Ecoboost Put To Test

Ford sure did it right with the new line of Ecoboost motors. I recently received my special order F-150 XL, reg cab, 2wd, with heavy duty payload package and max towing package. My test run was a 3,000 pound load of gravel across town. The real deal was a 2,500 pound load of fresh cut sod for 50 miles. I was able to accelerate up hills on the highway and I even passed a Saturn for fun while hauling it. This is an amazing truck and I don’t know why Ford just doesn’t sell my options as an “F-150 Super Duty Package”. I’ve had a 2006 F-250 with the 6.0 Powerstroke in the past, this new truck is right on par with it – only better fuel mileage on 87 octane. I averaged 19.5 mpg while hauling that sod. Tons of power. Impressed.

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Celia L Ding! Ding! Ding! Great super idea!
10 months(s) ago via
Dominic P  Sorry, I didn't finish what I wanted to say in the first response. As good as it felt driving the ecco-boost, the two reasons why I didn't buy the truck was that I'm not quit sold on the ecco-boost's reliability yet and it doesn't come in a manual transmission, however I am sold on it's performance. 
11 months(s) ago via
Dominic P  I test drove a 2012 F-150 XL reg cab 2-wheel drive with ecco-boost, 3.08 rear end and reg suspension last year. I was impressed with the way the truck drove. I found the throttle response to be excellent, it drove effortlessly from stop sign to stop sign. It also shifted well for an automatic. I took it up a very steep road that would normally cause me to down shift or keep in a low gear and this road would cause an automatic vehicle to downshift and labour to get to the top. With the ecco-boost it went up with ease and what I did was maintained a steady speed and when I got to the steepest part of the road I accelerated, without mashing the gas, and the truck moved as if it was on flat ground. I felt good after driving the truck
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