Video: POV Drive Of A 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package

Wear headphones! The audio in this video was recorded with in-ear binaural microphones. With headphones or earbuds on, you’ll feel like you’re actually sitting in the driver’s seat.

By Chris Amos | October 13, 2019
WR TV: 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2.3L Performance Package – POV Test Drive

While we had a great time putting the new GT through its paces, perhaps the biggest surprise of during our stint with the all-new Mustang lineup was the new EcoBoost model. Slotted between the base V6 and the 5.0-powered GT, the EcoBoost Mustang gets motivation from a turbocharged, DOHC 2.3-liter four cylinder motor which outputs an impressive 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque, recalling the short-lived Mustang SVO of the early 1980s which still carries a cult following today for its light weight and eminently tunable turbocharged powerplant. Our tester was also equipped with a six speed manual and the optional Performance Package, which includes a 3.55 limited slip differential and 255/40R19 summer tires.

By Winding Road Staff | October 06, 2014
Preview: 2015 Ford F-150

Ford’s venerable full-size has been the best selling pickup truck in the United States for more than four decades. While altering a winning formula is almost always risky endeavor, with mounting fuel efficiency standards looming, Ford had no choice but to shake things up significantly for the all-new 2015 F-150. Fortunately, it appears the engineers and bean counters did their homework on this one, as the new F-150 looks to be a big step forward for Ford’s full-size.

By Bradley Iger | January 14, 2014
2014 Ford Fiesta To Get Three-Cylinder EcoBoost

So yeah, we called this one. Ford has announced plans to introduce its 1.0-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine to the US market, starting with the 2014 Fiesta. The engine, so small it fits in a carry-on bag, should deliver 123 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. That’s three more horsepower and a whopping 36 more pound-feet of torque than the Fiesta’s current 1.6-liter four-pot.

By Brandon Turkus | November 20, 2012
Quick Drive: 2013 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost AWD

The problem with the Lincoln MKS is this. It is essentially a Ford Taurus SHO. This is a good thing, as we like the SHO a great deal. It’s a big, comfortable, fast, well-equipped sedan, and is a sportier, cooler alternative to the blingtastic Chrysler 300C. The MKS, meanwhile, seems rather supp. Which means its $49,800 starting price is pretty offensive, especially considering the SHO starts at $39,200.

By Brandon Turkus | October 10, 2012
Driven: 2013 Ford Fusion

Understandably, the first thing we were stricken by upon being reunited with the new Ford Fusion was the same thing that caught our attention when it was first unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show: its outward appearance. The new grille gives the car a much more upscale vibe. It looks somewhat muscular, and the creases in the hood and character lines that run along the sides help give it this image. It definitely has a bit more flair than the outgoing model, yet it doesn’t seem overstated.

By John Beltz Snyder | October 05, 2012
Quick Drive: 2013 Ford Taurus Limited EcoBoost

The power the 2.0T developed wasn’t the story here, though. Neither was the impressive 32-mile-per-gallon highway rating (although it’s certainly worth mentioning). Where the EcoBoost seems most impressive is when the 2.0-liter and 3.5-liter are driven back-to-back.

By Brandon Turkus | June 27, 2012
Comfort/Involvement Index: 2012 Ford Edge EcoBoost

Really, it’s better than the V-6 model. Low- and mid-range torque is quite good, and the six-speed automatic keeps up nicely. We’d like a manual mode, and perhaps the addition of all-wheel drive.

By Winding Road Staff | May 25, 2012
Driven: 2013 Ford Flex Limited EcoBoost AWD

Now, there’s nothing wrong with minivans or other family friendly vehicles, per se. We like the versatility afforded by minivans just fine. We can’t deny that with the exception of a few, though, six- and seven-passenger vehicles aren’t exactly fun to drive. Unless you buy a Ford Flex with the mighty EcoBoost (biturbocharged) engine. After a week with this sports tank, we’ve decided that having more than two youngsters running about might not be so bad for a gear-headed parent.

By Brandon Turkus | May 01, 2012
Driven: 2013 Ford Escape

You can expect to hear a lot more about the Escape in the months to come, as Ford continues to build awareness for the name through advertisements, product placement, and the like. You may have already seen the NBC program, Escape Routes, wherein teams compete in various challenges to win prizes and a 2013 Ford Escape. If not, don’t worry, Ford has you in its sights, and it thinks its new compact crossover is worthy of your attention. Here’s why.

By John Beltz Snyder | April 26, 2012
Rumors: Spy Shots—The Ford Fiesta Gets A Facelift

The current generation Fiesta—known as the Mark 6—has been with us since 2008 and the spy photographers over at Carscoop recently snapped a heavily camouflaged Fiesta out doing some winter testing.

By Doran Dal Pra | March 14, 2012
Rumors: Industry Report—Ford Flexing Its EcoBoost Muscle

Social and political pressures may be pushing car manufacturers to create ever smaller and ever cleaner vehicles and engines, but it’s usually from under the highest pressure that the best ideas come.

By Doran Dal Pra | February 22, 2012
Driven: 2012 Ford Edge Limited EcoBoost

“X-cylinder power, Y-cylinder efficiency.” It’s a mantra we’ve been hearing for decades now, as manufacturers struggle to squeeze as many miles out of a gallon of gas, without impacting outright performance. More often than not though, power is sacrificed for economy, or vice versa. Like a set of scales, it’s difficult to get the balance quite right.

By Brandon Turkus | February 07, 2012
Ford Announces Four-Cylinder Lineup For New Escape

We’ll see the redesigned Ford Escape at next month’s Los Angeles Auto Show, but in the meantime, here’s a juicy bit of news on the powertrain front. The new Escape will feature four-cylinder power only, with a pair of EcoBoost mills joining the current 2.5-liter.

By Brandon Turkus | October 05, 2011
Driven: Ford’s New EcoBoost Engines

When turbocharged engines started to gain traction in the 1970s and 1980s, one could argue they weren’t the most refined pieces of technology. Drivers of Ford’s own turbos were forced to cope with a lack of power while the turbo spooled up, and then were thrown back in their seats when on boost. If you have ever had the pleasure of sampling the turbocharged 2.3-liter Ford engine in the mid-80s Mustang SVO or Merkur XR4Ti (AKA the Ford Sierra XR4i), you’ll know the sensation we’re talking about. Those products were wildly fun to drive for those looking for the thrill of acceleration, but they lacked the sort of refinement needed for true, mass market appeal.

By Brandon Turkus | November 23, 2010
Driven: 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

2011 marks the largest change of powetrains in the F-150’s 62-year history, so Ford decided to invite us to its sprawling Michigan Proving Grounds to try out the new motors. To make things a bit more interesting for us journos, Ford provided Chevrolet Silverados and Dodge Rams for back-to-back driving impressions.

By Brandon Turkus | October 19, 2010
Flip This Car: 1989 Ford Taurus SHO—Part Five

Life with the Old ’89 is winding down, and not just from the standpoint of time. If anything, time is now an ally to this car, as it’s long past the point of depreciation from age alone. To that end, many folks in this business think these cars will be something of a collector item in years to come, and judging by some recent 1989 Taurus SHO sales that topped the $10,000 mark (which may have influenced my decision to buy this car), they could be right.

By Christopher Smith | August 02, 2010
First Look: 2011 Ford Explorer

Ford’s sprawling Dearborn campus is home to many walled-off buildings with blackened windows that work to keep prying eyes out. Every time we drive by, we can’t help but try to catch a glimpse of what’s inside. This time however, we got to see the other side. We were invited in to see an extremely important new Ford, the 2011 Explorer. We spent half-a-day at Ford’s Product Development Center being briefed on all that is new with the Explorer.

By Brandon Turkus | July 26, 2010
2011 Ford Explorer Improves Fuel Economy 30 Percent

The 2011 Explorer is a big deal for Ford, as it looks to change what was once a gas-guzzling truck-based SUV into a more efficient, unibody crossover. One of the stars of that effort is the all-new 2.0-liter Ecoboost I-4, which is set to take over for the previous generation’s 4.0-liter V-6.

By Brandon Turkus | July 19, 2010
Driven: 2010 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost AWD

On paper, the Lincoln MKT looks pretty good. With a $54,000 price tag, a 355-horsepower EcoBoost V-6, all-wheel drive, the ability to fit seven passengers (in an extreme pinch), and all manner of luxury goodies, the MKT ticks all the boxes for the full-size luxury crossover market. So is it another hit from Ford? Yes and no.

By Brandon Turkus | April 29, 2010
Driven: 2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost Hauls Ass And More

When we first drove the all-new Ford Flex just over one year ago, we shot a video where we depicted the Flex being used as a people- and stuff-hauler perfect for a group of musicians going out for a rehearsal. A quaint idea, indeed. Well, I’m in a band, we had a show this weekend, and I needed to drive something that would not only be comfortable and roomy for myself and some passengers, but would be able to haul the new (used) drum kit that I had recently purchased. So when it came time to choose cars for the weekend, I immediately grabbed the keys for the 2010 EcoBoost Flex.

By Steven J. Ewing | August 25, 2009


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