2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Power Stroke
2018 Ford F-150 Diesel
3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel
22 miles-per-gallon in the city, 30 MPG on the highway and 25 MPG combined.
Towing: 11,500 lbs.
The diesel engine isn’t dead yet. They’re actually finding new life in the light-duty pickup segment, helping provide fuel economy numbers many people thought would be impossible not all that long ago. This was our first test drive in the new 2018 Ford F-150 diesel and here’s how it performed. The worst fuel economy we got was while towing a small horse trailer. We averaged a little over 13 miles to the gallon on a 22-mile loop that only had a few traffic stops. One truck with a few hundred pounds of payload in the back yielded about 19.5 MPG while driving up into the Rocky Mountains. When the truck was empty, on pretty ideal road conditions and only a few traffic lights, we were able to top 31 miles to the gallon. Some hyper-milers on the same route were actually able to top 40 MPG. Overall, we think the EPA numbers of 22 city, 30 highway and 25 combined are accurate. The 3.0L V6 diesel that goes in a number of Jaguar and Land Rover products. Engineers did a good job calibrating the software to the 10-speed transmission. The engine is available in different trim levels: Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum models. Ford expects the engine to be about 5% of F-150 sales and mainly expects to attract people that have something to tow.
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