Ford, America’s truck leader, has set a new benchmark in truck capability and efficiency: More than 1 million F-150 pickups with segment-exclusive EcoBoost engines have now been sold in the United States.
“We are proving that with advanced technologies like EcoBoost and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy construction, Ford continues to outperform the competition by virtually every metric,” says Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “EcoBoost is delivering the value, capability and performance F-150 customers insist upon, while helping improve their No. 1 demand – better fuel economy.”
F-150 is the only truck in its segment pushing into the future and offering turbocharged direct injection engines – a move the competition is expected to copy going forward.
The advanced 2.7-liter EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop offers EPA-estimated fuel economy of 19-mpg city and 26 mpg highway for F-150, while the powerful 3.5 liter EcoBoost offers large V8 power and best-in-class towing.
This fall, an all-new second generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop and an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission will continue the story with even more power and better efficiency, providing at least 30 lb.-ft. more peak torque compared with the first-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, more than a best-in-class 450+ lb.-ft. for a V6.
These fuel-efficient, powerful engines have been leading the world of work since January 2011, and over the course of 1 million units sold, have saved customers a staggering amount of fuel. With more than 1 million EcoBoost trucks on the road, F-150 owners will save more than 110 million gallons of gas over the course of the next year, while out-towing and out-hauling the competition.
That’s enough fuel to fill approximately 13 supertankers. With average nationwide gasoline prices hovering around $2.30 a gallon according to AAA, F-150 owners will collectively save an estimated $255 million simply by choosing EcoBoost. The average 2.7-liter EcoBoost customer will save enough fuel for 2,891 miles of highway driving – roughly the distance from New York City to San Francisco. (Estimated fuel savings are based on EPAestimated combined ratings for 2011-16 F-150 EcoBoost models relative to the V8 models they replaced, and an assumed 15,000 miles driven per truck per year.)