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2024 Ford Mustang: Here’s What’s New And Different

There’s quite a few changes and updates on the way with the all-new 2024 Ford Mustang – it does represent an entirely new generation for The Blue Oval’s iconic pony car, after all. As the first model year of the seventh generation, the 2024 Mustang features quite a few differences over its sixth-generation 2023 model year predecessor, changing everything from its front fascia to its interior and introducing a new range-topping variant, to say nothing of the mechanical modifications.

2024 Ford Mustang Model Line

The 2024 Ford Mustang drops the Mach 1 variant in favor of the all-new Mustang Dark Horse. This range-topping pony car harnesses a modified version of Ford’s 5.0L V8 Coyote engine with 500 horsepower and 418 pound-feet of torque at the ready, making it the most track-capable street-legal 5.0L V8-powered Mustang ever produced.

In addition to the Dark Horse, the 2024 Mustang retains the base EcoBoost and EcoBoost Premium trim levels from the 2023 model year, along with the midrange GT and GT Premium trims.

2024 Ford Mustang Exterior

Outside, the 2024 Ford Mustang drops two exterior colors while gaining three new ones, one of which is exclusive to Dark Horse.

Deleted exterior colors:

2021 Ford Mustang in Jet Fighter Gray

2022 Ford Mustang in Mischievous Purple

Added exterior colors:

Additionally – perhaps obviously – the 2024 Ford Mustang has been treated to a complete exterior redesign, with overhauled front and rear fascias, LED headlights and grilles. Its exterior has been sculpted completely from scratch from the nose to the rear deck, giving it a more aggressive, boxier appearance than its predecessor. Opting for the Active Exhaust option available for the GT 3.5-inch exhaust adds quad exhaust tips. On a more mundane, but useful, level, hood struts are now standard across the board.

Finally, the Mustang Dark Horse features a new badge, displaying a head-on horse motif for the first time in Mustang history.

2024 Ford Mustang Interior

Along with the exterior, the 2024 Ford Mustang receives a complete overhaul of its interior. Driver-centric and inspired by jet fighter cockpits, the seventh-gen Mustang’s interior is packed full of new tech and comfort features. Upgrades include an all-new 12.4-inch LCD digital cluster spanning the instrument panel to the center stack, a new flat-bottomed steering wheel and a host of new interior colorways. These colorways are as follows:

  • Black Onyx
  • Space Gray
  • Emberglo
  • Carmine Red
  • Deep Indigo

Meanwhile, six interior colorways previously available for the 2023 model  year have been removed from the 2024 Mustang. They are as follows:

  • Ebony
  • Ceramic
  • Tan
  • Ebony with Metal Gray stitch
  • Showstopper Red
  • Midnight Blue with Grabber Blue stitch

Additionally, new accent color seatbelts are available for customers who want a pop of color added to their interior colorway.

Meanwhile, the 2024 Ford Mustang gains quite a few advanced driver assist features. This includes Post-Impact Braking, which is now standard across all trim levels after being unavailable for the 2023 model year. Finally, rear parking sensors are also standard throughout all three models.

Sync 4 connectivity is now included in the Mustang, replacing the outgoing Sync 3 system. The 2024 Mustang also boasts an optional wireless smartphone charging pad.

Finally, like other vehicles in The Blue Oval’s lineup, the 2024 Mustang has ditched AM radio. It also offers a reduced capacity amp option when supplier constraints exist.

2023 Ford Mustang Mechanical

The 2024 Mustang powertrain lineup features two new engines. They are the turbocharged Ford 2.3L EcoBoost I4 engine and the next iteration of the Ford 5.0L Coyote V8 engine.

As for powertrain figures, the Mustang EcoBoost makes use of the aforementioned turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder, which delivers a not-insignificant 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The Mustang GT, when not outfitted with the Active Valve Exhaust, coaxes 480 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque from the naturally aspirated 5.0L V8, while opting for the Active Valve Exhaust bumps these figures to 486 horsepower and 418 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the Dark Horse boasts 500 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque under the hood, facilitated by its naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 engine.

The Performance Package adds a unique slew of features such as Drift Brake, which is exactly what it sounds like – it makes it easier to throw the 2024 Ford Mustang into a four-wheel slide while maintaining control. Remote Rev is also available, which, again, is a feature that does exactly what it says on the tin, allowing owners of the Mustang to raise the RPMs remotely.

Finally, the Mustang EcoBoost is exclusively available with Ford’s automatic transmission, as the manual transmission has been deleted from the EcoBoost option list. However, a manual transmission is still available on GT and Dark Horse.

2023 Ford Mustang Packages

The 2024 Ford Mustang lineup gains the new Bronze Design Series Appearance Package. It’s optional on the 2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost and GT, and can be outfitted in conjunction with or without the Performance Pack. This exterior accent package adds Sinister Bronze alloy wheels and bronze badges to the seventh-generation Mustang, lending it a unique, classy air.

The Mustang Dark Horse offers the optional Dark Horse Appearance Package. This aesthetic package includes a Black-painted roof, Brembo brake calipers painted in Notorious Blue with Grabber Blue logo, and unique hood graphic. As previously mentioned, in order to acquire Blue Ember Metallic paint for the Dark Horse, the Dark Horse Appearance Package must be selected. However, the package can be outfitted on a Dark Horse of any color.

Finally, three appearance packages were deleted that were previously available for the 2023 model year, including the following:

2024 Ford Mustang Availability

The 2024 Ford Mustang is to be assembled at the Ford Flat Rock plant in Michigan. The new seventh-generation S650 Ford Mustang continues to ride on the same platform as the preceding, sixth-generation Mustang known as the Ford S550 platform. However, the S650 has several updates over the preceding architecture.

Order banks for the new pony car only recently opened, along with the build and price tool on The Blue Oval’s website. Additionally, Ford Authority previously covered the seventh-generation Mustang’s pricing in depth, and it’s worth noting that it will be quite a bit more expensive than the outgoing 2023 model.

Looking ahead, while the Mustang Shelby GT500 was discontinued for the 2023 model year, it isn’t completely dead. In fact, as reported by Ford Authority back in September 2022, the high-performance variant is on track to make a comeback in 2025 for the 2026 model year.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. Drew Ford Retiree

    100% of all vehicles produced after May 1, 2018 require a rearview camera, per FMVSS 111. So, contrary to this article, the camera is not newly standard for 2024.

    Reply
  2. TeamLotus

    My order is in. Now my patience testing begins. A odd thing though, in the Added Exterior Colors ection, you mention Vapor Blue but have a picture of Atlas Blue instead. Error or no stock Vapor Blue images were available?

    Reply
  3. Rob

    Bring back AM Radio. Why are you really eliminating it? Also do not ever go electric with pickups or Bronco or Mustang. Be bold and quit just blindly following the false green narrative. Keep ice around.

    Reply
  4. Mark B

    Well, as a current S550 owner, I will say that there are definitely improvements and then are those things touted as improvements that I would classify as questionable.

    Performance improvements are always welcome. Interior freshening is usually welcomed. Other add-ons like the drift brake lever are questionable.

    The “bones” are essentially the same, with improvements. Not an entirely new Mustang. To sell it as such I think doesn’t honor the mark. Recall the transition from the Fox to the SN95. Not totally new…a marked improvement in many of the same attributes.

    Reply
  5. BobKnobbCobbb

    No convertible shown either.

    Quality control issues, acquisition upcharges , poor showing online…

    Stay out of the race car Farley and FIX your company.

    Reply
  6. Stang fan1

    No AM radio?! Wow – this is going to be a deal breaker for a lot of people. When sports go away, so will AM radio.

    Reply
  7. John b

    Lol it’s not a redesign. And it’s basically the same car with some facia refreshing! The interior is the same outside of the dash! Ford must pay big dollars to write bs stories like this hahah

    Reply
  8. Carroll Guidry

    Can any one in authority can have a vin number for the ford maverick
    lariat I ordered in Sept 2022 like to fine out where it is.
    Thank you and blessing
    Mr. Carroll Guidry

    Reply

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