Comments - Ford Developing Hybrid F-150 with Toyota

Published: Aug 17, 2012
Description: The day has finally come. Ward's Auto is reporting that Ford is currently developing, with the help of Toyota, a hybrid version of their best-selling F-150 full-size truck. In fact, a Ford engine...
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Tyler Ray DeFord Aug 18, 2012
If they want to bring mpg down across the board they should bring the 3-cylinder fiesta to new markets or do an EV with it. Leave trucks alone.
Kaigan Viner Aug 18, 2012
Not to mention that Ford can save a lot of money working with a company like Toyota which is very established in the hybrid market. Ford is my favorite domestic company and I don't really like Toyota that much but the partnership is financially good
Kaigan Viner Aug 18, 2012
MPG will increase. It's called corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and by 2016 the average is supposed to be 34.1MPG.
Kaigan Viner Aug 18, 2012
You also have the remember the government is forcing companies to have a certain MPG average for their entire lineup of vehicles and pickup trucks bring down that average the most. If all of the companies have a hybrid truck, their average company
Alex Vasquez Aug 18, 2012
All I did was prove that it's not bad, and look at the bright side you save big on gas. For towing, touring, errands, ect. Especially city
Jack Howard Aug 18, 2012
Those GM hybrid trucks an SUVs have pretty bad reliability according to Consumer Reports.
Fredric Bartolome Aug 18, 2012
A hybrid plus solar powered Ford F-150 Raptor would be nice! As much as I love the Raptor, I love the Tacoma better.
Abraham Mendoza Aug 18, 2012
They have Alex, but they cost way more than a regular Silverado. It's kinda hard to justify a $60 thousand price tag for a work truck.
Jackson Bond Aug 18, 2012
Keep the batteries in the Prius, keep trucks real
Alex Vasquez Aug 17, 2012
Everybody down there saying a truck can't be hybrid?!! Uhh are f--king retarded? Chevrolet/Gm has made some bad ass hybrid powerful trucks. From their 2004 silverado to their escalades, to their yukon, and Tahoe. Ignorant idiots
tysquirrel10s Aug 17, 2012
also jordan they tend to have tiny gasoline engines so when you accelerate they have to work so much harder to get the car moving
Mike Conrad Aug 17, 2012
While I don't care much for hybrid technology, I still think torque figures could be improved here so it can't be a total waste.
Jordan Jackson Aug 17, 2012
Refering to the factory that makes the batteries
Jordan Jackson Aug 17, 2012
... During its entire life time...
Jordan Jackson Aug 17, 2012
And FTR, hybrids may get better fuel mileage, but they don't save the planet like everyone thinks they do, the process to make just the batteries makes just as much pollution as a normal car would...
Jordan Jackson Aug 17, 2012
I guess this is what it feels like when unconditional love and unconditional hate combine... MINDFU€|{!
Jordan Jackson Aug 17, 2012
A hybrid F150 does make sense, but ford has their own hybrids, why do it with Toyota, I've driven most of the hybrids from both companies, and honestly, I think fords are better...
Tin Nguyen Aug 17, 2012
I agreed with Shane. In the long run it will cost more to replace the batteries and maintenance cost to keep that electric motor going will also be high.
Jordan Jackson Aug 17, 2012
It's my favorite company in bed with my least favorite company, whats not to like...
Jordan Jackson Aug 17, 2012
I'm more against the fact that their doing it with... Toyota... Ugh, I hate Toyota... >=(
Shane Carroll Aug 17, 2012
You can pick up a nice truck for $10-12K that'll pull 18mpg all day long. Call me crazy but that's what I'd do
Shane Carroll Aug 17, 2012
I can think of a couple of reasons why I wouldn't want one. Cost and reliability. And really, you're worried about saving gas yet you buy a brand new $45K truck? That's some smart financial planning right there
David Parenti Aug 17, 2012
@matt I agree. For everyone freaking out, the world isn't coming to an end. This has kinda already been done! Infancy even worse than hybrid. Ford made an ALL electric Ranger in the past the "Ranger EV". If the f150 Makes similar power than why not?
Matt Piccolo Aug 17, 2012
Unless u don't like having a hybrid badge in ur truck ;)
Matt Piccolo Aug 17, 2012
@ Luis, why? Why does it have to b like that? If they get similar power, and obviously better mileage, I really don't see a down side?
Luis A Villalpando Aug 17, 2012
What are they thinking??!!?? Hybrids+Trucks=Does not work!!! A proper work truck is fully gas (V8) or diesel powered, not part electric.
Isaac Taylor Aug 17, 2012
This is when you know the world is coming to an end...when ford starts selling hybrid trucks ;(
Adam Mitchel Aug 17, 2012
Why would you ever buy a hybrid truck
Matty Michaels Aug 17, 2012
FTR, Chevys had a hybrid for like 4 years.
Gene Beche Aug 17, 2012
If I wanted and American truck I would go for a ford, it's the best selling US made truck because it's all American. But if this goes through no matter how much better it is I would never think about buying it because it's not an all American truck.
Brady Fereday Aug 17, 2012
Damn Toyota is dipping their stick in everyone's vehicles lol xD
Matt Piccolo Aug 17, 2012
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Matt Piccolo Aug 17, 2012
Ahah now all the ford fans are gunna cry!! :D Toyota doesn't have some of the est hybrid tech in the industry do this makes sence if u ask me?
Zachary Maurer Aug 17, 2012
Well this will get the Chevy fanboys going about how much better gm is...
Jordan Jackson Aug 17, 2012
NOOO!!! Don't do it, I beg of you Ford! Don't soil yourself with toyotas crap!
Aaron Crisp Aug 17, 2012
I'm not a Ford fan, but Toyota... You stay out of this!!!
Description: The deal between Ford and Toyota was signed last year and the former hopes to apply the technology to both the Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator as well. Toyota in turn will be launching Tundra and...
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Shane Carroll Aug 17, 2012
@Conner it's where that torque comes in that matters in a truck. If you're trying to get a load moving, it doesn't do an ounce of good if your powerband starts at 4500rpm. That's why people who are serious about their trucks have a V8, or a diesel
Devin Babyn Aug 17, 2012
Who would buy a 4 banger in a F-150?
Jordan Jackson Aug 17, 2012
Why go through all the trouble to make and advertise the Ecoboost engines, just to go and make a hybrid version to lure people away from the Ecoboost's?
Devin Babyn Aug 17, 2012
I'm thinking Eco-boost hybrid. Anything with less powerful would be pointless
Description: Ford is apparently convinced it's possible because they were able to lure many V8 lovers down to a V6 EcoBoost, but we're not 100 percent positive the same formula will apply to the hybrid v...
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Jack Howard Aug 18, 2012
Im assuming he meant half ton, which is true maybe excluding the 6.2
Jordan Jackson Aug 17, 2012
@robert: oh I'm fine with the Ecoboost motor in the f150, just not the Toyota hybrid
Shane Carroll Aug 17, 2012
@Robert I beg to differ my friend.
Robert Young Aug 17, 2012
Jordan it will out perform any other truck that's on the road. Believe me. I have an Eco boost f150
Jordan Jackson Aug 17, 2012
NO!!! Turboed V6's are where I draw the line!
Omar Alhalaygah Aug 19, 2012
Thats a hell of a car
Jack Howard Aug 18, 2012
Maybe where you live
Kevin Rehbock Aug 17, 2012
Most trucks sold today are like F1 cars. One driver. No cargo
Shane Carroll Aug 17, 2012
Probably the most extensive use this thing will ever see
Scotty MacPherson Aug 26, 2012
Honda Ridgelines are ok. Until you find out its a unibody. I have an older Tacoma. Its awesome. Built in California too.
Josh ?hompson Aug 18, 2012
@Patrick hell yeah I live seeing old Chevy's
Patrick R. Manuel Aug 18, 2012
Josh wins! However, I believe the 1972 Chevy Cheyenne 4x4 is the best looking truck in the world.
Josh ?hompson Aug 18, 2012
The best looking truck is the one I have and that's paid for. Black 4wd avalanche 2500
Abraham Mendoza Aug 18, 2012
I know it was built by Americans, but I wouldn't buy it just for that.
Paul Dickey Aug 17, 2012
Ridgeline is stupid ugly. I heard this truck was actually designed by Americans.
Matt Piccolo Aug 17, 2012
Uh I know a lot of people who like the ridgeline and 2 people who have them and their very pleased with them! And I would say its the best looking pickup on the road, ad I know people who think it good looking too, maybe not their fav but still
Colby Church Aug 17, 2012
I hate Toyota, but this is a really good truck. They are very tough and tow alottt. I hand it to Toyota on this one, they did a good job on the Tundra.
tysquirrel10s Aug 17, 2012
it ain't even four wheel drive
Shawn Jones Aug 17, 2012
If you want towing capability . Buy a diesel .
Mike Conrad Aug 17, 2012
Ridgelines work if you have Honda dirt bikes, or a fourtrax or something small to haul around as well as a small family, but they're still nowhere near as capable as tundras or American trucks.
Devin Babyn Aug 17, 2012
I didn't think anyone actually liked Ridgelines. Everyone I've ever talked to about em agree that there ugly as hell and pointless
Lyomp Aug 17, 2012
Shane, toyota tundras actually have amazing towing capabilities
Shane Carroll Aug 17, 2012
@Matt if you needed something that can tow, you would be regretting your purchase
Matt Piccolo Aug 17, 2012
If I needed a pickup with good towing capacity, I'd buy this... If I just wanted a bed though, and didn't need all the towing, I'd go ridgeline, they even have an in bed storage compartment that's under the bed
Jordan Jackson Aug 17, 2012
I think the grill looks like a giant hitler mustache, just sayin
Cory Allen Aug 17, 2012
Lol, I agree with Zach!
Zachary Maurer Aug 17, 2012
Kill it with fire.
Devin Babyn Aug 17, 2012
I've always hated that rounded front end
Jack Howard Aug 18, 2012
Its called the Tundra dumbass...
Alex Vasquez Aug 18, 2012
Why didn't they just make the sequoia a pick up it would be a beautiful machine.
Jordan Jackson Aug 17, 2012
It was just a figure of speech, lol
Jordan Jackson Aug 17, 2012
If you've ever see one of these and it has air suspension, take a look at the rear air springs, they're freakin massive! You could hide a child in there! I mean dayum!