Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel gets 22/30 mpg rating

Doris Richards
April 19, 2018

Ford will start shipping the F-150 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel to dealerships in May.

Ford's brand new engine comes with a 10-speed automated transmission and sets out 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque, which the auto maker claims is excellent for upto an 11,400-pound tow evaluation and also a maximum payload ability of 2,020 pounds, based on the setup of the motor vehicle.

The F-150 Power Stroke's lone competition in fullsize light-duty pickups is the 2-wheel-drive '18 Ram 1500 equipped with a 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel and an 8-speed automatic transmission, rated at 20/27/23 mpg (11.7-8.7-10.2 L/100 km) city/highway/combined. According to Ford, these are the highest EPA-estimated ratings available in a fullsize pickup under 8,500 lb (3,855 kg) GVWR.

The official EPA highway rating rating for trucks with the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 is now thirty mpg in the street and also 22 mpg on the planet, Ford announced on Thursday.

Ford expects just 5 percent of F-150 buyers to opt for the turbodiesel V-6, which joins four gasoline engines ranging from a 3.3-liter V-6 to a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6. On the 2018 F-150, the turbodiesel V-6 is being positioned as the range-topping engine, and it is saddled with a premium of as much to $4,000 depending on the trim level. This diesel was created to haul that boat, camper, or horse-trailer through the toughest of conditions without any loss of power, even at high altitudes. Once the 2019 model year diesel trucks from Ram and GM come online, those best-in brags might not ring true.

Even more exciting is the prospect that an engine like this Power Stroke could eventually find its way into other models like Ford's Expedition and Explorer. Curiously, that's almost 2,000 pounds shy of the maximum trailer rating for a properly-equipped gas-engined F-150. We will report with more details and real-world driving impressions shortly.

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