Guess How Many EcoBoost Equipped Ford Vehicles Sold in 2011?
JAN
26

You know that game at a county fair where the jar is full of jelly beans and if you correctly guess the amount, you get one of those stuffed bears? We suck at that game. Not sure whether it’s some kind of hand/eye coordination problem or that we’re distracted from drooling over what could be 100 or 45,000 tasty jelly beans.

Today, we present the figurative jelly bean game, but if this jar is full of Ford vehicles with EcoBoost® engines, you have to guess how many you think sold in 2011. Go ahead, take a moment; we’re again distracted by drooling, this time over a jar full of Ford vehicles.

The correct answer is 127,883 EcoBoost-equipped vehicles, making for record sales! And now Ford is aiming to more than triple the production capacity of EcoBoost-equipped Ford vehicles in 2012. This year, Ford will offer EcoBoost engines in 11 vehicles; in 2011, 7 had the engine. The EcoBoost has also contributed to accolades for Ford, such as the F-150 scoring the Motor Trend 2012 Truck of the Year® award.

Other big EcoBoost news has already included the 1.6-liter engine for the Escape and Fusion. “EcoBoost expansion and availability in high-volume nameplates such as the all-new Ford Escape and Fusion will take this affordable, fuel-saving technology to the heart of the market,” said Sue Cischke, Ford Group Vice President of Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering.

Additionally, the full-size Taurus sedan becomes the first Ford vehicle to offer customers a choice between two EcoBoost engines: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder making an estimated 237 horsepower and giving customers up to EPA-estimated, class-leading 31 mpg, while the iconic Taurus SHO sport sedan features a 365-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 delivering an EPA-estimated 25 mpg highway. Plus, the Focus ST arrives this year as a high-performance – yet fuel-efficient – sport compact EcoBoost application, and there’s the EcoBoost-powered Police Interceptor.

The EcoBoost sounds like quite the multitasker, doesn’t it? But it’s ready, having already been tortured and subjected to cold-weather testing.

Here’s a fun tidbit: In 2010, all F-150 trucks sold featured a V8 engine. Just one year later, 56 percent of 2011 F-150 customers bought pickups with a fuel-saving V6, either the base 305-horsepower 3.7-liter or the 365-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost. By the end of 2012, nine Ford models will deliver or are anticipated to deliver an EPA-certified 40 mpg highway or higher, with still more fuel-efficient vehicles on the way.

Sounds like the Blue Oval might just deserve a bear.

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72 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
Billy S They sell alot more if you could get a 2.0L ecoboost AWD.
1 year(s) ago via
Paul H My guess is 54,913
1 year(s) ago via
I love driving my 2011 F150 FX4 Ecobust, very responsive, but the fuel rating was sure overstated.
2 year(s) ago via
Jon D How about an Eco-Boost crate engine for putting in a Dynacorn Mustang Body? The Coyote 5.0 is available, I'd love to put a V6 or 4 cyl in a '63 Falcon.
2 year(s) ago via
Bill put the ecoboost in the expedition and you will see a lot of ford dealers with used tahoe's and envoys on the lot; and alot of new ford owners driving away with a ecoboost Expedition.
2 year(s) ago via
art hansen I have a SHO and love it. Should put the ecoboost in the Mustang V6
2 year(s) ago via
Walter South I would like to see some of the Ecoboost Police interceptors here in GA. The Charger owns that segment here. Must be why MoPar is finally making money. Again, gov't support.
2 year(s) ago via
Andy Uhlig Just under 128,000 sold!
2 year(s) ago via
Lloyd Rivers 127,883 is the real number. Do I win a new vehicle, eco-boost equipped of course.
2 year(s) ago via
John Skurka 275001 - and I have the 1!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
John Skurka 275001 - I own the 1!
2 year(s) ago via
Tom Kunich I think it would be a good idea to build an entirely electric vehicle with a battery pack built on a removable platform. You'd drive into a "gas" station and they'd remove the battery pack in your vehicle and replace it with a recharged version.
2 year(s) ago via
Arielle West Not as many as projected would sell?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Casey Payne Around 400,000 plus?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Horst Rauch One? :)
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
H. Cenk Köse is waiting for the tiniest ecoboost, 1.0 liter
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Maria Mitchell Way to go Ford....
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jacob Yearwood EcoBoost is a great engine i bought a F-150 FX4 and it has the EcoBoost and i absoulutly love the truck i also love the engine great unbeilvable power and torque ill keep the truck forever and very proud to own it good job Ford yall have done it once again Ford beats every brand out ther in the world. Keep up the good work, and keep making Fords never stop making them. Thank you Ford for selling me a truck that will last a human beings life time, maybe after one or two life times the truck will still be out on the road thats how good of a truck yall made. I will never bye anything else but a Ford
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jr Mal this is the number 127,880. do I get a 2012 f 150 ecoboost????
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Andrew Bridgman Hi , I've just sat in the new ranger demo model here in England , o god what a leap forward!! It's to good for work! , I want one , it will be my third, great job ford!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jason Staron 340,000
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
JEFF 127,883 IN 2011
2 year(s) ago via
Evelio Quinonez My Guess..230000. I worked at a Ford dealer last summer and drove the Taurus SHO and a few F-150s with the EcoBoost and it is truly a technological marvel! Just pick up a copy of the F-150 EcoBoost DVD at any Ford dealership..Amazing!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mark Cross 3
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Craig Stishenko awesome!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Todd Rasmussen Umm why does it matter where final assembly is? There might be vehicles built in the US but why the parts come from all over the world. I had a Mexico assembled Ford and quality was top notch.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Don Fraser 600,000 my guessing for ecoboost engine
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
John Phelps Fantastic!!!! I cannot impress upon folks enough, just what a rush it is to drive an EcoBoost Ford. Bravo!!!
2 year(s) ago via
Greg Wavell @Don Bond I am a ford fan but I don't want one that's from mexico or overseas. I want one built in the USA or Canada.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Don Bond @Greg Wavell, WOW! least Ford didn't take tax dollars and go buy a car company in China like one did and hasn't paid the Money back! Not Enough!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joe Conti We can help you sell even more with yan engines dcycle. the other hybrid of a 2 and 4 stroke engine that can be easily made on your current production lines. see us at www.yanengines.com
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Nate Huebner I bought a FX4 F-150 with the eco-boost love it tons of power and good fuel economy
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
MyEntrepreneur Games likes this
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Edward Kelley One less, because they were not available when I bought my 2011 F150.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Samantha Hoyt 127000
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Janice Medley Matheny I bought one
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ray Maramara The correct answer is 127,883 EcoBoost-equipped vehicles. I better check out the Taurus SHO...
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
John Monahan Jr I wish I had an eco-boost on my 2010 fusion sport, it has a 3.5.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
charles Morneau My next vehicle will DEFINITELY !!! be a FORD, (or LINCOLN), and will DEFINITELY !!! have the EcoBoost engine
2 year(s) ago via
Chip Vesely 1.8 MILLION VEHICLES...
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Norbert Völkel I bought one ecoboost engine ! :-)
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Eric Ulfsparre I smell nonacceptance of the EcoBoost... I can't see myself buying another Platinum if it has a wimpy engine - I'm thinking I'm not alone... We'll see what is available on the lot in July.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Bob Abraham Sr. When will the new style Fusion be offered for sale? Does anyone know?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Drew Abel Guess how many have a shudder at 55 MPH that rattles your teeth and a 3-1 downshift that gives you whiplash? Mine does as do many others, fix this Ford!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Greg Wavell How many plants did ford close in 2011? They opened plants in india and china though.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Darrin Wylie Just bought the 2012 F150 last night. Hope the gas mileage holds up but the power is great.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Carl Shock Ford needs to build a v8 ecoboost for f250 and f350
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Shawn Kalles 260k
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Willard Trafton not enough....
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Lenny Roy LeBel A million
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dean Craven My guess is 100028
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kath Boyde thee eco boost is NOT getting the gas mileage projected !!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Carl Warmington Still cannot understand why Ford North America has not added the 1.6L EcoBoost in the North American Focus. ?????
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Carl Warmington I assume when Ford said Ford vehicles sold with EB engines on 2011,this is referring to USA sales yes?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brian Der-Stepanian 777,789
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dino Doe At 18 a hour you will force us to no one can afford one.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Renuka Asodaria 225525 around
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
iblank A bear?
2 year(s) ago via
Rico Lerma 127883
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Stephen Bridgers In dec. It hit 100000
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mark Smith More then Ford could build!!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Rob Cornelius 200k
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Rosalind Mannino 127,883
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Rosalind Mannino 127,883....
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Allicyn Myers 250,000
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Theresa D'Angelo Koehne 34,223
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dave Evans 58008 It's funny if you read it upside down.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
John Pittman a whole bunch !!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Wayne Trimble 127,883
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Susan Grubbs 2?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dave Evans 23,472?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
John Boucher 141
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
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