There’s a lot of branded terms being thrown around these days; “Power Stroke,” “FordPass,” “SYNC,” but one you’ve probably heard the most often is “EcoBoost.” But what exactly is EcoBoost? And how does it benefit you as a driver? Well, that’s exactly what this blog post is here to explain, so lets get started!
What is EcoBoost?
“EcoBoost” is a general term for any Ford engine that utilizes a combination of turbocharging and direct injection. So, then what is turbocharging and direct injection you might be asking? Turbocharging means the use of a turbo, which is effectively a compressor that uses exhaust gases to spin and force compressed air into the cylinders. This compressed air is then mixed with fuel and ignited to produce an instant surge of power. Speaking of fuel, direct injection is a method in which fuel is sprayed directly into the cylinders, reducing fuel waste while increasing power. Ford uses both of these methods in their EcoBoost engines to increase power while reducing fuel consumption.
What’s the Benefit to Me?
Don’t worry, the technical lecture is over! So, as an everyday driver on the roads of Spruce Grove, how does all this technology help you? As we previously mentioned, the whole point of EcoBoost technology is to increase power while reducing fuel consumption. This allows you to have your cake and eat it, too, as you have an engine that produces more power like a bigger engine when you’re on it, but sips fuel like a small engine when you’re not.
The best example of the advantages of an EcoBoost engine is with the Ford F-150. Its 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine (375hp/470lb-ft) produces more torque than the bigger 5.0L V8 (385hp/397lb-ft), and yet its fuel efficiency returns 12.6L/100km combined while the V8 returns 13.3L/100km combined.
Experience EcoBoost Today
Best of all, Ford’s EcoBoost technology is now ubiquitous across its entire lineup! No matter whether you’re interested in a Fiesta or an Expedition, you’re sure to find an EcoBoost engine to fit your needs. Visit our New Vehicle Inventory to discover the entire Ford lineup, and see just how an EcoBoost engine improves the driving experience!