Ford Mustang Ecoboost Review

Posted on Jan 06, 2016

The latest version of Ford Mustang Ecoboost will become officially available for purchase in Australia within a month now. This remarkable vehicle is already a sell-out success, having 4000 customer placing deposits on the entire initial allocation. A great deal of these clients has chosen the 5.0-litre V8, which isn’t surprising at all, given the fact that most Australians are fond of power and great performance. However, despite that, the Ecoboost still has plenty to offer.  

What We Liked
positive body control over bumps
What We Didn't
small driver side’s mirror

What it's Got:

With a heart of 2.3-litre turbocharged four cylinders, it produces a smooth 233kW and 432Nm. The Ecoboost is perfectly equipped so that it reaches 100 km/h in a matter of about 5.8 seconds, which is only a second slower compared to its bigger brother. Still, it uses considerably less fuel, about 9.8L/100km/h, which is a plus.

Being furnished with a six-speed automatic, the engine is powerful enough to enable the driver to motor around without dealing with any disturbance, as the drive is smooth. However, without any oscillations, we aren’t certain whether the Ecoboost is able to reach the same performance in the real world.

The front seats are comfortable, and the driver can relax while driving. Also, surprisingly enough, given the swooping roof, the car is comfy enough even for taller persons. On the other hand, the back seats present little, quite insufficient space. Thus, they are only suited for small children.

Concerning its mechanical package, the front tyres and the suspension settings are perfectly settled, offering an overall positive balance between driving ease and handling. Moreover, the electric power steering offers the driver a positive driving experience.

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The trunk offers more space than one would expect. You will be able to fit a large piece of luggage and two carry-on size roller bags, with some additional space remaining. A bonus is the optional radar cruise control, which can help the driver to keep a suitable distance from the car in front. This imminently decreases the stress for freeway drives in particular.Another great feature is the alternative Brembo racing brakes, which were quite useful but did squeak a bit when cold.The Ecoboost is certainly an improved version of the Mustang, since the ride over significant bumps was far better as compared to previous Mustang versions.A pleasant drive in the Convertible indicated no unexpected surprises. Of course that the noise produced by the wind while driving at high speed was imminent, but it didn’t decrease the quality of the ride, and didn’t offer a shaky handling of the vehicle.The price for the latest Mustang Ecoboost varies from $45,990 to $54,990, with the addition of on-road costs. All in all, the vehicle offers plenty of enjoyable features for the run-of-the-mill car enthusiast, regardless of its smaller heart power.   

Engine: 2.3 litre 4-cyl turbo, 233kW/432Nm
Torque: 432Nm at 3000rpm
Transmission: 6-speed auto, 6-speed manual
Fuel: 9.8 L per 100km
Price: $45,990 to $54,990
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