All-New 2015 Ford Expedition EcoBoost Engine
If you are familiar with the Ford lineup, it’s likely you already know that the Expedition is the largest SUV outfitted with the coveted Blue Oval. For that reason, the SUV requires a large engine to propel itself down the road. In the past, it was a V8 that did the job, but for the 2015 model year there has been a big change under the hood. The all-new 2015 Ford Expedition EcoBoost engine is now smaller, but its size doesn’t keep it from achieving an impressive set of capabilities.
In the past, the Expedition only offered a single powertrain option—a bulky 5.4-liter engine that offered up some serious power, but not much beyond that. With eight cylinders in place, it was more of a gulper than a sipper. With fuel economy ratings of 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway, it was difficult to make it very far without having to stop to refuel. As we said, however, that has all changed for the 2015 model year.
Ford has completely scrapped the V8 engine that Expedition owners have grown to know, and has turned to a more efficient engine that employs two fewer cylinders, allowing the full-size SUV to achieve much higher fuel economy ratings. Perhaps the greatest part about the engine, however, is that it is one of the newer EcoBoost engines that we have spent so much time talking about here on the Matt Ford blog.
If you remember our post about the benefits of Ford EcoBoost engine technology, you know that all of the EcoBoost engines deliver the power of larger engines with increased fuel economy ratings as they take on fewer cylinders, but compensate for the loss in size with turbochargers. It allows four-cylinders to achieve the power of a V6 and the V6 to achieve the power of a V8, although the fuel economy ratings stay right where you want them to.
With 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, the all-new V6 engine of the Ford Expedition is actually more powerful than the larger V8 engine found in previous generations of the SUV, as well as some of the other comparable SUVs on the market. The torque rating is actually the highest in its class. To top it all off, the engine gives the Expedition an increase of two miles-per-gallon in both the city and highway cycles, giving it estimated ratings of 16 mpg in city driving and 22 mpg in highway driving.
More power and better fuel efficiency. Sure the engine may not be as large as it was in the past, but with the Expedition, Ford has proved that bigger is not always better. If you want to learn more about the Ford Expedition and the capabilities of its new engine, be sure to get in touch with us here at Matt Ford. We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have about the updated SUV and its new EcoBoost engine.
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