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Old 10-30-2018, 02:29 PM   #110 (permalink)
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One lap with a 2010 Ford F-150 4.6L 4x4




I took my friend's truck on the ecodriving route in less than ideal conditions.
  • cold start
  • 32 F / 0 C ambient
It's rated at:
  • 14 MPG US city (16.8 L/100 km)
  • 18 MPG highway (13)
  • 16 MPG combined (14.7)
In moderate mid-day traffic, I saw:

  • 15 L / 100 km = 15.7 MPG US
That was with a bit of neutral coasting, and stopping the engine at fresh red lights. I'm sure 16+ MPG city is do-able in warmer weather & with a warm drivetrain.

The truck's lifetime fuel economy (over 150k kms) is 14.7 MPG = 16 L / 100 km.


You know you're driving a thirsty vehicle when...

The onboard fuel economy gauge doesn't bother with decimal places.
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