So, you just bought a 2017 Ford F-150 truck? Well, you’re one smart buyer then. This truck offers plenty of brawn and more than decent gas mileage. At TSC Ford Specialist, we think it’s pretty amazing how the 2017 Ford F-150’s new 10-speed transmission affects fuel economy for the better! And we’re sure you’ll enjoy driving more and spending less at the pump.
Stats on the 2017 Ford F-150 EcoBoost
Let’s break down everything the new 2017 Ford F-150 EcoBoost has to offer. First, mileage. By bringing together a new, 10-speed automatic transmission with its upgraded 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin turbo V6, Ford says you should see the following mileage:
City driving: 18 MPG
Highway driving: 25 MPG
Combined driving: 21 MPG
Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the other newer features on the F-150 EcoBoost:
- 4 more gears
- 375 horsepower
- 470 lb-ft of torque
- Direct-injection fuel delivery
- Lighter crank
- New valvetrain setup
- Redesigned turbos with an electronic waste-gate
- Variable-displacement oil pump
Stats on the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
The “high output” version of the 3.5 EcoBoost, the F150 Raptor, will offer even more intense power. This truck offers 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.
Here, you’ll see a slip in mileage:
City driving: 15 MPG
Highway driving: 18 MPG
Combined driving: 16 MPG
More Power & Max Economy
And for those of us that are still looking for more power and better gas mileage in our Ford trucks, we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the 5.0 V8 is still here to stay. It boasts 385 horsepower, 387 lb-ft of torque and a decent, 22 MPG on the highway.
Also, the 2.7 EcoBoost V6 that was first introduced in 2015 and offers an aluminum body style, still has the top rating of 26 MPG for highway driving. This version is Ford’s maximum economy truck out there.
Behind the 2017 Changes
Ford says the 10-speed automatic, developed with GM, is much more refined and improves towing and hauling performance like never before. The transmission offers smoother gear changes also, most likely due to the additional ratios. There is even talk of the Ford Mustang getting a 10-speed option by 2018.
All these changes in performance and mileage come primarily from advanced computer technologies, and it is quite impressive, to say the least. It’s incredible to have this much power and torque but still keep the savings at the gas pump. If you’re not big on change, rest assured that in the conventional Ford F-150 models, all the axle gearing will remain the same as well as payload and tow ratings.
With all of this exciting news for Ford lovers, the service center team at TSC Ford Specialist knows and understands these unique and intricate vehicles. So, if you have any questions regarding how the 2017 Ford F-150’s new 10-speed transmission affects fuel economy, a great place to start your inquiry is at TSC Ford Specialist. We can help you determine what fuel-saving model will suit you best, and help keep it maintained and running smoothly for many years.