The 2017 Ford F-150 model is building on the already impressive platform that the 2015 and 2016 F-150 models have established. One of its latest improvements was a second-generation 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine joining the lineup (replacing the previous generation model). But how is this going to affect the fuel efficiency of the 2017 Ford F-150 vs the previous model year?
2017 Ford F-150 MPG Rating
Fuel efficiency ratings have improved for the 2017 Ford F-150 when compared to previous model years. Its highest rated engine for efficiency, a 2.7L EcoBoost V6, is capable of reaching 26 MPG on the highway with the 4×2 configuration or 23 MPG with a 4×4 F-150.
The big change that we’re excited about comes from the new engine in the F-150 — the 3.5L EcoBoost V6. This new EcoBoost replaces the previous EcoBoost V6 and grants a good boost in fuel efficiency. The 3.5L EcoBoost comes in just shy of its smaller counterpart at 25 MPG on the highway for the 4×2 F-150 or 23 MPG for the 4×4.
What makes this even more impressive is that this is also the most powerful engine in the F-150 and offers the highest towing rating out of all four engines with its 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5L EcoBoost also comes paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
What engines are all in the 2017 Ford F-150?
We’ve already discussed the two EcoBoost engines in the 2017 F-150, but there are two more impressive offerings from Ford as well. The first is a 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine with 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque. This one is actually the base engine for the F-150 and can offer up to 24 MPG on the highway. Next up is the very impressive 5.0L V8 engine, which is the king of payload in the F-150. Even with its increased size and raw power (385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque) it can still get up to 22 MPG on the highway.
Test Drive a 2017 F-150 in Jacksonville NC
Ready to take the 2017 F-150 for a test drive? Feel free to drop by the Sanders Ford Jacksonville NC location!