just you in the vechile Xcel, more the book would be thrown at it and that number would be easily passed. :p Hey if I can get 24-25 in my v6 FSP dakota what is 38 in this new shiny Ford with ecoboost :rolleyes:
     
  20. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Does that have some sinister implication for your tank average??
     

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