Dearborn, Michigan – Ford is expanding of auto start-stop technology across the entire lineup of EcoBoost-equipped 2017 F-150 pickups.
The 2016 F-150 with 2.7L EcoBoost engine comes standard with start-stop technology that cuts fuel use by shutting off the engine at red lights and stop signs. That offering continues for 2017, with the addition of the technology as standard equipment for all 3.5L EcoBoost engines, including the high-output version for F-150 Raptor.
At the rate EcoBoost is growing, fuel-saving start-stop could represent more than 60% of the truck lineup.
Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager says, “With every EcoBoost-equipped F-150 mildly electrified with standard auto start-stop technology, customers’ fuel efficiency is expected to improve as well.”
Auto start-stop shuts off the engine when the vehicle is at a stop – except when towing or in four-wheel-drive mode – to give drivers power on demand when they need it most. When the brake is released, the engine restarts quickly.
Actual fuel savings vary depending on driving patterns. The technology also contributes to a reduction in CO2 emissions due to decreased idle times.
Fords available with auto start-stop are:
- Focus 1L EcoBoost
- Fusion 1.5L EcoBoost
- Edge 2L twin-scroll EcoBoost
- 2017 Escape 1.5L EcoBoost, 2L twin-scroll EcoBoost
- F-150 2.7L EcoBoost; 3.5L EcoBoost, high-output 3.5L EcoBoost
Source: Ford Motor Co.