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Old 10-01-2021, 10:42 AM
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Took delivery of my 2020 F150 SuperCrew 2.7 ECO 2WD a year ago. I now have 11500 miles on it and we are pretty happy with it. We have taken 2 trips to TN pulling the boat 1400 miles round trip, and a trip back in July to Sturgeon Bay WI, 0ver 3000+ miles with out issue. Fuel MPG pulling the boat at Interstate speeds 70-75 mph averaged 13 mpg. Running without the boat to WI and back home at 70-75 mph 26-27 MPG was easily obtained. MPG around town is right around 19.5 with stop and go traffic. Looking to pull the boat to Sturgeon Bay next summer, we anticipate no issues at all.
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Old 10-01-2021, 11:25 AM
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Those are incredible MPG numbers while solo. I'm not a Ford guy, but I do own a 2019 Expedition MAX. It now has around 25,000 miles on it, and has not been back to the dealership once.
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Have a 2017 F-150 5 passenger with the 51/2 ft. bed and 3.5 eco boost. Took a road trip to the west coast (no trailer) and averaged 22 mpg. Nothing to get 20-21 during 2-3 other road trips after installing General AT/X tires. Could really have gotten by nicely with the 2.7 eco boost. Didn't expect that much difference in the MPG figures solo.Either was not bad numbers for a pickup.
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Old 10-01-2021, 02:41 PM
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Those are incredible MPG numbers while solo. I'm not a Ford guy, but I do own a 2019 Expedition MAX. It now has around 25,000 miles on it, and has not been back to the dealership once.
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Have a 2017 F-150 5 passenger with the 51/2 ft. bed and 3.5 eco boost. Took a road trip to the west coast (no trailer) and averaged 22 mpg. Nothing to get 20-21 during 2-3 other road trips after installing General AT/X tires. Could really have gotten by nicely with the 2.7 eco boost. Didn't expect that much difference in the MPG figures solo.Either was not bad numbers for a pickup.
The truck MPG is right there with the MPG our 2014 Dodge Durango 3.6 gets on the HWY. In 2018 took a trip to Canada with GoldenEagle and his brand new F150 3.5 ECO, the fuel mileage was in the 25-27 mpg range.
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Old 10-02-2021, 07:42 AM
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I get 15.3 mpg calculated over multiple long hauls totaling about 10k miles towing single axle and full windshield with Ď17 F150 SCREW, 4 x 4, 3.5 EB.

I typically tow around 68 to 70 mph. I think the difference in mpg compared with the OP shows the impact of speed.
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Old 10-02-2021, 08:33 AM
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I have a REAL hard time believing any of the 3.5 EcoBoost engines are getting more than 20 MPG at true highway speeds (say 70 - 80 or more). My Expedition MAX has never returned more than 19. That is hand calculated. The computer is always more optimistic, but I've never seen it show more than about 21.

The 2.7 might be different.

The other thing I'll say is that my engine is VERY thirsty when towing. I've seen down in the 7 MPG range towing my 7000 pound boat through some hills with cruise set 70 - 75. And I get about 12 MPG when towing my 18' Ranger. While it returns slightly better MPG solo than the 6.2 it replaced, it gets way worse MPG towing any trailer.

That said, the power is nothing short of impressive. Way more power at elevation than the 6.2 in the Yukon I had.

Don't get me wrong, I'm still happy with my purchase. But I have yet to find the true "Eco" in the engine.
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Iíve done most of my mpg calculations on my 3.5EB while towing. I had one good non towing opportunity which was a roundtrip drive to Steamboat. Speed was mostly in the 60ís because traffic and road conditions donít permit high speed. Despite extensive elevation changes including 4 passes, I averaged 24mg. It would have been 26 mpg except that several days of local driving around Steamboat dropped the average.

I am a believer in the economy capability!

After thousands of tow mile calculations, I verified the mpg calculation on my truck overstated mpg by 7%. Using the adjustment procedure, I dropped the mpg factor accordingly so I get very accurate readings.

As good as mpg gets in continuous state driving, the downside is stop and go. Local mountain driving where nothing is flat, constantly variable, chugging uphill and compression braking and braking downhill, I am getting less than 15mpg.
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I've a 2016 F-150 Supercab, 6 ft box, 4x4, with a 2.7 EcoBoost engine. Hand-calculated mpg using regular fuel varies from 20-22 depending on driving conditions (I pretty much always go at least the speed limit, generally over), but I can get it above 23 mpg with no problem if I make an effort to behave. Hook up my 620FS and it drops to 11-13 mpg (again, with me generally driving pretty fast), and that's with premium fuel. Good thing I got the 36-gal fuel tank!

I like the truck and it's capable of handling the boat, but I think not by much. Were I to do it over I'd opt for the 3.5 EcoBoost rather than the 2.7.

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How are you guys calculating the fuel milage by hand accurately? Are you using the same fuel pump all the time? Just letting it "click off"(shut off) and no topping off? How do you account for pumps that turn off earlier than the ones at another station?

These are legitimate questions I have. I have found that pumps at different stations will let me put in different amounts of fuel after the first shut off. I have filled the fuel tank to the point I can see fuel in the filler neck. Some times I get 1 gallon after the first shut. I've gotten about 3 gallons extra on real sensitive pumps after the first shut off.
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How are you guys calculating the fuel milage by hand accurately? Are you using the same fuel pump all the time? Just letting it "click off"(shut off) and no topping off? How do you account for pumps that turn off earlier than the ones at another station?

These are legitimate questions I have. I have found that pumps at different stations will let me put in different amounts of fuel after the first shut off. I have filled the fuel tank to the point I can see fuel in the filler neck. Some times I get 1 gallon after the first shut. I've gotten about 3 gallons extra on real sensitive pumps after the first shut off.
The majority of my fill ups are the same pump. I go until it stops, wait a few seconds, and then pump until it stops again. Record it in an app. If you calculate all your fill ups with an app it will always balance out.

This is just from March. The old program I used is no longer functional, but the mileage was basically the same.
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