2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid to Lead Model Line-Up

Ford is releasing its F-150 model with six powertrain variants for the 2021 model year. Of the powertrains, the PowerBoost Hybrid version is expected to lead the pack, according to AutoBlog. Byron Hurd at AutoBlog notes, “Based on the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and a specially calibrated variant of the 10-speed automatic, [the PowerBoost Hybrid] is going to be the range-topping…

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Crossover PHEV market heats up

AutoBlog has published a new comparison of three of the top plug-in hybrid crossovers on the market: the Ford Escape plug-in, Toyota RAV4 Prime and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. For fuel economy, Joel Stocksdale at AutoBlog notes the Escape PHEV is the best bet with 100mpg-e, followed by the RAV4 Prime and then the Outlander. The rankings shift when considering horsepower:…

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Ford F-150 hybrid to emulate Explorer hybrid

The 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid is expected to feature much of the same system as the Explorer Hybrid, according to a new report from The Fast Lane Truck, citing sources at Ford. The pick-up is expected to share the Explorer’s ”10-speed modular hybrid transmission… [and] 90% of its parts with the non-hybrid 10-speed.” A Ford source also noted the F-150…

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