2018 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost w/ 10-Speed AT: 20/26 mpg city/highway!

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  1. xcel

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

    [​IMG] The most powerful and efficient F-150 yet.

    James Davis – CleanMPG – Aug. 9, 2017

    Ford’s refreshed 2018 F-150 when equipped with the upgraded 325 hp and 400 lb-ft. of torque 2.7L EcoBoost mated to the all-new 10-speed AT is now rated at 20/26 mpg city/highway.

    2017 Ford F-150


    Just three years ago, Ford introduced its high-strength aluminum-alloy-bodied F-150 with a massive loss in pounds and a large increase in capability. For 2018, the truck has been refreshed new styling, the latest technology, and what we have been talking about for over a year. That is the all-new 10-speed AT. Ford also added a few tidbits on its upcoming hyper efficient 3.0L V6 turbo diesel for F-150.

    The new F-150 offers the F-150’s most advanced engine offerings ever – all to offer the right engine for every hardworking truck customer.

    The second-gen 2.7L EcoBoost V6 provides another 25 lb.-ft. of torque over the original 2.7L EB introduced back in 2014 as a 2015 MY offering. Thanks to the 10-speed AT, RPMs are said to be lower providing the 1 mpg higher highway rating compared to the current 2017 model.

    Another upgrade comes from the second-gen 375 hp and 470 lb-ft. of torque 3.5L EcoBoost V6 now offers an incredible 13,200 pounds of towing cap with the truck configured in its lightest trim.

    The all-new naturally aspirated and standard 3.3L V6 is more powerful and efficient than the previously standard 3.5L V6.

    The one we have been waiting for, the in-house designed all-new 3.0L Power Stroke turbo diesel paired with the 10-speed AT will join the F-150 engine lineup in the spring of 2018. This could be the truck to own depending on how much Ford will be asking over their EB offerings.

    2018 Ford F-150 Technology Updates Inside

    The new Ford F-150 can be equipped with adaptive CC with stop-and-go thanks to radar and camera technology to monitor traffic ahead.

    A new Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection is available to help drivers avoid or mitigate collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians.

    An available 4G LTE modem with Wi-Fi hotspot enables customers to connect up to 10 mobile devices at one time, virtually anywhere.

    New B&O PLAY audio system is available, offering high-end speakers, sound and tuning for a richer, more engaging listening experience.

    Available Pro Trailer Backup Assist allows F-150 drivers of various skill levels to steer a trailer instinctively using a center console-mounted dial to back-up a boat launch or park in a driveway.

    Available Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage technology is optimized for F-150 to include up to 33 feet of trailer length; BLIS uses radar sensors in the taillamps to monitor areas that may not be visible to the driver around the truck and trailer.

    Available 360-degree camera technology helps improve driver confidence when parking and can help reduce stress when connecting a trailer – allowing customers to see more so they can focus on specific tasks such as lining up a hitch.

    Available lane-keeping system is designed to help reduce drifting of the truck outside its intended lane.

    The refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 goes on sale a few weeks from now.
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  2. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Just sat here and giggled thinking if you told someone in 2007 that you had a Ford 150 with a gasoline motor rated at 325 hp and 400 lb-ft. of torque with a 26 mpg highway rating they'd think you were off your rocker.
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I was thinking of my 1990 Suburban with its 12/17 epa rating. Ugh. And it only had 201 hp.
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  4. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Time for another camping adventure ;)
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  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I still use the flashlight regularly. The sleeping mat goes to my daughter most days now, I use an old-man 6" air mattress. The duffel just this year broke its handle and is retired. The tent is still good but 8ft x 8ft square won't work for a family of 6.
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  6. xcel

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

    Hi Mike and Andrew:

    Feels like that drive was just week's ago. :D


    Until the day I die I will probably never forget this picture of Andrew!​

    Mike, I was looking for that night time lapse of the battery lantern inside the tent that you took from outside. Loved that shot too!

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  7. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Here's a few. I still use both flashlights pretty regularly, and the tent and sleeping bag get used every year or two. The sleeping bag was so comfortable on a chilly fall night when my friend was absolutely freezing in his bag.

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  8. xcel

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

    Hi Mike:

    Great shot of the first gen EcoBoost in the 2011 Ford F-150!

    Here is looking back at you. :)


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  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    That back seat was TIGHT! Knees into the seatback, while front seat passenger is knees-to-dash. If I sat up straight my hair was brushing the ceiling.

    Oh, yeah. We used that sleeping bag as well 2 weeks ago in Yellowstone.
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  10. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I hope that was a car reference and not a truck one. :)
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  11. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Definitely! That's me in the back of the Fiesta up there. ^ The truck had plenty of space for three across.
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