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The ecoboost has 40 more torque and hits their max HP lower in the power band. The V6 hits its 300 closer to red line. But, you can always put a blower on a V6, still be under $30k total and be around a stock GT or a little faster. Where as the Eco is maxed out without putting in a bigger turbo. Which means you are already over $30k and then replacing the turbo. Might as well go for the GT.

I think that was a deciding factor for me. The cost of the ecoboost was close to a GT. A V6 was significantly less (mine after deals and cashback was $24k off the lot) and at 300hp is already more than anyone needs unless going to the track or 'playing' stoplight racing. For less than a grand, I can get mine faster then an Eco. (TB & long tubes) $2k if I want to be really competitive with some suspension upgrades and a tune, if that Bama tune comes out and shows its worth the money.

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I had a 2011 V6 with a 373 gear and few other goodies that ran pretty good. I think it might and I again I said might win in the quarter against my V8. But if it was close in the quarter it would not not have been close after that even though my V8 is stock. I have had both V8 and V6 so I speak from experience not from some magazine report. There were plenty of mods for the 2011 not sure what they have for the 15's. Now to your question drive them both and then get what you want.


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I think I would be more embarrassed to say I have a v6 than to say my mustang is a turbo lol. Maybe it's the whole v6 secretary thing but I could never buy a v6 mustang. It was all GT's until this 2016 model which is now a turbo and the aftermarket support is looking really really good so far. I'm glad I went with the turbo.

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This post was started in May and the OP hasn't responded. What did you end up with?


And my answer: get the V6 because you can add a blower to it in the future and have 450hp without being at the engine limits.

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I drove both new.
The V6 seemed to have more punch than the Ecoboost. Anyway the Ecoboost is about $1500.00 more and unless you are into racing the V6 is the way to go for saving and punch.
Ecoboost is more of an EGO thing this year. Next year I'm sure the power will improve.
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I would say EcoBoost. The V6 is now just stuck in a really weird middle spot. Either be fuel efficient all the way or get a proper V8.

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I think that was a deciding factor for me. The cost of the ecoboost was close to a GT. A V6 was significantly less (mine after deals and cashback was $24k off the lot) and at 300hp is already more than anyone needs unless going to the track or 'playing' stoplight racing. For less than a grand, I can get mine faster then an Eco. (TB & long tubes) $2k if I want to be really competitive with some suspension upgrades and a tune, if that Bama tune comes out and shows its worth the money.
The base Ecoboost is about $7k less than a base GT and is about $1.5k more than a base v6. You need to get the 051A pkg on the v6 at $1000 to be comparably equiped to the Ecoboost so you really are only talking $500 difference.

An Ecoboost with a tune, intake and exhaust is in the 12's and will cost you about $1500. You will need to spend at least double that to get a v6 to the 12's.

The serious Ecoboost racers have their Mustangs deep into the 11's without getting into the engine. There is not the support for the 15/16 v6 to build one that goes that quick so you are on your own to build it at big bucks. You would likely spend enough to be in GT350 money.





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When I bought my V6, most of the ecoboosts were within about $1000-1500 of a base GT. Around $29000-31000. My V6 was $24k

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The actual cost difference between a 2016 Base V6 with 051A Package and a Base Ecoboost is actually only ...


$505.00 MSRP or $237.00 Invoice


To realistically compare the two ... apples-to-apples ... you must ADD the 051A package to the V6 which adds the 18" wheels & Tires, Fog Lights, Power Drivers Seat, and Rear Spoiler that the Base EB comes standard with.


The Base EB also comes with ...
* Diamond Mesh Aluminum Dash Trim (think this is nicer looking than the V6, Premium or PP dash)
* More HP & Torque with a broad flat torque curve that starts around 1500 RPM
* Direct Injection & Twin-Scroll Turbo with 15 PSI Boost
* 3.31:1 Rear Axle (vs. 3.15 on V6)
* Active Grill Shutter System for improved aerodynamics
* 6-Way Power Passenger Seat
* Smart Charging Alternator
* Real possibility of Improved MPG's in my 400 mi/week drive cycle (EPA rating of 22/31 vs. 19/28 of V6)


Definitely worth the extra $237.00 and why I chose it over staying with a V6 !!


Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE my 2011 V6.


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I had a 2012 V6 3.7 with a manual and loved that combo - if you wrung it out in 2nd gear it would hit 70! Great engine and sounded decent at higher rpm's.

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