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For the last three years, I was the proud driver of a 2014 F-150 XLT XTR Crew Cab 4×4 with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine. I leased this vehicle for a four-year term. One afternoon I received a call from Discovery Ford asking if I wanted to consider moving to a new F-150. My truck was a bit over the kilometer package and it was almost time to replace new tires and service the brakes so I figured it would make sense to explore my options.

I brought my 2014 F-150 into Dan and Ian at Discovery Ford for an assessment and had them run some numbers on a new F-150 XLT XTR Crew Cab 4×4 with the 2.7L EcoBoost engine. Before visiting the dealership, my wife and I decided that we would be willing to upgrade if we were able to get better mileage and lower price per month, with no money down. The numbers presented to us were compelling and we decided to trade in the 2014 F-150 for the new 2017 model.

We are now paying less per month on a three-year lease, we have the same mileage package and did not have to put any money down.

By upgrading, I saved money by not having to purchase new tires or service the brakes. I also got the 2.7L EcoBoost engine that I had put on my wish list. I had heard very good things about this engine from a number of mechanics who spoke highly of its fuel efficiency and muscle.

I have owned the new truck for about a month now and my family is loving it.

My 2014 F-150 would burn 14.3L per 100 km. The engine of my new 2017 F-150 hasn’t been fully worked in yet, but it is already down to 12L per 100 km. This is already a 16% difference. Estimating that the average cost per liter is 1.03 and I generally drive 24,000 km per year, I expect that the change in fuel efficiency will save me approximately $560 per year.

I was extremely impressed with how efficient the Discovery Ford team was. They sent me the paperwork ahead of time which allowed me to be in and out of the dealership within 30 minutes.

If you are in the market for a new truck, I highly recommend the 2017 F-150 and of course, the team at Discovery Ford!