The EcoBoost engine was manufactured by Ford and FEV engineering to help provide equivalent power to larger engines, while achieving better fuel efficiency and emitting fewer greenhouse gases. Instead of utilizing hybrid and diesel engines as is common with many manufacturers to achieve these gains, Ford wanted a more versatile and affordable option; thus, this is how the EcoBoost engine was born. There are many Ford vehicles that have this engine, some of which will be discussed below.
Ford Fiesta Models
The Ford Fiesta is known for efficiency, and a major reason why is because of this engine. The Fiesta Sedan is able to achieve the “Best-In-Class” highway fuel economy because it has the “SE EcoBoost Fuel Economy Package.” This enables it to have an EPA-estimated rating of up to 32 city/45 highway, leading to a combined 37 mpg.
The 2014 Fiesta ST has a 1.6L EcoBoost I-4 engine, enabling it to have 197 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque. This enables it to have an average EPA-estimated rating of 26 city/35 highway. The 2014 Fiesta SFE has the I-3 engine, enabling it to achieve a higher horsepower and greater peak torque quicker than the volume 1.6L I-4 engine. This allows it to get a combined 37 mpg, broken down into 32 city/44 highway mpg.
The 2013 Ford Taurus has an EcoBoost 3.5L V-6 engine, capable of 365 horsepower. It also has an optional four-cylinder 2.0L engine; the Taurus was the first North American model to receive this type of engine, capable of producing up to 31 highway mpg.
The 2013 Ford Focus uses a 4-cylinder 2.0L EcoBoost engine, giving it a 252 horsepower, 270 lb-ft of torque. This results in a 25 horsepower gain over the previous Focus ST that utilized a larger and less efficient 2.5L 5-cylinder engine. The new engine gives the 2013 model the ability to reach 62 mph in just 6.5 seconds, the exact amount of time it took for the previous model to reach that speed. Yet, the top speed of 154 mph is actually two mph higher than the previous model. In addition, the 2013 model is 66 pounds lighter than its predecessor, another reason why the fuel efficiency of the Focus 2013 is superior.
Ford wanted to create the EcoBoost engine in order to provide its vehicles with the same horsepower and torque as its earlier models, but with greater fuel efficiency and with fewer greenhouse gas emissions. The greater fuel efficiency is achieved because the engine is lighter than earlier engine models. Due to the fact that the engine is turbocharged and petrol is directly injected into the engine, there are fewer emissions from the vehicle, making it more environmentally friendly. This is a positive attribute for Ford to use to market its future vehicles because of the growing trend of being more environmentally aware and responsible to reduce our carbon footprint. Combine that with the fact that the newer vehicles can match the power of earlier models, and it’s no wonder why Ford has continued to adapt more of its models to use the newer EcoBoost engine.
Check out all of the Ford EcoBoost vehicles to find the one that will work best for you.