2.7 Liter EcoBoost: One of the Greatest Engines Around

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Named Among Car and Driver‘s ’10 Best Engines,’ 2.7 Liter EcoBoost Motor Makes Others Seem Completely Irrelevant

This one will surely piss off a few traditionalists. While the success of the EcoBoost engine has already been established, and its benefits proven, many are still skeptical. Heck, some flat out hate anything else that’s not a Ford V8.

According to Car and Driver, Ford’s 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 engine is one of the greatest engines to roam the street today. After, how can it not be among the publication’s “10 Greatest Engines of the Moment”? It achieves a sweet spot between horsepower, torque, and fuel-efficiency that other manufacturer dream of.

The twin-turbocharged V6 is extremely versatile as well, which is why it earned a coveted spot in this top 10 list. The motor itself is used on a variety of applications that range from sedans to SUVs and of course, the iconic Ford F-150. Starting at 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, the 2.7 liter isn’t exactly under-powered. In fact, I’ve driven this particular configuration in the Lincoln MKX, and the engine was the highlight of the vehicle.

Step up to the Ford Fusion Sport or F-150, and engineers dial the 2.7 liter EcoBoost motor to 325 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. As a result, it can propel the Ford Fusion Sport from 0-60 mph in little over 5 seconds. Most relevant, it grants the F-150 a towing capacity of 8,500 pounds.

According to Car and Driver, “No other engine has the flexibility to competently tow your race car and power a sports sedan. It makes the 3.5-liter EcoBoost utterly redundant.” Heck, we couldn’t agree more! The 3.5 liter engine is a beauty, but somewhat irrelevant.

What about you? Are you finally an EcoBoost believer?

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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