Driving Tips

Optimizing Fuel Economy With Available EcoBoost® Technology

Available EcoBoost® technology has the fuel economy you want, the performance you crave.

If you’ve chosen a Ford vehicle with an available EcoBoost® engine, you know the advantages: With three key technologies – direct-injection, turbocharging and twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) it’s designed to provide impressive performance, excellent torque and enhanced fuel economy.

Will I get the exact fuel economy as stated on my vehicle’s sticker?

EPA fuel economy label values are designed to reflect typical driving conditions and driver behavior, but several factors can affect fuel economy: Based on your personal driving habits, the weather and where and when you drive, you could get better, the same or worse fuel economy ratings than what are shown on the sticker.
Optimize fuel efficiency with these tips:

Know your limit.

The faster you drive, the more gas you use. It’s smart to stay within posted speed limits to help save at the pump. fueleconomy.gov/feg/driveHabits.shtml

Keep your cool.

The Department of Energy reports that aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds. Keep cool; save more fuel. fueleconomy.gov/feg/driveHabits.shtml
Save fuel with cruise control and travel light.
Cruise control helps maintain a constant speed, which can help maximize your mpg. Carrying extra cargo or people can reduce your mpg by up to 2 percent.

Limit fuel-depleting accessories and maintain your vehicle.

Reduce your use of air conditioning, heated seats and defrosters. Use the recommended grade of motor oil, replace air and fuel filters and make sure your tires are properly inflated. Following all these tips can improve your fuel economy by 3.3 percent.

Fuel Economy Facts and Tips

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