When a V8 Mustang is within a few miles, you can almost feel the cliffs shake. Like most of the auto news industry, we also sometimes accept travel, lodging and event access for vehicle drive and news coverage opportunities. The 10-speed auto is merely a slightly-better-than-average automatic transmission, but the six-speed manual is a very good example of its breed. While the automatic remains an option we'd skip out of personal preference, the result is indeed a quicker and more flexible Mustang. Well, is a bit of a mixed bag, both when left to its own devices, and when the driver takes control.
We're not sure, and the engineers on hand weren't, either. It's too slow even in normal mode, and while sportier drive modes do speed things up, the shifts are never quite as quick as we would hope. Also, we don't get nearly the snow that you do in Canada. Having just six gears also means each ratio is taller than those in the automatic, so you don't have to shift much more than you need, either. Over two days in the hills of Malibu, we tried out the 5.
The mission of Torque News is funded by advertising, hosted on the website. This is why the numerically lower gears have numerically higher gear ratios while the numerically higher gears have numerically lower ratios. That will change with the arrival of the 2018 Mustang, which will feature the new 10-speed gearbox as the only automatic transmission in the option list. The select shift on the mustang is a huge improvement over what I had in my 2012 fusion, that thing would wait a second or more to complete a shift, hit the button at 4k to shift at 5k, it was pretty much useless. Conclusion The automatic will work well enough for some people and in certain situations, but it's not as engaging as we'd have hoped.
But with , the latest's Mustang's mid-cycle update provided an opportunity for Ford's seminal pony car to receive the brand's newest transmission. Disclosure: Ford provided a round-trip plane ticket, overnight accommodations, and meals over a 36-hour period so we could bring readers this first-person report. The long travel became more frustrating upon discovering that the initial clutch engagement point was roughly halfway through the pedal travel. Besides the slick shifter and light clutch, a few other aspects come together to make the manual Mustang experience the ideal one. This equipment functions by revolving your headlights right into your turn. For the record, the '15 Ecoboost Mustang we had never had any shifting issues during the 2 years we had it, and we weren't always kind to it! You might lose a little of the comfort factor doing this on a hot day i. Sometimes it will figure out the right gear and downshift quickly, but other times it has to sit and think for a second, or it will pick one gear, and then realize it needs to go down yet again because you haven't lifted off.
Many people believe that with one of these new automatic transmissions with 8, 9 or 10 gears that you will constantly be hearing the transmission jumping from gear to gear, but in my experiences with these new gearboxes, the shifts are so subtle that you almost have to pay close attention to notice the shifts in the numerically higher gears. Drivability Next, since there are far more gears for the engineers to work with in the new 10-speed, there are much smaller steps between each gears. The car will never see a road course as there are none within the province. You have the option of running regular or premium fuel. With its incredible power and the fun of driving a 6 speed car there is no better car for the value. Typically, when you're dealing with your Mustang transmission, an expert is recommended for most major repair work. This made it tricky to execute the super quick shifts the slick lever encouraged.
While many automakers have gone to 7-, 8- and 9-speed transmissions, the 2017 Ford Mustang is only offered with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. This site was built by Mustang Ecoboost Owners for Mustang Ecoboost Owners. Six-Speed Manual We definitely have a pro-manual transmission bias, but in the case of the , the manual is objectively the better transmission. And of course, there's the fact that you can rest your left leg in stop-and-go traffic. It is simply an amazing car! Opting for the EcoBoost's Performance package, however, drops the 10-speed car's figures to 20 and 29 mpg.
If you drive both models, it would be close to impossible to end up with an EcoBoost. If driving fun is what you're looking for, may we direct your attention to the manual transmission? The other ecoboost on the lot that had the manual was 10k more. But yeah, 2 most common questions I have to answer- Why didn't you get the Coyote? While a Mustang manual transmission upgrade is generally a major installation process, it is one that can be done on your own. On our long-term car, the issue hasn't cropped up, nor did it when we sampled the. You have the option of running regular or premium fuel. And because of its newness, and , we ordered up with the 10-speed to see what it's like on a daily basis. Stop and go traffic, winter driving.
From 1964-2018, the Mustang came with either a Mustang manual transmission or a Mustang automatic transmission. Maybe it's a teething problem that'll go away after a update. Adaptive fronts lights have actually been discovered to considerably reduce accidents. The mid-cycle refresh of Mustang hammers that point home. Then, in 2005, a 5-speed automatic transmission was introduced, followed by a 6-speed auto in 2011.