Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Ford Family Road Trip

This is the truck we drove to Florida thanks to Ford Canada. We have owned a pick up truck before so we know what it takes to fill this truck with gas. It can be costly, especially when you are talking about a drive to Florida. We have were anticipating a cost of at least $500 for gas for the trip down and of course about the same for the drive home.  Wow were we surprised. We spent about $260 each way on gas. Now, keep in mind we were starting with a full tank of gas but even at that we were just in awe of how effective EcoBoost really was. We doubting in the beginning that it would really make a difference in the trucks fuel economy but we are believers now. It was truly impressive. The best part was that it still had all the power of a big pick up truck with out the high price of gas.

About EcoBoost

EcoBoost™ uses direct injection to produce a cooler, denser charge that generates more power per every drop of fuel, while the air-to-air intercooled turbocharger design spools up much more quickly than a single large turbo. EcoBoost™ delivers instant low-end torque and virtually no turbo lag.

The best part? It also happens to be better for the environment.

EcoBoost™ is fundamental to Ford's objective to provide the horsepower and torque of larger, normally aspirated engines while delivering the fuel efficiency of a smaller engine. Ford says 90% of the maximum torque can be reached at any RPM level, unlike other engines which require higher RPMs to attain higher torque.

In my next post I will talk about all the things inside the truck that we loved. It was a very comfortable drive. The interior of this F-150 was very luxurious.