2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid MPG
The hybridized Ford F-150 delivers an estimated 24 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and—predictably—24 mpg combined on the EPA test cycle when equipped with four-wheel drive. Those figures jump up to 25 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined on PowerBoost hybrid F-150s lacking four-wheel drive.
The gas-electric F-150 achieves this high rating while managing to put out 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque. As expected, the hybrid performs better than most other models in the F-150 lineup on the EPA’s test cycle, while edging out all of the gasoline-fueled variants of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500 pickups. The Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid also is more efficient than any Toyota Tundra or Nissan Titan you can buy. In fact, no version of the aging Tundra even cracks the 20-mpg barrier.
The Rest of the Lineup
The hybrid’s biggest competition in the F-150 lineup for fuel-economy honors is, unsurprisingly, the Power Stroke diesel option. With four-wheel drive, the diesel six-cylinder F-150 offers up better highway fuel economy than the hybrid—27 mpg—but a lower 20 mpg in the city, and 23 mpg combined. Those figures are an overall improvement over last year’s 4×4 F-150 diesel, which netted EPA estimates of 20 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined with the same 250-hp 3.0-liter diesel engine. The two-wheel-drive 2020 F-150 diesel performed even better (with 21/29/24 mpg city/hwy/combined), but Ford hasn’t revealed equivalent numbers for the 2021 model yet. Either way, the F-150 Power Stroke diesel’s fuel economy bump for 2021 pulls it closer to the still-better four-wheel-drive 2021 Chevrolet Silverado diesel (a combined rating of 24 mpg) and the Ram 1500 diesel (also 24 mpg combined); the two-wheel-drive versions of both the Chevy and Ram are more efficient still.
After the hybrid and the diesel, the next most efficient truck in the 2021 F-150 lineup is the 2.7-liter V-6 delivering 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. This truck gets up to 20/26/22 mpg (city/highway/combined), matching last year’s number. Compare that to the most efficient gas Silverado, rated at 21 mpg combined, and the most efficient gas Ram 1500, delivering 23 mpg.
As for the Blue Oval’s 3.3-liter V-6, expect up to 20/24/21 mpg (city/highway/combined). The more powerful 3.5-liter V-6 sacrifices little in the way of fuel economy with a rating of 18/24/20 mpg. Move up to the bigger 5.0-liter V-8, and you’re looking at a max rating of 17/24/20 mpg. Fuel economy numbers for these three engines have changed slightly from 2020, when the 3.3-liter delivered 19/25/22 mpg, and the 3.5-liter and 5.0-liter were both rated 17/23/19 mpg.
The best-selling truck promises significant upgrades for the new model year. Along with the new hybrid option, we can expect better ride quality and a nicer interior with a huge touchscreen. Prices for the truck start at $30,635.
2021 Ford F-150 MPG Numbers
- F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid: 24-25/24-26/24-25 mpg
- F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6: 19-20/24-26/21-22 mpg
- F-150 3.3-liter V-6: 19-20/22-24/20-21 mpg
- F-150 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6: 18/23-24/20 mpg
- F-150 5.0-liter V-8: 16-17/22-24/19-20 mpg
- Diesel: 20/27/23 mpg (4WD)