Before purchasing a truck, you should have a good idea of how much gas you can fit inside the tank. It will give you a general idea of how long you can travel before needing to pull over and refuel. So, when it comes to the most popular pickup in the US—the Ford F150—how much gas does its tank hold?
The base version of the 2023 Ford F150 has a 23-gallon gas tank. The SuperCrew version with an extended range can hold up to 36 gallons. The exact gas tank capacities will vary between different versions, cab styles, engine types, and drivetrains.
In this guide, I’ll describe the gas tank sizes for the various versions of the 2023 Ford F150 based on the numerous differentiating factors.
The Customizability of the 2023 Ford F150
The 2023 Ford F150 is one of the most customizable pickup trucks you can get today. Many of the base features and optional upgrades will play a significant role in the vehicle’s tank size and mileage. Let’s take a look at what they are.
If you take a look at the official website for the 2023 Ford F150, you’ll find that it comes in 8 unique model versions, namely:
- XL (base)
- King ranch
2. Cab Style
Not only does each model version come with vastly different features and specs, but you can also customize them to have a specific cab style. The 3 cab options are Regular Cab, SuperCab, and SuperCrew, all of which will affect how much fuel you can put in the tank.
3. PowerBoost Hybrid
To make matters slightly more confusing, you should also know that the Ford F150 is available as a gas-only model or as a hybrid, known as PowerBoost Hybrid. The hybrid version comes with a sizable gas tank
4. Engine Options
Customers can choose between different engine options. Each of them offers vastly different mileage ratings, in addition to power output and torque. The available engine options are as follows:
- 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6
- 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6
- 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8
- 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6
- 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6
- High-Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6
- High-Output Supercharged 5.2-liter V8
Certain F150 versions come with the option to upgrade the drivetrain from 2WD to 4WD. While this does not play a role in determining the size of the gas tank, it will have a slight impact on the pickup’s estimated mileage.
6. Ford Auto Start-Stop
Last but certainly not least is the advanced Ford Auto Star-Stop system. This was designed to enhance fuel economy by switching the engine off and on at certain times. When active, the engine will shut off when the driver hits the brake pedal and forces the pickup to come to a complete stop. The engine will turn back on again when the driver releases their foot from the brake pedal.
Ford F150 Gas Tank Size
The only variable of the F150 that determines the size of the gas tank is the cab. The following table describes the gas tank size for all 8 Ford F150 models based on the 3 cab styles.
|Cab Style||Regular Cab||SuperCab||SuperCrew|
|Gas Tank Size (standard)||23 gallons||23 gallons||26 gallons|
|Gas Tank Size (extended)||36 gallons||36 gallons||36 gallons|
|PowerBoost Hybrid||N/A||N/A||30.6 gallons|
Ford F150 Mileage Ratings
The mileage ratings are identical across the 8 F150 models. Here, we’ll take a look at how many miles per gallon each engine type offers based on the drivetrain and Auto Start-Stop technology.
|Engine Types||3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6||2.7-liter EcoBoost V6||5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8||3.5-liter EcoBoost V6||3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6||High-Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6||High-Output Supercharged 5.2-liter V8|
|2WD w/o Auto Start-Stop||19/24/21 MPG||20/26/22 MPG||17/25/20 MPG||18/24/21 MPG||25/25/25 MPG||N/A||N/A|
|2WD w/ Auto Start-Stop||19/23/20 MPG||18/25/21 MPG||17/24/19 MPG||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|4WD w/o Auto Start-Stop||19/22/20 MPG||18/24/20 MPG||17/22/19 MPG||18/23/20 MPG||23/23/23 MPG||15/18/16 MPG||N/A|
|4WD w/ Auto Start-Stop||N/A||17/23/20 MPG||16/22/18 MPG||17/23/19 MPG||N/A||14/18/15 MPG||15/10/2012 MPG|
*Note: The 3 figures refer to estimated city, highway, and combined mileages, respectively.
Gas Tank Size and Mileage: Ford F150 vs. Other Pickups
Now that we know how much fuel the 2023 Ford F150 can hold, let’s see how it compares to other pickups.
|Pickup Model||Gas Tank Size||Est. Mileage (city, highway, combined)|
|Ford F150||23 gallons||19/24/21 MPG|
|Ford Maverick||13.8 gallons||42/33/37 MPG|
|Ford Ranger||18 gallons||20/24/22 MPG|
|Ford Expedition||23.2 gallons||17/23/19 MPG|
|Ford F250||29 gallons||15/N/A/16 MPG|
|Ford Explorer||17.9 gallons||20/27/23 MPG|
|Hyundai Santa Cruz||17.7 gallons||21/27/23 MPG|
|Honda Ridgeline||19.5 gallons||18/24/21 MPG|
|Toyota Tacoma||21.1 gallons||18/22/20 MPG|
|Toyota Tundra||22.5 gallons||17/23/19 MPG|
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500||24 gallons||16/21/18 MPG|
|Chevrolet Colorado||21 gallons||17/24/19 MPG|
|GMC Sierra 1500||24 gallons||16/20/17 MPG|
|Dodge Ram 1500||26 gallons||19/24/21 MPG|
|Dodge Ram 2500||31 gallons||12/18/15 MPG|
|Nissan Titan||26 gallons||15/20/17 MPG|
|Nissan Frontier||21 gallons||17/22/19 MPG|
|GMC Canyon||21 gallons||16/22/18 MPG|
|Mercedes-Benz X-Class||22.5 gallons||20/25/22 MPG|
Note: These figures refer only to the base models of each pickup.
Why Does Gas Tank Size Matter?
Due to their larger size and weight, pickups have higher fuel consumption rates, so the size of the fuel tank is important for these vehicles. Long-distance truck drivers and those who use their vehicles for towing will appreciate the advantages of a larger fuel tank. Those who frequently travel in rural areas, where gas stations may be scarce, may also benefit from a larger fuel tank.
Factors That Affect Mileage
- Weight—When considering fuel economy, it is important to consider the total weight of the truck, including any payload or towing capacity.
- Engine size—In general, the fuel efficiency of an engine drops as its size and power increase.
- Design—The aerodynamics of a truck is affected by its size, shape, and design, all of which have an effect on its gas mileage.
- Tires—The truck’s rolling resistance, and thus its fuel economy, can be affected by the tires’ type and condition.
- Driving habits—Aggressive driving, including high rates of speed and acceleration, can have a major impact on a vehicle’s fuel economy.