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aerostealth 02-06-2015 08:19 PM

2015 F/150 v Aerostealth
 
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We took our 2014 F-150 in for its first oil change today, so while I was on the dealer lot I went out and looked at the 2015 Ford F-150's. The nearest equivalent to my truck with a 3.5 L Eco Boost engine and a crew cab was rated as the sticker shows above. On our way on the interstate we were pulling 24 mpg at 65 mph with the boat tail on the truck. I think 24 mpg is a good working number for highway mpg for my truck with the current aero mods.

This takes a little thinking about really. The 2015 trucks are not only 700 lbs lighter but have other fuel saving technology as well. This includes active grill shutters and start/stop technology. MY 2014 is not only 700 lbs heavier but with the aero mods it is carrying another 250 additional pounds of weight. I can do 1 mpg better on the highway. I will grant you the new 2.7 L Eco Boost rated at 26 mpg is getting better mpg but I needed a vehicle that could tow 9,000 lb 5th wheel trailer and that engine would not be able to do it. Lastly my 2014 was at least $7500 cheaper then the new equivalent truck.

slowmover 02-06-2015 08:29 PM

Your 1/2T can handle a 20% pin weight of nearly 1,800-lbs? What do the Cat Scale tickets show for the axle loads?

spacemanspif 02-06-2015 11:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aerostealth (Post 467003)
Lastly my 2014 was at least $7500 cheaper then the new equivalent truck

Great perspective. Think of all the gas you can buy with the money saved by driving the "inferior" version.

some_other_dave 02-07-2015 12:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aerostealth (Post 467003)
On our way on the interstate we were pulling 24 mpg at 65 mph with the boat tail on the truck.

One minor point: That's a bit of an apples-to-oranges comparison. It seems that steady-state MPG on the freeway is usually higher than the EPA freeway estimate; the EPA test includes much more stopping and starting than a steady-state trip.

-soD

aerostealth 02-07-2015 12:45 AM

I tried to find where my truck got 21 mpgs naked and it is somewhere between 65 mph and 67 mph. There are just so many variables. I will give myself the benefit of the doubt here as my early testing was done in temps above 80 F and since I got the aero I have yet to be able to test at those air temps.


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