With Ford coming with a diesel and 10-speed transmission, the F-150 takes another huge leap forward.
Note about the test: The Auto Stop-Start was turned off for the 1500 mile city/hwy trip. Not sure what the logic was for that. Also the Ram had a fuel filling issue, so they just used the mpg calculations from the Ram itself, instead of their own calculations like they did for the other trucks. So the Ram mpg is in question. And they couldn't use the computers in all the trucks because the Toyota didn't have one. The editor stated they would retest the Ram using their own mileage measurements at a later date.
Sorry, late to post but thanks for starting this thread.
Did anyone also catch that the Ecodiesel refueling caused frothing so they couldn't accurately brim off the tank so resorted to just accepting the trip meter's fuel economy readings...
That's another anomaly that has to be taken into account but hey, I'm not going to ignore the diesel's superior economy in the test.
It's clear that this comparison was more than just straight out fuel economy winner,
it seems more about the balance of fuel economy loaded and unloaded versus performance loaded and unloaded. That tends to be come very subjective in terms of what buyers expect versus empirical data.
If F150 also gets a diesel of its own, does that mean the lighter weight and added gearing then makes F150 king over the Ram Ecodiesel???
Watch this space.
Oh, and as for supposed eroded market share, I'm sure Ford will be out to sell as many F Trucks as it can this year, +50K sales in January with fresher trucks and higher ATPS than a year ago says Ford is loaded for bear this year but will it be happier tucking in behind GM's totals while taking higher ATP.....Can't wait to see Crew Cab Raptor's impact on sales.