This article would have been even more helpful if it said how those base prices differ from the V-6 models, if any. Price info without any context... not helpful.

@Rich, each EcoBoost model is $995 more than the 3.5-liter V6 equivalent. To recap:

Base V-6 is $28,995

Base Ecoboost is $29,990

XLT V-6 is $32,805

XLT EcoBoost is $33,800

Limited V-6 is $38,565

Limited EcoBoost is $39,560

Base V-6 is $28,995

Base Ecoboost is $29,990

XLT V-6 is $32,805

XLT EcoBoost is $33,800

Limited V-6 is $38,565

Limited EcoBoost is $39,560

It will be interesting to compare "real world" MPG's of the ECOBoost 2.0 vs the 3.5L.

@Matt, I agree with you.

Thank you Kurt. I think given the weight of the vehicle and especially if one opts for the 4x4/allwheel drive there won't be that much difference because the turbo will have to spooled that much more which I don't see that the MPG savings will be there.

@Matt, the EcoBoost engine won't be offered on AWD Explorers. All EcoBoost models will be FWD only.

FWD only........that says it all right there :-)