We’re anticipating the 2024 Mustang to be just as powerful as the last, with some updated tech features that will cause the price to rise. However, there are still quite a few features we know for certain that are already defining the 2024 model differently than these years. Between comfort, features, and build; the 2024 Mustang is going to be a cut above this year’s Mustang in a few key ways. Our preview guide will let you know what to expect as we keep you updated throughout the rest of the year. We can already tell the new 2024 would make for a great upgrade.
- Mustang is most likely still going to be repping its same engine, but with some updated improvements for the new year.
- New hardware, revised styling, and a fresh new interior is already setting next year’s model apart.
- More features to show off the engines updated power and technology focused cabin to come in 2024.
- Updated, muscular style exterior build for the sports coupe.
ENGINE & POWER: THE BEST OF WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW
The power of the Musang is still racing strong with the prospect of what’s under the hood in the 2024 model. It’s going to come standard with a 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine at 316 horsepower and producing 350 pounds-feet of torque, as well as a 10-speed automatic transmission. Already a slight improvement over the current Mustang with 5 horsepower extra. Moving across higher trim levels, we start to see continued improvement in horsepower in 2024.
The head of the herd on this front is an all new, 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse. What we know so far is that the Dark Horse is a streetcar with track ready functionality, built for speed. Keeping racetracks in mind, the Dark Horse is a step up from the GT trim and has a 5.0-liter V-8 with the option of either a 10-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual and produces 500 horsepower. But we can’t forget about the other changes that are coming to the EcoBoost engine such as better packaging, a new fuel delivery system, and updated turbocharger.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR CHANGES
You’re going to notice some of these design changes pretty immediately. The outer works of the car features a thicker build, that gives an edgier appearance with its sharp, diagonals. The 2023 model is more universal in terms of who the appearance is made for, the 2024 model doesn’t shy away from making a statement that is built strong and fast. Ford said it was meant to appeal to a younger audience who grew up playing video games, drawing direct inspiration from racing games in its interior and exterior design. Overall, the car seems more muscular than before.
The interior of the car has some big changes as well. There is more to the double dashboard. The interior cabin is now more akin to the feel of a racecar drivers’ cockpit. The dash and door are now leather wrapped in a leatherette with a carbon weave-pattern. The steering wheel features a new flat-bottomed looking design that seems muscular as well. All the plastics are laser etched with a fine grain, contributing to the classier sleek vibe that’s inside the new Mustang, along with two new paint colors to add onto the already substantial 11. The word is right now that we can expect the new Mustang to also be offered still as a coupe or a convertible.
THE TECH OF TOMORROW
Continue to expect all the basics for wireless play and charging with the flat charging pad for phones, USB ports and angled phone holders. The interior, focusing on its racer-sleek feel, adds a more heightened sense of futuristic driving with the two touchscreens. It is something we haven’t seen in a Mustang before, one 12.4-inch display in front of the driver and another 13.2-inch center screen all combined under a giant glass panel. The graphics on each are high quality, furthering the whole “videogame” feel. The new Mustang will come with the Sync 4 system with customization options that haven’t been seen before and a new focus on an ease-of-user experience.
WELCOMING IN THE 2024 MUSTANG
From what we can tell, the new Mustang is already a significant improvement over this year’s current model. The look and feel are going to come down to drivers’ preference for a few cases, but if you like the idea of a video-game vehicle pulled out of the screen and on the road; we’re just as excited as you are with more updates to come.