The Mustang is stylish and enjoyable to drive, thanks in part to its independent rear suspension. Base models use a 300-hp, 3.7-liter V6. The optional 310-hp, 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder delivers some punch but sounds raspy. The GT features a muscular 5.0-liter V8. We found the slick six-speed manual particularly satisfying, and the automatic works well. Coupe and convertible body styles are available, but the convertible uses an annoying manual latch to secure the top. Handling is balanced, and the firm ride is well controlled. Safety gear includes blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert. Sync 3 has replaced the inferior MyFord Touch infotainment system, and a high-performance GT 350 trim has been added to the lineup. Reliability has been below average. The Mustang will be significantly updated for 2018 with revised front and rear styling, updated interior, revised powertrains, and new high-tech options. The V6 retires, 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. It will go on sale this fall.