We recently had an opportunity to drive and test the new 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel. The truck has the 3.0L Power Stroke V6 under the hood. The engine has a rating of 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque that is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Ford Expedition and the Ford F-150 are related to each other in terms of chassis components and available powertrains: namely the 3.5L EcoBoost V6. This got us thinking. What if Ford offered the 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 in the Expedition (or Lincoln Navigator)?
An F-150 Diesel 4×4 is EPA-rated at 20 MPG city, 25 MPG highway, and 22 MPG combined. The 2WD version of the truck is rated at 30 MPG on the highway.
Here are some of our educated guesses. There is no official information about a diesel-powered Expedition available from Ford.
It would be reasonable to expect the Expedition Diesel to get similar fuel economy numbers to the F-150 Diesel. The 9,000 lbs towing rating of the gas-powered Expedition should remain in tact with diesel power. The F-150 Power Stroke 4×4 is rated at up to 11,000 lbs of maximum towing.
Ford designed the 3.0L diesel to be quiet and smooth, and it shows after our first week with the F-150 Diesel. This engine does not make for a fast truck, but it’s showing very good real-world fuel economy numbers (averaging around 23 MPG in mixed adhoc driving).
Here is the approximately $2,400 question. Would you pay approximately $2,400 more for 3.0L diesel V6 in a Ford Expedition than the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that is already in the truck? Please let us using the poll and comments section below.