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2016 Ford F-150 CNG Option

“We surveyed customers likely to use natural gas or propane, and 72% told us they want to have these alternative fuel capabilities available on F-150 with the 5.0-liter V8 engine,” said Jon Coleman, Ford fleet sustainability and technology manager.

That survey result ultimately led to Ford’s next big thing: the 2016 Ford F-150 CNG option.

Ford is already the only manufacturer with a CNG-capable half-ton pickup and now a gaseous-fuel prep package is available on the 5-liter V8 model. This new option comes in exchange for the 3.7-liter V6 package due to a larger tow and haul capacity.

Compressed natural gas runs much cheaper than normal gasoline, resulting in a lower cost when filling up the tank. The 2016 F-150 5-liter V8 running on CNG will be able to perform just as well compared to a gasoline engine. Payload remains the same, minus the weight of the CNG system, which can run up to 1,000 pounds.

Ford F-150 CNG optionThe 5-liter V8 engine pumps out 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque. Tow capacity sits at around 9,000 pounds as well. Any F-150 model available with the 5-liter V8 will have the CNG equipped option. The CNG system rolls out later this summer. Although the CNG system may run up to $9,500, gasoline currently averages $3.50 per gallon. Compressed natural gas, however, is sitting around $2.08, meaning the amount you save on fuel would cover the cost in less than three years. After that, the owner saves $3,000 in their pocket annually that would have gone to gasoline.

The CNG option pays for itself. Whether you’re interested in the CNG option or want to check out the gasoline Ford F-150, come in to Pegues Hurst Ford today. We’re more than happy to show you around.

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