By Ed Curran

By Ed Curran

CHICAGO (CBS) — We’re behind the wheel of a sensible Mustang. This is the Mustang with a smaller engine. It has the looks, but does it have the performance to back it up?

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I rented a car.

They said, “Would you like to upgrade to a Mustang at no additional cost?”

Boy, was I excited. Then I found out it was an EcoBoost Mustang, and I was so amazed by the car!

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The 2021 Ford EcoBoost Mustang is a ball to drive.

Can a 4-cylinder turbo-boosted Mustang really be a Mustang? It’s not a Mustang GT, but this Ford EcoBoost Mustang is a thrill to drive, with power you can’t believe from a 4-cylinder engine.

With over 300 horsepower, this Mustang gallops to 60 mph in a hair over five seconds. It does it while sipping gas at a reasonable rate of 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

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The Ford Mustang EcoBoost is a great test drive to take if you’re looking at a car like the Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger, or any model of Mustang. The Ford Mustang EcoBoost starts at $28,000.