Size equals power, right? Well that's the traditional way of thinking. EcoBoost is anything but traditional. Its a wholesale re-imagining of what an engine can do. These smaller, lighter engines feature many innovations that deliver great fuel economy and reduce emissions. Yet they don't compromise on performance. No wonder the 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine won international Engine of the Year three times in a row.
The optional Terrain Management System allows you to easily shift on the fly into one of four settings to match the terrain you're driving on: Normal – biases torque to the front wheels and sends it to the rear only as needed; Mud/Ruts – switches the throttle to a more aggressive mode, limits upshifting and desensitizes stability control, allowing the tires to spin as needed; Sand – the throttle throws maximum torque to the wheels, placing the transmission in lower gears for as long as possible, which allows the wheels to spin aggressively; Grass/Gravel/Snow – places the throttle in a setting to minimize wheelslip.
Cruise Control is great when you leave the city limits. But what about when you’re driving on busy highways and freeways? Adaptive Cruise Control lets you cruise in traffic by ‘reading’ the traffic ahead and managing your speed and distance as it changes.
Blind spots. No car design has ever been able to totally eliminate them. So we’ve given you the next best thing. Another ‘set of eyes’ that looks out for vehicles you may not see at first glance when changing lanes.
When you’re reversing out of a space and have limited visibility of the traffic situation, Cross Traffic Alert (part of the Blind Spot Information System) can detect oncoming vehicles and sound a warning. The technology illuminates a light in the wing mirror too: left or right depending on the direction of oncoming traffic.
Featuring voice-activated technology and a touch screen that’s just as intuitive as your smartphone.
If you’re opening your liftgate to pack the back, your hands are probably full. You can put everything on the ground or do your best balancing act as you try to find your keys. But we decided it was smarter to create a liftgate you can open simply by using your foot.
MyKey™ is an innovative system that can encourage your young son or daughter to drive more responsibility – and safely. MyKey ensures that important safety features remain on. For example, the Beltminder™ warning will continue to chime and the audio system sound volume will remain muted until the safety belts are buckled. MyKey can be set to place limits on speed (to 80 miles per hour) and maximum volume of the audio system volume (to 45%). The low fuel light comes on sooner (75 miles to empty instead of 50). The few minutes it takes to program a MyKey ignition key through the vehicle's message center will bring you hours of additional peace of mind.
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