2010 Ford Mustang GT Full Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Ford Mustang - Road Test Specs

2010 Ford Mustang Coupe

(4.6L V8 5-speed Manual)


Model year2010
StyleGT Premium 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)
Base MSRP$31,845
Options on test vehicleComfort Group, Track Pack, Shaker 1,000 Audio System, Security Package
As-tested MSRP$35,625


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine type90-degree V8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,606cc (281 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainSingle overhead camshaft, three valves per cylinder with variable timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.8
Redline (rpm)6,250
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)315 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)325 @ 4,250
Transmission type5-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I--3.38; II--2.00; III--1.32; IV--1.00; V--0.68; FD--3.73


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSolid axle, coil springs, trailing links, Panhard rod and stabilizer bar
Steering typeRack-and-pinion with hydraulic power assist
Steering ratio (x:1)15.7:1
Tire brandPirelli
Tire modelP Zero
Tire typeSummer
Tire size, frontP255/40ZR19
Tire size, rearP255/40ZR19
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialPainted alloy
Brakes, front12.4-by-1.18-inch ventilated discs with 2-piston floating calipers
Brakes, rear11.8-by-0.75-inch ventilated discs with single-piston floating calipers

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)3.4
0-60 mph (sec.)5.2
0-75 mph (sec.)7.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.5 @ 102.9
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)27
60-0 mph (ft.)107
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)68.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.91

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsEasy to launch. Best technique is to let the clutch out quickly at relatively low rpm and then use the torque to pull through the rest of 1st gear without wheelspin. I drop the clutch from below 3K rpm and transition immediately to WOT. Good shifter -- direct without being too high effort. And thanks to the intake honkus, I like the engine noise. This feels and sounds like a pony car. If nothing else, Ford has that nailed.
Braking ratingVery Good
Braking commentsShort stopping distance is a surprise.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsOverall, the Mustang is predictable and easy to throw around. Fun, even. Its limits are higher than before but it's difficult to take it seriously as a handling machine when compared to something like the Z. Still, around the pad, it's totally mild mannered and controllable -- even a knuckle dragger could powerslide this thing until it had no rear tires. Through the slalom its instant turn-in takes some adjustment but it transitions well for a live-axle car and remains impressively composed. Overall, an improvement from the last car.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)68.4
Wind (mph, direction)7.3 W

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/24 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.1
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,572
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)53.9/46.1
Length (in.)188.1
Width (in.)73.9
Height (in.)55.6
Wheelbase (in.)107.1
Track, front (in.)62.3
Track, rear (in.)62.9
Turning circle (ft.)37.7
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)29.8
Headroom, front (in.)38.5
Headroom, rear (in.)34.7
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)51.6
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)13.4


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsNot available
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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