The Mustang enters the modern age with an 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. Ford has replaced the inferior MyFord Touch system with the Sync 3 infotainment system. A high-performance GT 350 trim has been added to the lineup. Reliability of has been below average.