2011 Ford F150 EcoBoost Fuel Economy Adventure Challenge

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

  1. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

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

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    2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Challenge truck was weighed at Douglas County Weigh Station Ramp near Atlanta, GA on May 5, 2011.
    The scale read 6720 lbs. One passenger was in the weigh station with the attendant (+190lbs.) and the truck had the low fuel light on.
    At that point, it could hold 34.6 gallons (210lbs.) for a total of 7120lbs.
    The rated capacity is per Ford specs is 7100lbs.

    2011 Ford Fiesta 1.6L with a 5 speed transmission

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    Orange Crush is a 2011 Ford Fiesta that was used for a transport vehicle to shuttle auto journalists to and
    from the airports for the challenge. Ford specs the curb weight at 2537lbs and it weighed in at 3360lbs. The Ford spec weight is 3620lbs.
    at the Douglas County Weigh Station Ramp near Atlanta, GA​
     
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  2. 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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    1,190.0 miles * (100/98.7 (Odometer offset study)) = 1,205.67 miles traveled divided by 35.308 gallons total filled = 34.147 mpg.

    Wayne
     
  3. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Super Moderator Staff Member

    Double-u zero zero tee exclamation mark.
     
  4. Airbalancer

    Airbalancer Well-Known Member

    You wrote
    The SuperCrew is actually more aerodynamically efficient than either the regular or crew cab

    Why is that?
    If you had a cap on would that be better?
     
  5. Oainac

    Oainac Well-Known Member

    You should have Ford increase the maximum MPG on the chart to 40 or more.

    Nice job; 30MPG+ in a pickup is amazing. The pictures look good too.
     
  6. xcel

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

    where are waldo and the gang now?
     
  7. EVuser

    EVuser Well-Known Member

    Ford doesn't show a weight for the Fiesta on their spec page but according to Edmunds the Curb weight: 2578 lbs. Just a few pounds more than what you found.

    What have you been feeding yours or is that weight ticket the totally loaded weight?

    How is the ride in the back of the 150?
    Don't need to ask about the back of the Fiesta.

    Loving those 30+ numbers.

    Ford should give that ECO F150 to somene's mom for Mother's Day:flag:
     
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  8. bethomas463

    bethomas463 Slow Rider

    i'll guess 32.32 mpg final....

    interesting that they spec the truck at 26 gallons... but you can fit 36 in there? obviously that all can't be in the piping, but i am still rather surprised...
     
  9. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    I have media access to Ford technical data and that number is straight from their technical data sheet.

    Look back at the pics of the loaded bed. It is actually a little lighter than it was. One of the journalist left today and took his bag with him. Wayne is delivering the rest to Chicago to two of the journalist.



    This is from Jill Ciminillo regarding the back seat.
    The shoulder straps are the main complaint in the back seat. Also, I have ridden in the back middle position for two days. I have found the seat bottom to be too flat. My lower thighs are not supported and my knees get sore.

    Loving those 30+ numbers.

     
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  10. Airbalancer

    Airbalancer Well-Known Member

    In a super cab in Canada the ecoboost engine is a $2000 option :eek:

    In a work truck I want the nice seat possible

    Spend a hour or so driving to the job, 8-10 hours on the job, then another couple hpurs driving home

    I want a nice heated/cooled seated
     
  11. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    You can't beat the comfort of the F-150. The 18" wheels roll across many bumps making them inconspicuous. I'm not sure how they did it, but if you have the windows up, virtually all outside noise is isolated from the cab.
    Sorry about your big price uptick for the EcoBoost. I would forgo other options before I deleted the EcoBoost. YES! It's that good!
     
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  12. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Do I know my guys or what? :p
     
  13. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    That's over the 3.7. If you are doing much towing or hauling with the truck, the 3.7 is probably not going to cut it. The 5.0 is a $1k upgrade over the 3.7, and the EcoBoost is another $1k. The $1k over the 5.0 is worth it for the power alone if a person is going to be doing some heavy towing, never mind the fuel economy that comes along with that upgrade.
     
  14. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    A few from the road. Namely, Forsyth, GA.

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

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    The Ford F-150 and Fiesta at rest.

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    And camping after one long day on the road :)

    Wayne
     
  15. elw

    elw Member

    How about 31.06 mpg?
     
  16. My guess = 33.10 mpg
     
  17. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    Everyone here is in the ballpark. The Eureka FB page had guesses as low as the teens. You could tell they didn't even bother to look and see what we do.
     
  18. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    Planning for the Fuel Economy Adventure Challenge occurred over many months, the launch detail occurred in the Ford Trucks – Fuel Economy Leadership from Engines to Alignment thread. In it, we honed down the available automobile universe discarding cars, SUVs and Minivans with only the 6-passenger Trucks meeting the passenger and cargo capacity to perform the challenge as outlined. Once the 6-passenger trucks were decided upon, the table embedded in that thread lead us to only one. That being the 2011 Ford F-150 w/ EcoBoost.

    And so the planning began ;)

    Picking up the truck just two weeks ago just outside of Dearborn, MI.

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    Washed the truck, went shopping for all kinds of stuff for the trip and finished off with some pics on the shore of Lake Michigan ;)

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    An appropriate location for a "Star is Born" ;)

    First day heading toward LA from Chicago and making our way around downtown St. Louis. When in St. Louis, you must visit the “Gateway to the West”.

    2011 Ford F150 w/ EcoBoost – Westward Bound

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    At the Gateway to the West! :)

    Wayne
     
  19. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    What else do you think Missouri is known for?

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    Taken out the window of the F150 in St James, MO.

    2011 Ford F150 on the road heading West!

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    Entering NM.

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    On an Indian Reservation in NM.

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    Mountain Peaks in the Background prior to crossing the Sierra Nevada’s!

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    CA desert and it was 100 degrees F!​

    A little taste of Hollywood Blvd. near the Launch point with the 2011 Ford F150 w/ EcoBoost and the 2011 Fiesta SES Hatch ;)

    2011 F150 and Fiesta at 4 Lady Statue in Hollywood

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    The 4 ladies are: Mae West, Dorothy Dandridge, Anna Mae Wong, Delores Del Rio.​

    Wayne
     
  20. 96EscortWagon

    96EscortWagon New Member

    32.27 is my guess.

    Would love to hear details on what techniques seemed to work best, as I have an identical truck, except mine is 4wd and has the 3:55 ring and pinion.

    Is there a breakdown somewhere of specific driving techniques so I don't have to keep experimenting myself? :)
     

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