Ford Motor Company has just churned out their 5-millionth EcoBoost engine! This comes in a relatively short time span too. Ford started putting out these trademark engines back in 2009 and have averaged production of about 1 million per year.
Other automakers had the technology that makes up an EcoBoost engine before; however, no one else came up with a marketable name like Ford did. There are basically two technologies that make up an EcoBoost engine: turbocharging and direct injection. When it’s put in laymen terms like that you probably realize that you’ve heard of many other vehicles that have turbocharged, direct injected engines, but unless they’re a Ford, then they’re not EcoBoost.
While people see the positives of getting the extra Eco (fuel economy) and extra Boost (acceleration), criticisms have come up that say the various engines don’t deliver as much on the fuel economy. As a general consensus people have found EcoBoost Ford’s to be more successful at delivering performance than fuel economy. Evidently, Ford sees their performance potential because they’re planning on putting an EcoBoost V-6 in the upcoming Ford GT Supercar.
Now, EcoBoost engines are offered in every single Ford and Lincoln model – apart from the SuperDuty pickups and hybrid-only C-Max. Check out the run down of the current EcoBoost engines.
1.0-liter three-cylinder, 123 hp (Fiesta, Focus)
1.5-liter four-cylinder, 181 hp (Fusion)
1.6-liter four-cylinder, 178 hp (Escape, Transit Connect); 197 hp (Fiesta ST)
2.0-liter four-cylinder, 240 hp (Escape, Fusion, Taurus, 2015 Explorer, MKC, MKZ); 245 hp (Edge); 252 hp (Focus ST)
2.3-liter four-cylinder, 270 hp (est., 2016 Explorer), 285 hp (MKC), 310 hp (Mustang)
2.7-liter V-6, 315 hp (Edge), 325 hp (F-150), “330+” (2016 MKX)
3.5-liter V-6, 310 hp (Transit); 365 hp (Taurus SHO, Flex, Explorer, F-150, Expedition, MKS); 380 hp (Navigator)