As we reported earlier this week, the base Ford Mustang V6 looks to be headed for the chopping block for the 2018 model year, with the ‘Stang’s available 2.3-liter EcoBoost I4 taking over as the base engine and sole alternative to the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 in the GT model.
The EcoBoost mill is more than capable of filling in for the 3.7-liter Cyclone engine currently found in the Ford Mustang V6, producing 10 additional horsepower and 40 lb-ft more torque. However, it relies upon a turbocharger to do so, and as many a gearhead will tell you, turbochargers arguably spoil throttle response, and inarguably introduce lag during acceleration.
It also tends to weigh more than the Ford Mustang V6, although exact figures vary by transmission option.
All that considered, will you miss the Ford Mustang V6 when it goes away for the 2018 model year? Is the pony car’s new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine sufficiently palatable to power non-GT ‘Stangs all by its lonesome? Tell us how you feel in the poll below: