What kind of MPG mileage are you getting with your Powerboost?

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Just put 5000 miles on my truck. Driving from Iowa (Thanks Granger) to Minnesota to Oklahoma, Denver, Montana and then to Seattle. Many flat and also hilly/ mountainous miles. Total average was 20.9mpg. Very happy with the overall mileage. Most of these speeds were @75mph. Could have gotten better mileage at 65 for sure and once this trip is done will mostly be driving at slower speeds and I anticipate 23~24 mpg in the future.
I feel that I got better mileage using “normal” mode than “eco”. Not sure, but that was my overall impression. I did use premium gas for most of the trip after I filled a couple of times with regular and reg plus and noticed the engine running rougher and decreased mileage. With the miles I was putting on, I decided the extra cost was worth it.
I loved the lane keeping tool. It made the trip easier. I used it comfortably on most roads. When I got into tight mountain turns at speed though, I felt more comfortable shutting it off and driving through those situations on my own.
All in all, I love the truck and very happy with my purchase.
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Just did 1500ish miles.

Now have over 3k miles on the truck. Cruise set between 70 and 85. Got between 19 and 22 MPG.

I didn't track overall 🤦‍♂️ But, looking at this trip stats.

Very impressed!
 

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Just cracked over 5,500 miles, with 485 all electric. MPG to-date is 10.9. Yep, that's correct. I drove 225 miles today and achieved 24.1 for that distance (with 6-ply 285 Michelin Agilis E-rated truck tires replacing the wimpy OEMs), so know how to achieve the truck's spec. So how can I have only 10.9 MPG for 5,500 miles? 3,500 of that is towing a 9,750 boat and trailer that is 13'4" tall - the PowerBoost only gets 5.5 mpg when towing that rig at 65 mph. Engines that are tuned for efficiency by way of using turbos crap themselves when asked to deliver their power potential. I do get the power and the truck does the job, but it is set up to deliver efficiency only when empty. My former diesel F-350 that I was forced to downsize to this truck due to an HOA limitation at our Florida place, and my diesel F-250 at our Virginia farm both get double the mileage towing the same trailer. Right tool for the job, etc., but in this case, I am stuck with a half-ton truck so the PB is my best compromise, am happy except for the gas mileage and braking limitations.
 

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It sucks that you crap on the PB over and over. Also claiming that it isn't the right tool for the job. But, still.

And, half ass complementing the PB.

You are a total head spinner. People that only read some of your posts would never get that you really like the PB!

In the end, the PB is doing an amazing job for the task. Unfortunately, you call it a compromise. It is only your compromise! You could certainly run for HOA office and change that 🤣
 

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It sucks that you crap on the PB over and over. Also claiming that it isn't the right tool for the job. But, still.

And, half ass complementing the PB.

You are a total head spinner. People that only read some of your posts would never get that you really like the PB!

In the end, the PB is doing an amazing job for the task. Unfortunately, you call it a compromise. It is only your compromise! You could certainly run for HOA office and change that 🤣
He's a ... well, let's be polite. Buys a half ton to tow 10k pounds and then is shocked that it doesn't get as good of a mileage as his F350 diesel. And get this, he said in one post he bought the powerboost because Ford put out a press release photo showing it towing a big boat. hahahaha

Common sense is just not common in this world.
 

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When I'm running around on surface streets for more than 10 or so miles I can achieve 24+ mpg regularly. That's been the case this summer anyways. Come winter I suspect I'll never crack 20 mpg on the same trips.

Towing a big boat with any half ton.... No bueno. I lived in Florida for nearly 30 years and don't recall any HOA'S that wouldn't allow a 3/4 ton truck. The average person can't tell the difference of a 3/4 or 1/2 ton anyways. So I'm sure puntgo....could own a 3/4 ton short box if he wanted......
 

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OK thanks for the heads-up. I did think he had a powerboost with problems.
I have
I am curious to know what folks are getting for MPG for around town and for any highway trip in the real world. I don't expect that towing would see any improvement over the 3.5 Ecoboost, but lots of us buying these are getting them in hopes of overall improved mileage.
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I am curious to know what folks are getting for MPG for around town and for any highway trip in the real world. I don't expect that towing would see any improvement over the 3.5 Ecoboost, but lots of us buying these are getting them in hopes of overall improved mileage.
After 850 miles ; I average getting 22.8 mix hway and cities! Not bad, light foot!
 

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I'm confused... (nothing new there!)... I see people saying that they can baby the gas pedal and actually get up to 20-25 mph from a stop using only the electric motor. No matter how hard I try, if I so much as look at the gas pedal, the ICE kicks on. No matter what drive mode the truck is in.

Now, I can easily get it to switch to electric at 40mph with a little brake magic, but from a dead stop on flat ground... not a chance.

What the heck am I doing wrong?
 
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It sucks that you crap on the PB over and over. Also claiming that it isn't the right tool for the job. But, still.

And, half ass complementing the PB.

You are a total head spinner. People that only read some of your posts would never get that you really like the PB!

In the end, the PB is doing an amazing job for the task. Unfortunately, you call it a compromise. It is only your compromise! You could certainly run for HOA office and change that 🤣
Huih? I'm not crapping on anything - just pointing out the facts. I love my PB. But it isn't crapping on it to point out that it is a two edge sword. Use it for its max rated capacity and power and it gets literally the worst gas mileage in the current pickup truck universe. Literally the worst. That's not crapping on it and it is using it for what Ford rates it to do. But people should be aware that IF you use it at its rated towing limits, it will get sub-6 MPG. This is a thread that asks that question. I posted my actual real-world results. I also get 24 when the truck is empty. Then you and the other genius up there follow on complaining that I posted my results and suggest I am crapping on the truck. I did no such thing. Just stated the facts so that folks understand the tradeoffs. I love my PB. It is a great truck. But is is also the most inefficient pickup truck you can buy for heavy load towing at its rated capacity. That is not a criticism. It is an observable fact. And it is one that I chose and am living with.
 

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Huih? I'm not crapping on anything - just pointing out the facts. I love my PB. But it isn't crapping on it to point out that it is a two edge sword. Use it for its max rated capacity and power and it gets literally the worst gas mileage in the current pickup truck universe. Literally the worst. That's not crapping on it and it is using it for what Ford rates it to do. But people should be aware that IF you use it at its rated towing limits, it will get sub-6 MPG. This is a thread that asks that question. I posted my actual real-world results. I also get 24 when the truck is empty. Then you and the other genius up there follow on complaining that I posted my results and suggest I am crapping on the truck. I did no such thing. Just stated the facts so that folks understand the tradeoffs. I love my PB. It is a great truck. But is is also the most inefficient pickup truck you can buy for heavy load towing at its rated capacity. That is not a criticism. It is an observable fact. And it is one that I chose and am living with.
No, I said that. You love your PB. But, your posts show that intermittently. Which is what I also said. I am also pointing out the facts.

But, you certainly crap on it. Nothing will tow it's specs (depending on many factors). We always need to keep perspective! Not just the PB.
 

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I just crested the 1550 miles threshold. Presently sitting at exactly 24.0 on MPG. Hoping to see a few tenths improvement before colder weather arrives this Fall. Changed oil at 901 miles to Mobil 1 extended service fully synthetic oil. Possible that may help a little with mpg, especially at cold startup miles. I live in Southeast Illinois so most of trips are on flat travel. So far impressed with mileage. Significant upgrade to my 4.0 liter Explorer Sporttrac that averaged 17.1 mpg after driving 69,000 miles.
 

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I get between 21-24 going up and down the hills in the Black Hills starting at 5600 feet. That’s is trying hard to get the best mpg in ECO mode. Regular 87 gas. Can’t help it to floor it occasionally to get that rush of power!
Does anyone actually check their own mpg without using the vehicles quote. Filled up twice now, the first time vehicle said i was getting 23.0, in fact by my calculations I was getting 21.5. Second time vehicle said I was getting 24.5 to my shock by my calculations I got 18,5. My calculations were done with filling up till automatic shut off, not a drop more, so I'm thinking I'm right on. These were done with 87 octane first, second fill up was with E15 88 octane, going to try 93 see if there is an improvement. Only using 93 because in my area I can get it cheaper at Sam's Club than 91 anywhere else.
 

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What I have learned (from driving my Honda Hybrid), was the best way to get the truck to use the electric motor in town is to get the truck to speed relatively quickly (from a light for example). Then coast/or back off. This will kick in the electric motor and you can go quite a ways before the gas engine re-engages (this is assuming you are going on a relatively flat area). My truck consistently moves to electric when I do this.
Our trucks are heavy and they take quite a bit of power to get them moving, but once moving, the electric motor can maintain that speed with relative ease.
 

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This truck is incredibly consistent. First image was our family trip back in May, and second was from this past Monday, but it was just me. I think it would have been a bit better, but got stuck in a traffic jam/accident for about 15 minutes.

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I never get more than 21 MPG on a tank, regular or premium, no matter what I do. I think it is (1) crappy CA gas with a lot of ethanol, and (2) hills on *every* trip.
 
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