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.
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.
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.