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Eco-boost fuel economy



Are people really getting close to 16 in the city and 22 on highway?






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Eco-boost fuel economy


From what I've read on here its more like 14/20, which is still pretty good.





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Cadello
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Not pulling my boat





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Tbooux
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From what I've read on here its more like 14/20


Just bought a new 2012 off the lot, wanted the eco, but went with the 5.0 as you get ALOT more rebates. I get 13-14 in city and 18-19 highway so if thats the case than its not that huge of a difference, and you get an extra $3k rebates plus the $1400 eco option.






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LSU Tigershark
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I get close to 19 on my average drive around town and commuting from Gonzales





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Soul Gleaux
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It seems pretty sporadic. For whatever reason some people get much better mileage than others. The difference between it and the 5.0 is pretty negligible. My 5.0 when it was bone stock got 21 on the highway.





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Croacka
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I bought one two weeks ago and immediately leveled it and put 34" tires on it


Through 800 miles, my dash says 13.5 which should be off about 7% bc of the speedo being wrong

800 is a crappy sample size and I've been driving it hard, but I think with the tires, hoping for 16 combined might even be reaching on my truck

On the forums, the mileage is EXTREMELY sporadic






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Croacka
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Also highway doesn't equate to interstate at all, unless you drive 60 on the interstate, I drive 80

Those turbos make her thirsty when they're spooling






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Hammertime
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The reason that mileage is sporadic on forums is because people don't hand-calculate the mileage. My dad drives 50/50 city/hwy, and gets an average of 17. On the highway going 80 he gets 19. All hand calculated





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MadtownTiger
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Dude I know of said he got 25 driving 65 on the interstate. Take it or leave it. Also I've heard some think it tows better than the 5.0





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jimbeam
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The v8 gets the same mileage





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Croacka
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Also I've heard some think it tows better than the 5.0


Well yeah

That isn't even a question






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bbvdd
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I have a question about the ecoboost. Do you have to let the turbo on the thing "warm-up"? I've heard that other cars with turbo that they needed to warm up but I really have no idea.
Not trying to bash, just curious.






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Croacka
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i havent done anything like that


i start it, put it in drive and go






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Hammertime
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I let my block warm up, but that is because it runs much higher temps than a gas motor. As far as turbos warming up, I haven't heard or can fathom why you would want to do it.

You make more power with colder air. Yes, turbos get hot, but not because you want them to.






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RichPoke30
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I have about 10,000 miles on mine now. Got the 4X4 package. Dashboard reads 15.8. I do a mix of driving highway/City/interstate. If I'm going 55-60 driving conservative I'll get 19 or so. The stop and go city driving I'll get around 14. Not all that impressed with the fuel mileage, but I love the truck. Pulls a gooseneck trailer pretty well also





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dat yat
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My old Silverado with the small v8 gets 17.8. I've been hand calculating it ever since the fuel gage broke.
I was hoping my next truck boule get mid 20s.






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GaryMyMan
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From what I've read the Ecoboost gets a lot less "eco" when you add wider/taller tires - supposedly it's more sensitive than a 5.0 with the same changes. The tires probably cause the turbos to spool up sooner than with lighter/skinnier tires. Either way, I'd get the EB every time.

I switched from an f150 to a Yukon partly because of the increased fuel economy and it gets the same as my old 5.4 (12/16).



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LSUfootball222
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how much are you guys paying for 4x4 ecoboosts?

did yall get lariats?






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SportTiger1
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14/20


I get 16/22 out of my 5.3 Silverado. I just drive like a grandpa.






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