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    Default Info on 2017-2018 F-250 6.2L

    Good evening, I am thinking of trading my 2015 Tundra Crewmax 4x4 5.7L SR5 with 577xx miles in on a new Ford F-250 Crewcab 4x4 6.2L 3:73 rear gears XLT. I have towed using my Tundra at max towing capacity 10,000 lbs and it is kind of light in the front end and lacking on braking even with the trailer brakes. What is the collective thoughts on the new 2017-2018 Superdutys. I am not looking at a diesel now so please do not throw out get a diesel. Also what is the mpg look like on the highway doing 75-80? My Tundra gets 14.5-16 mpg on average.
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    Default Re: Info on 2017-2018 F-250 6.2L

    Quote Originally Posted by kittyhawk View Post
    Good evening, I am thinking of trading my 2015 Tundra Crewmax 4x4 5.7L SR5 with 577xx miles in on a new Ford F-250 Crewcab 4x4 6.2L 3:73 rear gears XLT. I have towed using my Tundra at max towing capacity 10,000 lbs and it is kind of light in the front end and lacking on braking even with the trailer brakes. What is the collective thoughts on the new 2017-2018 Superdutys. I am not looking at a diesel now so please do not throw out get a diesel. Also what is the mpg look like on the highway doing 75-80? My Tundra gets 14.5-16 mpg on average.
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    Don't own a Ford 6.2 but heard that they tow and run great..MPG's are supposed to be in the early teens from what I'm told.

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    Default Re: Info on 2017-2018 F-250 6.2L

    I'm on my third F250/6.2/3.73. Had 2014, 2016 and now a '17. All crew cab XLTs with 6.75 bed. The 2017 is a whole different animal and all for the better. Better ride, quieter cab.
    My towing experience from the NY/Canada border to Daytona Beach with a 7x18 enclosed, 4 Harleys, luggage, tools, 2 trailer spare tires, the wife & I, etc. ran from 7.5 to 10 MPG running anywhere from 70 to 80 mph most of the time. A lot of this was hills through PA, VA & NC. This was with both the '14 and '16. The '17 will make the trip in about 2 months and I'm curious as to how it will compare.
    No complaints with braking or light front end. The 6.2's power is in the higher rev range, so don't be surprised if it sometimes will drop down to 3rd gear/4k+ rpm in hill country. It's what they do.
    I do own a 30' 5th wheel camper, but it only goes out 3-4 times per year and usually within 25 miles of home. So I don't have much valuable to report on that other than it pulls just fine and no light feel on the front.
    Local driving of mostly 2 lane state highways and small city streets has run from 11.5 to around 14 in the 5,000 miles I've had this truck.
    If you buy one, join the FTE (Ford Truck Enthusiasts) forum for this specific model. Lots of great information & tips there from guys who have been there & done it.
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    Default Re: Info on 2017-2018 F-250 6.2L

    It's a strong and stable platform for sure. I believe Ford didn't put the heavier transmission that the diesels get in the 17+ models. The transmission is still strong, but it was overkill for the 6.2. That diesel needs a super beefy tranny for the amount of torque it makes, which was robbing MPG from the 6.2. So the 17+ should get a little better MPG towing and unloaded.

    As JJZ sayes, it needs RPM to make power, but it still makes plenty of power.

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    Default Re: Info on 2017-2018 F-250 6.2L

    Thanks guys, my Tundra a with the 5.7 has lots of power for a gasser . I have had two superdutys in the past an 02 with the v-10 and an 06 with the 5.4 and the Tundra 5.7 has them both beat. both the older Ford engines and the Tundra are all high rpms engines so I am use to that. I did not know about a transmission switch in the 17 that is interesting.

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    Default Re: Info on 2017-2018 F-250 6.2L

    Yes, the 5.4 was a dog. With 4.10's, the XL package, and a regular cab, it'll tow fine but nothing mind blowing. Ford did a fantastic job when the decision was made to go all in-house. The 5.0 and 6.2 are both fantastic engines with plenty of power. As with any large displacement engine, the 6.2 is going to get low teens for fuel economy and rev higher than the diesel but will pull whatever you want.

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    Default Re: Info on 2017-2018 F-250 6.2L

    A little searching showed the following:

    2015 Tundra 5.7: 381 hp @ 5,600 rpm; 401 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm
    2015 F150 5.0: 385 hp @ 5,750 rpms; 387 lb-ft @ 3,850 rpms
    2017 F150 5.0: Same as 2015. Went up 10 hp and 13 lb-ft in 2018
    2017 F250 6.2: 385 hp @ 5750 rpm; 430 lb-ft @ 3800 rpms, same as 2015

    Hope that helps. As you can see, the drivetrain differences are going to come much more into play than the engine.

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    Default Re: Info on 2017-2018 F-250 6.2L

    Anybody who thinks pulling a 10,000lb trailer with a V8, and expects to get low teens for mpg, is a big dreamer.

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    Default Re: Info on 2017-2018 F-250 6.2L

    I pull just over 8,000 lbs with a 5.7 Hemi and 3.92 gears and get around 8 MPG if I keep the speed under 70 MPH. Increasing speed reduces average MPG accordingly.

    I also used to have a 2000 7.3L diesel with 3.73 gears, I got around 10-12 MPG pulling the same trailer across the country. That 7.3 had the entire Banks Big Hoss kit with high flow intercooler, turbo, tuner, intake, exhaust and the turbo backpressure valve deleted.... 10-12 MPG was as good as it got towing. It would get around 17 MPG empty on the open road.

    I highly doubt anyone is going to get 10+ MPG with a gasser pulling 8K+ lbs unless they are really bad at math.
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    Default Re: Info on 2017-2018 F-250 6.2L

    I suspect the "low teens" comment on mpg is for driving it unladen. That sounds about right. I have a '12 with the 6.2, so trans is geared a little different than the '17, and the engine got a slight torque bump in '17. There's a big difference in mpg when going from 55-60 mph and 70-80 mph, whether towing or not. Summer time, I get between 13 and 15 mpg highway, unloaded miles. And 8 to 9 mpg towing my 12K 5th wheel. The faster you drive it, the more the mpg falls off.

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