Specifications of Ford Mustang Convertible VI (facelift 2017) 2.3 GTDi EcoBoost (310 HP) SelectShift
General characteristics of Ford Mustang Convertible VI (facelift 2017) 2.3 GTDi EcoBoost (310 HP) SelectShift
The 2021 Ford Mustang Convertible is a 2 door open-top sports car with similar dimensions to that of the Chevrolet Camaro convertible. The Mustang rolls on a 107.1-inch wheelbase and is 188.5 inches long and 54.3 inches tall. Including the wing mirrors, the Mustang Convertible is 81.9 inches wide. The manual model weighs in at 3,636 lbs while auto cars tip the scale at 3,656. Opt for the High Performance Package on the EcoBoost, and the upgrades see weight increase to 3,916 and 3,932 lbs, respectively.
Both the base and Premium trim come standard with Ford's 2.3-liter turbo EcoBoost engine. In the Mustang, this engine produces a healthy 310 hp and 350 lb-ft, significantly more than the 275 hp and 295 lb-ft on offer in the equivalent 2.0T Chevy Camaro drop-top. It might not be a true muscle car, but the Ford Mustang Convertible puts on a good show, and most ordinary drivers will be more than happy with the performance on offer. To keep the hardcore fans happy, Ford sells the Mustang Convertible with a six-speed manual transmission that provides slick and precise shifts, but a smooth ten-speed is also on offer in the USA. From a performance perspective, expect a 0-60 time in the high four-second range and a top speed of 155 mph with the High Performance Package, up from 145 mph without it. Our only disappointment is the lack of aural drama from the exhaust pipes. Ford does offer a High Performance Package that adds a larger twin-scroll turbo compressor, fresh engine calibration, and larger radiator for outputs of 330 hp and 350 lb-ft, and adds an active exhaust with quad tips. But, in something as lifestyle-focused as the convertible, this seems a little excessive and isn't worth opting for.
The Mustang follows a 2+2 interior layout, meaning there should, in theory, be space for four people. In reality, though, you should consider the Mustang a two-seater car with a sizable rear parcel shelf. However, the good news is that those in the front get ample legroom and supportive manually-adjustable sport seats in the base model. Premium models get leather upholstery and power adjustability. The driver's seating position is great, and forward visibility is excellent. We did notice some cheap-feeling plastic bits inside the cabin, but the overall build quality is good.
The base model Mustang Convertible is sparsely equipped, giving the Premium trim more room to impress. Standard features on the base model include manual climate control, keyless entry with push-button start, active noise cancellation, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, a four-way manual driver's seat, a two-way passenger seat, and cruise control. Standard driver assistance features include blind-spot assist with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, lane-keeping alert, driver alert, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, and dynamic braking. Premium models add features such as aluminum foot pedals, ambient lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, illuminated door-sill scuff plates, heated and cooled six-way driver and four-way passenger power seats, and a reverse sensing system. Optional extras include features such as a 12-inch LCD digital instrument cluster with MyColor, and a heated steering wheel which are both included in the $2,300 201A package available on the Premium Convertible.