It is safe to say that the performance of the engine is easily one of the most important aspects of the muscle car. While you are guaranteed to receive amazing power from either of the 2018 Ford Mustang trim levels, the GT model offers a slightly stronger engine. The 2018 Mustang GT features a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that can deliver 460 horsepower and 420 ft-lbs of torque. The 2018 Mustang EcoBoost has a 2.3-liter I-4 engine that provides 310 horsepower and 350 ft-lbs of torque.
With gas prices rising almost every year, fuel efficiency is a very important feature category of every vehicle. Both of these vehicles offer excellent fuel efficiency when compared to the other muscle cars on the market today. Since the 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost has a slightly smaller engine, it will get better gas mileage than the new Mustang GT. The EcoBoost gets approximately 21 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. The GT gets approximately 16 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. Both trim levels offer a great balance between performance and fuel efficiency, so it is up to you to decide which option is best for your needs.
Safety should be taken into consideration any time you purchase a new vehicle, but it is even more important with muscle cars. Since they can be driven at very high speeds, it is vitally important to stay safe if you have an accident. The 2018 Ford Mustang GT and EcoBoost both scored perfect ratings in every crash test performed by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. This perfect rating earned both trim levels the “Best Buy” award by the IIHS. The excellent muscle cars from Ford also offer several great safety features to help you avoid an accident. The new Mustang GT and EcoBoost both have traction control, lane departure warning lights, and an electronic stability system.
Since the trim levels of the new 2018 Ford Mustang are very similar, you need to check them out in person at our dealership. Getting behind the wheel of the Mustang GT and EcoBoost during a quick test drive is the only way to determine which one you want to take home.
All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.