Fuel Economy Update for March - We're Not Alone - 2015 Ford F-150 Long-Term Road Test

2015 Ford F-150: Fuel Economy Update for March — We're Not Alone

by Jonathan Elfalan, Road Test Editor on April 14, 2016

2015 Ford F-150

Last month, Dan Edmunds' thorough mpg analysis of our 2015 Ford F-150 only further confounded our efforts to pin down a reason for its poor fuel economy. Four extra quarts of oil in the sump? Boy Blue here, didn't even flinch. We're also convinced at this point that our experience is far from being an outlier. In fact, Wards Auto left the 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6 off its engine award list last year because it experienced similar real-world test results.

During the month of March we managed a tank best of 16.3 mpg with a low tank averaging 14.8 mpg.

The lifetime numbers from last month's post haven't changed, but here they are again if you missed them.

Worst Fill MPG: 13.3 (towing); 14.0 not towing
Best Fill MPG: 23.1
Average Lifetime MPG: 16.9 (5.9 gallons per 100 miles); 17.2 with towing excluded
EPA MPG Rating: 20 Combined (18 City/23 Highway)
Best Range: 706.6 miles
Current Odometer: 33,030 miles

Jonathan Elfalan, Road Test Editor @ 33,030 miles

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