Ford F-150 EcoBoost Lineup gets Standard Stop-Start

Ford F-150 EcoBoost Lineup gets Standard Stop-Start

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.

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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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  • smartacus

    i tried it.
    I like how the engine fires up when you start backing off the brake pedal at a full stop

  • craigcole

    This is a common-sense thing to do, probably should have been there from day one.

  • Steve-O

    Really you people like this feature? How much fuel do you think you will save from not idling at a stop light?!! Gimme a break this is just a ridiculous gadget. Shutting off and starting your motor excessively Is horrible for it. I was never a ford fan but the new style F150 with the Alum body caught my eye, good lookin truck for sure. Would never even consider it if it had that start/stop garbage on it its just a gimmick that’ll attract people who know nothing about cars an think this is a good thing. It is not. It’s strickly a keeping up with the joneses move. Booo on you Ford your making a huge mistake. Leave the car-dumb yuppies who think this sort of thing is good to buy some sedan with every latest and greatest on it so they can feel like they have the best and leave your trucks for truck guys who 100% do not want there truck turning off at every red light like some bozo hybrid car. Ugh this is unbelievable, disgusting…

  • thedad

    Im not a fan of stop start so im glad i already bought my ecoboost F150 . Which by the way is much nicer, faster and gets better fuel mileage than our Mercedes GL450.

  • Pat J Shields

    how many starter motors are you going thru per 100,000 miles. living anywhere but rural country will be wearing out starters, batteries will not last as long, constant recycling of the oil pump will have that wearing out. don’t think this is a good idea at all. Ford, if you insist, make this a driver option. No way I’d want this feature in my truck.

  • Jeff T

    Ya it’s 2016, the starter motors made in any start stop vehicle are of much higher quality. A simple Google search will show that.

  • Jeff T

    Why is it horrible for it? Please explain in detail. It’s 2016 and I’m pretty sure the engineers with decades of experience know what they’re doing.