It seems the times, they are a'changin'. We have to admit, when Ford premiered the 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost V6, the "eco" label reminded us a little of dreadlocks and tofu instead of the usual V8 rumble we have come to associate with the F-150 model. Now, however, Pearson Ford, your Indianapolis, IN Ford dealer, can proudly boast that the Ford brand has met its 2011 goal of selling 100,000 Ford F-150 models in 2011, just as it promised.
Overall, the new F-150 EcoBoost made up 40 percent of total F-150 sales, despite a price increase of about $900 compared to the F-150 5.0-Litter V8 variant. Plenty of other, traditional 2.7-liter V6 models were sold as well, and overall, the V6 variants made up 50 percent of this Ford model's sales. This pushes against the trend of heavy V-8 engines in the past several years. In fact, it hasn't been since the mid-1980s that this many V6-egined F-150s have moved off car lots.
It seems that consumers desire not only raw power, but fuel efficiency as well. The EcoBoost has an impressive 365 horsepower, yet it still manages to 15-20 percent better mileage. That extrapolates to 16 mpg city/23 highway for the EcoBoost engine when compared with 13 city and 18 highway for the V-8 engine. The least expensive EcoBoost, a regular-cab XL featuring an eight-foot bed and RWD, starts at $25,440, while the most expensive still manages to stay right around $50k and is a 4WD Platinum SuperCrew with a slightly smaller bed.
Interested in purchasing or leasing a Ford F-150 of your own? Contact Pearson Ford online, or call us at (888)-764-5845 for more information.