Ford Sells 1-Millionth F-150 Powered by EcoBoost
Ford has sold its milestone 1-millionth F-150 pickup truck equipped with an EcoBoost engine, hitting the mark just five years after launching more efficient EcoBoost engine options for its best-selling vehicle.
In the time since, the EcoBoost has become a favorite among F-150 customers, with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost and 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines the most popular of all available engine options. Combined sales of F-150s with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost and 3.5-liter EcoBoost make up more than 60% of all F-150 sales in the United States.
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“We are proving that with advanced technologies like EcoBoost and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy construction, Ford continues to outperform the competition by virtually every metric,” says Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “EcoBoost is delivering the value, capability and performance F-150 customers insist upon, while helping improve their No. 1 demand—better fuel economy.”
It is estimated that the 1-million EcoBoost-powered F-150s will result in savings of more than 110 million gallons of fuel over the next year. At an average fuel cost of $2.30 per gallon, that’s a combined savings of more than $225 million for drivers. Ford estimates that an average 2.7-liter EcoBoost customer will save enough fuel in the course of a year to drive an additional 2,891 miles on the highway.
Ford notes that the constant enhancements to the lineup—including both the standardization of Auto Stop/Start technology and addition of the second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost for the 2017 model year—will only serve to make the EcoBoost more popular. Ford required more than 1,000 days to hit the 400,000 EcoBoost engine threshold for the F-150, but it only took 2,000 to hit 1 million. Through six months, Ford has already sold more than 300,000 F-150s powered by EcoBoost.
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