2.7 EB or 5.0?

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    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    Oh screw that. It's generally a little higher but not by much. It was cheaper for a good while.
     
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    Mine 6.2 L isn't bad not an economy vehicle by any means but I usually average about 14.8-15 on the highway which isn't bad considering I have 35" tires on the truck. I seriously doubt it's a getting away thing, the super duty's are much heavier vehicles, my F 350 dually has a V-10 in it truck is fast and has more than enough power.
     
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    Bought the 2017 F150 w/ the 2.7EB in July. Getting 22 mpg on highway, without a cover on the back. Tow my 18' Tracker Grizzly SC, doesn't feel that it's even behind me while driving. Wanted the better gas mileage from the 2.7 than the 3.5 and 5.0. Was worth it to me. Great truck so far.
     
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    C2B9734E-F62B-4406-BB4E-BDCBA1D5D449.jpeg Decided to trade my eco diesel ram in for a 2015 supercrew f150 4x4 sport with the 5.0. This sucker is awesome. The power will put a smile on your face and she rides like a dream. The gas mileage is actually really good. This was this morning on my 50 mile commute to work with the cruise set at 75 mph.
     
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    I have a 2013 FX4 with the 5.0 and I can't get that kind of mileage.

    I didn't change my tire size but I did go with ATs and that caused a drop in MPG, but I was never near what you have, especially at 75MPH. Mine likes that 55-60mph speed, and I see about 19mpg there. I have a tonneau type bed cover as well.
     
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    Same here, except I saw one place yesterday where it was $0.30 difference. Just a few days ago, they were neck and neck. Once diesel got big again a few years ago, the price skyrocketed past gasoline.
     
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    I have 90,000 trouble free miles on my 2011 F50 with 5.0. I really really like the engine.

    You can keep your fancy light swords, twin turbos, and hoaky religions, give me a 5.0 Coyote V8
     
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    Diesel has skyrocket in the last week or two. It’s $2.75-$2.95 around here. Gas is running around $2.35.
     
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    Didn't read all the responses but I'm on my second 5.0 and am very, very happy. Negligible "real world" mileage differences appears to be the verdict on ECO vs 5.0. And for those who may discuss towing ratings behind that or ECO...I towed 8k+ behind my truck and my buddy pulled the same boat behind his ECO. To be honest, neither truck felt that "safe" pulling the load. They both did it, but if you're hauling an 8K+ load with any regularity, it's worth getting a bigger truck. Just my opinion.
     
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    That was the norm here for a while, but ironically they have actually evened out a bit here recently.
     

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