Few issues are as prominent in the minds of contemporary drivers as fuel efficiency. With gas prices fluctuating wildly and reaching a four-year high during summer 2018, finding a vehicle that won’t leave a massive hole in your wallet every time you fuel up is a major priority, and these concerns are only compounded by the growing consensus that the automotive sector has a key role to play in limiting emissions.
This has led to a major strategic push among automakers to meet this new customer demand, which in turn has driven an explosion in more efficient vehicles and hybrid alternatives.
For drivers who are just looking for a standard commuter car, there have never been more options to choose from — no matter what brand you consider, there are bound to be a range of models specially designed to use as little fuel as possible.
Things have been a little more difficult, however, for auto aficionados who take pleasure in fast cars and powerful engines. Traditionally, sports cars have been designed with one thing in mind and one thing only: raw speed. This means that many of the most popular models are equipped with massive, gas-guzzling engines that can give conscientious drivers pause.
Fortunately, some manufacturers have realized that there is a serious market for energetic, agile vehicles that don’t cost a fortune to keep on the road. But, true to its heritage as a great automotive innovator, Ford has adapted faster than the rest, giving us a raucous racer that delivers serious gas mileage: the EcoBoost Mustang.
he EcoBoost Mustang was unveiled as one of the options for the sixth generation, and it is available in three different trims: the entry-level EcoBoost Fastback, the Premium Fastback, and the EcoBoost Convertible. Every model is equipped with a 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine that delivers 310 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, which gets you 21 MPG in the City or 31 MPG on the highway (the Convertible is slightly less efficient, offering MPG 20 city/28 highway).
While the EcoBoost is similar to the Mustang GT in most other ways, because the EcoBoost engine isn’t as heavy, it tends to create a slightly different driving experience, as the nose is higher and the car overall is more maneuverable.
If you want a vehicle that offers drag-strip speed as well as competitive gas mileage, ask to test drive a new Mustang EcoBoost at your local dealership. You may find, as many others have, that the EcoBoost’s lighter engine actually makes it more fun to drive than the more conventional Mustang GT with its heavier but less agile V-8.
Ford has long been a pioneer in car design, starting with the very first generation of Mustangs that launched the pony car craze back in 1964. The sixth generation Mustang continues to lead the pack with the EcoBoost Fastback and Convertible, models that offer car fans a way to experience the thrill and energy of a Mustang without paying an arm and a leg to fill it up.