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We’re Driving The 2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible – What Do You Want To Know?

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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.

Ready…. set… go!

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Comments

  1. trailhiker

    Does the antennae retract?
    Do the rear seats fold down 50/50 or as one unit if they do at all?

    Reply
    1. William Clavey

      No, the antenna does not retract. Only fastback models offer a foldable rear seat.

      Reply
  2. Adithya Ramachandran

    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.

    Reply
  3. Bob Jacobs

    I have heard that the 10 speed hunts a lot for the correct get. True or False?

    Reply
    1. William Clavey

      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.

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      1. Chris Edwards

        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

        Reply
  4. [WR]

    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.

    Reply

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