When the Ford Mustang EcoBoost was launched for 2015, it was brought to market with the intention of offering a fuel-sipping alternative to the pony car’s thirsty V8 and slightly-more-efficient V6. The weight savings and balance that come with having less mass over the front axle are little more than added perks.
But while the EPA rates the 2015 Mustang EcoBoost at a respectable 25 mpg in the combined cycle, still more efficiency can be extracted from the turbocharged, 2.3-liter four-cylinder, if the driver is smart about it. According to a recent piece by Australian website EFTM, Ford Australia staged a demonstration at the Western Sydney International Dragway in which the I4-propelled pony car travelled 27 km on a single liter of fuel.
That equates to about 63 miles-per-gallon.
Of course, in this instance, the Ford Mustang EcoBoost didn’t have to contend with traffic, lights, or stop signs; it simply went down the dragstrip in one direction, turned around, came back, turned around, etc. Rinse and repeat. Driving the pony car for this demo were John and Helen Taylor of the Fuel Academy – a company that runs workshops and challenges to promote safe, fuel-efficient driving techniques.
So, while you may not see 63 mpg or close to it in the real world anytime soon, it’s good to know that a few simple tweaks to your driving style have the capacity to save you beaucoup bucks at the pump with your 2015+ Ford Mustang EcoBoost.