2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Is Now The Most Fuel Efficient Light-Duty Pickup With 25 MPG Combined Rating

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K. Jetly 

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May 17, 2021  at 4:45 AM

This new feat has been made possible with the 2021 Ford F-150 coming powered by the 3.5-liter PowerBoost V6 available in the supercerew configuration. The EPA estimates also claim a respectable 24 MPG for the 4X4 equipped version.

After the recent announcement of the new and exciting range of new Ford F-Series trucks in the form of the Tremor pack, Ford has more things to tell about these workhorses after all it is America’s best-selling pickup for 43 years. There’s an all-new 2021 Ford F-150 which still takes a lot from the outgoing generation which was impressive and actually benchmarked the particular segment. 

Ford is known for the kind of updates it lands upon the F-150 and hence the higher series of trucks in the F-series range. With new and advanced engineering, Ford has been able to do what others will have to catch up to, the fuel economy. Ford exclaims itself as the fuel economy leader in the light pickup truck category with its new F-150 hybrid.

The famous and the most used power mill from the Ford which goes into the likes of Ford GT, Mustang and also the F-150, just shows the kind of versatility this one has. The 3.5-liter PowerBoost V6, now what “PowerBoost” means here is it is additionally powered by a hybrid system. The engine was previously called “EcoBoost”, after it gets launched it will be the only full hybrid available in a pickup. 

With an EPA-estimated 25 mpg on 4x2 models, it is nothing less than a revelation to hear these numbers. To be precise a rating of 25 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, and a fat range of 750 miles. While, if you opt for the more versatile and off-road friendly “4x4 PowerBoost” it will have an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined fuel economy rating. The PowerBoost engine is now capable of 430 horsepower and 570 lb.-ft. of torque.

“Our team spent months living with and observing truck customers at their homes, on job sites and on the weekends... ...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.” -Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product platform, and operations officer.

The table below shows the EPA estimates of the mileage for various engines and powertrains on offer in the 2021 Ford F-150. 

Engine Drive City Highway Combined
3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 4x2 20 mpg 24 mpg 21 mpg
3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 4x4 19 mpg 22 mpg 20 mpg
2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 4x2 20 mpg 26 mpg 22 mpg
2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 4x4 19 mpg 24 mpg 21 mpg
5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 4x2 17 mpg 24 mpg 20 mpg
5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 4x4 16 mpg 22 mpg 19 mpg
3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 4x2 18 mpg 24 mpg 20 mpg
3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 4x4 18 mpg 23 mpg 20 mpg
3.0-liter Powerstroke V6 Diesel 4x4 20 mpg 27 mpg 23 mpg
3.5-liter PowerBoost V6 hybrid 4x2 25 mpg 26 mpg 25 mpg
3.5-liter PowerBoost V6 hybrid 4x4 24 mpg 24 mpg 24 mpg

The 2021 Ford F-150 offers a lot of options in the engine department to the customers. A total of 6 engine options. With the availability of a 3.5L V6 PowerBoost engine, there’s an option of 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, 5.0-liter V8, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, and 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel V6. The Ford F-series range of trucks is already available at the dealerships.