Will the 2017 Lincoln Aviator use the same Ecoboost engines that are in the Ford Explorer? There hasn't been a Lincoln since the Aviator that can tow my boat and the Navigator is too big for my needs. I've been reading on how much torque the Ecoboost engines have and it's something that I'd be interested in.
The 4.6L in my current Aviator is OK, but it's far from a torque machine. The 3.5L Ecoboost seems like it would be a greaet fit.
I think that the Lincoln Aviator will only use EcoBoost engines - the Explorer can still be ordered without EcoBoost. Either the 2.3 or the 2.7 EcoBoost engine will be the base engine for all Aviators beginning in 2017. I doubt that we'll see the 3.5L EcoBoost in the Aviator, but you never know.
The EcoBoost engines are more fuel efficient, have more horsepower or in your case torque than non-EcoBoost engines.
I'm basing my opinion that the upcoming Lincoln Aviator's will only use EcoBoost engines based on Lincoln's moves in regard to the MKC and MKX - they are only available in EcoBoost.