2024 Ford Mustang: First Drive Review

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EcoBoost Power
While it’s natural to long for the 5.0-liter V8 of the Mustang GT, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost is a great engine choice for Mustang, providing plenty of power for spirited driving with 350 lb-ft of torque and well matched with the 10-speed automatic. While a few drivers may lament the absence of the 6-speed manual as an option, it’s still offered in the GT paired with the 5.0-liter V8. The 10-speed automatic does a great job, especially in Sport mode, when shifts are noticeably quicker and more direct, and downshifts come sooner to keep the engine in the powerband during aggressive driving. Manual shifting with paddles is also available for drivers who want more control.

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