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Old 07-29-2018, 04:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Look who is silly! I needed to click past the disambiguation page!

Their Duratec 3.5 is in the 2018 Taurus and F-150. The only 3.5l that I could find on Edmunds was with a turbo and in the Raptor Super Crew model, but the Taurus is also available with a 3.5 turbo.

365 hp450 hp23.29%
350 ft-lbs510 ft-lbs45.71%
16/24(19) MPG15/18(16) MPG18.75%
4,343 lbs5,525 lbs27.22%
76.2" x 60.7"86.3" x 78.5"46.47%

I wonder how similar the engines are, or is that pretty much all turbo? It performs like the sedan's engines unless you push it extra hard? Then again, it also has a ten-speed transmission, while the Taurus has six.

Irregardless, the F-150 weighs 27.2% more, has a 46.5% larger frontal area, and "only" uses 18.8% more fuel. The Taurus has a 31.7% smaller frontal area, so our rule of thumb indicates it should be 15.9% more fuel efficient. The Taurus is 21.4% lighter, so it should be 10.7% more fuel efficient from weight alone.

I cannot imagine the truck is more aerodynamic than the sedan. That just seems impossible.

I will bring attention to this long-dead thread again:

I never see tables, but MetroMPG enabled them ten years ago. They are not easy to do--unless you cheat. I used I may have shared a different one before. It gives you a nice table with easy to read (and modify) code, but as Metro and Cfg83 explained that if you format your code nicely (with line breaks) you end up with blank lines before the table. If you do not want the unnecessary lines, you cannot have the nice formatting.
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