Need for Green 2019 Mustang EcoBoost: Is it Worth Your ‘Green?’

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2019 Mustang EcoBoost in 'Need for Green'

Ford’s latest EcoBoost has a couple of new features compared to last year’s model but are they enough to make you sign the dotted line?

“Brand-new Mustang” is a phrase any one of us as Mustang enthusiasts love to hear, and with a new color name like “Need for Green,” how can anyone not get excited?

Since its debut in 2015, the EcoBoost Premium has seen certain options trickle in over the years, such as power seats, leather, digital dash, MyFord Touch with Ford SYNC, SiriusXM, and a Shaker sound system. The EcoBoost effectively replaced the aging V6 models with a twin-scroll turbocharged inline-four cylinder, complete with direct injection and variable cam timing.

For 2019, Ford’s latest EcoBoost now comes with the coveted active exhaust that GT Premium owners have been enjoying for a little while now. And yes, it sounds just as awesome on a brand new, blown four-banger as it does on a beefy, naturally-aspirated 5-point-oh.

2019 Mustang EcoBoost in 'Need for Green'

EcoBoost Premium Goodies

Before we go any further, let’s talk about the finer details, starting with the interior. This particular EcoBoost is equipped with the standard 201A package, which includes a 12-inch digital dash, heated steering wheel, leather-wrapped center console, knee bolsters, shifter boot and ventilated seats. It also comes with the BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) system, memory function for the driver’s seat, and customizable ambient lighting.

Since it is Performance Package-borne, it also comes with 19-inch glossy performance wheels (paired with a PZERO 255/40R19 tires), side rocker panels, stylish front splitter, and most importantly, MagneRide suspension.

Funnily enough, the Performance Package still lists “Spoiler Delete” as an option on the Maroni. We’re still not sure why this is an option, but for what it’s worth, we’d imagine this somehow helps with aero. If by eliminating the modicum of airflow obstruction that a spoiler adds to a car’s aerodynamics is what Ford feels is best for a car that produces 310 horsepower, then who are we to argue?

Alas, the lack of a stylish spoiler does little in the way of us actually enjoying this vehicle (even if it would look loads better with one). Let’s get down to the good stuff.

 

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Derin Richardson is a seasoned editor who's worked in print and digital media since 2008. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at California State University, Fullerton, and is an avid fan of American muscle. He oversees content for The Mustang Source, Mustang Forums, Dodge Forum, MB World, JK-Forum and 5Series.

As the grandson of a former L.A. Fire Department mechanic, he's grown up around cars and trucks most of his life. Some of his fondest memories are the times he helped wrench on his grandfather's 1941 Ford Pickup, which he endearingly nicknamed "High Yeller."

He currently drives a Red Hot 2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS but appreciates anything with four wheels and a little rumble.

Derin can be reached at [email protected]

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