Most truck buyers don’t buy based on gas mileage. In fact, most of what makes a good truck results in poor gas mileage. However, as truck and engine technologies become more developed, gas mileage is now a real consideration for some truck customers. Much to the chagrin of eco-lovers, the Ford F-150 Hybrid, Consumer Reports’ worst full-size pickup, has the best gas mileage.
How many mpg does the 2022 Ford F-150 Hybrid get?
The 2022 Ford F-150 Hybrid ranked #1 in best fuel economy (not including electric trucks) of all full-size pickup trucks tested by Consumer Reports, with 15 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and a combined 20 mpg. However, he also placed last overall in the CR tests. In fact, the only pickup truck with a lower score was the 2022 Jeep Gladiator.
Is the 2022 Ford F-150 Hybrid Reliable?
Despite scoring high on expected owner satisfaction and many other metrics, one score dropped the most popular pickup truck of all time to the bottom of the list; reliability.
Unfortunately, the 2021 model year, the hybrid’s first year, experienced a host of reliability and quality issues. Consumer Reports shows the model experienced rust and body integrity issues after only a few months, brake issues, electrical equipment issues, car electronics, driveline issues and even had some major issues with the broadcast. Not good.
While the 2022 Ford F-150 Hybrid fixed some of the issues, it also added a few new ones, like engine cooling and climate control issues. And, somehow, the brakes got worse. CR gave the F-150 Hybrid a 1 out of 5 for predicted reliability. This is a dagger no matter how well the truck otherwise performed.
There’s certainly something good about the 2022 Ford F-150 Hybrid
The 2022 Ford F-150 Hybrid is an incredible truck. It comes with a 3.5-liter V6 hybrid engine that makes a whopping 430 hp. This truck is powerful, fast, and torquey, and has some of the best features ever on a truck.
You may remember when Texas froze in 2021; headlines praised Ford F-150 hybrids for powering homes and keeping families warm. That’s because the F-150 Hybrid has a built-in power generator that’s powerful enough to power most homes. While most people don’t typically need their vehicle to power their refrigerator, it’s not uncommon to need auxiliary power on a construction site or even in the backyard. This power generator is one of the best features ever.
Parlor tricks aside, the Ford F-150 Hybrid can pull an impressive 12,500 pounds. That’s just good old-truck stuff that, despite its fancy new tricks, the F-150 still delivers.
It’s hard to beat such a well-known reputation for reliability, especially for a truck that’s so new. However, the Ford F-150 Hybrid has a lot of potential. We have faith that Ford will solve the problems. Reliability and quality should naturally improve as well once supply chain issues and production delays start to improve. Here is hope.