Ford announced that it has expanded its Auto Start-Stop technology across the entire lineup of EcoBoost-equipped 2017 F-150 pickups.
The 2016 F-150 with 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine comes standard with Auto Start-Stop. That offering continues for 2017, with the addition of the technology as standard equipment for all 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines including the all-new high-output version for F-150 Raptor, Ford said.
According to Ford, at the rate EcoBoost is growing, fuel-saving Auto Start-Stop could represent more than 60% of the truck lineup – giving F-150 the highest number of Ford nameplates offering standard Auto Start-Stop technology.
“EcoBoost already powers F-150’s best-in-class towing,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Now, with every EcoBoost-equipped F-150 mildly electrified with standard Auto Start-Stop technology, customers’ fuel efficiency is expected to improve as well.”
Specially tuned for truck customers, Auto Start-Stop shuts off the engine when the vehicle is at a stop – except when towing or in four-wheel-drive mode – to give drivers power on demand when they need it most, Ford said. When the brake is released, the engine restarts quickly.
Actual fuel savings vary depending on driving patterns, Ford said. The technology also contributes to a reduction in CO2 emissions due to decreased idle times, the company added.
The following Ford vehicles are available with Auto Start-Stop:
- Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost
- Fusion 1.5-liter EcoBoost
- Edge 2.0-liter twin-scroll EcoBoost
- 2017 Escape 1.5-liter EcoBoost, 2.0-liter twin-scroll EcoBoost
- F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost; 2017 F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost, 3.5-liter EcoBoost, high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost