With no powertrain changes announced for the 2013 model year, the Ford F-150's gas-mileage ratings are expected to remain unchanged from last year. In some cases, they're among the best in the segment, and Ford's had great success shifting many of its buyers from thirstier V-8s into more efficient turbocharged V-6 versions.
It's better than most pickups--and acknowledges the reality that even small improvements in pickup-truck efficiency mean huge reductions in fuel usage, since the F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in America.
With these claims from Ford there's a technical catch: Hybrid versions of the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado are rated at 20/23 mpg. But both models are significantly more expensive than their base versions, and are sold in very limited volumes--whereas Ford says V-6 F-150s now account for almost half its full-size trucks sales. There's a new 2013 Ram 1500 V-6 with an eight-speed automatic coming soon, too, and its promised fuel economy numbers are exceptional. Once it's rated by the EPA, we'll update this section to reflect any changes.