Yes I am experiencing the same thing. I don't shift the gears though. It's in automatic mode. Meaning I don't use gear shifters. I keep it in comfort mode.
sure you meant 2011:winkI have a 2001 f150 ecoboost. It does the exact same thing. I believe its called turbo lag. My theory is the turbos do not spin up until they are called for. Hit the 30 mile an hour range or so, and there is a pause, then it takes off.
I think this is the right answer as well. From what I felt when I had the date night it seemed less related to the turbo and more the transmission. Putting the MKC in Sport fixed the issue, at least in my eyes.I am a veteran of many turbo cars - starting from the early '80s. Those vehicles, right up to my wife's 2007 Volvo s60, had REAL turbo lag-each gear could feel as if there were two speeds to it. The low rpm lugging, then almost a slam when the boost came on.
While I don't have the 2.3 (2.0 has more tow rating), I can say this EcoBoost does not have any turbo lag in the classic sense. If it is there, I can't feel it- the powerband is wonderfully broad.
What the thread starter seems to describing is lazy gear changes. Try putting it in "S" and see if the shifts firm up.
Modern transmissions are all software controlled, so there may be a way for the dealer to 'flash' in a firmer shift profile for "D". This was done for my '06 Mountaineer early on, and I rode around happily for 8 years and 160k miles before flipping into the MKC.