THE SELL: A giant curbs its appetite. THE TEST: The four-door F-150 is still a monster—the rear seating area sleeps two adults (one on the bench seat, one on the floor)—but its 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine has been smart-sized (it’s smaller than the engine in the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon). Still, it has plenty of oomph, pumping out 365 hp and a tire-smoking 420 lb-ft of torque. Which means this Ford mega-truck delivers roughly the same gas mileage as a 16-year-old Toyota 4Runner SUV (I averaged 17.3 mpg), yet it’s twice the size and more than twice as powerful. THE VERDICT: V6 fuel economy with V8 power and enough room for an expedition’s worth of gear. 15 mpg city/21 hwy
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