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Fuel Economy Question

Have a question to pose to you guys on behalf of my brother in law.

He has found a deal that interests him. Its a 2010 F150 FX2. Extra cab, 2wd, 5.4L. The thing that has him sitting on the fence about the deal is fuel economy. He drives about 40 kms to work each way every day all highway running. The current owner of the truck is telling him the truck gets 16.5-18L/100 kms.....substantially worse than his current truck (a Colorado). I told him that droning along up & down the 400 as he does every day, I thought the truck would get significantly better mileage than what the current owner is reporting. Having said that, I would be interested to hear what those of you with similar trucks are actually seeing.....purely highway driving.

I told him you guys would be the best source of real world info to make an educated decision with!

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No offense, but this is something I've said a million times before....if you're buying a pickup truck for fuel economy, you're looking at the wrong kind of vehicle.

That being said, here's some comparative numbers for you.....

My Raptor weighs in at 6550lbs and consistently gets 15.5 to 16.0L/100km combined city/highway with the 6.2L and 4.10 gears, commuting 250 some odd km each week.

Best I've seen with pure highway run was 13.5L/100km.

I would hope a 2WD FX2 with the 5.4L and likely 3.55 gears could do better.

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No offense, but this is something I've said a million times before....if you're buying a pickup truck for fuel economy, you're looking at the wrong kind of vehicle.
I agree.

Having said that, my brother in law is shopping all brands of trucks & I feel like what the current owner of this particular truck is saying he gets may not be a true representation of what the F150 is capable of when used in the manner that he will be using it. I'd simply like him to be able to make an informed decision.
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I have a 2010 FX4 Screw with the 5.4L and 3.73's I get 16L/100km going back and forth to work on the back roads, about 20-25 km each way. Highway I can get it down to 11-12L/100km at 105-110 km/h.

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I have a 2010 XLT XTR Super Cab with the 5.4L and 3.73's on 18" wheeles I get 14L/100km in summer and 15 in winter going back and forth to the Park and Ride all highway 20 Km's a day.

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I have the 2012 5L 3.73 gears I'm getting 14L/100km winter driving, not quit that good in summer for obvious reasons

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My 2009 5.4L SuperCab 3.55LSD 2wd w/ stock 20's would be 10-14l/100kms.
Summer low as 10. 90-105 county roads/highway.
Winter 14. Same route
Truck had air intake, exhaust, and programmer.

16-18 sounds like someone needs tune up and or not jam the gas from every stop.
But that's my 2cents


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My 2009 5.4L SuperCab 3.55LSD 2wd w/ stock 20's would be 10-14l/100kms.
Summer low as 10. 90-105 county roads/highway.
Winter 14. Same route
Truck had air intake, exhaust, and programmer.

16-18 sounds like someone needs tune up and or not jam the gas from every stop.
But that's my 2cents


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That was exactly my thought & the whole reason behind this thread!!
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