Ford has now unveiled the seventh iteration of their legendary Mustang sports car, boasting a refreshed design and upgraded hardware, an entirely new cabin interior and two improved engines. This pony is prepared for whatever lies ahead with its extensive improvements; however, the future may not be as bright for its closest rivals – Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger.
The new Mustang will be equipped with a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that’s been improved to give 480 horsepower, as well as a 315hp turbocharged 2.3L EcoBoost–both offering more impressive performance than before. Depending on your engine choice, you can also choose between either the six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission for an even smoother ride! Plus, this model is available in both coupe and convertible styles so you’ll be able to find one that perfectly fits all of your needs.
The updated Mustang cockpit showcases an optional 13.2-inch curved display that takes up the center stack area, replacing conventional knobs for climate and radio with touchscreen’s “buttons”. So get ready: you can purchase this stunningly modernized pony car by summer 2023!
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The latest Mustang comes with a turbocharged 315-hp 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that produces 350 pound feet of torque; 5 horsepower more than its predecessor, though it doesn’t quite match the 330 HP from last generation’s EcoBoost Performance. Notably, a 10 speed automatic transmission is standard for all models of an Eco Boost Mustang and the V8 GT has been equipped with a 6 speed manual as default option.
The Coyote V-8 from the previous generation churned out a whopping 450 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, yet this time around Ford has upped the ante to 480 horses and 415 lb⋅ft. A performance exhaust enables an additional 6 horses for a total of 486 hp as well as 481 lb⋅ft in wrenching power. The Mustang Dark Horse model is built on top of GT’s framework but delivers more track prowess with its 500-hp 5.0 liter engine that can be coupled either with 10-speed automatic or 6 speed manual transmissions.
Ford announced that the core of this engine includes connecting rods from their top-of-the-line 760 horsepower Mustang Shelby GT500 and a modified intake system. Our experts haven’t had an opportunity to test out the new Pony yet, but we’ll update you as soon as they do!
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Unfortunately, the EPA has not yet released official fuel economy estimates for the 2024 Mustang EcoBoost or GT. Nevertheless, as a reference point we should note that last year’s model earned an impressive 21 mpg in city driving and 32 mpg on highways with its turbo four-cylinder engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the V8 variant sacrificed some efficiency to give you 15 mpg around town and 24 when cruising down those open roads. As soon as this new information is available to us regarding the refreshed 2020 Mustang don’t worry because we’ll update this page right away! For more detailed info about overall MPG ratings of all Mustangs head over to EPA’s website now!
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
In addition to its speed and power, the Mustang offers advanced driver-assistance technology for increased safety. Every Mustang is equipped with Ford Co-Pilot360—for more information on this car’s crash test results, just visit NHTSA or IIHS websites! It has no rival when it comes to combining performance and security in one exceptional pony car.
Is Ford Mustang a reliable car?
Are Ford Mustangs Reliable? The Ford Mustang enjoys above-average reliability, with some of its model years scoring better than others. RepairPal gave it a rating of 3.5 out of 5.0, ranking it 20th out of 24 for midsize cars in its category. Meanwhile, J.D. Power rated the Mustang an 85/100.
Is it worth getting a Mustang?
It has power, handling, elegance, fun, and even budget appeal. Plus, it is one of the most storied models in the American car industry’s history. You won’t find a better sports car than the Mustang. It’s a ton of fun to drive and has quite a few ways to customize it in order to make it fit a budget or a style.