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Ford Mustang

2018
Ford Mustang 2018 2-door hatchback Trim Shown: 2018 GT 2-door hatchback RWD Manual
The Ford Mustang is significantly updated for 2018 with revised front and rear styling, updated interior, revised powertrains, and new high-tech options. 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 designed has been revised, and the Mustang is available with active damping to dynamically adjust shock performance. 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 will be offered, including forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, and lane-keep assist. The updated Mustang goes on sale in fall 2017.
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2017
Ford Mustang 2017 2-door hatchback Trim Shown: 2017 GT Premium 2-door hatchback RWD Manual
The Mustang is stylish and enjoyable to drive, thanks to its agility and planted ride control. 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, which best suits the car. We found the slick six-speed manual to be particularly satisfying, and the automatic works well. The front seats are comfortable, but the rear is very cramped. Coupe and convertible body styles are available, but the convertible uses an annoying manual latch to secure the top. Safety gear includes blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert. Ford has replaced the old infotainment system with the better Sync 3 system, and a high-performance GT 350 trim has joined the lineup. Reliability has been below average.
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2015-2016
2015 Redesign Year
Ford Mustang 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 Convertible GT
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
2016 $21,925 - $33,500 $18,850 - $30,165
2015 $19,350 - $36,850 $16,360 - $33,420
2011-2014
2011 Redesign Year
Ford Mustang 2014 Trim Shown: 2014 Coupe GT
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 $15,950 - $47,525 $13,090 - $44,000
2013 $14,350 - $41,750 $11,550 - $38,350
2012 $12,750 - $36,600 $10,000 - $33,230
2011 $11,150 - $32,225 $8,440 - $28,875
2005-2010
2005 Redesign Year
Ford Mustang 2010 Trim Shown: 2010 Convertible
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 $9,700 - $29,125 $7,050 - $25,810
2009 $8,275 - $27,125 $5,675 - $23,820
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2008 $7,475 - $25,275 $4,880 - $21,965
2007 $6,950 - $23,200 $4,345 - $19,915
2006 $6,450 - $9,875 $3,885 - $7,105
2005 $6,150 - $9,075 $3,580 - $6,355
1994-2004
Ford Mustang 2004 Trim Shown: 2004 Coupe
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 $3,950 - $15,200 $1,640 - $12,130
2003 $3,775 - $12,800 $1,490 - $9,885
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2002 $3,575 - $5,625 $1,340 - $3,125
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2001 N/A N/A
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2000 N/A N/A
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