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I see lots of good stuff out there about the Ford 150 w/ Ecoboost. Am considering buying one, and am wondering what mileage people are getting when towing?

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Pickuptrucks.com did a test and got 8.5 mpg average pulling a 9000# enclosed trailer. You can view it on their website.


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8.5-9.5 would be a good estimate. Remember that a lot of people tend to exagerate their MPG on the internet. I noticed you have a diesel MPG post as well. Any diesel is going to get better towing mileage than any gas engine in general.

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It depends. If the owner doesn't like his vehicle or owns another brand, then the mpg posted will be in the 7-9 range. If he wants you to buy one like his, then the estimate will rise to the 10-12 area. Then there is the reporter who believes what his onboard computer tells him while headed downhill with a tailwind.

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The ecoboost will return similar fuel economy as a comparable V8 while towing. The advantage the Ecoboost has is while not towing, you can expect better economy. In other words, don't expect to make back your 35K purchase price on your ecoboost in fuel savings in the first three weeks.


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The advantage that the ecoboost has is its higher hp/torque output 365/420. Mileage is about the same as a V-8. 10 towing/18 not towing.

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I read several F150 forums and Egoboost mpg's are all over the place. Some say 22 hwy, some say 18-19, but towing seems to be fairly consistant around 9-10. Lots of variables for towing. where you live, what you tow, how fast you drive, etc. One thing though and it seems that premium fuel is recomended for max power and when towing heavy loads and/or in hot weather. Maybe some ecoboost owners on here could read their manual and give us a report. Having to run premium would defeat the purpose of better mpgs.

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Book suggests premium for best performance towing or not. So did my 09 Tacoma. Have had no issues with regular fuel. 11 towing. 16 average (mostly in town) Best ever was 22 on an all interstate run.

It does pretty good if you keep your foot out of the turbos. It costs an extra 3 or 4 mgs when DW drives.


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starcraft10 wrote:

I see lots of good stuff out there about the Ford 150 w/ Ecoboost. Am considering buying one, and am wondering what mileage people are getting when towing?


The mechanic that services my vehicle has a weekend radio show on an Orlando station. He took a call today asking him about the Ecoboost. He spoke favorably of it, stating if driven conservatively it seems to return good fuel mileage in whatever vehicle Ford has put it in. He then said about the Ecoboost's power when you get in the throttle: "If you're going through a midlife crisis a Ford with the Ecoboost engine will sure help you get through it!"

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