2016 Ford F-150 Named Green Truck of the Year by Green Car Journal

December 29th, 2015 by

2016 Ford F-150Oswego and Naperville drivers will be happy to know the 2016 Ford F-150 was recently named the Green Truck of the Year by Green Car Journal at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show. This wonderful honor adds to the list of accolades the F-150 has accumulated, and it’s a testament to the quality of this truck. The 2016 Ford F-150 was given this honor because of its impressive efficiency, low emissions, and its high-strength steel frame, which is made with sustainable materials. Keep reading about what makes the 2016 Ford F-150 such an environmentally friendly vehicle.

Powertrain and MPG Ratings

The 2016 F-150 has four engine options on offer for Oswego and Naperville car shoppers, but the engine that really shines when it comes to the environment is the 2.7L EcoBoost V6. This powerful 325-hp engine allows drivers to save at the pump by earning up to 26 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city (in 4×2 configurations) for best-in-class efficiency. This impressively efficient engine features Auto Start-Stop Technology, which shuts the engine off to save fuel when stopped and restarts immediately when the brake is released.

Another engine option is the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8. This engine is available with the CNG/Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package, which allows the truck to run on clean-burning compressed natural gas.

Sustainable Materials

In addition to its eco-conscious engine options, the 2016 Ford F-150 is also made with sustainable materials to help reduce its environmental footprint. Oswego and Naperville drivers can choose to have seats made of REPREVE fiber, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. By using this recycled material, Ford will divert more than 5 million plastic bottles from landfills this year.

Other sustainable materials employed in the new F-150 include rice hulls to reinforce plastic used in an electrical harness, fuel lines made from castor bean oil, seats made of soybeans, and post-industrial recycled cotton made from blue jean material, bath towels, and/or T-shirt material.

Find the 2016 Ford F-150 in Oswego Today

If you’re looking for an environmentally-friendly truck, look no further than the 2016 Ford F-150. Oswego and Naperville car shoppers can pick one up today at River View Ford. For more information, send us a message online or call us at 888-994-1003. We can’t wait to show off this green truck, so hurry up and come see us soon!

Posted in 2016 Ford Vehicles