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Old 11-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by gggplaya
The consumer reports didn't test any towing either, which they should have. Because each customer is different, mileage during towing would make a difference to the ones that tow heavy loads everyday.
Uh, but CR did test the Ecoboost while towing:

Towing capacities vary by wheelbase, axle ratio, and drivetrain. But with most variations, the EcoBoost V6 is rated to tow several hundred pounds more than the 5.0-liter V8. The V6 is rated for 8,200 pounds, and the V8 is rated for 7,700 pounds. While pulling our 7,500-pound test trailer, the V6 truck took 16.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph, which is competitive for this class; the V8 required 17.8 seconds. The optional integrated trailer-brake control works well.
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If you're saying they didn't provide separate mpg figures for towing and unloaded, ok, fine.
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