Mercury 60 hp EFI 4-Stroke vs. Evinrude, Suzuki & Yamaha
Mercury Test Product Mercury 60 hp EFI FourStroke
Test Boat Alumacraft Backtroller 16'
Source Mercury Marine R & D
Test Date July 2006
Competitive Engines Evinrude 60 hp E-TEC, Suzuki 60 hp EFI four-stroke, Yamaha 60 hp EFI four-stroke

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Top Speed
Maximum speed achieved by a boat/engine at wide open throttle (normally measured in miles per hour)

The Mercury 60 hp FourStroke was nearly 2 mph faster at top speed vs. the Evinrude E-TEC.

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Fuel Economy
Amount of fuel consumed by an engine while a boat/engine is under way
(normally measured in miles per gallon or gallons per hour)

The Mercury 60 hp FourStroke delivered 15% better mpg vs. the Evinrude E-TEC 60 hp engine.

The Mercury 60 hp FourStroke beat Suzuki and Evinrude in fuel economy at wide open throttle.

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Trolling Speed
The speed at which a boat/engine operates when fishing
(normally measured in lowest possible miles per hour)

The Mercury 60 hp FourStroke offered the lowest possible trolling speed of all engines tested.