Refreshed for the current model year, the 2013 Ford Mustang now comes standard with steering wheel mounted audio controls and HID headlights. Living up to its muscle car lineage the Mustang is available in a V6, GT, Boss 302, and Shelby GT500 trim level. Convertible trims are available for V6, GT, and GT500 models. The base Mustang is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 305 hp while the GT is equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that yields 420 hp. Upgrading to the Boss 302 and Shelby GT500 variants significantly increase power to 444 hp and 650 hp, respectively. Transmission options consist of a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and Tremec 6-speed manual (GT500). Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimate range of 15 mpg city to 31 mpg highway. Features include glass roof, adjustable performance features, electronic power assist steering, rearview camera, navigation system, heated seats, and hands-free capabilities. Safety is comprised of anti-lock braking, brake assist, stability control, and advanced airbags. The Mustang is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2012, the Mustang gets a new hood and grille, plus LED accent lighting and standard HID headlamps. All Mustang models with the automatic transmission now get a SelectShift feature that allows full manual control. A Track Package has been introduced for GT models for 2013; it's offered only in manual GT Mustangs with the 3.73 axle and includes upgraded cooling, performance Brembo vented front discs, 19-inch alloy wheels and performance tires, and the Boss 302's Torsen differential. Also new to the Mustang lineup is a 4.2-inch LCD productivity screen that includes trip-computer functions, as well as a new Track Apps function--displaying performance metrics like g forces and acceleration times. And the Recaro sport seats that have until now been the exclusive domain of the Shelby GT500 and Boss 302 models are now available on other Mustangs. Deep Impact Blue and Gotta Have It Green are new exterior hues added to the Mustang palette for 2013.
Strong performance; excellent performance value; comfortable interior; a modern design with retro cues
The Mustang got an extensive redesign a couple of years ago, and it carries through with that same heritage pony-car look. Mustangs remain one of the strongest performance-coupe values for the money, thanks to prices that start in the low twenties and a bottom-line price of about $35k for a well-equipped GT Coupe. Additionally, Mustang Convertibles are one of the better picks for those who plan to make an impression when cruising and plan to carry passengers in the back seat. Meanwhile, the powerful Boss 302 version is the choice for those who plan to do weekend racing and are willing to give up a slight bit of comfort.