The 3.0-liter turbo diesel from Ford is the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck on the market... for now.
Ford revealed the 30 mpg highway target earlier this year.
The diesel engine will have 250 hp and 440 pound-feet of torque, besting the only other diesel offering in the full-size segment, the Ram 1500.
Diesel engines are heating up in the full-size truck market and Ford is throwing its hat into the ring with the 2018 F-150 rocking a 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel.
The full breakdown is 22 mpg (10.7 L/100 kilometres) in the city and 25 mpg (9.4 L/100 kilomeres) combined city/highway.
Ford is pumped about hitting its EPA highway mileage target.
Ford forecasts diesel-powered units into account fully for roughly 5 per cent of f 150 sales, which translates into roughly 45,000 pick ups, also it has priced the option $2,400 higher-than f 150's 375 H-P 3.5-liter Eco Boost v 6.
As for payload, that comes in at up to 2,020 pounds for the diesel F-150 configured for fleet customers. The manufacturers of the respectively and perennial second- and third-best-selling Chevy Silverado and RAM pickup trucks in the USA announced new pickup powertrains in January. The eTorque system will provide a small power boost, power electrical accessories, and bump up the engine's start-stop system.
Well take Ford's word for it, at least until GM releases ratings for its all-new 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine offered on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2019 GMC Sierra 1500.
While the F-150 diesel's EPA figures are impressive, it's worth noting that they're only for the front-wheel drive version of the pickup.
Considering that the F-150 is already one of the best selling vehicles in the world, this newly available diesel power should solidify that for many more years to come. Now, however, customers shopping for full-sized pickup trucks with the most grunt can seemingly have it all and add fuel-economy to their list of check-off boxes. These diesel F-150s should be arriving in showrooms this May.
Pickup drivers love knowing their trucks can handle heavy towing loads, and the 2018 F-150 diesel certainly delivers there.