• USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 6/29/2012 8:47am PDT

    "2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. In short, the engine gets 25 more horsepower, a 1 mpg increase in city fuel economy and a 2 mpg boost on the highway, when compared to the previous Taurus base V-6".

    It will be interesting to see what the "real world MPG's" are when these hit the streets.
    Ford was bragging about their Echoboost V6 getting better milage than the 5.0 V8 but in truth both the Echoost V6 and 5.0 get pretty much the same MPG's in real world driving conditions. Plus the Echoboost V6 comes at a premium price!

  • suzannekane avatar suzannekane Posted: 6/30/2012 12:13pm PDT

    Matt-As always, you make a very valid point. It will be interesting, indeed, to see how it all shakes out when the "real-world" numbers are known. Of course, it does depend, too, and very much so, on how you drive, right?

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 6/30/2012 12:46pm PDT

    Suzanne - As always I love that you respond to my posts :-)
    As you pointed out it does depend very much on how one drives.
    As a side note I'd like your take on why automobile manufactures are going the route of "plus-sizing" on tire/rim combo when it's a proven fact that it reduces MPG's. Not to mention the prohibitive cost of replacing tires and god forbid running a rim due to hitting curb or pot hole.
    If this forum is not the place to ask this question to you is their another mention to pose this question to you.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 6/30/2012 12:49pm PDT

    Psst......it's ruining not running a rim :-) My bad for hitting the "Enter Key" too soon :-)