Looks like every 2017 turbocharged Ford F-150 will be offered with a start-stop technology as a standard equipment, according to the automaker’s latest confirmation details. The same can be said for the new SVT Raptor too.
If you’ve been wondering whether or not the Blue Oval is the first truck manufacturer to apply start-stop technology to its pickups, it’s not. As a matter of fact, it’s also not the first time F-150 has been offered with this fuel-saving system too (yes, it really is fuel-efficient in the long run).
That can be further confirmed through Ford’s Jessica Enoch, where she stresses that start-stop systems are generally good for around a five-percent gain in fuel economy (though that could vary). So with the new system in place, F-150 owners need not be worried if their trucks would encounter engine shutdowns. All you’ve got to do is to switch the truck over to tow mode or into four-wheel-drive, and the start-stop would be automatically turned off (if that’s what you wish).
Now that it wouldn’t be regarded as a pickup truck with a manly engine turnover, it’s still great to know that they’ve considered to be more environmentally friendly. Don’t you think so too?