2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost MPG Ratings
Ford has released official fuel-economy figures for the F-150 EcoBoost, and they show the Blue Oval’s strategy of direct injection and turbocharging can save gasoline in the company’s trucks. The twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 in the F-150 returns 16 mpg city/22 highway with rear drive, while the four-wheel-drive model is rated at 15/21.
Those are impressive numbers given that the EcoBoost engine produces 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. It’s more powerful and more fuel-efficient than the 5.0-liter V-8, which offers just 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque; the EPA rates it at 15/21 in the F-150 with rear-wheel drive. The base 3.7-liter V-6 is thriftier still, at 17/23 in rear-drive configuration, but it only produces 302 hp. See our table below for power and fuel-economy numbers for each engine.
The EcoBoost is also more economical than any engine in the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 or 2011 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500, and offers more power than all but GM’s 6.2-liter V-8 engine. The most efficient Ram is rated at 14/20 with a 5.7-liter V-8; the thriftiest Silverado/Sierra returns 15/21 with a 5.3-liter V-8.
For more information, read our full rundown of F-150 engine choices, or read our review of the F-150 EcoBoost.