2021 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible new car reviews

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Like the last EcoBoost Mustang we tested, this one is also equipped with the 2.3-Liter High Performance Package, but, in this case, we get the added fun factor of having a convertible top.

What's it like to drive? Read our impressions below.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens
Editorial Director

There’s a lot to like here.

The top goes down.

It’s not slow.

Head-turning looks.

It’s a Mustang.

And those sequential taillights.

My one beef involves our test car’s automatic transmission as it’s very eager to upshift, meaning you can be in ninth or 10th gear while cruising through the neighborhood while, at the same time, the box is a little slow to downshift. This seemed to be the issue whether in S or D.

Yes, you can paddle-shift it, but then you’re kind of committed to the paddles. I’d ask for a dash of Porsche or VW’s A.I. here involving downshifting.

Worst thing in the world? Most people will likely never notice.

This one’s a cruiser, and there it excels. Load it up–assuming your numbers 3 and 4 can fit in the back–drop the top, and head out. (I can see this perfect for doggie time.)

Want to fill the nighttime sky with some exhaust burble? Flip the switch.

At night, also, the interior comes alive. The dash, the gauges, the entire interior package, somehow has a retro vibe that just works. The Mustang personality comes through, even though the gauges are now screens.

The Mustang convertible has never felt as tight as the coupe, so this isn’t your next track car. It’s not a Miata fighter.

But for most people seeking some open-air motoring, it’s darn near perfect.

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