Originally Posted by Rootus
More money, less performance, and maybe a couple more mpg? This would be an odd decision on Ford's part IMO. They've done something similar recently (F150) so there's precedent, but I'd be surprised nonetheless. It's tough to find a good argument for changing either the V6 or the GT formula.
Well the 2.0T Fusion makes 22 city/33 highway as opposed to the V6 Mustangs 19/31. The new Mustang is going to be lighter than both of those cars so I would expect at least
22/33 out of the 4-cylinder Mustang. As far as performance, it should be higher than the V6 because it's supposedly going to make the same power, but it will make it lower in the RPM range so performance should improve as well. The only downside is price and that's because Ford is charging more for their Ecoboost models, but that's just the name of the game. Same with the F150, as you mentioned.