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Another Ecoboost Wagon

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Just got my Red 2015 Ecoboost SWB wagon. After 5 1/2 months of waiting on a special order. It has roof rails w/crossbars, 2" receiver trailer hitch, 16"alloy wheels, and Sync.

I have already been to MS and VA twice, 4500 miles at this point. Here are the results:

First 1000 miles averaged a little over 26 MPG. I drove it fairly hard at times to seat the rings. Hit 100 MPH once and it was just shifting into 6th. This thing runs like a hot rod but will suck some gas if you use it.

Keep in mind I removed the cross bars on the roof as soon as I got home, I will only use them when I need them.

After break in I made a trip to MS, 650 miles each way. On the way down with a medium load I got 29 MPG driving 72 MPH and AC on. On the way back I towed a Uhaul trailer with a lawnmower in it, pretty close to 2000 lbs, and got 20 MPG at 65 MPH and AC on. Ran fine, towed fine, never even hinted at overheating. Always plenty of power.

Then I made a trip to VA, stripped it down, took out the back seats, made it as light as possible. I got 32 MPG on the way up driving 65 and never letting the RPMs get above 3000, about 250 mile trip. Accelerate slowly and let the trans shift thru the gears quickly. Lots of torque even at 1500 RPM. Then we did lots of touring and stopping at markers and driving slow with AC and still stayed above 26 MPG.

On the way back we dropped into interstate traffic all doing 70 MPH and I was able to get the meter up to 34.9 MPG before I got off at our exit, about 40 miles. It went down after that and we got a headwind on the way home, and I started driving 72 again so the mileage went down to 27.

All in all it is exactly what I expected. Great mileage if you keep your foot out of it. Or Yeeee-Haaa if you stick your foot in...

It also helps that it is Red :)

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Hi bahavw!

I'm just curious about your delivery timeline? We're expecting our EcoBoost TC to show up soon. We ordered on the 19th of January and were told it docked earlier this month, but our salesman didn't have a specific date.

-Steve

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Is it 2.5L? The power description does not sound like 1.6L.

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Is it 2.5L? The power description does not sound like 1.6L.

As far as I know here in the states. The Ecoboost is the 1.6l I4. Same motor as in the Fiesta / Focus if I am not mistaken. Which leads me to believe there are some mods to be had. I just bought a TC Cargo on Friday 2015 with the 1.6 Ecoboost in it and plan to "tune it a bit". :)

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Hey Guys,

I ordered the TC early December 2014 and received it after May 15th 2015. 5 months. From the time the ship docked until I had it in hand was about 3 weeks.

It is a 1.6 ecoboost, I've also driven the 2.5 TC and the difference is the low end torque. Above 4000 rpm the engines are the same. The ecoboost pulls from 1500 rpm and almost never downshifts when climbing hills at highway speed. I went over the eastern divide (~4000') two weeks ago on the interstate and had to let off the cruise control because I was going way faster than anyone else on a 7% grade and still in 6th gear. I had the seats in and full compliment of camping gear with a cargo carrier on the back. And still got 30 MPG on the trip. Just wish the 1.6 was available on the LWB wagon.

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What are your impressions now, a year in? Fuel economy in different scenarios? Issues to be reported?

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After a year I have learned several things. The MPG goes down when it gets cold, more time warming up I guess, but it dropped to an average of about 29 combined. And I have also quit babying it so much. But now as it gets warmer I am back up to 31-32. I can drive pretty hard and still get 28. But if you drive like a race car more like 26. Keep in mind I usually have a light load. I have towed a 2000# trailer several times now and it gets about 21.5 hwy with a uhaul 5x9 open bed trailer full of furniture.

My only complaint is a rattle in the dash behind the radio. Rough roads or rpm's below 1500 make it rattle. I have to take it to the dealer to get fixed. I've been wondering how those dash panels over the radio and gauges come off. They might just snap on, but I'm afraid to pull too hard.

All in all I love my van :thumbsup:

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Have you been running 93 octane all the time? Have you ever run 87 if so could you tell the difference.

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I only use premium when towing and I can't tell any difference.

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Thanks for the information . I will have to run a tank of 93 through mine and see what happens .

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