Ford Mustang: 4 New Cars Faster Than an EcoBoost

The Ford Mustang EcoBoost brought an affordable, efficient alternative to the V8-powered GT with its S550-gen release in 2015. Moreover, the newest EcoBoost pony cars produce 310 horsepower; some make as much as 330. That means the gas-sipper in the Mustang lineup is no slouch. However, if you want to spend more to get a faster car, here are four new cars faster than a Ford Mustang EcoBoost, like the BMW 230i and Nissan Z.

  • Toyota GR Supra 2.0
  • Nissan Z Base
  • BMW 230i
  • Chevrolet Camaro LT1

Is the Toyota GR Supra 2.0 faster than the Ford Mustang EcoBoost?

Although the smaller-engined Toyota GR Supra 2.0 produces just 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, it’s quicker than the EcoBoost. The little brother Supra manages to sprint to sixty in just 4.8 seconds, 0.3 ticks quicker than the Mustang EcoBoost. However, the Mustang’s starting price of $28,865 puts it well below the Supra’s $44,115. 

Still, the interior is more lavishly decorated in the GR Supra 2.0. Also, the little 3,157-lb Supra achieves fuel economy figures of 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg at highway speeds. That’s better than the Ford Mustang EcoBoost’s 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. 

How much will the Nissan Z cost?

The base model Nissan Z starts at $41,015, a serious performance bargain considering the horsepower and torque figures. Still, that base price puts it well above the Ford Mustang EcoBoost and other economy sports cars. However, the base model Nissan Z still gets the impressive 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine, making it much more powerful than a Supra 2.0 or EcoBoost.  

The Nissan Z, like the BMW 230i, is faster than the Ford Mustang EcoBoost.
Nissan Z | Nissan

Is the BMW 230i fast?

With 255 horsepower, you might think the BMW 230i won’t be that quick in a straight line. You’d be wrong, though. A 2022 BMW 230i can manage a sprint to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds, tying the Ford Mustang EcoBoost. Of course, BMW has a reputation for undervaluing the power of their engines, so there’s a chance the 230i might squeeze out a couple of extra ponies. Also, with a starting price of $37,345, it’s one of the closest performance bargains to the EcoBoost on this list. 

The BMW 2 Series, like the 230i, boast quick enough numbers to be faster than an EcoBoost.
BMW 2 Series | BMW

Additionally, Car and Driver reports that the BMW 230i returned fuel economy numbers of 38 mpg on the highway. That’s much higher than the EcoBoost’s 29 highway miles. 

Is the Chevrolet Camaro LT1 faster than the Ford Mustang EcoBoost?

Although Chevrolet offers many Camaro’s with a gas-sipping 2.0L inline-four-cylinder engine, the performance figures don’t heat up until you opt for the V8. Enter the Chevrolet Camaro LT1, a 6.2L V8-powered muscle car with a tire-shredding 455 horsepower. MotorTrend returned a 5.6-second run to sixty with the 1LE’s turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant. However, the V8-powered LT1 is a much quicker car, with the potential to hit sixty in the low four-second range. 

What are other cars faster than the EcoBoost?

The market is full of quicker cars than the Ford Mustang EcoBoost, like the GT trim of the same model. However, buying a new vehicle for the EcoBoost’s starting price with similar performance credentials is a tall order. In fact, iSeeCars named the EcoBoost its top pick for the cheapest performance car, ahead of comparable Chevrolet Camaros and Dodge Challengers. Scroll down to read more about the Mustang! 


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