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Mike E.

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Mid-sized SUV because it's the DW driving it most of the time and she doesn't want a truck or anything full-size.
Also, we have two dogs, so the SUV works best for us/them.

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Mike E. wrote:

Mid-sized SUV because it's the DW driving it most of the time and she doesn't want a truck or anything full-size.
Also, we have two dogs, so the SUV works best for us/them.


My DW felt the same...then she drove the 3/4 ton.

A couple big dogs would easily fit in the back seat of our truck.

But if you are insistent on it, just make sure to check all the ratings, not just the tow rating.


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carringb wrote:

Hybrid Explorers can be bought reasonably equipped under $40k.

A Powerboost F150 is close to $60k with little room room for discounts at the money. I don’t consider that “almost the same”.


If you are insistent on the hybrid I suppose but if you drop back to one of the ecoboost, you can drop the cost back in line and still get 30mpg, if you aren't drag racing.

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carringb wrote:

Hybrid Explorers can be bought reasonably equipped under $40k.

A Powerboost F150 is close to $60k with little room room for discounts at the money. I don’t consider that “almost the same”.


I got my 2016 Powerboost for under 27K with 60K miles on it... just sayin'...



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lane hog wrote:

carringb wrote:

Hybrid Explorers can be bought reasonably equipped under $40k.

A Powerboost F150 is close to $60k with little room room for discounts at the money. I don’t consider that “almost the same”.


I got my 2016 Powerboost for under 27K with 60K miles on it... just sayin'...


Well, that's a heck of a deal since they're first available as 2021 models.
But you probably got a nice Ecoboost for that much.


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Part of the equation could be, what is your reason for wanting a hybrid vs a conventional powertrain, and what are your expectations? If your choice of SUV will be a daily driver and your expectations are that you'll get better mileage commuting and have the ability to tow a small trailer, than your expectations should be met. If you expect that you'll still get significantly better mileage while towing with a hybrid, you'll likely be disappointed. I daily drove a mid 2000s Escape hybrid for a few years, and while it got great mpg city and highway, load and speed had more of a pronounced negative effect on mpg compared with a conventional SUV. I never towed with it, but I imagine it would have gotten worse mpg towing than a conventional SUV.

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"If your choice of SUV will be a daily driver and your expectations are that you'll get better mileage commuting and have the ability to tow a small trailer, than your expectations should be met. "

That's it in a nutshell.
Have no illusions that towing MPG would be any better than a conventional SUV. I gave up on the "what's my towing MPG calculation going to be on this leg of the trip" a long time ago. I'm camping, so what it costs to get there is what it costs to get there....no worries. [emoticon]

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Grit dog wrote:

lane hog wrote:

carringb wrote:

Hybrid Explorers can be bought reasonably equipped under $40k.

A Powerboost F150 is close to $60k with little room room for discounts at the money. I don’t consider that “almost the same”.


I got my 2016 Powerboost for under 27K with 60K miles on it... just sayin'...


Well, that's a heck of a deal since they're first available as 2021 models.
But you probably got a nice Ecoboost for that much.


Powerboost is a thing?... I assumed you'd renamed Ecoboost.

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lane hog wrote:

carringb wrote:

Hybrid Explorers can be bought reasonably equipped under $40k.

A Powerboost F150 is close to $60k with little room room for discounts at the money. I don’t consider that “almost the same”.


I got my 2016 Powerboost for under 27K with 60K miles on it... just sayin'...


You are using the wrong name. You have an ECOboost, not the new hybrid POWERboost. That's why the title of this thread is "Hybrid towing".


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lane hog wrote:



Powerboost is a thing?... I assumed you'd renamed Ecoboost.


PowerBoost is the name of Ford's EcoBoost Hybrid powertrain. FTL truck has been doing some good reviews on it.

https://youtu.be/37uKi1JRMaA


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