Ford F-150 buyers go for the EcoBoost in big numbers

It took the status of a market leader, some of the most aggressive pickup truck marketing out there and an actually damn good car to do it but it’s done.

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

Americans are finally starting to accept smaller engines and turbocharging and this is all thanks to the EcoBoost powered Ford F-150.

With quarterly sales being published by everybody, Ford decided to give us a few of their percentages, but not about general sales.

Of all the Ford sales this year, it’s no surprise that the F-150 accounted for the biggest overall volume. And of these monumental sales, a whopping 36% of buyers went the EcoBoost route.

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

The Ford EcoBoost engine is sized at 3.5 liter V6 and yet it develops 365 horsepower thanks to the forced induction it gets from 2 Garrett GT15 fans.

Power here isn’t that relevant when measured in horses, it’s the torque that counts since the Ford EcoBoost can tow up to 11.300 pounds, the same as a considerably bigger V8 engine.

The difference that actually matters will be seen in the much improved fuel economy the Ford F-150 EcoBoost can offer comparing to the bigger naturally aspirated V8.

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

Standing at 16 mpg city rating and a 22 mpg highway that’s at least 20% better than the “there’s no substitute for cubes” mentality choices.

Pricing of the Ford F-150 EcoBoost means that buyers have to dish out from $750 to $1.750 depending on the model and given the mileage these pickups work up, it’s paid off quite quickly.

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