Ford's 2.0 Ecoboost now available

Discussion in 'Other Cars' started by Trollbait, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Trollbait

    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

    Feb 7, 2006
    eastern Pennsylvania
    Other Non-Hybrid
    For the 2012 model year, the Ford Edge and Explorer will be getting the 2L ecoboost as an option. Compared to the standard 3.5L V6 in both SUVs, it delivers similiar power, a little less horsepower but more torque.
    Numbers aren't up on the EPA site yet, but here's the reported ones with the 3.5L and Highlander numbers.

    model city mpg/highway mpg cargo w/pass. max cargo
    Edge 19/26 32.2 68.9
    w/ ecoboost 21/30
    Explorer 17/25 21 80.7
    w/ ecoboost 20/28
    Highlander 2.7L 20/25 10.3 95.4
    hybrid 28/28 94.1

    Cargo volumes in cu.ft. All but the Edge seat 7.

    The ecoboost gives a 2 to 4mpg increase without sacrificing performance. The Explorer matches the HiHy on the highway. Of course the HSD whoops it in the city, but my WAG is that the Explorer will be had for at least $5000 less. The HiHy does have AWD, while that won't be available for the ecoboosted Fords. The only reason I can come up with is that so Ford can use up 3.5L stocks.

    Ford Edge 2.0 Liter EcoBoost to Get 30 MPG – Gas 2.0
    The other numbers are from edmunds.

    Edit: For those who like collect facts of questionable usefulness, my 2006 HHR has the same rating as the 2.0 ecoboost Explorer.