We’re spending this week with the 2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible – the one powered by Ford’s turbocharged 2.3L I4 EcoBoost engine pumping out 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque and mated to The Blue Oval’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
Our drop-top press unit is Premium trim finished in Kona Blue exterior and fitted with the optional 19-inch low-gloss Ebony Black aluminum wheels wrapped in 255/40R19 summer tires.
It’s also equipped with the EcoBoost Performance Package which adds a plethora of performance-enhancing upgrades such as a Torsen limited-slip rear axle, a beefed up radiator, larger brake rotors, an upgraded suspension, larger sway bars and unique chassis tuning. It’s worth noting that this package is being replaced by the 2.3L High Performance Package for the 2020 Mustang.
In this configuration, the 2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost is not only thrifty at the pump, but it’s also quick and agile enough to have a bit of fun behind the wheel, all while getting a solid dose of vitamin D thanks to the drop top. We will have this iconic American pony car for the week, so if you would like to know more about it beyond the spec sheet, ask your questions about the 2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost convertible in the comments section, and we’ll reply in a timely manner as part of the Ford Authority interactive review.
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Does the antennae retract?
Do the rear seats fold down 50/50 or as one unit if they do at all?
No, the antenna does not retract. Only fastback models offer a foldable rear seat.
Which is faster @ the track, an ecoboost mustang with the turbo performance pack, Civic type R, or WRX STI ? I am a big fan of small displacement turbo’s. Pity the focus ST died, but atleast this car is alive.
I have heard that the 10 speed hunts a lot for the correct get. True or False?
Correct, but only with the four-cylinder. There is a collective observation in the industry; that the ten-speed works better when coupled to more powerful engines, and we agree. For instance, it works great in the 2020 Ford Explorer ST because there’s 400 horsepower on tap. But with the 2.3L EcoBoost I4, the gearbox is constantly hunting for the right cog.
I have a 2019 expiation & the 10 speed is terrible when driving slow city driving but OK when driven harder . Dealer said this is normal , not happy to have passengers complain & make fun of a $$$ SUV
This will sound crazy, but what is the interior noise level like with the top up? Live in a rainy area, use the phone a lot.
I have 2019 Ecoboost and 2011 V6 Mustang convertibles, both with six-speed manual. With the top up both are much quieter than any previous convertibles I have owned: a 1984 Mustang and many British, Japanese and Italian sports cars. I expect more expensive convertibles from BMW, Mercedes, etc are even more quiet, but for the cost I am impressed with the Mustang convertibles. There are complaints that the Mustang convertible tops leak, but so far I have not encountered that problem and I have driven in some very heavy rain for hours.