Ford offers a great selection of SUV and crossover vehicles. Currently, Ford manufactures six different SUVs (and crossovers): Ford Ecosport, Ford Escape, Ford Flex, Ford Edge, Ford Explorer and Ford Expedition. All these vehicles are equipped with the most recent technologies and are safe and fun for the entire family. However, this makes the decision process even more difficult. If fuel consumption is one of your key determinants when looking at buying a vehicle, then you are probably now on the look for the most fuel-efficient vehicle. This is exactly what we will be discussing in this blog post. So keep calm and read on to discover which vehicle best responds to your needs.
Six Stylish SUVs
Whether you are looking for a compact SUV or a spacious one for you and your family, Ford has what you are looking for. The Ford Ecosport, Ford Escape and Ford Edge are smaller SUVs, however their capacities should not be underestimated. They are built with powerful and fuel-efficient engines that are capable of taking you to your destination. They have been equipped with many great technology features such as the advance trac ® and hill start assist system to ensure your safety when you are driving up or down a slope.
The Ford Flex, Ford Explorer, and Ford Expedition are larger SUVs that have seven to eight seats. Therefore, these vehicles need even more potent engines to make sure that they have the necessary power. Technology features such as the smart parking and the blind spot information systems are put in place to make sure you, the vehicles and people around you are safe.
E for Efficiency
So let’s finally get talking about fuel efficiency! Generally speaking, the size of a vehicle and its engine help determine its fuel efficiency. So the smaller a vehicle is (and its engine too), the more fuel-efficient the vehicle will also be. Therefore, the most fuel-efficient Ford SUVs are the Ford Ecosport, the Ford Escape and the Ford Edge. However, the Ford Ecosport still remains the most fuel-efficient SUV among them all. It is equipped with a 1.0L EcoBoost® I-3 with Auto Start-Stop engine that has a fuel-efficiency of 8.6 L/100km2 in the city and 8.1 L/100km2 on the highway. This is actually incredible because this vehicle has the same fuel efficiency as the Ford Fiesta (in the city).Therefore, by getting the Ford Ecosport, you are guaranteed to use less fuel and therefore play a part in helping to create a more sustainable environment.
|Ford Ecosport (S)||Ford Escape (SE + SEL)||Ford Flex (SE, SEL, Limited)||Ford Edge (SE)||Ford Explorer (Limited)||Ford Expedition (XLT, LImited, Platinum)|
|Engine Type||1.0L EcoBoost® I-3 with Auto Start-Stop||1.5L EcoBoost®||3.5L Ti-VCT V6||Twin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 turbocharged||2.3L EcoBoost® I-4||3.5L EcoBoost® V6|
|Fuel Efficiency (L/100km2)||8.6 city/8.1 hwy||10.2 city/7.8 hwy||14.7 city/10.2 hwy||11.3 city/8.0 hwy||12.6 city/8.6 hwy||13.8 city/10.7 hwy|
|Horsepower (hp)||123 @ 6,000||179 @ 6,000||287 @ 6500||245 @ 5,500||280 @ 5600||400 @ 5,000|
|Torque (lb.-ft.)||125 @ 1,500 – 4,500||177 @ 2,500||254 @ 4000||275 @ 3,000||310 @ 3000||380 @ 2,250|