2015 Ford F-150 to get up to 26 miles per gallon

Something tells me , this could be a exaggeration.
From AB
FORD'S BLUEPRINT FOR SUSTAINABILITY ADVANCES TO NEXT LEVEL; NEW F-150
LINEUP INCLUDES HIGHEST EPA-ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS AMONG GAS-POWERED PICKUPS
The new 2015 F-150 lineup – featuring the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150s ever – now includes the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any full-size gasoline pickup on the market
When equipped with available 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine, new F-150 4x2 has EPA-estimated 19 mpg City, 26 mpg Highway and 22 mpg Combined fuel economy ratings
2015 F-150 can tow as much as 1,110 pounds more, haul as much as 530 pounds more, has a 5 percent to 16 percent better power-to-weight ratio and new F-150 EPA fuel economy ratings are 5 to 29 percent better than current models, depending on engine
Ford advances to the next level in providing customers with more fuel-efficient vehicles, as the new 2015 F-150 lineup includes the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any gasoline-powered full-size pickup sold in America.
Up to 700 pounds lighter than current models, the new F-150 4x2 with Ford's 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine has EPA-estimated ratings of 19 mpg City, 26 mpg Highway and 22 mpg Combined. That is 5 percent to 29 percent better than current F-150 models, depending on engine and driveline configuration on the combined cycle.
"We set out to create the future of tough with the new F-150," said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. "We are delivering with the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever – and now the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any full-size gas-powered pickup in America."
The improved performance is enabled by saving weight through the use of high-strength steel and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys plus smart engineering. The weight savings not only improve fuel efficiency, they improve the new F-150's capability and performance. Combined with EcoBoost engine technology, the F-150 now tows as much as 1,100 more pounds and hauls as much as 530 pounds more than today's model with a 5 percent to 16 percent better power-to-weight ratio. Ford is producing trucks and now has started shipping the all-new pickups to its dealers.
Delivering Ford's Blueprint for Sustainability
The F-150's fuel economy leadership pays off two key elements of Ford's Blueprint for Sustainability – making high volumes of internal combustion engines as efficient as possible through EcoBoost technology and achieving substantial vehicle weight savings.
Introduced in 2007, the Blueprint is a plan of near-, mid- and long-term product and technology actions that incorporate fuel-saving technologies into the company's vehicles, while continuing development of breakthrough technologies.
Today, Ford has 2 million EcoBoost engines on the road in cars, utilities and trucks.
EcoBoost technology was first offered for F-150 customers in early 2011 with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. To date, Ford has sold 600,000 F-150 trucks equipped with 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines, helping Ford customers save an estimated 68 million gallons of gasoline.
New truck, even more engine choices
Ford offers new F-150 customers four engine choices: the available 2.7-liter EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop, a new standard 3.5-liter V6 Ti-VCT engine, a more powerful available 5.0-liter V8 Ti-VCT engine and an available premium 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.
These trucks represent a substantial improvement over trucks of the past. Owners of seven- or eight-year-old trucks who are in the market for a new truck may be surprised by the impressive capability of the 2015 F-150. For example, returning owners of 2008 model year F-150s could see EPA-estimated fuel economy rating improvements of up to 43 percent and power-to-weight increases of up to 46 percent, while towing could improve as much as 3,900 pounds and payload could improve as much as 1,390 pounds, depending on engine and configuration. View the attachments for this post at: http://www.jlaforums.com/viewtopic.php?p16894671#316894671
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Could use a slippery front end. I have a black nose van. There's a naybor with an older 150 with a truly well drawn slippery front. I wish right ? The black nose does idle cool tho.
Take off 700 pounds from 2014 ratios n see what.
The van has a 5.4 overdrive. A infrequent drive south abt 30 miles can go interstate or older Blvd. If I leave early on the Blvd, gas mileage goes up 30% at a cruising 45mph compared to ramming the big box down the interstate at 65mph.
The feds check those stats
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Just read three way test in MTrend. The only way to get good gas mileage from the newest F150 is to drive it like you have an egg between your foot and peddle. Neither the newest Chevy or Ford get much different mileage then last years. The Ford a little better since they now have a 2.7 L boosted engine. The champ is the Dodge with the diesel. It averaged 22 mpg overall in their REAL WORLD test runs compared to about 16 for the Ford and Chevy. The dodge got up to 28 on the highway. It's also a lot slower but adequate. 0 - 60 in around 9 seconds, the Ford and Chevy are around 7. That's from memory but should be pretty close. The Chevy felt a lot slower then it was while the dodge felt a lot faster then the numbers suggest.
On Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:55:33 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@gmail-dot-com.no-spam.invalid (MummyChunk) wrote:

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Looked at the article again, the Ford did about 2 mpg better then I had recalled. So the Chevy got the worst mpg, Ford in the middle, Dodge Diesel the best. The testers liked the Dodge the best overall, best ride (air suspension), then Ford next, good power, bit of a busy ride, OK gas mileage. Chevy was last, worst gas mileage, worst overall. Also interesting to note that from what they showed for pricing, the Dodge was a real bargain. The main issue with the Dodge is whether you are willing to trade off the lower power for the much better gas mileage. When towing especially, the lower power really showed up as much slower acceleration times. I'd like to see how the Ford would do driven by someone trying to get good gas mileage rather then trying to drag race all the time.
wrote:

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
the new vans come with a communicator so you can call Earth
http://goo.gl/O1jvrN
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:42:30 PM UTC-5, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

We spied 3 new vans in 3 weeks....hear the line walked off in disgust ....
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 6:16:37 PM UTC-5, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

saw one in U-Haul livery today...very nice. Looks better in person.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.