Over the past few years automakers have all tried to create technology that helps combustion engines become more fuel efficient. In our opinion, the EcoBoost engine is the most fuel efficient combustion engine available today. To prove it to you we are going to compare EcoBoost Engines vs Ecotec Engines.
The first thing we noticed when looking at the two groups of engines was that the EcoBoost engines are able to create higher levels of horsepower and torque while remaining more efficient than the Ecotec engines. Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 produces 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft. of torque and offers a fuel economy of 16 city and 22 highway in the Ford Expedition. The Ecotec 5.3L V8 offers a slightly lower level of power at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft. of torque while offering the same level of fuel efficiency as the more powerful V6.
The EcoBoost engines continue to prove themselves by making it possible for the 2015 Ford F-150 to lead its class in towing with a V6 engine. It has just as much power as the one in the Expedition, but it is even more efficient with an mpg rating of 17 city and 23 highway. And when properly equipped, the F-150 can tow 12,200 lbs, surpassing what Ecotec engines are currently capable of.
The engine has also provided significant performance improvements for many vehicles in the Ford lineup. The F-150 is currently capable of going from 0-60 in 5.6 seconds and reaching a top speed of 108 mph. EcoBoost technology has also made it possible for a four-cylinder engine to take the Mustang to speeds of 121 mph.
Ford plans to have an EcoBoost option for every vehicle in their lineup within the next few years, making the technology available to all Ford drivers. This also means we can expect to see Ford vehicles continue to improve in terms of power and efficiency.