Let’s face it. The Ford Mustang probably isn’t the first vehicle Indiana car buyers think of when you hear the words “environmentally friendly.” This may soon change, as a new EcoBoost engine now available on the new Mustang improves fuel economy while still delivering the power Mustang buyers want.
For 2018, Ford has added a more powerful EcoBoost engine to the Mustang line-up. The new 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine generates 310 horsepower and 350 ft-lb of torque. The previous EcoBoost engine offered with the Mustang had less torque than this updated model. The new engine represents a 30 ft-lb improvement.
Ford mated the EcoBoost engine with a new 10-speed auto transmission. The new EcoBoost Mustang should accelerate to 60 mph in under five seconds, a solid number for a sports car.
Compared to other vehicles in its class, the 2018 Ford EcoBoost Mustang gets excellent gas mileage. The vehicle gets 21 mpg in urban driving and 31 mpg on the highway.
Ford began developing turbocharged, direct-injection gasoline engines in the late 00s and has been steadily rolling them out to vehicles across its product line. Depending on the vehicle they’re installed in, these engines can achieve up to 30 percent increased fuel efficiency and 15 percent fewer greenhouse emissions. Ford designers see the EcoBoost engine as a less expensive and more flexible option than developing more hybrid engines.
2018 Ford Mustang
The EcoBoost engine isn’t the only draw of the new Ford Mustang. The vehicle got a refresh for 2018, with updated styling and features. This is the first big update for the current generation of Mustangs, which were released in 2015.
In addition to the new EcoBoost engine, the new Mustang got a retuned suspension that vastly improves ride quality, as well as some creature comforts, such as a heated steering wheel and some active safety features.
On the road, the EcoBoost Mustang is a dream to drive. Acceleration is powerful and steady, and handling is excellent. The new Mustang has strong brakes that give the vehicle the stopping ability you need for a powerful engine.
Inside, the 2018 Ford Mustang offers enviable comfort to passengers and drivers alike. Seat comfort is excellent, and the Mustang is pretty smooth-riding. Wind noise is kept to a surprisingly low amount.
For a muscle car, the new Mustang is surprisingly practical. The new Mustang offers 13.5 cubic feet of trunk space and some helpful standard features such as MyKey (a teen driving management program for parents), Bluetooth connectivity, Sync infotainment, two USB ports, and a six-speaker audio system.
The Mustang is also very reliable for a performance vehicle, earning above-average dependability ratings. The current generation of Mustangs also has excellent safety ratings from government testers.
Consumers interested in the new Ford Mustang EcoBoost or other great Ford products should visit Indianapolis Ford dealers at Community Ford. The dealership’s friendly staff is ready to help you find the right car and the right deal today.