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Ford Media Center
DEARBORN, Mich., April 24, 2017 – The 2017 Ford F-150 has earned a Top Green Vehicle award in the pickup category for its best-in-class gas fuel economy from AAA Green Car Guide.
The 2017 F-150 4x2 with 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 returns 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, which is best-in-class gas fuel economy. (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 Ford 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 4x2 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.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford trucks, utility vehicles, and cars – increasingly including electrified versions – and Lincoln luxury vehicles; provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company; and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected vehicle services. Ford employs approximately 186,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.
The AAA Green Car Guide is an annual report produced by the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center that reviews and ranks electric, hybrid, alternative fuel, fuel efficient and low emitting gasoline-powered vehicles based on a number of characteristics including fuel economy, emissions, ride comfort, braking, handling, etc. The purpose of the guide is to provide motorists with useful information about green technologies and vehicles and assist motorists in the vehicle purchasing process. For more information, visit www.AAA.com.
The Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center is a state-of-the-art research facility in Los Angeles, California that conducts fuel efficiency, emissions, On Board Diagnostic (OBD), horsepower and other automotive test procedures. Additional road tests are also completed at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. It is operated by Auto Club engineers and technicians with years of experience in automotive research and testing.