QUESTION OF THE WEEK Would You Consider an EcoBoost 4-Cylinder F-150?

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The 2.3L EcoBoost engine in the 2015 Ford Mustang packs 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque and the upcoming Ford Focus RS will a similar engine will have even more power. These engines are both significantly more powerful than the base model 3.5L V6 engine in the 2015 F-150 and thanks to the advanced turbocharging technology, this powerful 4-cylinder is also likely more efficient than the base F-150 engine.

So if the 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder has more horsepower, more torque and can get better fuel economy, it seems that it could make a solid entry level F-150 engine. It might not be able to tow as much as the EcoBoost V6 engines or the 5.0L V8, but neither can the base NA V6, so even if only as a fuel economy focused more – the 2.3L EcoBoost seems like it could work in the future F-150. The only question is whether or not the truck-buying public would buy a 4-cylinder half ton truck, and that is our Question of the Week.

Would you consider a 4-cylinder F-150 if it had more horsepower, more torque and more MPG capabilities than the current base V6? Click here to tell us what you think in the forum!

Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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