2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: Worst MPG Ever
November 08, 2010
It's a dubious title to be sure, but our SVT Raptor is on its way to earning the worst fuel economy of the long-term fleet since we started keeping track of them on this blog almost five years ago. Based on our last update, the Raptor is averaging 12.7 mpg. And that's with a lot of long-distance driving in the mix. I've been driving around the past few days with the trip computer set to display average economy. It hasn't gone any higher than 12.1 mpg.
I suppose there shouldn't be any surprise. Our other full-size trucks didn't do much better. Officially, the 2007 Sliverado got 13.3 mpg, the 2009 Ram got 14.0 mpg and the 2007 Tundra got 15.1 mpg. Purely on numbers, 12.7 isn't very far from 13.3. But somehow the Raptor's figure seems worse to me than it really is. Maybe it's because the Raptor is just that much closer to getting to single-digit fuel economy. And when you're getting single digits, you know you're really doing the oil-producing countries of the world a really big favor.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 11,363 miles