The 2021 Ford F-150 is the first Ford pickup truck to be offered with a hybrid powertrain option. It’s a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 assisted by an electric motor, and it makes 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque.
If that sounds like a lot of performance, that’s because it is.
But what does that performance do for fuel economy? In theory, more performance means more fuel burned, but a hybrid should counterbalance that some.
We now have official ratings straight from Ford, and they’re pretty impressive for a full-sized pickup.
In 4×2 trim, the PowerBoost hybrid is rated at 25 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, or 25 mpg combined. Since nearly everyone gets a 4×4, that version of the truck is rated at 24 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg combined.
Your mileage, of course, will vary. We look forward to testing those numbers more here in the future, including the fuel economy performance when towing a trailer.
The PowerBoost has the highest combined rating of any of the 2021 F-150 engine options. The diesel does offer 27 mpg on the highway, which bests the PowerBoost, but the combined number drops to 23 mpg.
For a big pickup truck, these are pretty impressive numbers, especially for the performance offered.