Destination Charge $900
Invoice Price $34,204
Performance is at the core of the 2018 Ford Mustang, which offers drivers a unique thrill of acceleration and cornering for the ultimate fun-to-drive experience.
On all Mustang models new shock absorbers make for better ride control, a new cross-axis joint in the rear suspension leads to increased lateral stiffness, and innovative stabilizer bars bring sharper response and handling.
The 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine continues to offer outstanding performance advantages versus the outgoing 3.7-liter V6.
Ford's legendary 5.0-liter V8 engine has been thoroughly reworked. It is more powerful and revs higher than any Mustang GT before. The manual transmission for both engine options has been upgraded for optimal torque. For the V8, the manual transmission has been totally redesigned to include a twin-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel to increase torque capability and deliver more efficient clutch modulation.
A new 10-speed automatic transmission, available with both EcoBoost and V8 engines, is the best automatic Mustang has ever offered. With a wide-ratio span and optimized gear spacing, this all-new gearbox helps deliver higher average power for acceleration -- improving responsiveness and performance.
Overall, the Mustang's exterior design is now more athletic, with a lower, remodeled hood and grille that deliver a leaner look and refined aerodynamics, upper and lower front grilles, and a new position for hood vents. For the first time the entire Mustang line features all-LED front lights including signature lighting, low-beams, turn signals, efficient projector high-beams and available fog lamps.
The rear of the car gets revised LED taillamps for a more technical look, plus a new bumper, fascia and available performance spoiler. Dual-tip exhaust is standard for EcoBoost(r) Mustang, while V8-powered Mustang GT gets a standard quad-tip exhaust.
23MPG MPG Combined
EcoBoost 2.3L Turbo I4 310hp 350ft. lbs. engine with 6-Speed Manual transmission
Best in class for: standard horsepower, standard torque, front seat shoulder room, front seat leg room, available technology options, sportiness, cargo room
Best Buy: Sporty/Performance Cars
Editors Choice Awards: Coupes and Convertibles
Top 10 Convertibles
Automotive Excellence Award: More Fun for the Money
10 Best Interiors Nominee
Best Retained Value: Honorable Mention
Initial Quality Study (IQS): Top Models
Most Ideal Popular Brand
Total Quality Impact Winner: Standard Convertible Segment
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