The 2017 Ford Mustang truly lives up to its legendary status
in every way. When it comes to performance, the different engine options
provide strong acceleration. Handling is superb, filling you with a sense of
great capability. The dynamic exterior looks flow into the cabin, where up to
four people are surrounded by modern conveniences. This is a vehicle you can
enjoy every day of your life, transforming even the most mundane trips into
Ford offers the Mustang in 10 distinct models. Both fastback
and convertible versions are available, so you can get a car designed for your
One of the biggest choices you'll face is selecting which
engine you prefer. The 3.7-liter V-6 is strong, producing up to 300 horsepower
and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. It uses twin independent variable camshaft timing
technology for strong power delivery throughout the RPM band.
For extreme efficiency, without sacrificing performance, you
can go with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. It uses turbocharging and
direct injection to elevate total output to 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of
torque. Because Ford uses a twin-scroll turbo, you enjoy excellent torque
The 5.0-liter V-8 standard on the Mustang GT provides a true
muscle car experience. It's rated at a peak 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of
torque for explosive performance. Large intake and exhaust valves, plus
high-flow ports in the cylinder heads maximize output. One of the best parts is
how the exhaust system rumbles appropriately as you press on the accelerator.
For the most extreme experience possible, the GT350 and
GT350R use a 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V-8 engine to whip out 526 horsepower
and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. All of that capability is combined with a MagneRide
Damping System, which makes adjustments thousands of times each second,
achieving the best handling possible. Brembo brake calipers work with
two-piece, cross-drilled rotors for amazing stopping performance. The body was
designed for optimal aerodynamics, balanced out with enough downforce to keep
the car planted.
All Mustang models come with an integral link independent
rear suspension. It helps reduce body roll and isolate imperfections in the
road, boosting handling capabilities. Ford uses rear knuckles and H-arms made
of an aluminum alloy to reduce unsprung mass, which also positively impacts
handling. As a result, anti-squat capability has doubled, while anti-lift has
almost multiplied tenfold. Up front is a double ball joint front suspension,
which is perfect for allowing bigger brakes. Drivers can also select one of
three available steering effort settings, customizing their experience further.
While the Ford Mustang certainly is a fun vehicle, advanced
technologies help make it safe as well. One prime example is the glove box door
integrated airbag, which is designed to provide more legroom for front
passengers. An SOS Post-Crash Alert System, rearview camera and other features
also help guard against accidents and injuries.
When you climb behind the wheel, the Mustang feels
comfortable and well laid-out. Controls are simple and easy to find, while the
seats are comfortable and supportive. Quite a few amenities can be added to the
car, such as heated/ventilated seats, leather upholstery and dual-zone
automatic climate control.