The 2017 Ford F-150 has earned a Top Green Vehicle award in the pickup category for its best-in-class fuel economy from AAA Green Car Guide.
The 2017 F-150 4×2 with 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 returns 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, which is best-in-class. (EPA shows the 2017 F-150 as the most efficient standard-size pickup, with a 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined rating.)
“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.”
While gas prices are 40 percent lower than five years ago, consumer interest in fuel-efficient vehicles remains high. A survey from AAA shows fuel efficiency remains a major purchase consideration for all U.S. drivers, with 70 percent rating it an important factor.
With the toughest, smartest, most capable trucks, Ford continues to innovate with a variety of powertrain and fuel-saving options. These include the first 10-speed automatic transmission on a production truck, and standard Auto Start-Stop technology for improved fuel economy.
Winning Top Green Vehicle from AAA Green Car Guide comes on the heels of F-Series also earning best truck value from Kelley Blue Book and F-150 4×2 was named the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Greener Choice award – the only full-size truck in the council’s Greener Choices list. These, among other recognitions highlight Ford’s yearlong celebration of F-Series as best-selling truck in America for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle in America for 35 consecutive years. Join the #40YearsTough celebration at www.40YearsTough.com.