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|
|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|
|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.