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Ford F-150 EcoBoost engine a huge success – 5 Star Ford Dallas, Fort Worth, TX

Ford’s bestselling F-150 recently hit a major milestone, with 500,000 F-150 pickup trucks being sold with the 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine. Buyers have been quick to adopt the turbocharged V6, and it is now the number one selling engine in the F-150 lineup, with 45 percent of F-150s being sold in 2014 coming equipped with it.

Since the 3.7 liter V6 and 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 have been so successful, Ford is planning to offer only one V8 engine with the all-new 2015 F-150. The new lighter, aluminum-bodied truck will have the option of a 3.5 liter V6, 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 and a new 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 with standard automatic start-stop technology.

It is estimated that EcoBoost F-150 owners have saved roughly 56.8 million gallons of gas annually since 2010. The Environmental Protection Agency’s data shows that amount of energy is equivalent to installing 139 wind turbines, or having 70,000 homes go without electricity for a full year.

F-150 buyers can appreciate the benefits of having more power and torque, which allows trucks with the EcoBoost V6 to tow more than many V8-powered trucks. Advancements in direct injection have allowed carmakers like Ford to be able to use fuel more effectively, and the F-150 is able to achieve its 365 horsepower rating on regular unleaded fuel.

Ford estimates more fuel has been saved by truck owners switching from V8 to V6 engines than has been saved by every electric and plug-in vehicle ever sold. The environmental impact of this switch will only continue to grow, as more efficient engines become the default choice for truck buyers.