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Old 02-19-2014, 10:33 AM   #51
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I used to work as a test driver for Honda and we did something similar with doors. You'd go in cycles of 50 open/close on each door and you were suppose to get in and out during each cycle. Then go drive a test, then do it again. It's good to see Ford doing some real world testing like that though.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:26 AM   #52
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pair of front seats made of higher-strength steel and tougher leather that weigh a combined 30 pounds less than the current seats, but withstand consistent beating from the beefiest and grimiest truck drivers.
Yay! Manufacturers making light-weight seats! Now, why is this in a truck and not a sports car???
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:03 PM   #53
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Yay! Manufacturers making light-weight seats! Now, why is this in a truck and not a sports car???
Because this is the highest production volume passenger vehicle in the United States.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:49 AM   #54
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Drumming up this old thread because I bought a 2018 F150 last weekend. Damn.....I am in love.

I wasn't even sure I wanted to drive a truck every day and the intent was to buy the truck for camping and biking trips with the family. After a few days with it, I am smitten.

I'm averaging 17.5mpg combined and it quickly jumps up to 20-22mpg if I cruise at 50-70mph. It has power for days and is extremely quiet. The features for the price paid are excellent.

The truck is an XLT 4x4 with Sport Pkg., 3.5TT, 10 speed auto, 302A pkg., Apple Carplay, electronic rear locker, sliding rear window, etc.
Oh, did I mention that the color is the best part? Lead Foot (grey)

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Old 02-02-2018, 01:06 PM   #55
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Hey Doug, you got to tell us about that new 10-speed auto and the rest of the truck whenever you get a chance. Congrats !
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Old 02-02-2018, 03:42 PM   #56
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Drumming up this old thread because I bought a 2018 F150 last weekend. Damn.....I am in love.

I wasn't even sure I wanted to drive a truck every day and the intent was to buy the truck for camping and biking trips with the family. After a few days with it, I am smitten.

I'm averaging 17.5mpg combined and it quickly jumps up to 20-22mpg if I cruise at 50-70mph. It has power for days and is extremely quiet. The features for the price paid are excellent.

The truck is an XLT 4x4 with Sport Pkg., 3.5TT, 10 speed auto, 302A pkg., Apple Carplay, electronic rear locker, sliding rear window, etc.
Oh, did I mention that the color is the best part? Lead Foot (grey)
Congrats dude. The resident Ford nut in the office was in one last week. He said they lined up against an older Mustang GT, 2010 or something and the truck took it down in a stop light race from 0-60mph. I
I drove the 3.5 and the 2.7 and that 3.5 moves like a mah f'er.
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Old 02-02-2018, 03:47 PM   #57
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My old man is considering picking up this exact truck and I may get his Ridgeline.
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Old 02-02-2018, 03:49 PM   #58
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17.5mpg isn't bad for a full sized pickup. My old shop had a 1995 F-150 long bed with the super old Ford straight 6. That thing got 12mpg.
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:16 PM   #59
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17.5mpg isn't bad for a full sized pickup. My old shop had a 1995 F-150 long bed with the super old Ford straight 6. That thing got 12mpg.
And that thing probably couldn't tow 13k lbs like this one. It amazes me how refined this truck is considering what it's capable of. Mine does have the max tow package as well, which has something like a 7k payload rating and 13k tow rating.

The 10 speed auto has been seamless. I was concerned that it would feel like it was shifting all of the time, but it's very good a being in the correct gear at the correct time, and if it's not, it gets there quickly.

Overall, the truck feels like a team of people poured over it for a long time to get right, if that makes sense. The in car entertainment (Sync 3 and Apple CarPlay) works well for me. There are thoughtful little details like LED lights in the right places and a good back up camera and bumper sensors that make living with it that much better. Since I have to park it outside, I also love the remote start on the key fob and the FordPass (phone app) features, such as lock/unlock and remote start. I can get on my phone right now and see how much gas I have left. Well done Ford, so far, I'm impressed.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:58 AM   #60
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I'm at 22k miles on my 2018 F150 and I still continue to be smitten with it.

I wanted to update this thread for all of the Ecoboost detractors who say it doesn't get better mileage than the V8's. I tracked the last 2944 miles, which included a road trip:



My cross-post from other forums:

Hereís my 2018 F150 with gen 2 3.5 Ecoboost (w/ max tow) mileage for the last two weeks. This is one week of daily driving and one week of road trip with some ranch driving in the middle. About 1/3 of this mileage was on I-80 doing 80-82mph. 20.7mpg!

What did I learn? The Ecoboost and 10 speed is a match made in heaven. Disregarding impact of wind direction, if you can cruise between 60 and 68mph, this truck will get mileage in the mid-20s. If you go over 72-73, the fuel economy begins to drop a bunch. The factory computer in my truck is optimistic by about 1mpg, which I plan to remedy using the data collected, as the computer can be adjusted by putting it into engineer mode. I did not drive to try and get good mileage, just good data. I had the auto start/stop disabled as well.

This is a truck rated to tow 13,200lbs with something like an 1800lb payload. Compared to my Fatherís 2001 F150 with the 5.4L, my truck is bigger, faster, stronger and approximately 25% more fuel efficient.

The fuelly mileage will change, mpg will be lower, as I get back into daily driving and child drop-off duties.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:04 AM   #61
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Ford makes the best full sized truck. Mine was great
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:00 AM   #62
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Sharp truck Doug! I mostly see the 2.7 around here but would really like the 3.5 like yours. Overkill for me but if I get a travel trailer or tow the car to the track would replace my Nissan Frontier nicely
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:18 AM   #63
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As long as you can handle the recalls, the F150 is great.
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