America's only continuously produced muscle car since the genre was invented, the Ford Mustang line bounces back for 2014 with one exception: the Boss 302 model. Ford has kept its promise that the revived Boss would only be around for two years, just like the original in 1969 and 1970. Now collectors have yet another Mustang to cherish.
The V6 and GT coupes and convertibles carry on with revised appearance packages and colors. It's not a year of banner changes since an all-new Mustang is due for 2015—the 50th anniversary of the first full model year. Admirers of the current generation's retro styling take note: the 2015 is expected to wear thoroughly modern sheetmetal. It's your last chance to get a spanking new Mustang that reminds you of a different era.Read more »
The most compelling reason for choosing the GT is its 420-horsepower 5-liter V8. The engine alone transforms the Mustang into an undisputed performance car. To complement the extra power, you get a firmed up suspension, more aggressive axle ratio, and 18-inch wheels. The standard Track Apps system displays a range of performance data, including acceleration and lap times, lateral and longitudinal g-forces, and braking measurements.
The available Track Pack kicks performance up a notch with Brembo front brake calipers and rotors, a Torsen rear differential with revised axle ratio, a heavy-duty radiator, 19-inch wheels with summer performance tires, and specific electronic stability control settings. A serious bundle, it's available on manual-shift coupes only.
The GT's body features a powerdome hood with heat extractors, a unique grille with dark chrome pony emblem, LED fog lamps, dual bright rolled exhaust tips, and a decklid spoiler. For a more intimidating look, Ford offers a GT Appearance Package with body-color quarter window louvers, 19-inch black aluminum wheels, and black outside mirror caps and rear spoiler.
The Premium model offers all the muscle and attitude of the base GT, along with interior features that add up to a more pleasant driving experience. Leather seats are standard, and you can order them with heat and genuine suede inserts. The expanded instrument cluster has four gauges and a 4.2-inch LCD message center. The Mustang's youngish demographics will appreciate the Shaker Audio sound system with SiriusXM radio.
Other touches include bright pedal covers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, adjustable ambient lighting, and Ford's Sync hands-free electronics interface. Aluminum trim rounds out the interior.
On the option list are dual-zone automatic climate control, a navigation system with real-time traffic and travel data, and a fixed glass roof for the coupe.
The V6 yields performance similar to that the GT offered a decade ago, so don't let its displacement put you off automatically. The 3.7-liter engine makes 305 horsepower, enough to bring the Mustang to 60 mph in less than six seconds. The V6 Performance Package, available on coupes, adds upgraded suspension and braking components, 19-inch wheels with performance tires, and gloss black mirror caps.
The V6 offers a clean, uncluttered look. Some might consider it plain, while others will appreciate how the basic body sculpture is allowed to shine through. You can't get leather seats and certain interior conveniences, but if that's not important to you, the V6's ample power and affordable price are probably all you need.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Ford Mustang$21,994 | 23,612 mi
2013 Ford Mustang$22,000 | 1,834 mi
2012 Ford Mustang$18,950 | 30,000 mi
2012 Ford Mustang$20,995 | 23,642 mi
2012 Ford Mustang$24,974 | 34,075 mi
2012 Ford Mustang$27,995 | 16,503 mi
2010 Ford Mustang$13,950 | 52,000 mi
2010 Ford Mustang$14,900 | 37,811 mi
2010 Ford Mustang$21,995 | 50,774 mi
2010 Ford Mustang$31,900 | 5,268 mi
2009 Ford Mustang$20,994 | 53,599 mi
2009 Ford Mustang$21,973 | 37,501 mi
2008 Ford Mustang$19,950 | 14,000 mi
2007 Ford Mustang$10,000 | 75,000 mi
2007 Ford Mustang$10,398 | 94,553 mi
2007 Ford Mustang$10,990 | 73,375 mi
2007 Ford Mustang$13,995 | 74,544 mi
2006 Ford Mustang$15,995 | 47,244 mi
2006 Ford Mustang$38,995 | 11,566 mi
2005 Ford Mustang$12,000 | 64,709 mi
2004 Ford Mustang$7,495 | 77,603 mi
2004 Ford Mustang$7,802 | 66,150 mi
2004 Ford Mustang$8,495 | 67,295 mi
2004 Ford Mustang$23,900 | 2,644 mi
2003 Ford Mustang$12,995 | 59,075 mi
2001 Ford Mustang$5,425 | 86,815 mi
1967 Ford Mustang$14,995 | 91,444 mi
1966 Ford Mustang$12,995 | 2,102 mi
Traditional muscle car virtues, aggressive styling isn't for everyone
Larger inside and out, affordable V8, heavy for this class
Tight construction, eight-speed auto, soft on power
Refined two-seater, V6 only, a tad pricey