Wednesday evening saw the release of the'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 Chevrolet and Ram. 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 system, the EPA estimates 19, 24 and 21 mpg.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
Not until you move into diesel-powered engines from Chevy and Ram do they surpass the F-150 Hybrid, which gives Ford 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 addto the MSRP before other options.