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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Fords 2.3L EcoBoost

Even though Ford didn't release any specs regarding the horsepower or torque of the new Ranger, it should be pretty comparable to the Ford Mustang that utilizes the same engine. If the figures are similar we should expect to see about 310hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. If the Ranger is able to put out these same specs in this truck they will outclass the Colorado, Tacoma and Frontier.
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The Ranger is going to deliver 308 horsepower, which falls short of those estimations, but there are always tuning options and with how long the model has been sold outside of North America, there may be compatible options out there.
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The Ranger is going to deliver 308 horsepower, which falls short of those estimations, but there are always tuning options and with how long the model has been sold outside of North America, there may be compatible options out there.
There's no mention of where along the powerband this power is being made so once we see that long with the entire powerband, we will have a better idea but Ford isn't known to make sluggish pick-up's. Just look at what people are saying about the F-150. Also, this displacement 4-cylinder is about as big as they get.
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Short by 2hp lol. Where did you find that spec regarding the Rangers horsepower? It's also important to keep in mind that the Ranger should weigh a good bit less than traditional pickups. The Ecoboost engine found in other Ford vehicles puts out some impressive figures. I found this guesstimate online of what the various trim levels may offer in terms of power.

2.5L iVCT 4-cylinder engine
Probably standard on base models
Currently available on the Ford Fusion and Ford Transit Connect
169 horsepower
171 lb-ft. of torque

3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine
Possibly standard on base model
Currently available on the Ford F-150
290 horsepower
265 lb-ft. of torque

2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine
Likely optional/standard on higher trim levels
Currently available on the Ford Explorer, Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC
280 horsepower
310 lb-ft. of torque

3.2L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel
Likely optional
185 horsepower
350 lb-ft. of torque
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The 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine seems to have a pretty balanced guesstimated output with ample torque and the second most horsepower available. That may be the most popular Ranger option depending on the pricing.
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The 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine seems to have a pretty balanced guesstimated output with ample torque and the second most horsepower available. That may be the most popular Ranger option depending on the pricing.
Over the years I think that will prove to be true because as regulators push brands like Ford to phase out higher cylinder and higher displacement engines, the importance of this 2.3L engine will grow. Then there's the whole fact that most car makers haven't extracted all they can from these engines in terms of fuel economy, just look at Mazda and its skyactiv engines.
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I definitely think pickup trucks are moving away from large engines, as they seem to be getting similar performance out of smaller cylinder engines, with obviously better fuel economy. It's pretty incredible what Ford has been able to achieve with the 2.3L Ecoboost, across the various vehicles they have chosen to put it in. Here's a link to a F150 3.5L vs a 5.0L V8.
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Its not that amazing when you look at how stagnant car makers have been with regular gasoline engines. Before Ford made this move it was Mazda with the new Mazda 3. Perfect example is the Scion iA with its impressive MPG range. I bet there was even hope for V8's to become fuel efficient, like what Lexus will be doing with a low displacement twin turbo V8.
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I don't' really think there's much of a market anymore for larger V8 engines, with the exception of high performance cars. It doesn't seem like pickups get much benefit from a larger engine in terms of horsepower or torque. Seeing as how Nissan has unveiled its variable compression engine technology however, there's no saying what changes can be made to improve the efficiency/ fuel economy even in larger engines.
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