2.3L EcoBoost I-4

Ford 2.3L EcoBoost Specs (Ranger Models)

The 2.3L EcoBoost is a turbocharged, direct injection, inline 4 cylinder engine designed and manufactured by Ford Motor Company. At just south of 140 cubic inches, the small package offers big power and torque; in the Ford Ranger, the 2.3L EcoBoost produces a peak 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Additional applications include the Ford Mustang, Ford Explorer, and Lincoln MKC (full breakdown in chart below). Coupled with a Ford 10 speed automatic transmission, the powertrain combination has earned the Ford Ranger an EPA estimated 23 combined MPG for 4x2 models and 22 combined for those equipped with 4 wheel drive. The engine's small bore, long stroke design, twin scroll turbocharger setup, and high compression ratio assists in achieving remarkable performance from an otherwise compact engine platform.

Ford 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 Specs (Ranger Applications)


2.3L EcoBoost I-4


Inline 4 cylinder


2019 Ford Ranger
2015 - current Ford Mustang
2016 - current Ford Explorer
2015 - current Lincoln MKC
2016 - 2018 Ford Focus

Assembly Site:

Cleveland Engine Plant, Cleveland, Ohio


137.87 CID (2.261 liters)

Bore Diameter:

3.444 in (87.5 mm)

Stroke Length:

3.700 in (94 mm)

Compression Ratio:

10.0 : 1

Firing Order:

1 - 3 - 4 - 2

Engine Block Material:


Cylinder Head Material:


Fuel Type:

Unleaded gasoline, min 87 octane
91+ octane fuel recommended for maximum engine performance

Fuel System:

Direct injection


Turbocharged; twin scroll turbocharger


Individual coil on plug (COP)


Dual overhead camshafts (DOHC)

Engine Oil Capacity:

6.2 quarts (5.87 liters)

Peak Horsepower:

270 HP @ 5,500 RPM

Peak Torque:

310 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Coupled Transmission:

Ford 10R80 10 speed automatic transmission w/ auto start-stop function

Fuel Economy:

4X2 Ranger models (2019)

21 city, 26 hwy, 23 combined MPG

4X4 Ranger models (2019)

20 city, 24 hwy, 22 combined MPG

2.3L EcoBoost cutaway

Cutaway of the Ford 2.3L EcoBoost I-4
Source: Ford Motor Company