Street Trucks - - WORD ON THE STREET -

IN A WORLD WHERE WE RE­ALLY DO HAVE TO TAKE THINGS SE­RI­OUSLY EV­ERY ONCE IN A WHILE, IT’S GREAT TO KNOW THAT YOU CAN HAVE A DE­CENT TRUCK THAT WON’T GOUGE YOU AT THE GAS PUMP. The ’17 Ford F-150 XLT Supercrew 4x2 equipped with 2.7L Ecoboost V-6 re­cently earned a Top Green Ve­hi­cle award in the pickup cat­e­gory due to its stel­lar fuel econ­omy.

The award, pre­sented by the AAA Green Car Guide, praises the F-150 for its 19-mpg city/24-mpg high­way fuel rat­ings, but what’s in­ter­est­ing to note is that the EPA’S fig­ures dif­fer slightly and are even more in Ford’s fa­vor at 19/26/22 com­bined.

We all know that V-6-equipped full-size trucks have been, in the past, the least de­sir­able op­tion, but with turbo power and great torque fig­ures, the new gen­er­a­tion of fuel-ef­fi­cient of­fer­ings from truck man­u­fac­tur­ers re­ally have our at­ten­tion, and have gained a foothold in the truck mar­ket. Hey, money saved at the pump means more truck good­ies, right?

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