2022 Ford Mustang Engine

 The 2022 Ford Mustang comes with a plethora of engine options. It has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 310 or 330 horsepower depending on the model. You can upgrade to a 460- or 480-horsepower V8, or you can go all the way up to the GT500, which has a 760-horsepower supercharged V8.

2022 Ford Mustang

2022 Ford Mustang Engine, Transmission, and Performance

 Don't be fooled by the number of cylinders—the standard turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder has enough power to outperform V-8 Mustangs from the past. Similarly, the High-Performance package adds a more melodic and responsive EcoBoost engine derived from the now-defunct Ford Focus RS. The optional EcoBoost Handling package also equips the four-cylinder coupe with racetrack capabilities. The GT models are powered by a 450-hp V-8 engine with an optional active exhaust system that produces a thunderous roar. Both of these powerful engines are paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic transmission, making the Mustang faster than ever.

2022 Ford Mustang Engine

The resurrected Mach 1 model has the best performance credentials, with the track-focused Performance Pack Level 2 (PPL2) and the brilliant Bullitt model both put to pasture. It'll terrorise racetracks and make grocery runs thanks to an improved 470-hp V-8 and chassis components shared with Shelby Mustangs, but the Mach 1 we drove had a tiring tendency to tramline. Regardless of engine power, the Mustang's modernised chassis provides a comfortable and controlled driving experience. In Comfort mode, the steering is appropriately light, while in the other two modes, it is nicely weighted. The brake pedal on the Mustang has a firm feel that we found a little touchy in stop-and-go traffic, but it's easier to apply smoothly at higher speeds.

2022 Ford Mustang Engine Options

Base engine: 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque (EcoBoost); starts around $28,000.

Engines on offer:

2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 330 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque (EcoBoost with High Performance package)

5.0-liter V8 with 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque (GT); starting price is around $37,000.

5.0-liter V8 with 480 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque (Mach 1); supercharged models begin around $53,000. GT500 has a 5.2-liter V8 with 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque; it starts around $73,000.

Rear-wheel drive is the mode of transportation.


6-speed manual as standard; 7-speed dual-clutch automatic as standard (GT500 only); 10-speed automatic as an option.