A deep dive into the 2023 and 2024 Ford Mustang, for sale at Future Ford of Sacramento!
Nothing is more important than having all the facts when deciding what new car to purchase. That’s why Future Ford of Sacramento wants to guide you through the differences between the two latest iterations of the iconic Mustang, a powerful lineage of American classic muscle that has been praised by automotive enthusiasts for decades. In this review, Future Ford of Sacramento will talk about the performance specs of each model, differences in exterior and interior design, specifics of various trims like Dark Horse and GT, as well as safety features. You can’t go wrong with the Ford Mustang no matter what year you choose, as superior performance and distinctive design have alway been tenants of this classic car. But Future Ford of Sacramento knows that each and every detail matters for the people of the Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova and Folsom areas, so let’s dive deep into what makes the 2023 Ford Mustang different from the newest 2024 Ford Mustang models.
The Specs that separate this symbol of American Muscle
Adrenaline chasers everywhere have gravitated towards the Ford Mustang for decades, and this year is no different as the 7th-generation Mustang lineup is revolutionary in its combination of dynamic design, athletic handling, and raw power. With various engine choices, every level speed enthusiast is sure to be satisfied. The all-new 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Coupe is powered by a naturally aspirated Gen-4 5.0L Coyote V8 engine that struts its stuff with 500 horsepower and 418 lb.-ft of torque. A turbocharged 2.3L EcoBoost engine is also offered, and delivers 315 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft of torque, while featuring a new Modular Power Cylinder engine architecture that helps improve performance. You can choose a coupe or soft-top convertible, both of which come standard with either a 10-speed SelectShift automatic with available paddle shifters or a 6-speed manual transmission so you can take control into your own hands. If you choose to go with the 2023 Ford Mustang, you will be met with similar amounts of power. The Mustang GT and Mach 1 trims feature the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine, with the GT attaining 450 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft of torque with Port Fuel Direct Injection, and the Mach 1 edging out with 470 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft of torque using a Six-speed manual transmission. The 2023 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Fastback is the base model for that year, and features the 2.3L EcoBoost Engine that still impresses with 310 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft of torque with turbocharging, direct injection, and twin independent variable cam timing.
Interior and Exterior Features
Starting off with the 2023 Ford Mustang, you have a plethora of choices to select from. The wind will take your breath away in the Ecoboost and GT convertibles, while your speed needs will be met with the aeronautically inspired design of the Mach 1 and Mach 1 Premium. Any model in the 2023 Ford Mustang line-up can be uniquely yours with 18 different wheel styles, modern color choices and a range of seat options. Every model features all-LED front lighting, signature lighting, low beams, turn signals and projector high beams. Also standard on all Mustang models is Track Apps, which displays your performance metrics in the instrument cluster. Depending on which of the 9 models you have to choose from, premium interior features include available heated and cooled seats, Wi-Fi hotspot, and B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen. There are also various packages to choose from that will make your 2023 Ford Mustang stand out, including the GT Performance Package which offers 19” Ebony Black Aluminum Wheels, Brembo six-piston front brake calipers and heavy-duty front springs, and the California Special Package which boasts front honeycomb grille with GT/CS badge, Miko Suede Seat Inserts with GT/CS logo and red stitching, and a Performance Rear Wing.
The 2024 Ford Mustang displays reworked exterior styling and an all-new “fighter-jet inspired” interior where you can choose from six unique interior environments for a look that suits your personality. You will find a larger instrument cluster than the 2023 Ford Mustang model at 12.4-inches, and it is customizable with selectable colors and gauges. Base 2024 Ford Mustangs come with cloth seats and optional micro-suede inserts, while the premium models add stitching and leather. Another improvement over the 2023 Ford Mustang is the technology gadgetry, with an available 13.2-inch infotainment system and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as standard Ford Co-Pilot 360 and a segment-first electronic drift brake which allows the Mustang’s RWD drifting capabilities. As with the previous year, there are 9 models to choose from, with the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Premium sitting as the top model. Heads will turn as the massive, track ready Brembo brakes show off black calipers and a white Brembo logo, and the optional Tarnished Dark High Gloss hood Stripe nods to the racing inspired exterior design.
There isn’t much to compare here as the 2023 Ford Mustang models and the newest Ford Mustang line-up come standard with Ford Co-Pilot360 features, including Auto-High Beam Headlamps, Lane-Keeping System, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. However, the 2024 Ford Mustang does offer some new safety features like Reverse Auto braking, Pothole Mitigation, and Lane Center Assist.
Future Ford of Sacramento
With our stellar record for outstanding customer service and industry expertise, Future Ford of Sacramento is here to meet your needs! We know just what it takes to provide you with the ultimate car-shopping experience, whether it’s a knowledgeable and friendly staff, professional business practices, or an impeccable inventory. You will find it all here at Future Ford of Sacramento, and that is why customers come from the surrounding areas of Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova and Folsom just to see us! We hope this comparison of the 2023 Ford Mustang and 2024 Ford Mustang has been helpful in getting you closer to the right decision. As any car enthusiast will tell you, you can’t go wrong with any version of the Ford Mustang, a legendary sports car that absolutely serves it up when you are talking power, style and an impeccable driving experience. Come test out each model year for yourself over here at Future Ford of Sacramento!