2021 F-150 hybrid fuel rating tops gas-powered pickups


DETROIT — Ford Motor Co.’s 2021 F-150 hybrid won’t claim the overall pickup mileage crown, but it will beat out all gas-powered rivals, according to EPA estimates.

The redesigned truck’s 3.5-litre V-6 PowerBoost hybrid variant with two-wheel drive will get 25 mpg combined, 25 mpg city and 26 mpg highway — that’s 9.4 L/100 km combined, 9.4 L/100 km city and 9.0 L/100 km, Ford said Friday, best in class among light-duty pickups with gasoline engines.

It still trails diesel variants such as the Chevrolet Silverado (27 mpg combined or 8.7 L/100 km) and Ram 1500 (26 mpg combined or 9.0 L/100 km), according to estimates.

The four-wheel-drive hybrid F-150 will get 24 mpg combined, as well as 24 mpg city and highway. That’s 9.8 L/100 km each).

The redesigned F-150, including the hybrid model, is on sale now.

The 2wd hybrid delivers 430 hp and 570 pound-feet of torque, Ford says. It is rated at a maximum 12,700 pounds (5,760 kilograms) of conventional towing — with a trailer tow package — and a maximum payload of 2,120 pounds (553 kilograms).

“Our team spent months living with and observing truck customers at their homes, on job sites and on the weekends,” Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product platform and operations officer, said in a statement. “Using electrification, we realized we could now give customers something they had long wanted but didn’t think was possible — tremendous power, great fuel economy and all-new capabilities to make their F-150 even more productive.”

The vehicle’s next most fuel-efficient engine, the 3.0-litre Power Stroke V-6 diesel, 4wd variant, will get an estimated 23 mpg, or 10.2 L/100 km)combined, Ford said, including 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, or 11.7 L/100 km and 8.7 L/100 km, respectively. The 2.7-litre V-6 2wd variant gets an estimated 22 mpg (10.7 L/100 km)combined, including 20 mpg (11.7 L/100 km) city and 26 mpg (9.0 L/100 km)highway, unchanged from last year’s model.

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