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Old 01-24-2014, 05:56 AM   #11
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What kind of mpg are you getting with the 3.7. I have the 3.5 eco-boost, and not yet impressed with the gas mileage, but I just got it.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:00 AM   #12
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3.7 or 3.5

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I had a powerstoke 6.0 for a long time. Hated it, the mileage sucked. My 2011 gas F150 3.7 V6 gets better mileage.
What kind of gas mileage are you getting with the 3.7? I have the 3.5 Eco-boost, and am not yet impressed with the gas mileage.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:35 AM   #13
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I just purchased a new 2013 F-150 ecoboost 3.5 twin turbo truck, and have been driving it like an old lady. So far I am not able to get above 14.6 mpg. Can someone give me insight about this? It was a demo and has 6000 miles on it. Will I eventually get better gas mileage, or is there something I can do to improve the mpg? HELP.
I know driving my truck, driving like an old lady (super gradual acceleration) causes it to lag in lower gears longer and ultimately results in lower economy. My best results are when I give it 25%-35% throttle to accelerate. This way you don't spend an extended period in lower gears.
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I know driving my truck, driving like an old lady (super gradual acceleration) causes it to lag in lower gears longer and ultimately results in lower economy. My best results are when I give it 25%-35% throttle to accelerate. This way you don't spend an extended period in lower gears.
Thank you very much. I will try it. I am considering eventually looking into getting a chip for it. I hear that may also improve gas mileage as well.
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I'd advise against it. Aftermarket chips may advertise better mileage, but almost never deliver. They're designed for the performance market with little, if any thought as to how the economy is effected.
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If the aftermarket chips affect emissions, they are probably illegal under EPA rules. You may not care, but if your area does any sort of emissions check you might have problems.

You might also look around in the "Browse Vehicles" part of this site - Fuelly - and see what people are actually reporting for fuel mileage. My personal experience with full-sized pickups is that you will likely get low teens for fuel mileage in the city, and high teens on the highway.
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Don't all vehicles go through an annual test like in the UK? They check everything from seatbelts to chips in the windscreen, from brakes to tyre tread, and emissions too.
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In the US whether or not a vehicle gets an annual inspection, and what is checked in that inspection is up to the individual states. Some states require no inspections. Some require safety only, and some require safety & emissions.
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Have heard the EcoBoost motor takes 10K miles to 'break in' so hang in there - also wouldn't a chip void the warranty ?

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I'd advise against it. Aftermarket chips may advertise better mileage, but almost never deliver. They're designed for the performance market with little, if any thought as to how the economy is effected.
I appreciate the input. I will definitely speak to the dealership before doing anything like that.
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