Ford’s 1.0L EcoBoost engine was first introduced in 2012. Since then, it’s enjoyed an uninterrupted run as the “Best Engine Under 1.0-liter” at the International Engine of the Year (IEY) awards. The engine has also won 10 other IEY awards, including Best Newcomer in its rookie year and a record three overall winner prizes.

This year, the EcoBoost was again awarded the coveted Best Engine prize at the annual competition for automotive industry internal combustion engines. The award is determined by a panel of experts who use “subjective driving impressions” and technical knowledge to judge an engine’s fuel economy, noise, smoothness, performance and driveability. The 58 motoring journalists from 31 countries who bestowed the accolade awarded the small Ford EcoBoost engine high marks for perfectly blending performance and efficiency in a concise package.

The small but powerful Ford EcoBoost engine

Ford offers the EcoBoost engine in 99, 123 and 138 horsepower. It now powers vehicles around the world, including the all-new Ford Fiesta, transit vans, pickups and Ford Performance models like the Focus RS and GT supercar. Experts see the Ford EcoBoost as a real game changer that’s set the standard for compact, fuel-efficient engines. The EcoBoost’s direct fuel injection, turbocharging and timing technologies add up to exciting boundary pushing of powertrain engineering, offering customers a superior driving experience. Those in the know expect the Ford EcoBoost to secure the award again next year, as the company is updating the 1.0-liter engine to include cylinder deactivation technology. Cylinder deactivation adjusts the effective engine capacity to maximize fuel efficiency which, of course, is a great benefit to drivers. Always on the cutting edge, the new engine will become the first three-cylinder engine to feature the fuel-saving and emissions-reducing technology.

Test drive a Ford Ecoboost Today

Ford drivers everywhere know the joy of driving a vehicle powered by the EcoBoost. Why not test drive one today to discover that enjoyment for yourself? Visit Ford Country, Las Vegas’ premier Ford dealership today to learn more.