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2024 Ford Mustang Gains Standard Rear Parking Sensors

Aside from representing a total redesign with new exterior styling, an interior overhaul, new tech, and next-gen powerplants, the 2024 Ford Mustang has received a host of various other tweaks as well, as Ford Authority has covered extensively over the past several months. While those changes include the deletion of several formerly optional packages, the 2024 Ford Mustang is also gaining some new features – including standard rear parking sensors, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority.

This is a slight change from the 2023 model year, as rear parking sensors are currently optional on the EcoBoost trim as part of the High Package (101A equipment group), and are also standard on the EcoBoost Premium and above. Regardless, it is notable for those interested in purchasing more of a base model that didn’t previously include this feature as standard.

While the 2024 Ford Mustang is gaining this particular feature as standard equipment, it’s also dropping the Stealth Appearance Package, Coastal Limited Package, the Ice White Appearance Package, and AM radio functionality. At the same time, Ford has introduced the new Reduced Capacity Amplifier option in the event that a semiconductor chip shortage warrants it, which isn’t the case at the moment. The latter option affects only pony car’s B&O Sound System, which has 12 total speakers, including an in-trunk subwoofer, and is optional on EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium models, as well as standard equipment on the range-topping Dark Horse.

Otherwise, the new pony car offers more of pretty much everything when compared to its predecessor, including power and a new mirror-mounted USB port. However, all of these new features will come at a cost, as the 2024 Mustang is more expensive than the current-gen S550 across the board, as Ford Authority previously reported.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ford Mustang soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Mustang news and comprehensive Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Mike says...

    I would be happy if they added the AM radio back in ….. as it should be. Ford is losing me a bit more every day due to high prices, marginal dealership service practices and an ever more limited product assortment.
    Never thought in a million years I would be looking at Genisis and Acura for a performance sedan but here we are.

    1. ArtG

      I’m looking at Genesis as well. If you’re looking for a performance sedan, you have to look at something else, since Ford no longer makes passenger cars. I don’t consider Mustang a passenger car.

  2. Mark B

    Just keep adding technology that compensates for inadequate driving skills. It’s a race to the bottom!

  3. Hellstang

    I’m not sure the point of reverse sensors if backup cameras are mandatory.


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