Ford Mustang GT vs EcoBoost

Owning a Ford Mustang may be a dream that you have had since you were a child. Whether you have long dreamed of driving a Mustang of your own, or you are just getting ready to buy your first vehicle and think this would be a good pick, selecting the right version is an important step.

We’d like to take some time below to break down the differences between the Mustang EcoBoost and the GT. You can’t really go wrong with either, but they do offer two rather different driving experiences. If you have any questions or want to check out some vehicles in person, stop by Five Star Ford Stone Mountain today and we’ll be happy to assist.

It’s a Powerful Debate

Trying to decide between these two forms of Mustang is all about how much power you would like your car to offer. Make no mistake – both of these options offer a lot of power, but there is a substantial difference between the two. If it’s raw power that you are after and you want the best acceleration and top speed, the GT is going to be your best option.

So, just how much power are we talking about in the GT? We can give you the numbers, but it might suffice to just say “a lot”. There is a powerful V8 engine under the hood of the Mustang GT, and it puts out 460 horsepower. That’s an impressive total for even a large vehicle, so it is sure to make quite an impression on your experience behind the wheel of a relatively small car. If the vision you have always held of owning and driving a Mustang involved being able to accelerate suddenly and reach impressive speeds on the track, it’s the GT that will make your dream a reality.

As a reminder, the impressive power of the GT shouldn’t take away from what you’ll experience in the EcoBoost. That car has a 2.3-liter turbo engine that puts out 310 horsepower. 0-6 in an EcoBoost version of the Mustang only takes a bit over 5 seconds, which is still an outstanding effort. Sure, the GT is nearly a full second faster, but the EcoBoost is far from a sluggish commuter.

Pause to Consider Other Factors

As we’ve already made clear, there isn’t much of a decision to be made here if power is your only buying consideration. You’ll want to purchase a Mustang GT, and if you can afford to fit that into your budget, that will be the end of the debate. But what if you aren’t as concerned with power as you are with the overall package that the vehicle presents? In that case, things can get a little bit trickier.

When you look at the inside of the GT and the EcoBoost, you’ll find that they are surprisingly similar. There simply isn’t much to separate these two models apart from the engine. Of course, you can never take the engine completely out of the debate, but this is a much harder decision when power isn’t your only metric. There are a few subtle styling options that are different between the two models, which might influence your thinking, but these are basically the same vehicle outside of the engine compartment.

It’s Your Money

In the end, deciding between the GT and the EcoBoost will come down to how much power you want and whether the upgraded engine in the GT is worth the several thousand more dollars it will take to buy it. Remember, you’ll not only need to spend more money upfront, but you’ll also be dealing with lesser fuel efficiency numbers moving forward. At the same time, you are unlikely to go back and add a bigger engine to the car later, so the upfront purchase is your only chance to secure an engine that could change the way you experience driving for years to come.

So, which Mustang sounds like the better fit for your lifestyle and preferences? Still not sure? Don’t worry – we can help. Reach out through our website, or by coming to see us at the dealership, and we’ll answer whatever questions you have left. We appreciate your time and can’t wait to serve you!

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