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Old 05-25-2011, 09:01 AM   #1
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Eco Boost Question

I would like to know if any of you have purchased the new FORD F150 with the Eco Boost Engine for towing. We have just purchased one about a month ago and are deeply disappointed with the gas mileage we are getting with it. We've been getting 13 to 16 MPG without the Camper and towing the Camper (Flagstaff 27BHSS) we got just about 8MPG.

When we purchased this truck(April 2011) the sticker on the windshield said 30 MPG and the salesperson told us we could expect 25MPG on the road and probably 12MPG Towing. Unrealistic? Lies?

Do any of you have one of these new Fords? We are seriously disappointed with this Truck.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:32 AM   #2
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I can't believe the window sticker said 30mpg...more like 20-21?
My MKX just bought has 19-26 listed and much lighter than the 150--30mpg, no way.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:47 AM   #3
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Check this window sticker on an F150 SC with Ecoboost engine...

http://fordlabels.webview.biz/webvie...FW1CT9BFA59505
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:57 AM   #4
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If the factory window sticker said 30 MPG then something stinks, as the posted sticker here by Wingnut said 16/22 for a similar vehicle. If the dealership made their own "sticker" it borders on fraud. But perhaps it was just a
"misunderstanding".
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Do you still have that sticker that was on the windshield?
I thought most stickers are on the side windows.
Maybe Ford is different.
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When shopping for my MKX, at several dealers the stickers were on the windshield. I don't believe they are shipped with them already on, but the dealers put them on?
If they are on the back window, you can't read them because of the tint; if they are on the passenger window, tough to do a demo ride--can't see out the right side.
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sounds low for the eco boost...empty
driving habits, etc.
towing is a whole nuther animal.....to many variables to even try to guess the mpg

salesman say anything to get the sale. it comes down to your research and comparison.
maybe he gets 12 towing an empty 4x5 trailer...
shoot my 5.4 with 355 rear axle gets 18 at 70 ish empty
towing drops to 13-14 and thats a flat bed auto hauler trailer


http://www.f150forum.com/f70/ecoboos...mileage-87559/
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Nothing wrong with the engine and the power available, but to get to the horsepower it probably peaks around 4-4500rpm. Never gonna get good mileage at that engine speed.
Same general situation with the V10--plenty of power, but takes a lot of throttle to get to it.
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Here is a link to trailer towing mileage test of the Ecoboost truck...

Road Test Review: 2011 Ford F-150 FX2 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, Part 1 - PickupTrucks.com News
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In real life you have to look at the power that is required to tow and RV. It is not all weight, but a large portion of power is used over coming wind resistance or drag. Whether you get the power from a 6.0L naturally aspirated engine or a turbo charged 3.5L engine it still requires the same amount of power. The power in either case comes from the gasoline and one gallon of gasoline contains a fixed amount of energy. The turbo charged engine maybe a bit more efficient in the mid power range.

The net result is it will take roughly the same amount of fuel to do the work with a small turbo charged engine or a larger block natural aspirated engine. So do not expect any better fuel economy with an Eco-Boost. When not towing, they should do better if you keep you foot off the floor.

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Sorry, I should have explained that we are Canadians. 30MPG is probably equivalent to 26MPG in the USA. Your gallon is smaller than the Canadian gallon.

Do any of you own an EcoBoost?

I've read a lot of the online hype from Ford.

We are wondering if anyone is actually getting the 22MPG with their EcoBoost on the Highway in the US and what they are getting Towing.

We are still only getting about 12 to 15MPG with our EcoBoost and we have 2000 miles on it now. This is without the trailer in tow. Lord help us when we put the Camper on it.
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Thanks for the explanation. Don't the window stickers therefore list something like "miles per litre"? Do they say "gallon"? Or is it an Imperial Gallon? I am not sure what I am asking...
At any rate, I would think getting the equivalent of 25mpg in a vehicle as heavy and shaped like an F150 would be hard to achieve. It just doesn't make sense from the years that I have driven pickups. The only way I can envision that high a mileage would be with a rear axle gearing around 3.25 or lower--it just shouldn't be possible with a 3.55/3.73 or such.
Having said all that--comments I have heard from owners don't talk about mileage, but power.
I do think Ford has over-hyped the potential mileage on pickups for the last several years--my 250 gas, 350 diesels just never got the "xx% improvement over last years model" that they brought in the brochures.
Does your pickup have the instantaneous mpg readout?
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Sorry, I should have explained that we are Canadians. 30MPG is probably equivalent to 26MPG in the USA. Your gallon is smaller than the Canadian gallon.

Do any of you own an EcoBoost?

I've read a lot of the online hype from Ford.

We are wondering if anyone is actually getting the 22MPG with their EcoBoost on the Highway in the US and what they are getting Towing.

We are still only getting about 12 to 15MPG with our EcoBoost and we have 2000 miles on it now. This is without the trailer in tow. Lord help us when we put the Camper on it.

22 is for the 3:14 rear end 4x2 single cab guys.

Buddies 4x4 3:73 gets between 14 & 18 depending on foot. Mileage improved over 3K.


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I wish we had the Windshield Sticker but it was 30MPG in Canada. You have to realize we have a bigger gallon than you do in the US. Still calculating it here it is way over the top.

But, to make matters worse we took the Truck back to a Ford Dealer (not the one from who we bought it) in Regina, SK and they did some kind of "test" on it and gave us a paper that says it does "30 MPG"! Which it doesn't. Not even half. But, FORD are sticking to their mantra, 30 MPG, Highway Conditions, Air Conditioner on, no wind. Bunch of liars.
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