The specifications for Ford vehicles vary considerably depending on the model, production year, trim level and options for a given vehicle. However, many Fords share common engines, transmissions and other components that are used across multiple models with only minor modifications.Continue Reading
An example of an engine that is commonly used on multiple Ford models as of 2015 is the Ford EcoBoost 2-liter, 4-cylinder, turbocharged engine used in the Ford Escape, Fusion, Taurus, Explorer and Edge, as well as in the Focus ST. This engine produces 240 horsepower in most applications, but is tuned to produce 245 horsepower in the Edge and 252 in the Focus ST. The 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost engine is also used in a wide variety of Ford vehicles including the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup. Ford's Modular V8 engine family is also used on many vehicles. For example, the 5.2-liter Coyote Modular V8 is used in the Mustang GT and offered as an optional engine on the F-150.
Ford vehicles sometimes share components with similar specifications with vehicles made by entirely different manufacturers. An example of this type of component is the 6F50 six-speed automatic transaxle used on Edge, Explorer, Flex and Taurus models since 2007. Since the 6F50 is a product of a collaboration between Ford and General Motors, many GM vehicles of the same era use transmissions with similar specifications to the transmissions used in these Ford automobiles.Learn more about Car Makes & Models