It won't get 30 miles on a gallon of gas, but the new, lighter Ford F-150 will offer substantially better fuel economy, according to official estimates released by the automaker Friday.
Ford said the most fuel-efficient version of the 2015 F-150, featuring a 2.7-liter EcoBoost 4x2 engine, will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, 19 mpg in the city and 22 mpg in combined driving.
By comparison, the most fuel-efficient version of the current F-150 is rated to deliver 23 mpg on the highway, 17 mpg in the city and 19 mpg combined.
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Overall, depending on the engine variation, the new F-150s will be advertised as being 5 to 29 percent more fuel-efficient than the models they are replacing.