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Old 11-27-2014, 09:13 AM   #41
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My 2013 EB city average 17.5, towing average 350-400 miles a trip (3:53) gears not 3:73 make a difference. Highway average 22-22.5. Towing combined flat to hills combination. 14-15 mpg. I have to agree keep the foot out of spooling the turbos. I know it's hard EB owners!
Great mileage! I thought I was doing well! FX4 with 3.73's; 17 city, 20.5 highway, 11 towing at 60 mph. Yes, you have to stay out of the turbo's. Making big power costs money.

I would take a good hard look at the F150 HD payload package. The payloads are unbelievable. And honestly, the 3.5 Eco is better for towing than the 6.2 because of the torque and the rpm at which it is delivered.

And the new aluminum F150 has even higher payloads than the 2014 steel truck.

Zero issues of any kind with my 2012 with 50K miles on it.
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:47 AM   #42
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I like the f150 EB FX4 and yes the mileage has not been what they quote but rarely are they ever unless down hill with 100km hr winds... It pulls great for us and I was in the smokies two years ago no issues what so ever. Here is what I say when someone ask me about what truck and how is the gas. Have yet to see a truck great on gas. If your worried about gas mileage buy a car and stay in a motel. Get the F150 EB fx 4, 3.73 rear end and as someone said earlier upgrade when/if you need to in fours years. Trucks are changing so fast every year who knows what 4 years will bring.
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:08 AM   #43
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I have a Starcraft AR- one 16 bh. Upgrading to a 21fbrs. Have towed with F 150s. Ext cab Stx 6, King Ranch Eco, and finally Reg. CabXLT 5.0 with a 6.5 bed. 5.0 towed the best. 355 gear. Gas mileage was between 11-13 with all three trucks on a 650 mile round trip tow
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:10 AM   #44
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I got to be honest the 2014 F-150 XLT 5.0 reg cab. Is the best for my needs.
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:19 AM   #45
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This is an old thread, but still very relevant for those considering the F150 EB...
My TV is also my daily driver so my original plan was to trade-in my '11 Ram 2500 w/5.7 Hemi for a F150 EB w/HD package which, in theory, would provide a higher GCVW combined with better mpg for my daily commute. However, the EB owners I have talked to aren't getting anywhere near the mpg Ford claims & I already average 16-17mpg on my daily commute & 9-10 mpg towing... And this is driving fairly aggressively when commuting...

I'm sure in ideal test conditions, the EB will get the mileage Ford claims but my (mostly highway) daily commute is in heavy traffic & I often have to accelerate quickly to safely merge into traffic which includes quickly moving-over (4) lanes & nabbing an off ramp from the left lane... With my 4 cyl. Accord I sometimes could not accelerate quickly enough to get in the gaps to make all of the lane changes - which meant hitting the next exit & doubling back... Not so with the 2500... Folks get out of the way when I pass them, put my turn signal on, and start merging over! If I had an EB I would be putting those turbos to good use & getting about the same mileage I get now...
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:36 AM   #46
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^^^ Yep, it is true. The EB gets great mileage if you drive it like a normally aspirated V6. I have several tanks of over 700 miles with an average of 21 mpg. But it is also a very powerful engine and there is no free lunch. Dip heavily and regularly into the turbos and it will use fuel to produce that power.
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^^^ Yep, it is true. The EB gets great mileage if you drive it like a normally aspirated V6. I have several tanks of over 700 miles with an average of 21 mpg. But it is also a very powerful engine and there is no free lunch. Dip heavily and regularly into the turbos and it will use fuel to produce that power.
Hello, I agree with your statement totally. Laying off the gas pedal and being a polite drive I am getting about 20 - 21 mpg. Enjoying the power knocks it down.
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Unhooked I get better mileage w the 5.0 compared to the Eco
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:18 PM   #49
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Interesting thread as I am considering an upgrade to the F150 EB next year to replace my TV. As suggested I am "looking ahead" to my next RV, be it a TT or 5ver, and the F150 EB absolutely KILLS my current TV in all vital towing stats......
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A few years ago I thought they were crazy to label 9,000 lb. TTs & 5ers "Half Ton Towable". Then Ford introduced the F150 EB w/HD option which has been a game changer. IMO it led to Ram placing rear springs on their 2500s so that the ride would be more comparable to a 1/2 ton. Ram is also keeping their pricing on 2500s near EB territory. Lots of good choices.


IMO you can't go wrong with any of the 3/4 tons provided the options & price are right. However, the F150 EB is hands-down the best 1/2 ton available - whether you need the HD/tow package or not. It's just a little pricey right now due to demand... They are not even reducing the '14's much even though the '15's have many updates like aluminum, etc.
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