(Updated:) 2018 Ford F-150 MPG: Ford Estimates the 5.0L Coyote V8 More Efficient Than 3.5L EcoBoost

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2018 Ford F150 5.0L V8 mpg estimates

Ford has recently unveiled the online configurator for the refreshed 2018 Ford F-150. You can now configure and order a brand spanking new 2018 Ford pickup truck. The configurator includes all options, colors, and pricing information. Interestingly, Ford’s online configurator also list EPA fuel economy estimates for all five engine options in the F-150, including the Ford Raptor.


Update (Aug 9, 2017):

Ford has announced the latest EPA-estimates for the 2018 Ford F-150 lineup, and the 3.5L Ecoboost V6 is rated significantly higher than the 5.0L V8. Here are the latest numbers.

3.3L NA V6 : 2WD : (MPG city/hwy/comb) 19/25/22

2.7L TT V6 : 2WD : (MPG city/hwy/comb) 20/26/22

5.0L NA V8 : 2WD : (MPG city/hwy/comb) 17/23/19

3.5 TT V6 : 2WD : (MPG city/hwy/comb) 18/25/21


The EPA website does not have efficiency estimates for the 2018 F-150 as of this writing.

The 2018 Raptor retains the high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 with a rating of 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. The 10-speed automatic transmission continues duty as well. The EPA estimates are still 15 MPG in the city and 18 MPG on the highway.

The rest of the F-150 lineup starts with a new (smaller displacement) 3.3L naturally aspirated V6. It’s mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, and the base regular cab XL 2WD truck starts at $27,380 before destination charges.

2018 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4×4

The next engine in the lineup is the 2.7L EcoBoost V6. The “baby” truck EcoBoost gets a bump up in power for 2018, it is now mated to the 10-speed automatic as well. When you configure the F-150 in the most popular 4×4 crew cab trim, Ford says the EPA MPG estimate is 18/23 MPG (city/highway).

F-150: 3.5L EcoBoost V6

The top-dog 3.5L EcoBoost V6 and the 10-speed automatic has the same power rating (375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque) in the 2018 F-150 as it did in the 2017 model. Ford’s website says that the 4×4 crew cab with this engine is also rated at 18/23 MPG (city/highway).

How about the 5.0L “Coyote” V8? The naturally-aspirated V8 also gets power increase for 2018 and a 10-speed automatic transmission. This combination of parts yields an impressive 18/24 MPG (city/highway) estimate for a crew cab truck with 4×4. Keep in mind, this is the case with the heavier crew cab 4×4 configuration.

F-150: 2.7L EcoBoost V6

The 2.7L EcoBoost V6 is still the king of fuel efficiency (according to Ford). The 2WD F-150 with the “baby” EcoBoost is estimated at 19/26 MPG (city/highway).

Yep, this V8 F-150 four-wheel-drive is being estimated at 24 MPG on the highway. This is very impressive. It may not be as torque-rich or as fast as the 3.5L twin-turbo, but it will hold its own and will be relatively fuel efficient.

Naturally, we will have to verify this with our own testing on our 100-mile highway loop.

Here is how the 2017 F-150 3.5L EcoBoost performed at our MPG towing test against the Ram EcoDiesel.

Here is the test with a 2016 Ford F-150 with the 5.0L V8 and the 6-speed automatic.

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