Ammo Cat. Think about that for a second. If you’re like us, your mind is reeling from some fairly gnarly visuals, with strapped and angry felines running rampant through otherwise tranquil neighborhoods. But, fear not, for Ammo Cat is actually a brand of cat litter. We had a similar response to Deep 6 Flying Insect Killer, the name of an insecticide that led us to imagine what could be the newest Quentin Tarantino flick.
Taken out of context, product names can be misleading. This holds true for EcoBoost, a term that could easily be tied to an energy drink fortified with wheatgrass, or perhaps a concoction sold by Miracle-Gro. In fact, it’s one of Ford’s answers to improving fuel economy, technology designed to deliver big power by using smaller-displacement engines boosted with turbochargers.
EcoBoost is at the heart of this review of the 2010 Ford Flex, a model that is essentially the corporate twin of the Lincoln MKT we recently tested. Both experiences left us with positive impressions of the vehicles and, in particular, their efficient engines. Current owners seem to agree.
Photos courtesy of Ford.