In a world full of change, the Ford Mustang is a constant we find comforting to have around. Even when it does change, it stays Mustang.

Well, the seventh-gen pony has arrived, and we arrived in Pasadena, California, to check out the latest of their iconic nameplate.

There are still two rear-wheel drive powertrains, both updated for 2024. The EcoBoost 2.3-liter turbo four-banger now makes 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. It’s fun and peppy, but when we say ‘Mustang,’ you’re thinking double the cylinders.

No worries– The 5.0-liter Coyote V8 has entered its fourth generation, growling with up to 486 horsepower and 418 lb-ft of torque. Paired to a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic, this Coyote is as wily as ever.

GREG CARLOSS: “What I love about this engine— well, it’s a fourth-generation engine now— but I always forget in the Mustang 5.0-liters how much it revs and how much it likes to rev. And I like to rev it… because this is what you get. It sounds phenomenal; and this is in normal mode. I’m going to go up to sport and open up the valves a little bit… That’s what you want. This is—this is a Mustang.”

While still leaning into traditional cues, styling is sharper and edgier for the 2020’s. And the interior is equally modern with large screens and new materials.

Pricing starts just over $32,000 for the EcoBoost and $43,000 for the GT. Stay tuned for our upcoming Road Test and more Quick Spins… soon!