Hey guys I just bought my first truck. It is a 2014 3.7l f150 regular cab 4x4 STX. After the weekend of driving it, it now has 440kms on it. I have to say coming from 4cyl cars all my life I was shocked when I filled the tank for the first time. 98l tank @ $1.45/l is a lot more then I am use to but I can deal with that. What really shocked me is that my Kms til empty was reading only 599kms. I was expecting for a lot better then that as my dealer told me I should get in the high 20's in MPG. So either my math is really wrong or this truck is getting no where near that. Do you guys think that these number are accurate and what I should expect or will it get better as it gets broke in?
Thanks in advance
Ps truck has 373 read end
I've got a 2012 Supercab XLT 3.7 with 3.73 gears, and 2wd, and the 98 litre tank.
l've got 42,000km on my truck, and l work out each tank of gas by hand.
I noticed the mileage improve a bit after it had about 5,000kms or so on it.
The mileage does really depend on how fast and/or how hard you push the accelerator. if l keep my speed below 110kmh (about 2,000RPM) l can get pretty decent mileage. Sure not high 20's though. Wind sure effects mileage too. I've got a high of 23mpg once with all highway driving in the summer, but with my 65% highway and 35%c city driving, l've got a lifetime average so far of 18.6MPG (U.S. gallon). My city mileage is probably in the 17MPG (U.S.) range.
I don't think that's too bad considering that includes winter weather as well.
The on board distance to empty is very much geared towards how you have been recently driving. I can see mine change with every trip that l take. if l'm driving on the highway, the distance to empty plus mileage traveled increases for a higher total. if l'm stuck in city traffic, or driving into a strong wind, the total decreases.
I think the mileage is pretty good considering it's a full size pickup.
Congrates on the new truck.