2014 Ford F-150 CNG vs. Gasoline [Ike Gauntlet]

2014 ford f-150 cng ike extreme towing

TFLtruck is back on the Ike Gauntlet with the 2014 Ford F-150 pickup truck, which has a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) conversion kit.  It means this pickup can run on either regular gasoline or CNG.

Here is the question.  Does CNG work just like gasoline?  CNG is slower in the 0-60 MPH test.  However, how would it handle the Ike Gauntlet towing challenge?  Would it make the run in about the same time?  Would it return about the same MPG?  Get these answers with this test.

How will it handle the Ike Gauntlet while towing up a mountain, near capacity, and at over 11,000 feet above sea level?

2014 Ford F-150
Model Super Cab 4×4
 As Tested $ $50,331
Engine 3.7-liter V6
Transmission 6-speed Auto
Power (hp / lb-ft) 302 / 278
Tow Rating 6,100 lbs (3.73 axle)
Test Load (trailer + ppl) 6,250 lbs
Suspension Sag 2 in
Ambient Temp F 31F
Relative Humidity Low (25%)
Barometric Pressure (at top) 19.76 inHg
 Calculated Power Loss 33.1 %
Down: Brake Temp (Front / Rear / Trailer) F 155 / 125 / 218
Down: Transmission Temp normal
Gasoline CNG
Up: Time
Up: MPG
Up: Interior dB n/a  n/a
Up: Transmission Temp normal  normal

Here is the full video of this extreme Gasoline vs. CNG towing test on the Ike Gauntlet.

Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.