The Ford EcoBoost Engine

December 18th, 2018 by

The Ford EcoBoost Engine

EcoBoost Engine

The Ford EcoBoost Engine is available on most Ford vehicles. The Ecoboost engine is Ford Motor Company’s answer to the great debate of power versus fuel economy, without turning the full line up into electric or hybrid vehicles. The simplest and most straightforward explanation is that the EcoBoost is a combination of turbocharging and direct fuel injection that improves fuel economy without sacrificing engine power.


One staple of the Ecoboost engine is that they are turbocharged. Turbocharged engines use a device that forces in more air than a standard engine would receive. More air and more fuel make an engine more powerful. The device that forces air into an engine is called a turbocharger- some refer to the process as “boost.” That’s where the boost in Ecoboost comes from. Turbocharging adds power to the engine without decreasing gas mileage that much. It is different from just enlarging the engine, which requires more fuel and decreases your mileage.

Direct Injection

The second half of Ford’s Ecoboost engine is gasoline direct injection or rather a direct injection. A direct injection is a form of fuel injection, which is the process used to send fuel into an engine. Typical fuel injection uses an extra step known as the intake tract to inject fuel; direct injection cuts out that process entirely.

Find your next Ford Ecoboost here at your local Rifle, CO Ford dealer, or continue your research by comparing gas vs. diesel trucks.