2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid fuel economy bests Ram, Chevy's gasoline pickups

If you don't want a diesel engine, the F-150 Powerboost Hybrid is the most frugal gasoline-powered truck of them all so far.

Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
Sean Szymkowski
2 min read
Enlarge Image

The F-150 Hybrid is an efficient thing.


Wednesday evening saw the release of the 2021 Ford F-150's fuel economy estimates, and by and large, things don't change all that much between the various powertrain options on the menu. The new truck boasts a hybrid option for the first time, however, and that's where things get interesting.

The EPA rates the F-150 Powerboost Hybrid and its twin-turbo 3.5-liter hybrid V6 at 24 miles per gallon city, 24 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined. That makes it the most fuel-efficient pickup truck with a gasoline engine, when comparing it to rival models from and . Chevy doesn't offer a hybrid pickup (yet) and Ram's eTorque mild-hybrid system doesn't close the gap. For comparison, the Silverado and its 2.7-liter, turbo-four engine is the most efficient of the gasoline engines offered, but it only returns 19, 22 and 20 mpg and it can't touch the F-150 Hybrid's 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. As for the Ram and its 3.6-liter V6 paired with the eTorque system, the EPA estimates 19, 24 and 21 mpg.

Not until you move into diesel-powered engines from Chevy and Ram do they surpass the F-150 Hybrid, which gives a unique truck in the segment until rivals add more electrification to their workhorses. Fuel economy estimates for the 2021 F-150's diesel engine aren't available yet, so we don't know how it stacks up with similar powertrains from Chevy and Ram.

The hybrid powertrain is available across the F-150 trim lineup and it'll add at least $4,500 to the MSRP before other options.

2021 Ford F-150 brings PowerBoost hybrid tech, OTA smarts

See all photos
Watch this: 2021 Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500: Truck battle royale