Man I’m all over the Mustang map. 70 Boss 302, 09 GT 500 and my daily commuter a 2012 V6 still giving me 31MPG and at the 210,000 mile marker.
The Only 4 banger mustang I had was a Charlie Angels era sedan. It was bad but cheap. I have not driven a new 4 cyl mustang but I’m sure it would but not easily beat my V6 putting out just over 300 hp stock.
My experience with newer things is it does not last as long as the tried and true, long production run anything Like my V6. I bought a 2011 Focus and it suffered with the wobbly automatic transmission. It forced me out quickly of the car and bought the Stang. I have no doubt that car or transmission would have never made it to 210K miles.
I hope I’m wrong about the 4 cyl, but seeing as the trans in the Focus had been tested for over 15 years why are their pending lawsuits in the tens of thousands of Focus cars its automatics.
You will not meet a more devout Ford owner than me. But I learned my lesson. Only time and miles will tell.