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Ford Mustang

  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The Mustang is a sports car that serve as a daily driver without too much compromise. It is quick, handles nimbly, sounds good with a V8 and benefits from modern infotainment and connectivity. It's been recently updated. 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 has been revised, and constantly adjustable suspension is an option. 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 is offered, including forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist.
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2015 Redesign Year
Ford Mustang 2017
The biggest news for the 2015 version of the Mustang is the adoption of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, marking only the second time in the history of the car a four-cylinder engine can be found under the hood. Styling, while redolent of the Mustang's past, is fresh and quite handsome. Soft-touch materials and retro cues improve interior quality considerably and an independent rear suspension system is finally applied to the original Pony Car. Blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert are available, as are forward-collision warning and adaptive cruise control.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $20,325 - $32,725 $16,075 - $27,500
2016 $18,700 - $47,950 $14,575 - $41,175
2015 $17,425 - $34,025 $13,360 - $28,610
2011 Redesign Year
Ford Mustang 2014
This freshening includes more refined handling, upgraded interior materials and standard electronic stability control. Traction control and ABS are also standard. Interior fit and finish are greatly improved, as is ride quality. The adoption of Ford's Sync system introduces voice control for cell phones and music players. Parabolic spotter inserts on the exterior rearview mirrors offer coverage for the Mustang's blind spots and interior comfort is commendable. As always, the big draw is the Ford's prodigious horsepower.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2014 $14,725 - $45,575 $10,900 - $39,250
2013 $12,925 - $40,575 $9,235 - $34,810
2012 $11,350 - $32,500 $7,800 - $27,300
2011 $10,625 - $29,275 $7,125 - $24,300
2005 Redesign Year
Ford Mustang 2010
A major upgrade over the previous model in terms of style, comfort, and performance, the Mustang's 2005 redesign takes retro styling cues from past iterations of the car, while bringing its driving dynamics into the modern era. Handling is nimble and forgiving, but the ride is still stiff, which is not unusual for a sporty car. Fit and finish of the interior remain unimpressive. While the interior has a heavy dose of chrome and retro styling, with a dash and gauges evocative of earlier models, the materials look and feel low-grade. Hard and thin plastics dominate throughout. Among the pros are acceleration, handling and the V8's engine note. On the con side of the equation are a rough ride, poor interior quality and limited trunk space.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2010 $9,425 - $27,625 $6,050 - $22,780
2009 $7,225 - $25,950 $4,090 - $21,165
2008 $6,725 - $24,100 $3,645 - $19,465
2007 $6,275 - $22,925 $3,250 - $18,415
2006 $5,925 - $8,475 $2,930 - $5,215
2005 $5,675 - $7,900 $2,725 - $4,720
Ford Mustang 2004
Ford's popular "pony car," the Mustang, was redesigned for 1994 with a more rigid construction and new exterior and interior styling. Available as a coupe or convertible, this rear-wheel-drive car handles steadily on smooth roads, but bounces and steps to the side on bumpy ones. The V6 model feels sluggish; the V8 has more punch. The car's nose dives severely during hard braking. The Mustang was updated for 1999 with fresh styling, more power for both the V6 and V8, and a stiffer structure for the convertible. The Cobra model also got an upgraded independent rear suspension.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2004 $4,075 - $16,550 $1,400 - $12,475
2003 $3,975 - $14,200 $1,305 - $10,400
2002 $3,575 - $5,400 $1,265 - $2,750
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A