The Ford F-150 EcoBoost has just hit the 1-million-sales milestone, and the take rate is only expected to increase as the automaker prepares to roll out a new, second generation of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 for 2017.
The first Ford F-150 EcoBoost arrived in early 2011, powered by the same first-generation 3.5L EcoBoost that we have today. A 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 debuted alongside it for the 2015 model year – the same year that the Ford F-150 first offered its military-grade, aluminum-alloy body. All EcoBoost engines are related through their shared use of direct injection and turbocharging.
With more than 1 million Ford F-150 EcoBoost pickup trucks now on the road, the automaker estimates that owners will save some 110 million gallons of fuel over the next year – enough to fill about 13 supertankers. When powered by the 2.7-liter EcoBoost with two-wheel drive and Auto Start-Stop, the full-size truck manages an EPA-estimated 19 miles-per-gallon in the city, and 26 mpg on the highway. Yet, that doesn’t come at the expense of usability; the smaller EcoBoost engine in the Ford F-150 still produces an impressive 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque.
Ford says that EcoBoost sales are only accelerating, so that we shouldn’t be surprised to see 2 million EcoBoost-powered Ford F-150 pickups on the road soon enough.