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Ford Mustang Reviews from Consumer Reports

Ford Mustang Reviews

The Ford Mustang is a 2-door hatchback, convertible offered in a Shelby GT350 Fastback, GT Fastback, GT Premium Convertible, V6 Convertible, V6 Fastback, GT Premium Fastback, EcoBoost Premium Convertible, EcoBoost Fastback and EcoBoost Premium Fastback. The powertrains include 2.3-liter 4 turbo (310 hp), 3.7-liter V6 (300 hp), 5.0-liter V8 (435 hp) and 5.2-liter V8 (526 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Rear wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from NA mpg city to NA mpg highway. The Mustang hatchback Premium 4-cyl uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Porsche 911, Chevrolet Camaro, Toyota 86, Subaru WRX, Audi TT, Chevrolet Corvette, BMW 2 Series, Dodge Challenger, Subaru BRZ, Nissan Z, Volkswagen GTI, Volkswagen Jetta, Fiat 500, Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta and Mini Cooper.

Last Model Reviewed: 2016

Reviewed Ford Mustangs from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2016 Ford Mustang hatchback Premium 4-cyl
  • 2015 Ford Mustang hatchback Premium 4-cyl
  • 2011 Ford Mustang convertible GT Premium V8
  • 2010 Ford Mustang coupe GT Premium V8 MT

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