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The Ford Mustang is significantly updated for 2018 with revised front and rear styling, updated interior, revised powertrains, and new high-tech options. The V6 has been retired, leaving the turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder and 5.0-liter V8, each available with a new 10-speed automatic transmission. The V8 engine has been reworked to create more power and aid fuel economy. The rear suspension designed has been revised, and the Mustang will be available with active damping to dynamically adjust shock performance. An increased emphasis on personalization enables drivers to set suspension, steering, exhaust sound, and other preferences with a memory setting. A suite of advanced safety features will be offered, including forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, and lane-keep assist. The updated Mustang goes on sale in fall 2017.

Highs

  • Iconic design
  • Drives like a true sports car now, with capability limited only by the driver's ability

Lows

  • No real rear seat
  • Four-cylinder turbo sounds like a cheap, underpowered economy sedan

Best Version to Get

None of the three engines is a bad choice. The EcoBoost 2.3-liter four cylinder gets relatively good fuel economy for this size of car and level of performance. Too bad it sounds lousy, lacking any sort of musical harmony. That's not a problem with the GT's V8. Be wary of buying th...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 2 rear
Drive Wheels
Rear
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/unlimited
Body Styles
2-door hatchback
convertible
Transmissions Available
  • 10-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.3-liter 4 turbo (310 hp)
  • 5-liter V8 (435 hp)

Ratings

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Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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