The Ford F-150 is the king of the pickup market in the United States. It’s been the segment sales leader for 43 years in a row, as well as the best selling vehicle overall in the U.S for the last 38 years. With 2021 F-150 models hitting dealerships nationwide this week, the all-new PowerBoost Hybrid model will lead the gasoline half-ton truck segment in a whole different category: fuel economy.
The Blue Oval has just published the official fuel economy figures for the 2021 F-150 PowerBoost, which is the only hybrid pickup truck on the market. We reported on the fuel economy figures for the gasoline-powered 2021 F-150 lineup last month, but some details about the hybrid were absent. Most notably, we weren’t sure what sort of economy the truck could return in the more efficient 2WD spec. Now though, we have the full story.
With only rear drive-wheels, the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid returns an EPA-estimated rating of 25 MPG city/26 MPG highway, for a combined rating of 25 MPG. This is enough to give the pickup 750 miles of estimated range per with a single tank of gas, which is quite impressive indeed. Add 4×4 to your order sheet and these ratings all take a bit of a hit: 24 MPG city/24 MPG highway, for a combined rating of 24 MPG. The overall range on a single tank also drops down to about 700 miles in a 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost 4×4. Which is still an incredible distance.
Opting to order a 2021 Ford F-150 with the PowerBoost Hybrid powertrain doesn’t just mean that you want to save some fuel. In fact, the electric-assisted V6 happens to be the most potent engine in the lineup. Rated at 430 horsepower and 570 lb.-ft. of torque, it also provides the most torque ever put in FoMoCo’s most iconic vehicle. Furthermore, all PowerBoost Hybrid models will come standard with the 2.4kW Pro Power Onboard generator, with a 7.2kW variant available as an option.
If you are in the market for a new pickup, Ford hopes that the 2021 F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid will prove to be too tempting to pass up. Based on its fuel economy figures, and what we’ve seen one do to a Ram in a drag race, they might just be onto something. If you aren’t too impressed with how much gas this truck still drinks, you’ll just have to wait until the electric F-150 arrives. We bet that one won’t do 750 miles on a single charge, however, just yet.