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2021 Ford F-150 hybrid city MPG test

Here at Pickup Truck +SUV Talk we like to answer questions like, can the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid really get 30 MPG? (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

Back and forth. Round and round. For 50 miles. That’s what you do when you’re trying to test the fuel economy of your new pickup truck, you need 50 miles of city driving and your city just isn’t that big. Join publisher, Tim Esterdahl for a few loops from Gering to Scottsbluff and back again for this 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid city MPG test.

45 MPH Max

With a goal of 50 miles and a city route that is only 3 miles long and full of traffic lights, train crossings and more, Esterdahl is going to be on the road for a while. To test the city mileage he’ll need to keep the truck under 45 MPH. He’ll keep the truck in normal mode (not eco, 4×4 or anything special) and turn off any extras in the cabin to help save fuel.

Can he get 30 MPG?

After the first couple of loops is seems Esterdahl got the hang of this fuel economy thing and saw his fuel economy numbers climbing with each round.

The hybrid engine kicks in seamlessly. There is no EV button to push and no special steps to take. The F-150 hybrid knows when to use the gas engine and when to use the electric. This is the beauty of the new PowerBoost engine in the 2021 Ford F-150.

So did he get 30 MPG? You’ll just have to watch the video and find out! And if you like what you see, we invite you to check out some of the posts below for more articles and videos featuring Esterdahl’s new 2021 F-150 PowerBoost, which he bought specifically for this channel.

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Erica Mueller

Erica Mueller is a Texan, which means she believes that trucks are family vehicles and giant SUVs make good second cars. As part-time auto journalist for almost a decade, Erica enjoys driving all kinds of vehicles and sharing her experiences with others. Erica is the secretary of the board for the Texas Auto Writers Association as well as a contributor at A Girls Guide to Cars.

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