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Great info. Thank you for posting. Underwhelmed however with the numbers unless I’m missing something.
 
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Great info. Thank you for posting. Underwhelmed however with the numbers unless I’m missing something.
I would agree, but it is important to note the setting was a ton of stop and go with the Ford rep telling the driver’s to drive it hard dozens of times.
 
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Thank you for posting! How did the power / get up and go compare to a regular 3.5 ecoboost (if you have driven one before)?
 
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Thank you for posting! How did the power / get up and go compare to a regular 3.5 ecoboost (if you have driven one before)?
Unfortunately, they did not have a gas 3.5 EcoBoost at my event and I haven’t had the pleasure yet, so I can’t compare.

I drove an EcoBoost for the first time at the event (a 2.7). There was a slight bit of turbo lag in my opinion, but when it spooled up, I was thoroughly impressed!

There was perceivable no turbo lag at all (to me) in the PowerBoost. When I was able to “get on it”, I was doing nearly 70 and having to let off. It was impressive, and smooth.

That is purely a “by the seat of my pants” feel, though, and noting official!

I am still likely going to order the gasoline 3.5 in lieu of the PowerBoost for myself, though.
 

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Great info. Thank you for posting. Underwhelmed however with the numbers unless I’m missing something.
I was at the event as well. These numbers are pretty useless for mpg because Ford had most of the trucks running with ac on for the full day. So if you consider that, 19.8 mpg for a car just truck sitting there and running could be considered a "good thing". :cool:
 

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Just got back from the test drive event, and here is what the PowerBoost was averaging MPG wide per the onboard trip computers.







19.7 MPG for a test rider is amazing... really.. over a average run time of 65 hrs and about 38 mph.. definately city driving, besides the "lets see what it will do tests " .
 

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I have been to tons of events like this over the years. The way the manuf. (not just Ford) reps blast them and how they let the testing public romp them; coupled with a lot of a/c and idle time, I would give that number an A+. 'Real world' the numbers are going to come back pretty stout..imo.
 

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I have been to tons of events like this over the years. The way the manuf. (not just Ford) reps blast them and how they let the testing public romp them; coupled with a lot of a/c and idle time, I would give that number an A+. 'Real world' the numbers are going to come back pretty stout..imo.
I agree, this is not even close to a real indication and the numbers at this event will be bad. I expect the real numbers will be much better.
 

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But didn't they say they drove the vehicles from event to event? Could they really get 2400 miles on them without some serious highway time?
 

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The fuel mileage is not for one tank. It is a collective for 2700miles which is at least two or three tanks of mileage.
What I meant was, if they drove it 2700 miles over multiple tanks and only got 19 mpg, that’s not that great since your best mpg should be on highway cruising.
 

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I have not been to one of the recent F-150 events, are the Ford reps driving every one of these trucks from place to place? Even if they are, I still believe that the mileage is going to be better than what is shown on the dash based on a number of factors regarding the trucks being demonstrators.

I am not expecting 700 miles on a tank as Ford has targeted (I assume the target # is based on the least loaded/lightest Powerboost truck they build), but I would like to see 550.
 
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I have not been to one of the recent F-150 events, are the Ford reps driving every one of these trucks from place to place? Even if they are, I still believe that the mileage is going to be better than what is shown on the dash based on a number of factors regarding the trucks being demonstrators.

I am not expecting 700 miles on a tank as Ford has targeted (I assume the target # is based on the least loaded/lightest Powerboost truck they build), but I would like to see 550.

They are driving them across country from event to event. Each Ford rep. is assigned a truck to drive.
 

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What I meant was, if they drove it 2700 miles over multiple tanks and only got 19 mpg, that’s not that great since your best mpg should be on highway cruising.
Actually hybrids get their best milage in stop and go city/urban traffic.
 

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My rep at the Dallas drive event said the loaded limited 4x4 got 22 on the highway, so if the guesstimate of 23 combined is close, it should get pretty close to 23 city, which is great compared to 16 which I believe is the city rating of a 2020 EB.
 

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My rep at the Dallas drive event said the loaded limited 4x4 got 22 on the highway, so if the guesstimate of 23 combined is close, it should get pretty close to 23 city, which is great compared to 16 which I believe is the city rating of a 2020 EB.
I have an appointment in Hurst tomorrow, I’ll see if they tell me anything else.
 

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I have an appointment in Hurst tomorrow, I’ll see if they tell me anything else.
I'm going to try and go to Hurst tomorrow too, as the crew at FireWheel told me Hurst has a King Ranch.
 

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I'm going to try and go to Hurst tomorrow too, as the crew at FireWheel told me Hurst has a King Ranch.
Cool, my appointment is 10:30-11:00.
 

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