True to tradition, the 2017 Mustang is offered in a variety of configurations. A buyer has the choice of fastback or convertible body styles, standard or Premium trim levels, and three different powerplants: a V6 in the base model, a turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four, and a 5.0-liter V8 in the GT. (For the terminally speed-obsessed, the hardcore Shelby GT350 and GT350R models are covered in a separate article.)
Given the number of starting points, it's understandable that the Mustang's pricing structure is unusually broad: asking prices run from an MSRP of $26,085 for a V6 hardtop without options (but including the $900 delivery fee) to almost twice as much - just over $52,000 - for a fully-loaded GT convertible. The EcoBoost may be the lineup's quiet bargain, offering a compelling mix of power and economy and personalization for a minor premium over the V6.
Standard equipment includes necessities such as air conditioning and Ford's Sync infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and niceties like a rearview camera. The Premium trim level is available on the EcoBoost and GT coupes and included with EcoBoost and GT convertibles – the upgrade adds $5,795 to the MSRP of an EcoBoost Mustang and an even $4,000 to a GT and provides:
- Heated and cooled leather-upholstered front seats with position memory
- Dual-zone climate control
- Adaptive cruise control
- An upgraded sound system with 9 speakers, a SiriusXM receiver, and enhanced Sync capabilities
- A lengthy list of minor interior and exterior trim upgrades
An automatic transmission is available across the lineup and adds $1,195. Additional equipment packages that feature improved interior materials and sound systems are available for the EcoBoost and GT. For buyers who are more concerned with corners than comfort, a Performance Package is also available for the EcoBoost and the GT; it includes a batch of upgraded suspension and driveline components and larger wheels. The $1,595 Recaro seats are also a worthwhile choice for corner carving.