Ford announces the EPA fuel economy rating for the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid with the 2WD. The relatively more light-weight gas/electric hybrid has a rating of 25 mpg city / 26 mpg highway / 25 mpg combined. This is the highest fuel efficiency rating for a gasoline-powered truck at this time.
We already know that the new four-wheel-drive Hybrid is rated at 24 mpg / 24 mpg / 24 mpg combined. We tested a luxurious F-150 4×4 Limited truck on our highway MPG loop unladed and with a 6,000 lbs trailer. You can watch all the unpredictable results in the video below. The two-wheel-drive version of the truck gets a very impressive 25 MPG city rating as well. Hybrids usually get good efficiency at slower speeds and in stop-and-go traffic because they can rely more on the electric power and regenerative braking. The F-150 Hybrid behaves in a very similar way.
The power output for the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 Hybrid is 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. The truck is equipped with a 35 kW electric motor that is sandwiched between the gas engine and the modular 10-speed automatic transmission.
Here is a table of all the new 2021 F-150 mpg ratings (provided by Ford). It is always important to note that “actual milage will vary”. Real-world efficiency depends on many additional factors, such as the weight the truck is carrying as well as weather conditions among other things.
The 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 2WD truck still gets an equivalent 26 MPG rating on the highway. However, the smaller V6 cannot match the new Hybrid on city MPG. The 2.7-liter V6 2WD models get a 22 MPG combined rating. At this time, the existing 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 engine is only listed for 4×4 models. The diesel is rated at a higher 27 MPG highway rating, but it also falls short with the city rating.
Ford says that the F-150 2WD Hybrid will be able to reach a maximum highway driving range of about 750 miles on a full tank of fuel.