Ford F-150 Ups Range

Remember the advertisements that talk about “Ford Country”? Well if you get a 2012 F-150 EcoBoost, you can see exceedingly large chunks of Ford Country without having to stop for gasoline.

Remember the advertisements that talk about “Ford Country”? Well if you get a 2012 F-150 EcoBoost, you can see exceedingly large chunks of Ford Country without having to stop for gasoline. That’s because the F-150 EcoBoost 4x4 provides 21 mpg highway. . .and because last week Ford announced that it was equipping that model with a 36-gallon fuel tank.

The consequence: 756 miles between fill-ups.

So, that’s nonstop from Atlanta to Detroit on a single tank of gas.

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Think of the F-150 EcoBoost like the Energizer Bunny. . . .

And the Ford people—perhaps exhibiting a bit of snarkiness—have calculated that if you were to stop for one fill-up you could drive from Silverado, California, to Tundra, Texas (1,496 miles) in your F-150.

Speaking of which Ford notes: the V6 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 has a 26-gallon tank and gets 18 mpg highway, which results in 468 miles per tank. The Toyota Tundra V6 4x2 will get you 528 miles.

In case you’re wondering: with gas prices at about $3.56/gallon on average across Ford Country (as of last week), it will cost you $128.45 to fill up your F-150. Good thing there’s a long time for the pain in the pocket to subside.