As if people need more reasons to buy in the hype of the ultra-popular 2021 Ford F-150, the pickup’s PowerBoost Hybrid version proves its supremacy after besting its strongest market rivals as the most fuel-efficient truck.
It’s a full hybrid pickup, so the impressive fuel economy numbers check out. However, the feat remains admirable given the growing pressure on automakers to develop more sustainable vehicles.
EPA’s recent estimates on the F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid’s fuel economy make it the first totally hybrid pickup truck to top its class in fuel efficiency.
According to the data, the two-wheel variant of the F-150 Hybrid returns 25 miles per gallon in city driving, 26 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined. Its 4×4 version, on the other hand, returns 24 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined. Still great numbers for a pickup.
The F-150 Hybrid is powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6. When put up against the most frugal models such as the Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500, the F-150 takes the cake. The Silverado’s gas-powered model gets an estimated 21 mpg combined at most, while the Ram 1500-s eTorque mild-hybrid V6 powertrain falls short at 22 mpg. These numbers are both for the two-wheel-drive versions because the 4×4 variants have lower returns based on EPA’s estimates.
The Ford F-150’s fuel economy numbers are icing on the cake for customers, considering the vehicle also delivers 430 horsepower and a 570 lb-ft of torque. Chevy’s 2.7-liter turbo-four Silverado and Ram’s electrified 3.6-liter V6 are nowhere near this amount of power. So if there is one model that could probably change American minds about hybrid vehicles, it’s probably the F-150 Hybrid.