In an unusual move, Ford is phasing out its current 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine after just four model years.
The 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine uses a quick spooling and durable BorgWarner K03 turbocharger to achieve full boost by 2000rpm. On 87 octane this equates to 270 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm and 237 horsepower at 5,500 rpm.
The 2.3 L EcoBoost engine is produced with the 2.0 L EcoBoost at the Valencia Engine Plant in Valencia, Spain. In March 2015 Ford announced the official production start of the all-new twin-scroll 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines for North America at its Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio.
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As strong as the Focus ST is, what clinched this year’s Ward’s 10 Best Engines trophy was the 2.0L EcoBoost’s unexpectedly robust performance in a car that is 741 lbs. heavier: the Taurus.
( Ford ecoboost vs V6 in 2016 Ford Edge). We understand that the 4cyl is rated more fuel efficient but are worried about the long term cost and quality of the smaller engine compared to the larger V6 engine.
With 240 ponies under the hood, this 3603-pound crossover SUV gets to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds, well ahead of the 9.1 seconds it took for the all-wheel-drive model with the smaller 1.6-liter EcoBoost.
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Upgrade to Escape Titanium AWD ($31,745) with the optional 245-hp 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine ($1,295), and suddenly you're at the top of the heap.
In the quarter-mile, the difference between this EcoBoost and Ford’s V-6 shrinks to only 0.1 second and 3 mph.