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MPG of a Ford 3.7L DOHC Engine

by Rob Wagner

The Ford 3.7L dual overhead cam V6 engine was developed for the 2011 Ford line of trucks and cars to replace the antiquated 4L V6. The 3.7L V6 is the base engine for the F-150 pickup and Mustang.

Based on the 3.5

The 2011 version of the 3.7L V6 was based on the 3.5L engine family installed on Ford SUVs and crossover front-wheel-drive versions. The 3.7 version was lighter and had a better airflow pattern and fuel mixture system for better fuel efficiency.


For a light engine, the 3.7 provided hefty power at 302 horsepower and 278 lb.-feet of torque. The torque gives Ford vehicles acceleration and hauling power. The 2011 F-150 equipped with a 3.7L V6 could haul up to 6,100 lbs.


Two-wheel drive F-150s made 17 mpg in urban driving and 23 mpg on the highway. Four-wheel drive models earned 16 and 21 mpg. The 2011 Ford Mustang equipped with the 3.6L V6 achieved 19 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

About the Author

Rob Wagner is a journalist with over 35 years experience reporting and editing for newspapers and magazines. His experience ranges from legal affairs reporting to covering the Middle East. He served stints as a newspaper and magazine editor in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Wagner attended California State University, Los Angeles, and has a degree in journalism.

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