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Old 12-03-2012, 11:50 PM   #23
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XP class Impreza L


Originally Posted by JustyWRC View Post
Loved that series. A guy at my firestation got one because of that. My question had always been "Sure, it had better mpg and can tow better; but, can it do both at the same time?". Meaning, what kind of mpg is it getting while towing 10,000lbs vs the mpg of the V-8s while doing the same thing. My friend loved it, but found out the MPG wasn't working for him. He wasn't getting near what was said. He drove it aggressive though, so that is why I still have that question. Real world mpg on the EcoBoost compared.

Just like that last part racing in the desert. They said it was using half the fuel, but didn't say if they were going as fast as their V-8. Did they finish in the same time they would have with the other engine?
Real world driving my EcoBoost vs. one of my neighbors (we work at the same place) I get about 0.8 mpg better than he does. Not quite what was advertised, but close enough for rounding.

Towing is where the EcoBoost really shines. It's better than any truck I've ever towed with that had a gas engine. So far I've gotten 1.5 mpg better than my average in an older F150 with the 5.4L, 1 mpg better than the Nissan Titan, 2 mpg better than the Chevy 1500 (w/ the 5.3L), and 3 mpg better than a V6 Chevy Blazer hauling an open 5000lb car trailer. It's not so much the improvement in mpg when towing, it's the POWER. Even vs. the new dodge I tried it feels a lot stronger towing.

The racing in the dessert I have no idea. But real world I like this engine. Hopefully it holds up after 200K miles. (crosses fingers)
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