Ford has made dramatic changes to its seventh-generation Mustang. Highlights include the introduction of a five-liter Dark Horse model, a sharper design, and improved specifications. The platform and engines are unchanged from the sixth-generation ‘stang – you won’t find any electrification or AWD here.
Choosing Your Ford Mustang
The huge disparities between base and flagship Mustangs are reflected in their varied pricing. The Fastback model starts at $32,515, with a $5,525 uplift for the Premium trim. GT models start at $44,090, with Premium specs requiring a $4,520 surcharge. You’ll pay $60,865 for a Dark Horse, or $63,460 for a Dark Horse Premium. Convertibles are only available through conversations with your local Ford dealer, and can’t be acquired in GT or either of the Dark Horse variants.
Base Mustangs are powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, producing 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, through a ten-speed automatic transmission. This is an option on the GT and Dark Horse models, whose standard six-speed Getrag manual box is mated to a five-liter V8. Power rises to 450 hp and 410 lb-ft in GT guise, while Dark Horse models have a revised version of this engine producing 500 hp and 418 lb-ft.
Fuel economy for 2024 Mustang models has yet to be confirmed, but 2023 figures stood at an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon city, 32 mpg highway, and 25 combined for automatic 2.3 EcoBoost models, dropping to 15/24/18 in a five-liter manual.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)|
|2.3 EcoBoost||310 hp||350 lb-ft||TBC|
|5.0 V8 (GT)||450 hp||410 lb-ft||TBC|
|5.0 V8 (Dark Horse)||500 hp||418 lb-ft||TBC|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
Cargo capacity for the four-seater Ford Mustang stands at 13.3 cu ft in Fastback models, dropping to 10.3 in the convertible.
As you’d expect (and hope) from a performance model, every Mustang comes with Ford’s Co-Pilot360 suite of driver safety aids. This includes blind-spot and cross-traffic monitoring, lane-keeping, automatic emergency braking including pedestrian detection, and dynamic braking support. There are also rain-sensing wipers and automatic LED headlamps with auto high beams. However, you’ll have to raid the options list to receive adaptive cruise control with speed sign recognition. Every Mustang has six airbags, while Fastback models additionally receive side curtain ‘bags.
The stock stereo on base Mustangs is a rather underwhelming six-speaker FM affair, though Premium and GT Premium cars receive a nine-speaker setup with an amplifier and HD radio. Better news comes from the redesigned dash, where a 13.2-inch touchscreen is standard across the range with wireless smartphone mirroring and USB ports also integrated. Again, though, most models miss out on navigation unless you raid the options list, and even Dark Horse Premium buyers will have to shell out for a 12-speaker Bose sound system.
2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost – MSRP from $32,515
There’s a budget feel to the most affordable Mustang, shod in cloth bucket seats, and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Inside the cabin, a single-zone climate and a six-speaker stereo are among the few creature comforts.
The $2,600 101A package brings larger 18-inch wheels and dual-zone climate, alongside heated front seats with six-way power adjustment for the driver. The stereo is uprated to a nine-speaker setup, with satellite and HD radio also standard. You could also spend $3,475 on the High Performance pack, which encompasses 19-inch wheels, Brembo brakes, and paddle gear shifters alongside a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a carbon black grille.
2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium – MSRP from $38,040
Premium models are the first to receive a six-way power driver’s seat including power lumbar. A nine-speaker amp-powered HD stereo is standard, the steering wheel gains leather and the heated mirrors have integrated turn signals. You can also start the engine remotely, while 18-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels with ebony finishings come standard.
Spending $3,000 on the 201A package brings a Bang & Olufsen sound system, memory for the driver’s seat and mirrors, and illuminated scuff plates on the door sills. The High Performance pack is identically priced to EcoBoost models, while an upgraded Co-Pilot360 package is included in the 201A pack but can also be added as a standalone $1,295 upgrade. It features navigation, speed sign recognition, evasive steering assistance, a driver alert system, and road departure warnings.
2024 Ford Mustang GT – MSRP from $44,090
The main benefit of upgrading to a GT model is the superior 5.0-liter V8 engine under the hood, paired with a six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching. A decklid spoiler and 18-inch ebony black wheels are also standard, though features like power seat adjustment and the nine-speaker stereo are sacrificed.
The $4,995 GT Performance Package extends from a Brembo brake system and Torsen diff to heavy-duty front springs and retuned stability control. A better investment is the $2,000 301A equipment pack, which reinstates Premium features like heated front seats, a nine-speaker stereo, and ambient cabin lighting.
2024 Ford Mustang GT Premium – MSRP from $48,610
Riding on purposeful 19-inch aluminum wheels, GT Premium models are considerably more refined than standard GTs. Leather seats are heated and cooled in the front, with six-way power and lumbar for the driver. Dual-zone climate and a heated steering wheel are notable cabin upgrades, alongside aluminum pedals and ambient lighting, while the nine-speaker stereo makes a welcome return.
The 401A pack will set you back $2,900. It includes the various Co-Pilot360 features mentioned earlier, alongside a Bang & Olufsen sound system, illuminated door scuff plates, and memory for the driver’s seat and outside mirrors.
2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse – MSRP from $60,865
The Fastback-only Dark Horse is the first model to be fitted with Brembo brakes (encompassing larger vented discs than any other model), plus active valves in the performance exhaust. The chassis has unique tuning, and the stability control is revised alongside 19-inch wheels and a titanium shift knob. Navigation is also standard.
You’d have to be a serious racer to countenance spending $4,995 on the Dark Horse Handling Package’s magnetic damping, adjustable strut top mounts, and performance rear spoiler.
2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Premium – MSRP from $63,460
The most luxurious Mustang comes as standard with aluminum foot pedals, ventilated front seats with memory, welcome and farewell exterior lighting, plus color-accented leather-trimmed seats.
The Handling Package remains a $4,995 upgrade, while the $1,500 Appearance pack combines a black roof and blue brake calipers with a bespoke hood graphic.
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Premium models deliver comfort that’s noticeable by its absence of lesser trims. EcoBoost Premium will suit all but the most performance-obsessed buyers, additionally benefiting from a sticker price below $40,000.