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Ecoboost Gas Mileage, all hype?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Goober, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Jun 29, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    I heared all this hype about the great gas mileage on a F150 with the Ecoboost engine, rumors of 25-27mpg. So I searched on Fuelly.com to see if I could find anything and came up with these averages:

    16.3
    16
    15.9
    15.3
    15.7
    17.2
    18.1
    17.5

    http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/f-150/2011
    I found only 1 guy who broke 20mpg once.
     
  2. Jun 29, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    Someone on here did a review on it and had similar findings. He said once you're in boost, forget it, MPG's go to the crapper. I guess it really only does well cruising down the highway and the engine isn't under much load.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    I read an article that the epa mileages are obtained with the best combo of axle ratio to engine and the ecoboost was done with 3.15 axle.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    My mom's ecoboost Taurus SHO will get about 30 if you stay out of the boost actually. In town though... shit
     
  5. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    Is that the 4 cyl.?
     
  6. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Do they even make a 4 cyl ecoboost? Never heard of it if they do.

    Is my statement invalid? Same engine... I figured there would be some sort of relevance here
     
  8. Jun 29, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    No, sorry, just reiterating the fact that you said SHO... They don't make I4 SHOs
     
  9. Jun 29, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    I think I'll wait for the V8 one... Then I may be all over it

    Oh, so we're same team!? Thanks Rex! :D
     
  10. Jun 29, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    Sooo did they get the 27mpg from a single cab 2wd going down a 5% grade with a 50mph tail wind or what? I don't see how they can say 27 when it averages around 16.
     
  11. Jun 29, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    People here say they get 25 mpg in a tacoma v6...when I only got around 16..so I guess it varies
     
  12. Jun 29, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    LOL right..

    I'm 20+ under 65 in the summer.
    I'm < 17 under 65 in the winter.

    Cold weather kill the MPG on all trucks...too many factors.

    From what I can gather on checking out the forums the ECO Fords are about equal to Tacoma mpg in similiar driving and you get alot more upside in power and towing.
     
  13. Jun 29, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    i got 25 mpg once when my truck was stock. it was summer and all highway driving.
     
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    This and bad resale, less reliable. Its probably a good thing for people who want/need a full size, but if it gets the same mpg as a new taco, Ill stick with the taco. It just suits me better, if I needed a full size I would get a diesel.
     
  15. Jun 29, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    I've also heard rumor of a 1 liter 3 cyl.
     
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    Fords don't seem to rust out like the Tacos do around here... Just playing the fence guys.
     
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