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Old 05-10-2015, 10:50 AM   #1
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2015 Ford 250 diesel MPG

What are you 2015 Ford F250 diesel owners getting for MPG? Not towing highway? Not towing around town? Towing highway?
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I have been on the verge of getting an new 3/4 ton diesel pickup. I currently drive an 2006 Chevy 2500 HD diesel and get 20/21 highway not towing, 18/19 in town not towing and 15/16 towing my 23 foot AS. I would be interested to see what other folks are getting with the 2015 Ford diesels since I've spec'ed out the 2500 Ford diesel. I have also been looking/reading about the new Nissan Titan XD diesel that should be out before fall. No real figures have been release pertaining to the fuel economy.
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2015 F350 Crew cab 4x4 with a cab high shell, loaded with about 1000 in bed , speed varied 70-85 mph not towing flat land , Reno Nv. to Sarasota, Fl 17-18mpg.

Return trip towing 27fb, max speed 70mph, a disappointing 11mpg. 12k miles on truck so maybe it's not broken in yet?


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If those are your true mileage figures, I would never get rid of that Chevy!!!
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If those are your true mileage figures, I would never get rid of that Chevy!!!
Agreed!
Our 2015 Duramax gets ~15 towing; 18-21 unladen @ under 65 mph.
Our 2012 Ram CTD never broke 14 under any circumstances...after Dodge did the EPA mandated recalls ... the front end recall had still not been completed when we traded it in; hence the trade in on a Chevy.
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I have also been looking/reading about the new Nissan Titan XD diesel that should be out before fall.
It does look intriguing. Should fit the bill perfectly for those of us with 8000-10000# trailers. Those big diesels in the current 3/4 tons are really overkill.
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Old 05-10-2015, 04:32 PM   #7
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You are correct about keeping it. It has just turned over 114K, been very well cared for and is bone stock (drivetrain/electronics). It has a LineX bedliner, A.R.E cab high cap and a 45 gallon replacement fuel tank (fit in place of original tank) installed at Transfer Flow in California. Keep wondering what the real world MPG's would be on the 2015 F250 diesel or how the soon to be available Nissan XD diesel MPG's would be. I'll keep following this posting to see what shows up. Thanks
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I had the first "new" diesel Ford F250, a 2011. Used to get about 20 mpg highway and 17 towing my 27FB.

I purchased a new "improved" 2015 F250 diesel last October. Best highway so far has been 16.5 mpg. I've only towed my AS once since the truck purchase. Was getting 13.

I've been told the "new" diesel gets less mpg due to the new bigger turbo. It ain't any faster than my 2011...so why put out a new "improved" turbo in the diesel if it's NOT an improvement. Although, still a fantastic truck that tows better than anything else on the market.
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The 2015 has an exhaust brake that uses the new turbo


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Old 05-11-2015, 11:13 AM   #10
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I have an F150 with the Ecoboost engine. I average 15-16mpg (US gallons) year round living in Toronto. Pulling my 2014 30' Int. Signature I get 11-12mpg.
I've had (and love) diesels, but see no need for anything more that this F150 Ecoboost - it does a great job.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:31 PM   #11
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I have a 2015 F-250 Crew Cab short bed - FX4. When I drive it to work, which is mostly highway at 70 mph, I average 20-21 mpg.

Towing my 2007 25' FB on a variety of roads up to 65 mph, everything from stoplights to highways included, I've averaged 13 mpg. I haven't towed on any highway only trips to see what the standalone highway mileage is.

When the big turbo kicks in, such as on inclines, the fuel economy drops substantially according to the dash computer. When just cruising the truck doesn't seem to use the turbo much and mileage benefits. You know when the turbo kicks in because this truck is fast.

The truck weighs 8,000 lbs with fuel and passengers so I'm not disappointed with the fuel economy, though better would be welcome.
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I have a 2012 F250 and get about 15MPG towing my 8800 lb. 30' bunkhouse. Considering my truck can tow 17,500 lbs. (almost two bunkhouses) I don't mind the overkill. I can pull my coach over the grapevine at 65mph and my dual temp gauges don't budge.
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:37 PM   #13
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Doesn't help your Ford question, but: 2012 Chevy Duramax: 17 - 19 Highway @ 70 to 80 MPH. 12 - 15 mpg city stop and go. Pulling a 30 FC, 12 mpg @ 70 mph and above. 13 mpg @ 65 mph -- all some hills and I-10 highways. I'm sure it would approach 15 mpg at 55. just can't drive 55. (ps, do your tire research if you are going to tow at over 65 on trailer tires.)
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I have been on the verge of getting an new 3/4 ton diesel pickup. I currently drive an 2006 Chevy 2500 HD diesel and get 20/21 highway not towing, 18/19 in town not towing and 15/16 towing my 23 foot AS. I would be interested to see what other folks are getting with the 2015 Ford diesels since I've spec'ed out the 2500 Ford diesel. I have also been looking/reading about the new Nissan Titan XD diesel that should be out before fall. No real figures have been release pertaining to the fuel economy.
We have a 2012 Ford 250 Crew Cab with the 6.7L turbo diesel engine. The truck has just over 22,000 miles and is used around town and when towing our 23' International Serenity. Without the trailer and in combined road and town traffic we seem to get 17-19 mpg. I keep up with traffic which means 75 + on major highways. When towing the trailer I think the mileage drops to 15 or so depending on speed. If I drive at 55-60 the consumption is near 17; if I push to 70-75 it drops to 15 or less. The speed makes a big difference. in any case the truck hardly knows the trailer is attached. It actually rides better with it's attachment.
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I would have to agree with astrobruce in addition to never getting rid of that truck i would say at least not until the wind friction had worn the paint completely off it.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:03 PM   #16
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2015 Ford 250 diesel MPG

2015 F350 6.7 diesel SuperCrew 4x4 8ft box 3.55 axel ratio pulls my 28ft International at 70mph and gets 11 mpg.Day in and day out never varies.
Around town 12 mpg unloaded
Freeway 17 mpg unloaded
My previous 2012 F350 6.7 diesel SuperCrew 4x4 8ft box 3.55 axel did 20% better in all categories,but the 2015 is quieter,smoother and shifts better.The exhaust brake works great when towing.Much better brakes and better shocks.Rides smooth loaded and unloaded.

I cannot imagine a better tow vehicle for our use.



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I think fuel usage is a lower decision factor when considering a diesel pickup for towing campers. Diesel's are about 30% more efficient than their gas brethren. But the HD diesel trucks weigh more, and cost more to operate. My gas V-10 got 10mpg while towing, while my diesel 6.7l Super Duty gets 13. I'll never repay the added costs of the diesel. I purchased my F-350 because I wanted one, not because I needed one. I don't have to use it as a "grocery getter". The wife's vehicle works well for that. Maybe someday I'll have a big honking 5th wheel where the diesel makes sense. These big pick ups are designed for contractors, farmers and the like who make a living with their truck. I think they buy for durability and capability. Hook up the trailer with a backhoe on it and take off to the muddy job site. Almost every day.

As our friends at Can Am often say, you can tow an Airstream with a 6 cyl gas vehicle. They are right. It will be slower, it will feel a little squirrely in strong winds at times, and the vehicle may wear out faster, but it can be done.

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I think fuel usage is a lower decision factor when considering a diesel pickup for towing campers. Diesel's are about 30% more efficient than their gas brethren. But the HD diesel trucks weigh more, and cost more to operate. My gas V-10 got 10mpg while towing, while my diesel 6.7l Super Duty gets 13. I'll never repay the added costs of the diesel. I purchased my F-350 because I wanted one, not because I needed one. I don't have to use it as a "grocery getter". The wife's vehicle works well for that. Maybe someday I'll have a big honking 5th wheel where the diesel makes sense. These big pick ups are designed for contractors, farmers and the like who make a living with their truck. I think they buy for durability and capability. Hook up the trailer with a backhoe on it and take off to the muddy job site. Almost every day.

As our friends at Can Am often say, you can tow an Airstream with a 6 cyl gas vehicle. They are right. It will be slower, it will feel a little squirrely in strong winds at times, and the vehicle may wear out faster, but it can be done.

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Next question about the 2015 F250 diesel... how about DEF - how many miles do you get per tank of DEF??????
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Chevy Duramax. About 1000 mi per gal. Normal driving. Dealer told me, You use much more at idle. I would think the Ford would be the same.


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