Last week, we told you all about the 2012 Ford Edge with EcoBoost receiving 30 MPG. Now, we bring you more good news! The 2012 Explorer SUV, last year’s North American Truck of the Year, will also be available with the EcoBoost engine and is expected to achieve 28 MPG.
With the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, the Explorer has received an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 20 city/28 hwy MPG. The real benefit of the EcoBoost engine is that consumers do not have to sacrifice power to achieve great fuel economy. A gasoline injection, twin independent variable camshaft timing, and a unique 6F35 6-speed automatic transmission allow the Explorer to output 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque while still receiving class-leading fuel efficiency.
Sport Utility Vehicle used to be synonymous with gas guzzler, but not anymore. Ford, along with the EcoBoost engine, is changing the way we think of SUV fuel economy.