Ford: Stop-Start Standard on All 2017 EcoBoost F-150s

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Along with the addition of the new 10-speed transmission and high-output 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine in the all-new aluminum-bodied 2017 Ford Raptor, Ford has announced that all model-year 2017 F-150s with EcoBoost engines will have stop-start technology as a standard feature.

Currently, the stop-start feature is standard on model-year 2016 Ford F-150s equipped with the 2.7-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine, but for 2017 models all EcoBoost engines will offer the feature. Depending on usage, the technology is likely to improve overall fuel economy by 1 or 2 mpgs for as many as 60 percent of all F-150s sold, as well as reduce the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere.

We first heard about the new, more powerful 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 when the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor debuted at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. During the 2016 Detroit auto show we got a look at the new higher-output EcoBoost and the 10-speed transmission near the Raptor display. Although ratings have not been released for the new engine (likely to be more than 420 horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of torque), the new 10-speed transmission was shown with the stop-start technology located in the oil pan.

Unlike the eight-speed transmission offered in the Ram 1500, the Ford 10-speed will include paddleshifters that give drivers easy access to each gear at a moment's notice. The new transmission is likely to offer the same Tow/Haul and Sport modes as the current model. The stop-start technology will deactivate when towing and when in 4x4 mode.

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@Rolling can
I don't have any problems with that trany. I didn't pay even penny. Actually, I have a new one for free.
Are tou mad?

@Rolling beer
The fact is, I didn't change anything. Dealer did for free. The fact is, I have a new trany after one year of use for no cost. Why should I be mad? You put too much effort in to this for nothing. I don't read your links. I was driving Cherokee offroad yesterday and will drive today and tomorrow again . No problem. Have a good day. I will.

I am happy and my wife too. Like I said, FCA didn't charge me even penny and I have a new trany. Enjoy your day.I am.

I own a 2015 F-150 with the 2.7 with start/stop and I am not a big fan of it. I deactivate it every time I start out. The air shuts off while the engine shuts down and here in Florida during the summer that can be an issue. I also think about the long term durability of the starter and wear and tear on the engine from having to re-start numerous times on every trip. As far as power goes, the 2.7 is very quick. No complaints there.


Too many of these posts are by user's who either are arm chair quarterbacks or uninformed.

So here's the deal:

Start Stop is for city driving. It add 2 MPG for my wife's city driving cycle. Saves a little fuel, and if implemented properly should not impact you. I would expect an extra maintenance item every 100k.

10 Speed Transmissions, in this case Ford can use 3:55 ring gear and give you the best fuel economy and the towing capability that you would have had if you ordered 4:10 ring gears. Only difference is you now can have your cake and eat it too. Ford doesn't have to offer alternate ring gears, and all trucks run the same transmissions/ring gear combination.

It also helps significantly when your motor is either undersized or has poor torque output. The 2.7 liter falls into this grouping when under ANY load. I would not expect the 3.5 liter to gain significant fuel economy from the 10 speed, I WOULD expect the 2.7 liter to have measurable FE gains when unloaded.

Too many idiots commenting on here.... 8 and 10 speed transmissions absolutely bring better efficiency and power delivery. People saying they don't want there transmission to shift as much... The new 8 speeds and soon to come 10 speed shift so much faster its completely irrelevant that it shifts more. This gives more consistent power at practically any speed and reduces load on the engine. Some on here stating that final drive isn't much different between 6 and 8 speed actually it is quiet a difference. The whole ratio spread is a pretty big difference. Not only is the last gear taller but there is a closer gear right before it to optimally run the engine for a different speed or grade without drastically changing engine RPMs. Ram has benefited greatly and so has GM with use of 8 speeds more so with the 6.2L than 5.3L. Those mentioning CVT as a better option don't know enough. You talk about clutch wear on a 10 speed or 8 speed but what do you think would happen to a CVT that would have 400+ LB FT running through it while pulling combined weights of 15,000Lbs not happening. All the people commenting on what expensive attempts at fuel economy have brought..... A lot more than just economy its self. When you factor in added capability and performance light vehicles with more gears bring efficiency gains go well beyond comparing only MPG. You have to look at things holistically more capacity, more features, more power, and on top of that better efficiency. Peace.

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