An acknowledged icon among American sports cars, the Mustang continues to generate a lot of buzz among the media and enthusiasts. Our tests show this version of the Mustang is a major upgrade over the previous model in terms of style, comfort, and performance. With this redesign, Ford reached into the vehicle's early history for styling influences, as the interior and exterior are reminiscent of early Mustangs.
There are 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"It is a GT the handling and excelleration are great! Truly a fun car to drive."

BRAD W., SC (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Love the power and acceleration"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Goes like a bat ....."

Anonymous, MA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"It was on my bucket list"

ANNE B., SC (2005 Ford Mustang)

"This is SALEEN with 281 supercharged engine. Acceleration is phenomenal. Handling on curvy roads is well above average."

KELLY B., LA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"The Mustang has had recalls for airbag safety, for both driver and passenger."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Very strong engine - plenty of power, even with the 4.0 V6 (instead of the GT V8). Feels solid on the road - good size tires, and responsive handling."

BOB G., MD (2005 Ford Mustang)

"this car is fun to drive and moves with the best of them"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Fun to drive"

Anonymous, MT (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Love the stick shift. Love the handling and the power. A Shelby IS what a Shelby does."

Paul B., CA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"it is the typical Mustang (sports car)ride. Not a family trip type ride."

Anonymous, NC (2005 Ford Mustang)

"The drive system is fantastic, the car holds the road well and turns on a dime! There is never a shimmy or a shake in the steering and it drives as straight as an arrow."

Lewis J., BC (2005 Ford Mustang)

"The GT has an 8 cylinder engine that is a brute. Sound of the engine is invigorating. Excellent pick up and handling."

Anonymous, PA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Its the V6 so no whiplash, but it still gets up and goes when I ask it to. Turns as well as any car I've owned."

Corey C., MN (2005 Ford Mustang)

"joy to drive"

Ross M., WA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"acceleration to get on a freeway is great, has a great exhaust sound and handles curves very well for a stock suspension system."

Peter S., TX (2005 Ford Mustang)

"V-6 provides all the power I need, handles well on smooth pavement, not so well on rough pavement."

Anonymous, MI (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Fun to drive. Sounds like it's more powerful than it is--but I don't care. Love the rumbling power!"

David S., AZ (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Stupid question - I just enjoy driving the damn thing."

Donald M., ON (2005 Ford Mustang)

"I have the V6 4L engine. Excellent acceleration. Sport tires are required to improve handling. With Michelin Super Sports handling is excellent."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Style Performance Reliability"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Ford Mustang)

"I have a manual transmission, operation is very smooth, acceleration is very smooth."

Kathy H., KY (2005 Ford Mustang)

"This is a FUN car to drive with the top down. Good handling and acceleration, plus great view of the road with the top down."

William E., CA (2005 Ford Mustang)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Power seat no longer works after paying an arm & a leg to have seat track replaced. Still doesn't work. Rough ride due to non-independent rear suspension."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"This is a GT model & it is just not really comfortable to drive. However, it is a muscle car & we knew that going in."

RICHARD W., MO (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Uncomfortable on long trips, harsh ride on bumpy roads//tar strips,"

KELLY B., LA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"The headrest hits the back of your head if you have a clip or ponytail in back. The side rear view mirrors are so large that they block view of cars on your left and right."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"It is a convertible, but it does a few rattles"

DANIEL S., KS (2005 Ford Mustang)

"very noisy ride poor visibility"

PAUL H., CA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Road noise"

BRUCE D., CA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"The driver seat is very comfortable and adjustable. The passenger seat is very low and not comfortable or adjustable."

T M., CA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Comfortable, even for long drives (10hrs/day). Rear seats can sit adults [shorter trips) and baby seats. Stoll has original top that works and is waterproof & not showing age yet."

KL H., LA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"It sits in my garage. I do not drive it anymore."

Anonymous, PA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Hard with no lumbar support"

C K., IN (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Considerable road noise"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Seats could provide more comfort/support."

Anonymous, SC (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Seats wear out on the bolsters. The lumbar system also came loose and dropped inside the seat, so that it's too low to actually do anything."

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Seats are very comfortable. Engine is noisy. Too much vibration."

Gerold R., IL (2005 Ford Mustang)

"I still enjoy driving down the road in this car. While it does have low miles, it's still 13 years old but the seats, controls, noise and ride are still all very good."

Corey C., MN (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Rides like a truck on bumpy roads."

M G., MA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Very bumpy ride. Front seats are fine, back seats would only fit small children, not adults."

Anonymous, OH (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Drivers seat is very comfortable but the passenger seats is too low and lacks adjustment. The headrests push the head too far forward and are not relaxing"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Ford Mustang)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"My Mustang is,a 2007 SHELBY GT 350. What more can I say. Power and handling. What I wanted, what I got!!"

Paul B., CA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Has held its value very well."

Anonymous, SC (2005 Ford Mustang)

"The mustang is a fun powerful car need to use cruise control to keep within speed limits"

Debra M., QC (2005 Ford Mustang)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The look says it all...."

MIKE Y., VA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Excellent retro-styling evoking the image of the 1968-69 versions. The bright red exterior and balck leather interior with aluminum trim is very classy. I would definitely buy it again."

ANTHONY D., RI (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Classic design."

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Looks like the classic '65"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Ford went back to original concept in styling, retro look. Rather than let Mustang loose it's identify looking like all the 2000+ 2 Dr semi-sporty cars."

KL H., LA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Great color-Redfire red. Beautiful retro look"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Ford Mustang)

"What else can I say BUT, it is a SHELBY GT350."

PAUL B., CA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Excellent retro styling. Car to this day still is a head-turner. Ford got it 100% right on the look of the 2005 Mustang."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Ford Mustang)

"Great classic style"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford Mustang)
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