The 2022 Ford Mustang gains five new special editions such as the Coastal Limited Edition which is available in blue, orange, and red, and the Ice White Edition Appearance Package which, obviously, brightens the exterior and interior with white trim. Other changes include the combination of the GT’s California Special and the GT Performance Package, a Heritage Edition for the GT500 that pays homage to the original 1967 Shelby GT500, and new hues of blue, orange, gray, green, and purple exterior paint.
Choosing Your Ford Mustang
The 2022 Mustang is available in Ecoboost, EcoBoost Premium, GT, GT Premium, Mach 1, and Shelby GT500.
Base prices for the coupes range from $28,400 to $77,260 and the convertibles (available on the EcoBoost, Ecoboost Premium, and GT Premium trims) add $5,500 to their respective base prices.
The 2022 Ford Ecoboost Mustang is equipped with a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to either a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic ($1,595) and it generates 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque (or 330 horsepower in the High-Performance Package).
The GT’s 5.0-liter V8 makes 450 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque while the additionally modified version in the Mach 1 finds another 20 horsepower but yields 10 pound-feet of torque. Those figures are down by 10 horsepower and pound-feet of torque versus the 2021 model. Both are also offered six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic while the GT gains rev-matching and the Mach 1’s manual has been further strengthened.
The GT500 features a slightly larger (5.2-liter) supercharged V8 engine that puts out more power than any Mustang before it with 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with the lowest rear-end gearing offered and the highest top speed of the Mustang line-up.
Fuel economy for the four-cylinder ranges from an EPA-estimated 25 miles per gallon combined in the 10-speed fastback to 22 mpg combined in the manual with the high-output engine version. The GT earns either 18 or 19 mpg depending on transmission while the Mach 1 lowers those ratings by another mpg point and is slapped with a $1,000 Gas Guzzler Tax. The GT500 earns just 14 mpg, has a range of just 224 miles, and receives a $2,600 Gas Guzzler Tax.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The 2022 Ford Mustang technically seats four but that means two adults will suffer with only 29 inches of rear legroom and 34.8 inches of headroom. The body stretches to 189 inches, rides on a 107-inch wheelbase, and sits 81.9 inches wide. Cargo-wise, the fastback offers 13.5 cubic feet of trunk space or 11.4 cubic feet in the convertible.
All 2022 Ford Mustang trims feature automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, BSI with cross-traffic alert, and rain-sensing wipers while the Premium trims feature rear parking sensors. Adaptive cruise control is available for $725. The GT500 does without these standard safety features and offers blind-spot detection within the $3,000 Technology Package.
The base 2022 Ford Mustang features a 4.2-inch LCD screen with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and six speakers while the Premium trims include an ei-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, and nine speakers. The Mach 1’s optional Elite package ($1,550) includes a Bang & Olufsen 12-speaker sound system.
2022 Ford Mustang Ecoboost - MSRP From $28,400
The entry-level Mustang features 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with signature lighting and taillights with sequential turn signals, dual exhaust, a capless fuel filler, proximity entry, cloth seats with a four-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and split-folding rear seats.
There are several option packages. Starting with the 2.3L High Performance Package ($6,150) that adds 19-inch wheels, active valve exhaust, a front splitter, a larger rear spoiler, larger brakes, a larger radiator, a limited-slip rear differential, stiffer front springs, aluminum dash trim with additional gauges for oil pressure and boost, and paddle shifters on the automatics. With that package (and the 101A) selected, the Ecoboost Handling package can be ordered (hatchback-only) for $1,995 and adds 19-inch wheels, an upgraded limited-slip rear differential, active dampers, and Brembo front brakes.
The 101A Package ($2,400) upgrades the Mustang’s feature list to include dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, 18-inch wheels, rear parking sensors, and selectable drive modes.
A $1,095 Black Appearance Package is available and adds black exterior touches such as 19-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, grille, mirror caps, roof panel, and badges.
2022 Ford Mustang Ecoboost Premium - MSRP $35,015
The upgraded trim level adds 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, heated mirrors with a pony puddle light image, a 4.2-inch driver information display, synthetic leather seats that are heated and cooled, a six-way power driver’s seat, ambient lighting, premium door trim, and dual-zone climate control.
The upgraded feature package is called the 201A Package ($2,700) and it includes a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, leather seats with memory, a heated steering wheel, premium trim with accent-stitching on the center console, shifter boot, knee bolsters, seats, floor mats, and door trim, an aluminum instrument panel trim, ambient lighting, and mirrors with integrated turn signals.
The High Performance and Handling Packages are also offered while there are three new styling trims offered.
The new Coastal Limited Package is $1,995 and features 19-inch wheels, a unique body-color grille, side scoops, a rear spoiler, and a unique vinyl stripe and the Stealth Package ($1,995) wears black 19-inch wheels, grille, mirror caps, and badges, a rear wing, and clear LED taillights.
The Ice White Appearance Package adds another $1,995 to the 201A package and dresses the Mustang in white inside and out. Exclusive available with white exterior paint, the package also adds 19-inch wheels with white pockets, a white rear wing, a black grille with white front and rear pony badging, clear LED taillights, white leather seats, white door trim, white instrument panel trim, and white accent stitching.
2022 Ford Mustang GT - MSRP From $37,480
The GT model features standard quad exhaust outlets, LED fog lights, a rear spoiler, a high-gloss front grille, unique rear lower facia, 18-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-way power dr seat, and an aluminum trim instrument panel.
The GT Performance Package ($6,700) installs black-painted 19-inch wheels, Brembo front brakes, oil pressure and vacuum gauges, stiffer springs, added chassis rigidity, a larger radiator, a rear wing, a Torsen rear differential, and unique chassis tuning with enhanced stability control. With that packaged selected, adaptive dampers are offered for an additional $1,695.
The Ice White and Black Accent Packages are again offered and active valve exhaust is available as a stand-alone option for $995.
2022 Ford Mustang GT Premium - MSRP From $41,645
The up-level trim gains ambient lighting, aluminum foot pedals, dual-zone climate control, premium door trim, and heated and cooled leather-trimmed front seats and offers the 401A Package for $2,600 which includes accent stitching along the center console, shifter boot, wrapped knee bolsters, seats (leather), floor mats, and door trim.
The California Special returns for 2022 with 19-inch gray-painted wheels, California Special badging, unique aluminum instrument panel design, suede door and seat inserts with red contrast stitching and CS logo, a rear wing, a front splitter, side scoops, a side stripe, and a unique front honeycomb grille. For 2022, it can be partnered with the GT Performance Package.
2022 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - MSRP From $55,195
The Mach 1 takes a more focused approach to performance with standard Brembo front brakes, additional cooling capacity, stiffer springs, adaptive dampers, an improved induction system, an active performance exhaust, unique front and rear fascias, and unique engine and chassis tuning.
Building off of the GT’s features, the Mach 1 adds 19-inch dark low-gloss wheels, a bright exhaust tip finish, a hood accent stripe, Mach 1 badging inside and out, and a cue ball shifter knob.
The optional 700A package is $2,095 and includes a heated steering wheel, heated and cooled seats, a memory driver’s seat, accent stitching across the interior, and aluminum pedals. With the upgraded package selected, the Mach 1 Handling Package ($4,000) can be ordered to add adjustable strut top mounts, an enhanced rear spoiler, a front aero splitter, and further chassis tuning while Recaro sport seats are available for $1,650 as a stand-alone option.
The 700A Package also opens up the availability of the Mach 1 Appearance Package ($1,250) that brings a Fighter Jet Gray exterior paint with splashes of orange on the brake calipers, hood and side decals, and interior stitching.
2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 - MSRP From $77,260
The GT500 brings wider exterior panels and unique front and rear fascia that meet the cooling and aerodynamic demands of the track as well as larger brakes, a carbon-fiber drive-shaft, unique tuning of the drive modes, 20-inch alloy wheels, unique HID headlights, leather seats with heating and cooling, and a Shelby-themed interior.
The Carbon Fiber Track Pack is $18,500 and includes carbon-fiber 20-inch wheels, a carbon fiber track wing, and carbon-fiber interior trim, as well as Recaro sport seats, adjustable strut mounts, and additional aerodynamic details, while also deleting the rear seat.
The Carbon Fiber Handling Package offers aerodynamic upgrades and adjustable shock mounts for $1,750.
The new for 2022 GT Heritage Edition offers an exclusive blue exterior paint and vinyl over-the-top racing stripes for $2,140 or hand-painted stripes for $12,140.
Compare Mustang Trims Side-By-Side
The Mustang has a lot to offer and the GT Premium with the Performance Package brings a desirable balance of features, performance, and price.