Ford’s 2.7L EcoBoost Nearly 1/3 F-150 Sales
Last month was another good month for sales of Ford’s F-Series line of pickup trucks. Specifically, the Ford F-150 is growing even more popular with the latest design and cutting edge innovations. One thing we’re particularly fond of in the new F-150 is the 2.7L EcoBoost engine. While it might be the “baby turbo” of the bunch, people are getting their trucks with it in growing numbers.
According to Ford’s own Mike Levine on Twitter, 70% of F-150 retail sales were V6 engines. Of course, that also means the 5.0L V8 had 30% of retail sales. But another 30% number comes from the 2.7L EcoBoost.
That’s right, 30% of new F-150s sold in December have the 2.7L EcoBoost. While we’re not personally surprised, having driven the truck with it, but it should be a testament to just how good that little engine is. For most towing applications, the 2.7L is perfect. Also, the 2.7L does return better fuel economy than the larger 3.5L V6 or the 5.0L V8.
Also, the 2.7L V6 turbo is a relatively inexpensive upgrade over the base V6, which makes it a no-brainer to us.
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via [Mike Levine / Twitter]