A new 36-gallon fuel tank on the 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost 4x4 lets truck owners drive up to 756 miles on one tank of gas.

With its new standard 36-gallon fuel tank, the powerful and fuel-efficient 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost pickup can drive nearly the entire length of California -- from Oregon to Mexico -- on one tank of gas.

The larger gas tank enables the 2012 F-150 EcoBoost to easily go farther on a tank of fuel than competitive full-sized V6 pickups. For instance, the V6 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4 has a 26-gallon tank and an 18 mpg EPA highway rating for a total driving range of 468 miles per tank -- 288 miles fewer than the F-150. The Toyota Tundra V6 4x2 pickup will run out of gas after just 528 highway miles.

The F-150's 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which debuted in 2011, has quickly become the industry's top-selling V6 engine in full-sized pickups. The F-150 EcoBoost has accounted for more than 40 percent of all F-150 sales. The EcoBoost engine, which can tow an industry-leading 11,300 pounds, is a $750 upgrade over the 5.0-liter V8.

The F-150's 365-horsepower, 420 lb.-ft. of torque EcoBoost engine already delivers best-in-class towing, according to Ford.

Base model estimated mpg: 16/21 • Estimated starting price: $26,300