2017 Ford F-150 fuel economy numbers, the best-selling pickups in America and the first 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF roadsters roll off the assembly line. It’s all here this Friday’s edition of Automotive News in :60.
2017 Ford F-150 Fuel Economy
The 2017 Ford F-150 will offer a slightly improved fuel economy thanks to its new powertrain duo: a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
By slightly we do mean just a little. The rear-wheel drive version is EPA-rated at 25 highway miles, 18 city miles and 21 miles combined. All of those figures are 1 mpg higher than the 2016 model. It has a V6 and a six-speed.
The four-wheel drive’s fuel economy improves 2 mpgs combined – going from 18 to 20. Drivers will get 17 city miles and 23 highway miles. Both also up 1 mpg.
Best-Selling Trucks in America
As we head into the final months of the year, we’re getting a pretty clear picture of who’s winning this year’s truck wars. Looking at the numbers through September, there is no doubt Ford will once again have the #1 selling truck and vehicle for 2016. So this puts it in the number one spot.
Here are your best-sellers in pickups through the first nine months of 2016:
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Production Begins
The first 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF’s are rolling off the production line at Mazda’s plant in Hiroshima, Japan.
Mazda’s new 2-seater with a power retractable hardtop will arrive stateside in three trims come early next year. The base manual Club trim starts from $32,390, including destination. The base Grand Touring manual starts from $33,455. Drivers have a choice of a manual or automatic.
Public preorders for the Launch Edition are now underway with limited number up for grabs. It starts from $34,68 and you’ll need to put down a $500 refundable deposit.