2017 Ford F-150 pickup gets minor fuel economy bump

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada For 2017, Ford’s tweaked 3.5-litre, twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 pumps out 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. The 10-speed automatic transmission, meanwhile, is jointly developed with General Motors; don’t be surprised if it eventually appears under the skin of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSF-150FordNewsAutomobile ManufacturingAutomotive EnginesAutomotive ReviewsAutomotive TechnologyCars and Car DesignChevrolet SilveradoConsumer CyclicalsConsumer Products and ServicesCulture and LifestyleDodge RamFord EcoBoostFord F-150General Motors CorporationGMC SierraIndustriesManufacturing SectorMotor Vehicle ManufacturingPickup TrucksScience and TechnologyTechnologyVehicle Control Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The Ford F-150 just got a little more efficient for the 2017 model year. Trending Videoscenter_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Ford F-150 just got a bit more efficient for 2017.Thanks to the revised 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine and a new 10-speed automatic transmission, the 2017 F-150 4×2 is rated at 18 MPG city, 25 MPG highway and 18 MPG combined – improvements by 1 MPG respectively over the 2016 model.Four-wheel-drive F-150s, on the other hand, see a 2-MPG bump in combined fuel economy to 20, while city and highway ratings rise by 1 MPG to 17 and 23, respectively. Incremental improvements for sure, but it’s enough to give the F-150 better highway fuel economy than the 4.3L V6-powered Chevy Silverado, as well as tying the Pentastar V6-powered Ram 1500 on highway fuel economy. advertisement See More Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Opiate abuse bill passes House, Flynn won’t ask for police access to drug database

first_imgby Alicia Freese March 21, 2013 vtdigger.org The Vermont House of Representatives gave preliminary approval Thursday to a multi-part bill that seeks to tackle opioid and methamphetamine abuse in Vermont. The vote was 137-1.The bill addresses a host of issues, ranging from monitoring the sales of allergy medicines that can be used to manufacture meth to stepping up doctors’ usage of the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System (VPMS).Several lawmakers lamented the absence of a provision that would expand law enforcement’ s access to the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System ‘ a point that derailed similar legislation last session.Rep. Cynthia Browning, D-Arlington, said, ‘ I think you have left at least one arrow of your quiver as you aim at this problem.’In response to the concern raised by Browning and others, Rep. William Lippert, D-Hinesburg announced to the House chamber that the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, Keith Flynn, is not asking for expanded access to the database.‘ At this time, he is not requesting direct law enforcement access to the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System,’ Lippert said. ‘ He wants to give the increased strengthening of VPMS time to be implemented.’Many lawmakers attested to the ravages of drug abuse on their communities and commended the bill because it addresses the issue.‘ This is an issue that I think it’ s fair to say touches each one of us,’ Rep. Ann Pugh, D- South Burlington, said. Pugh, as chair of the Human Services Committee, played a large part during the drafting of the bill.last_img read more