1.5 Engine at highway speeds

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I went on a weeks vacation drive from Texas to Indiana, over 2000 miles around trip. Highway speeds postings up to 75, I was going 80 to 82 miles an hour on 75 postings and it was a smooth ride and I even have the 1 1/2 inch left kit and Toyo open country A/T III 245/65/17 tires on it.
My wife has the 2020 Ford Fusion with the 3 cylinder engine and the ride I perfer and enjoy is the Big Bend
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Simply put. The turbo starts spinning up @ 1700 RPM.
Boost crosses 4psi at about 1900 rpm IF your accelerating. Boost climbs to I think 8 or 10 by 2600 rpm again IF your still on the throttle.
Around 3400 Rpm boost is near 12.
After that your Horse power starts to fill in.
Zoom Zoom,,,,
Oh crap wait, That’s Mazda,,
And this is where I have to scratch my head at Ford (not your analysis which makes sense). Saab started it in the late 1980s with turbos that maxed out at stupid torque (for the day - north of 250lb/ft) at fast idle (1350 rpm - going from memory here) and today, one of the kings of the hill is VW. My 1.8l Golf I traded for the BS makes max torque - 6lb/ft less than the 1.5l - at 1600rpm. The VW 1.4l makes the same torque at 1400rpm. Point is, the Ford engine is laggy in comparison to what can be done and the automatic isn’t helping matters since you cannot drop gears and hold it where you want it until go time (badlands yes, but they suffer the same lag issues compared to GTI engines or WRX engines which are similarly powerful but with more low down grunties). Add in the aerodynamic characteristics of a slab of rock and the BS won’t boot it like it could.
That said, doesn’t bother me any. The thing isn’t an autobahn car. I could have bought one - the Golf really wanted to fly and can cruise north of 200kmph all day where legal - but there is something to be said for cruising along back roads in a vehicle as laid back as the BS.
 

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Yeah Christopheru,
That’s the secret of the Bronco Sports intended design goals.
They had to make it appeal to a wide range of people.
From wanna be wild men in the woods and desert rats on the prairie. To Soccer moms and Urban dwellers who do 9 to 5 jobs in the big city.
We got a cool little Escape on steroids that’s extra roomy, comfy, more capable, economical, cool looking with a cool retro name.
I got the base model, I say FORD hit this one out of the park :,P
 

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Handles surprisingly well at highway speed! You won’t break any land speed records, but you won’t be the slowpoke either. On a 300 mile mixed interstate rural back road trip across Florida, we got 30mpg in Eco mode.
If you install any roof equipment/crossbars, expect some sound. Also, I’ve read some folks talk of engine hood movement at speed. One of the first bits I installed were hood pistons. They snug up the latch mechanism, so I noticed no hood chatter.
Bronc On!
 

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Yeah Christopheru,
That’s the secret of the Bronco Sports intended design goals.
They had to make it appeal to a wide range of people.
From wanna be wild men in the woods and desert rats on the prairie. To Soccer moms and Urban dwellers who do 9 to 5 jobs in the big city.
We got a cool little Escape on steroids that’s extra roomy, comfy, more capable, economical, cool looking with a cool retro name.
I got the base model, I say FORD hit this one out of the park :,P
Agreed but for a few niggles.

It is an Escape. But not the car like one that exists now. It reminds me of the original Escape brought up to date and that was more or less inspired by a Land Rover and that was why I bought it - because it reminds me so strongly of Land Rover from 20 years ago.
 

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I just hope it is reliable over the long haul. The range rovers never were and were always gas hogs.
 

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I just hope it is reliable over the long haul. The range rovers never were and were always gas hogs.
Same. We shall find out I suppose. I am into mine for five to seven years. I hope to be into camping and exploring in a big way by then and would like to have an overland rig for retirement.
 
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