Published on March 29th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Auto Start-Stop For 2017 Ford F-150
Ford is adding Auto Start-Stop technology across the entire lineup of EcoBoost-equipped 2017 F-150 pickups. The 2016 F-150 with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine comes standard with Auto Start-Stop. That offering continues for 2017, with the addition of the technology as standard equipment for all 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines, including the all-new, high-output version for the F-150 Raptor.
“EcoBoost already powers F-150’s best-in-class towing,” says Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Now, with every EcoBoost-equipped F-150 mildly electrified with standard Auto Start-Stop technology, customers’ fuel efficiency is expected to improve, as well.”
Auto Start-Stop shuts off the engine when the vehicle is at a stop – except when towing or in four-wheel-drive mode – to give drivers power on demand when they need it most. When the brake is released, the engine restarts quickly.
Auto Start-Stop for the F-150 benefits from Ford’s hybrid-electric vehicle expertise, helping to ensure smooth and refined engine restarts.
Actual fuel savings vary depending on driving patterns. The technology also contributes to a reduction in CO2 emissions due to decrease idle times.