Ford has announced that all EcoBoost-powered F-150 models will now come with stop-start technology to save fuel.
Currently, the turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 comes with stop-start as standard technology, but now the larger 3.5-liter EcoBoost will also feature stop-start, including the high-output version going in the upcoming 2017 Raptor.
Stop-start tech shuts the engine of the truck off when idling at stop lights and restarts it when the driver takes their foot off the brake pedal. The stop-start system won’t work when the truck is towing or in four-wheel drive mode.
Ford already uses stop-start systems in many of its hybrid vehicles along with with its other small EcoBoost engines.
The company didn’t announces any specific fuel economy numbers, simply saying that “actual fuel savings vary depending on driving patterns.”
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