What do you give the iconic Ford Mustang for its 50th birthday redesign? Lots and lots of presents. Ford provided its quinquagenarian pony car with the equivalent of a heart transplant and a hip replacement. It added a turbocharged four-cylinder engine to the lineup and replaced its creaky solid-axle rear suspension with an independent multilink design. What does that mean?
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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

"The 2017 Mustang V-6 3.7L manual transmission base model is excellent in acceleration and handling. Very good low end torque and very responsive steering that corners nearly flat in turns. Very enjoyable car to drive and it has a pleasurable engine tone."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Ford Mustang)

"adjustable driving settings. Steering and engine/transmission settings. Idle is very smooth and quite. Strong acceleration when needed."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Great acceleration with the 5.0. Very stylish and handles like a sports car."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Ford Mustang)

"This is one fast car. Acceleration is excellent and it handles like a sports car should. There can not be many (or any) cars at this price point that are equal to the Mustang"

Michael F., FL (2017 Ford Mustang)

"great looks and great performance and decent mileage"

Anonymous, IN (2017 Ford Mustang)

"The 2017 V6 Mustang is a great engine with 300 HP and 280 lb ft of torque.. It has as much power as the Mustang GT did 10 years ago. Handling is great with the independent suspension in the rear. It has a nice throaty sound out of the exhausts. It is a joy to drive."

B W., TX (2017 Ford Mustang)

"first v8 in years...the torque seems to be up front so acceleration is great...plenty of horse power when you need it...handling is very good tight and precise...only have 1000 miles on it so need at least another 1000 to see if anything falls off..."

Lance M., WI (2017 Ford Mustang)

"This is a fast car with a nice exhaust rumble from the factory"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Turbo power is awesome, handling is excellent"

Anonymous, IN (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Great"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Acceleration and handling"

Peter D., IL (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Really exciting acceleration, quick and sure handling."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Ford Mustang)

"I have the performance package, it handles like an absolute dream, it sticks to the road like glue. Acceleration and sound from the small block 5 liter, cranking out 420 HP and 400 lb/ft is absolutely incredible. All of this in a car that is a daily driver."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Ford Mustang)

"great - commands the road- strong handling engine and also offers very goof mpg on open road"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Ford Mustang)

"After buying the 4 cylinder I kind of wish i bought the 8 cylinder. I love the acceleration, but feel i wouldn't mind having more. The 4 was a compromise because this is a daily driver and high gas prices, plus living in an area that sometimes gets inclement weather I felt the 8 would be too much."

Dwayne M., MD (2017 Ford Mustang)

"True American sports car, powerful, fast and good looking."

Roger M., SC (2017 Ford Mustang)

"the turbo-charged four accelerates like a V-8 and handling is well balanced."

Charles H., FL (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Just a fantastic car. The turbo 4 is very quick and gets great mileage. It holds corners like a sports car should."

Brian T., NC (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Quarter mile in low 13's speaks for itself. Excellent cornering, great engine sound."

Kenneth S., CA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"It handles like it should and is an enjoyable driving experience."

Anonymous, TN (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Takes turns very well, 6 cylinder motor has good acceleration and decent fuel economy."

Paul S., MI (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Roush Stage 3 has great power and great handling."

Joseph P., FL (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Great acceleration and excellent manual shift transmission; very quick and smooth shifts."

Rick Y., AZ (2017 Ford Mustang)

"very powerful, excellent handling, and good gas mileage considering the power."

Ronald H., GA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Excellent acceleration and handling. A true sports car feeling. Gets lots of attention and positive feedback from others"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Acceleration, handling and gas mileage are outstanding."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Very fast car. Looks like it is going 100 MPH when sitting in the garage. Handles like you would expect a sports car to handle."

Michael F., FL (2017 Ford Mustang)

"The engine burble when you accelerate is fun. You usually have to slow down on the entry ramp when merging onto an interstate."

Anonymous, LA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"The Ecoboost 4-cylinder is great for acceleration, and I achieve almost unbelievable fuel economy."

Michael G., FL (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Predictable handling, even for a driver used to front wheel driven cars."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Acceleration and handling are excellent."

Robert B., WA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Great performance, great handling compared to earlier mustangs, great reliability"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"This vehicle has the 2.3 Liter I-4 turbo. It has plenty of power on hand. Acceleration is quick and sure, both from a standing start and for increasing speed on highways. Handling is solid, with maneuvering at speed what you would expect of a sports car with this pedigree."

Lee S., TN (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Pony car fun. I grew up in the late 60s and 70s. This has all the power with comfort and reliability."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Acceleration is excellent using the 6 speed manual transmission. Torque kicks in early and RPM's reach redline rapidly."

Carl C., SC (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Drives great, handles easy,quick acceleration. Love this car."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Ford Mustang)

"good acceleration and gas mileage. Excellent handling"

Harold M., CA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"great accerleration from the V6 and superior handling on twisting roads"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Even thought my car is a V6 the acceleration is great and the handling is superb"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Ford Mustang)

"car handles extremely well , acceleration is quick and defined"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Tremendous acceleration, precise handling. Plentiful power in all circumstances. A rea treat to drive, especially with the top down."

Thomas G., MI (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Accelerates far better than expected with a 4 cylinder. Handles wonderfully. I have only been driving it for about 6 weeks, so am still learning all the systems and options."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Great acceleration and handling. It goes when I need to go without hesitation."

C S., NV (2017 Ford Mustang)

"The flat plane crank shaft engine sounds awesome. It redlines at 8250 RPM and acceleration is quite impressive. The car’s design is optimized for the track and handling on the track and mountain roads is very impressive. Track brakes bring the car to a stop safely and quickly."

Ty C., VA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"GT acceleration is outstanding. Drives and handles well, good road grip, handles rough surfaces well without being harsh."

Gary K., VA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Acceleration and handling exceed my expectations, it has more pickup than my previous two Mustangs"

Anonymous, WI (2017 Ford Mustang)

"EcoBoost 4 cylinder engine performs very well. I don't miss the V8 I had in a previous Mustang.."

Charles W., NC (2017 Ford Mustang)

"The acceleration is great! It handles very well too. Not over the top in either category, but well balanced."

James H., TX (2017 Ford Mustang)

"The acceleration is exciting and brisk and the car holds the road extremely well at all speeds."

Richard H., AZ (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Shelby GT 350. Need I say more?"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Ford Mustang)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Quiet with top up, taut ride, great seats"

Anonymous, IN (2017 Ford Mustang)

"The seats are a little uncomfortable on a long drive, especially the front passenger seat without lumbar support."

William B., WI (2017 Ford Mustang)

"have a vibration issue when driving on the freeway was in the shop for a month still not fixed ford says that the vibration is normal very disappointed with that answer."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Not noisy at any speed; predictable ride, even on wet roads and in snow (with snow tires on all four wheels)."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Ford Mustang)

"The car has great performance, but is actually very comfortable on long trips. The visibility is great, and the seats are comfortable. Suspension is tight, but not harsh."

James H., TX (2017 Ford Mustang)

"we drive to Florida every year approximately 3000 km and the comfort is unsurpassed."

D B., ON (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Seats and clutch are very comfortable"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Very quiet for a convertible. Lots of leg room. Trunk is surpringly large. Seats are very comfortable.."

Charles W., NC (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Seats very comfortable and hold driver and passenger well. Ride is sporty but comfortable."

Gary K., VA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"The seats are remarkably comfortable. I was also extremely surprised at how quiet and smooth the ride is, even compared to non-convertibles."

Lee S., TN (2017 Ford Mustang)

"comfortable seats and ride is good for a sports car"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Ford Mustang)

"The seats and ride are wonderful and it's very quiet for a convertible."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Driver seat is shaped to hold you in place. It is relatively narrow and if you do not sit exactly in the center, it quickly creates discomfort to the hip bone."

Anonymous, LA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Low seating and no noise to speak of. A comfortable ride."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Seats are super comfortable, fit the body well. A little noisy sometimes"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Ford Mustang)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"The Mustang is a great car. The base Mustang is very competitive with other cars in this class, and the price is competitive too. The V6 in the 2017 base Mustang is a great engine with more than 300 HP. Unfortunately, Ford has decided to kill the V6 in the 2018 Mustangs, so people will have to pay more for a turbo 4."

B W., TX (2017 Ford Mustang)

"A lot of money for the car but a lot of performance"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Love it, compared to an looked at an Audi A5 and BMW 4 series. I have all the creature comforts with performance package and upgraded wheels for 10 grand less than those other options. Will all the performance to match both."

Dwayne M., MD (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Fit and finish not the best nor the worse."

Anonymous, DE (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Best driving car I have owned - with 8200 rpm redline, the car simply accelerates without having to shift to the next gear. Best handling car I have experienced. Great job making this car."

Peter D., IL (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Excellent acceleration, cornering, and braking combined with civilized ride at a reasonable price."

Kenneth S., CA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Great car, fun, built excellent. Driving is a pleasure. Safe and secure handeling."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Can't believe all of the extras included in the base Mustang. What you get for the money is unbelievable, a true value in the automotive world."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Many features included in the premium package that would normally cost significantly more in other cars. Including leather heated/cooled seats, BLIS, Cross-Traffic alerts, good acceleration and good fuel mileage and fun to drive"

Rick Y., AZ (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Be sure to get a copy of the sticker window price and other information."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Not as refined as BMW, etc. but you can't beat American muscle image on the street. Decent value for the money but car is still new. Dependability is yet to be determined, especially with all the new electronic gadgets on this new Mustang with the 401A option package."

David A., GA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Lots of equipment and performance for the money, excellent value."

Ronald H., GA (2017 Ford Mustang)

"The Premium 305 HP V6 coupled with the 6 speed manual transmission provides excellent acceleration and performance."

Carl C., SC (2017 Ford Mustang)

"Very well equipped for a base model. A much better value than camero or challenger dollar for dollar."

Michael G., FL (2017 Ford Mustang)

"The car exceeds my expectations on quality and fun to drive."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Ford Mustang)
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