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2017 Ford F-150 Wins AAA Green Car Guide’s Top Green Vehicle Award for Trucks

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2017 Ford F-150 XLT

2017 Ford F-150 XLT

Just days removed from Earth Day, AAA Green Car Guide has bestowed the Top Green Vehicle award for pickups to the 2017 Ford F-150 XLT 4×2 equipped with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, which with Auto Start-Stop technology provides best-in-class fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway/22 mpg combined. AAA says that the F-150 took top honors for its fuel efficiency, as well as for the advantages supplied by its utilization of military-grade aluminum-alloy in its body.

“Many drivers need the flexibility of a larger vehicle, but still want to make a green choice,” said Megan McKernan, manager, Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center. “AAA awarded the Ford F-150 XLT the 2017 pickup category winner in the AAA Green Car Guide for its best-in-class fuel economy, great visibility, spacious interior, and exceptional handling.”


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The 2017 Ford F-150 also saw the introduction of a new 10-speed automatic transmission—the first of its kind for a production pickup truck—coupled with the launch of a new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. The 2017 model year also saw the standardization of Auto Start-Stop technology for every F-150 truck equipped with an EcoBoost engine.

Ford revealed earlier this year that for its midcycle refresh, the 2018 F-150 will mate the second-generation version of the 2.7-liter EcoBoost to its new 10-speed automatic transmission. The 2018 Ford F-150 will also receive an all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel engine, also with the 10-speed automatic.

According to a survey conducted by AAA, fuel economy is still considered a major purchase consideration for 70% of drivers in the United States despite gas prices being approximately 40% lower today than they were five years ago.


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  • gregsfc

    Actually, the biggest news from Ford Motor Company with respect to the F150 lineup for 2017 is their announcement made at the Super Bowl on what they plan to do with the F150 lineup for 2018 model year…This new 10-speed mated only to the current 3.5 Ecoboost will, for 2018 be mated to all gas engines save the 3.3 liter base engine; all gas engines will receive the dual injection technology (DI and port fuel injection; available now with only the 3.5 Ecoboost), which will help with emissions and efficiency for all the gas engines; and the base engine will drop .2 liter while retaining the same peak torque and hp numbers. Also noteworthy that, besides a newly-displaced base engine, the 5.0 V8 and the 2.7 Ecoboost will get updated; expect that the 2.7, which one this years award to possibly get new turbos and other new technologies. Also for 2018 (late arrival), besides all the reworks for the gas engine lineup, Ford will offer it’s first clean diesel in the F150; a 3.0 V6 and mate it to the ten speed. So the real news from Ford is not so much what is new for 2017, but what is coming.