Ford Mustang

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Base MSRP price range:
$23,800 - $41,800
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Car Type: Sporty cars
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CR Model Summary
The redesigned Mustang can play the part of stylish and sedate or visceral and soul stirring. Base models use a 300-hp, 3.7-liter V6, but the big news is the 310-hp, 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder that's aimed at balancing punch and fuel economy. Once again, the GT features a V8, producing 435 hp. Both a slick six-speed manual and automatic transmission are offered. Handling is agile and balanced, while the ride is firm, yet tied down. New features include keyless entry, push-button start, and the Sync infotainment system. In addition to fun, technology brings blind-spot detection with cross-traffic alert and active cruise control.
General Model Specs
Body styles
2-door hatchback, convertible
Drive wheels
2 front, 2 rear
Engines available
2.3-liter 4 turbo (310 hp)
3.7-liter V6 (300 hp)
5.0-liter V8 (435 hp)
Transmissions available
6-speed automatic
6-speed manual
Basic: 3/36
Powertrain: 5 year/ 60,000 mile
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First Drive - Ford Mustang GT
The arrival of a new version of an iconic automobile is greeted with equal measures of glee and dread. Will it be better, enthusiasts wonder, or has it been ruined? And while Ford introduced the new-look Mustang last December to much fervor ... More
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Reliability History - Ford Mustang (V8)
Trouble spots by year 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Engine Major
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Engine Minor
Electrical System
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/no
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/no
Side curtain air bags Standard
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Not available
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap NA
IIHS front small overlap NA
IIHS side crash NA
IIHS rear crash NA
IIHS roof crush NA
NHTSA overall crash score NA
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score NA
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger NA / NA
NHTSA overall side-crash score NA
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger NA / NA
NHTSA side pole-crash NA
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD NA / NA
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