13 Going on 30: Ford Has Edge on Fuel Economy
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Who says 13 is unlucky? For Ford, 13 is all good – it represents the number of model/power combos currently delivering an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 30 mpg or more!

The Edge is the newest in the Ford lineup to receive the EcoBoost® engine, and with that estimated 30 mpg highway, it says “checkmate” to its class competitors as well as to cars such as the Honda Civic Si and Saab 9-3 automatic. The only competitive SUVs offering higher highway fuel economy than the Edge with EcoBoost are a few smaller-size vehicles such as the Ford Escape Hybrid…but then there’s no family rivalry there.

Among the Ford models with the EPA-estimated 30 mpg or more are the Mustang 3.7-liter automatic, Fiesta five-speed manual and automatic, Focus five-speed manual and automatic, and Fusion 2.5-liter automatic and Fusion Hybrid.

Building on the Edge V6’s best-in-class highway fuel economy, the EcoBoost four-cylinder provides the optimum balance between fuel efficiency and responsive power, delivering 240 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. Combining gasoline direct injection and turbocharging with smaller overall displacement, the EcoBoost engine delivers the power of a normally aspirated V6, yet with four-cylinder fuel efficiency. The Edge with EcoBoost also introduces category-exclusive active grille shutters; the slats close as vehicle speed increases to improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.

The EcoBoost has also been successful at attracting new, more upscale customers to the Ford showroom. Taurus SHO and Flex with EcoBoost lead the Ford lineup for car and utility; more than half of all Taurus SHO buyers are new to the Ford brand, and more than 62 percent of Flex with EcoBoost buyers had not previously considered a Ford product.

With popular F-150 pickup trucks now offering an EcoBoost option, sales of Ford vehicles with this advanced technology have crested 70,000 units and the F-150 EcoBoost now accounts for 41 percent of total F-150 sales, making it the top-selling full-sized V6 pickup truck on the market.

EcoBoost is a global Ford engine to provide affordable fuel efficiency for millions of drivers, while delivering the power they desire. By the end of 2011, Ford will have built nearly 180,000 EcoBoost-powered vehicles in North America. EcoBoost will be offered in 90 percent of Ford vehicles by 2013. Ford holds more than 125 patents on its EcoBoost engine technology.

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2 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
very informative and i'am proud that ford didnt' take bail out money !
2 year(s) ago via
Juston Preble One thing is for sure... FORD had better not sell out and go cheap on parts for these new EcoBoost... I have pride in Ford because they didn't take bail out money. Now they just need to stay true to Henry Fords American roots... Over build a little so it wont break down and will be a reliable vehicle for many many years...
2 year(s) ago via
MikeP It would be great if you could get the Ecoboost engine with AWD.
3 year(s) ago via
Barrett Ward My wifes 08 FWD Edge gets @28 - 30 Hwy if you keep it at the posted limit. I bet this one would be much higher. It is all in how you drive. My mother and I both have 07' focus SESs. I get 31 city and she gets 16- 20 city. I drove my mother in laws escape 10', her gauge said 19.4mpg. So I reset it and drove around town anticipating red lights and accelerating modestly and was closer to 28. I love the potential these new technologies present us. Of course if you stop light grand prix, your mpg will be low. You cannot evade to BTUs necessary to move lbs quickly. It is nice to have the opportunity to save gas- if you want to.
3 year(s) ago via
Thomas Artman The crime here is allowing automakers to get away with labeling their vehicles based on highway miles with a really tall 6th gear (or 76th or 8th). It might get 30mpg highway, and that's fine, but the combined is in the low 20s. As these comments point out, it's only the big trips where you really get highway mileage consistently. Most of us get closer the city average. The rule needs to be changed - they don't need to raise the current mpg standards, just change the definition - state that the current fleet average standards refer to the "combined" rating, not whichever rating looks better. Then we will see true innovation.
3 year(s) ago via
Jeffery Myers LOVE MY 2010 CINNAMON FORD TAURUS!!!!!!
3 year(s) ago via
Tim Bojanowski 2011 Edge, drove 21 miles combo highway and country roads, 30 MPG avg per the computer, can't beat that!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Craig Slack Love my 2011 Edge Limited AWD
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Georgy Berezin Guys, If you are using A/C, driving up the hills, standing in traffic then you are getting real life MPG. On the sticker is estimate with one driver. Results will always vary. EcoBoost is the best engine so far
3 year(s) ago via
Guillermo Antonio Carrasco FORD TIENES QUE VIVIRLO
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Michael Bashta I would love to buy either the Edge or Explorer, each with Ecoboost, but I need AWD!
3 year(s) ago via
Mel Hons The best my 2011 Ford Edge has gotten so far since i bought it March of 2011 is 24.2 mpg. That is driving from Central Pa to Central NJ and back. Driving speed limit and all i had were me and my 2 small kids, no major luggage. It's not bad gas milage, but it could be better. We are taking it to the Outer Banks the end of September so we'll see how it does on that trip.
3 year(s) ago via
Samira Daee best, best, best
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Barry Knight We took our Edge to Alabama from Ohio and when we came back with a load of personal items we actually got better gas mileage on the way home. I was very impressed with our Ford edge.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mark Sayers It's a proven fact that the more power you have the beret mpg you will get. At one time lincoln's had a 460 and then they put on a 400 same car same weight but the 460 did better on gas ? Why because the 460 had more power. When I had my 87 third it had a 3.8 at maybe 120 hp the same bird with a 302 would get better mpg why ? More power you must match the cars weight with the power under powered car don't get great mpg
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jesse Kula some of the first trucks got 20mpg
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Atilio Perez seria lindo en castellano-FORD para mi es un sentimiento que se lleva en el ALMA
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Aaron McCarthy Almost any car can get 30 MPG, if its coasting downhill.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Andrew J. Starr I love Ford, but I'm not impressed with the hype about 30mpg. 40 is the new standard for passenger cars; smaller SUV's need to be hitting 35mpg minimum. Cut some weight or something; this isn't acceptable.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mark Halliday My F-150 gets 23 mpg highway
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Cire Yemar @Toon -- just don't crash in that 96 Cavalier --
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mark Halliday Now if we could get an f-150 get 30+ that would be awesome
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
William Toon IM A FORD MAN BY BLOOD BUT MY 1996 CHEVY CAVALIER 2.2 LITRE IS GETTIN ABOUT THAT MILAGE
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Seçil Gültepe Kuşcuoğlu l ' m waiting to set up ford center in the 2013 years
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Branden Lee Bailey My ecoboost f150 get around 20
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
William Vaccaro Too small for me. I'm waiting for the 2012 King Ranch - Size matters.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Carl Allen am averaging 23 MPG in my 2010 Fusion. It usually does better than that but it's very hot where I live.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Franky Marchelino Taroreh FORD Is The Best...
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kira Rittenhouse-Pearce I get 15mpg with my 10' Edge city Milage
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Trevor Clinard This is awesome, I would love to see a turbo charged focus using what is learned from the other models. I'll hold out for that.
3 year(s) ago via
Mike Brown Last trip with my fusion to Chicago, averaged a little over 35 mpg, cruise set at 75
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Frines Guzmán GUAOOOO QUE BUENO LLEVO MI 2DA. FOTO DE 2DA. ESTAPA VI UN FIESTA , QUE TAL, ESTOY SUPER EMOCIONADA DIOSITO AYUDAME XF.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Francisco Elguera My new edge is giving me 18.2 mpg.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Arun Hasan i am and my ford family with 3years
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Anthony Moggio My edge gets 15 mpg according to the computer, of course all i do is city driving so i guess i cant complain, though my mustang got 16.5...
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Anthony Fragale My fusion get 28
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kristine Koss Tyler I love my Edge, but the fuel economy does kinda suck! But other then that, it's an awesome automobile!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kelly Marie My fusion gets 22.5
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Claude Bélisle Hybride this one ?!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mark Sayers My 1993 Lincoln Mark VIII will get 29 mpg on the highway
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Annette Baker Frees I would like one in dark blue please! :)
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
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