2017 Ford Mustang

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2017 Ford Mustang
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MSRP range
$25,185 - $37,195

Pros

  • Multiple appealing engine options include a turbocharged four-cylinder, a V6 and a roaring V8
  • Lots of interior upgrades give it a classy/high-tech vibe
  • Sharp and grippy handling around turns

Cons

  • The optional Performance pack makes for a bouncy ride over uneven surfaces
  • The backseat is small and too cramped for adults
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Rainman, 1/23/2017
I test drove the Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Nissan 370Z. All the listed had advantages and disadvantages. Also read several magazine articles/reviews, which favored the Mustang as a daily driver, and then took the Mustang for a few more test drives and for me the Ford Mustang 5.0 GT Premium, black on black with blacked out emblems and automatic transmission won hands down. All around a more driver friendly car, but definitely still plenty of muscle for the road to include back roads. Felt more comfortable for the longer drives, and the fit and finish to include a nicely appointed interior definitely sold me to the Ford. I don't consider myself a Ford guy, but after driving the Mustang I decided I had to own one. To date I've driven it to the NYC area, and it was very comfortable for three hours each way, and very soon to Daytona to attend the Rolex 24. I've only owned it since late December 2016 so there are a number of areas on this survey I can't yet speak to...but I'm definitely hoping they are just as strong in the positive as my experience so far. UPDATE: Sold the 2017 and purchased a 2018 Ford Mustang loaded with all the new bells & whistles. New 2018 GT Premium, also in Black, 10 speed transmission, active exhaust, magnadrive suspension, full digital instrumentation, performance package, etc. 1200 miles since purchase. UPDATE: Still very happy with the 2018 Mustang overall, but hugely disappointed on how overly difficult it is to get money back regarding the extended warranty. Bought the 18 model last November 2017, and have had to get the the Ford Warranty division via snail mail. They provided no other contact method other than snail mail. If I had it to do over again I would not have ever purchased the extended warranty. My advice at this point unless you really know that you will keep the car for as long as the purchased warranty, DON'T do it. At this point I'd give them a bunch of choice words. The person who I've had some email contact with recently won't provide any updates to me. I've provided all the necessary documents, and now nothing. You mean to tell me this information wasn't in the system? This is definitely poor, poor, business practices, and likely the second and last Ford I'll ever buy. Enjoying the car, but at this point hating the company. They will take all your money in a heart beat, and then make it time consuming, and nearly impossible to hold them accountable. Ford, your business practices suck! You've lost another customer. We are done!
Best Mustang Ever
Rootdl, 9/16/2016
I just received my 2017 Mustang GT Premium that was ordered back in March. I ordered it with the performance package, premium leather and the 6 speed manual transmission. This is my first Mustang that I have ordered and I do have to say the wait was longer then I expected. When the car finally came in, the dealer was excellent in getting it ready for me to pick up. The interior is very nice and well thought out - the only down side is there is not a whole lot of room in the back seats. That is about the only negative I can say about the interior. I ordered the premium leather with the red accents and they are very comfortable and look GREAT! The 5.0 Coyote is one strong motor. It has all the power and go that you will need. Very strong and very quick. When you step on it, it wakes up and you will be through the gears before you know it. Very impressed. All I can say, Ford did a wonderful job on this car. This is a true American Muscle Car. It is built from the ground up to be a Mustang and no other chassis in the Ford line up shares any parts of it. Great Muscle Car!!
Best Mustang Yet!
George Capps, 5/17/2017
Just purchased the Mustang, V6, auto, last week. Impressive car. I have owned 11 mustangs in the past and this is by far the most capable mustang yet. The V6 has plenty of power and the transmission shifts at just the right times. The independent rear suspension is great and provides an aggressive yet comfortable ride. Although I haven't put too many miles on the car yet, averaging 24.5 mpg with a 60/40 mix of in-town and freeway driving. This is great. The interior is very good with soft materials where you want them and the seats are very supportive and comfortable. Impressive implementation of the instrumentation. I am sad that this is the last year for the V6 as it is a great engine and is a fantastic performer. I found the 4cyl loud under load and at times clumsy on the test drive and I feel Ford is making a big mistake removing the V6 from the engine lineup. Overall, I have a big smile on my face and am enjoying the ride. I am looking forward to putting the mustang through its paces on a trip this summer on route 66.
GT PREMIUM WITH PERFORMANCE PACK
Eric Prochnow, 1/23/2017
I bought this car in December of '16 after a wait of over 2 years. This is my third Mustang i have owned in the last 35 years. This car has really matured since my old '86 gt I had years ago. The car is larger and drives larger than both my '86 and my '02 GT I had to sell before buying this Mustang, yet it far out handles both of them (my 02 GT had about 4k in aftermarket upgrades in both engine mods and suspension). The only real complaint about the car is the ingress and egress for me. I am 6'4" and you have to be fairly flexible to get in and out. Once you are in though, the car fits like a glove, the shifter falling right into place, the steering wheel can be adjusted to taste and everything is very simple to use. The standard leather seats are outstanding, and after taking a 6-1/2 hour trip up to Napa from So. Cal, the seats gave my wife and I plenty of support and the heating and cooling feature is great! As for the performance...my mustang is plenty quick, but I don't drive it to be a drag racer. I wanted a true GT. The handling is more than adequate with the performance package, and the six piston Brembos are superlative. There is a reason why Mustangs have been around for over 50 years. Ford has obviously found a formula of performance, comfort, and style and blend it together in a fashion that other American car manufacturers try to emulate, but always come up short in one or more of these categories, missing the mark on Ford's pony car and what it represents. Edmunds has requested that I update my review of my Mustang GT Premium with the performance package. Here you go. Everything I wrote in the above original comments 8 or 9 months ago, still holds true. This car is a pleasure to drive and it puts a smile on my face every day. Rowing through the gears in Southern California with or without traffic has never been so much fun. I have had the opportunity to let others drive it and they all walk away saying, "Nice drive!" or "This car is some serious fun!" Of course, like me, they also have a smile on their faces after they are done driving it.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$37,195
MPG
15 city / 25 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
435 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$33,195
MPG
15 city / 25 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
435 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$26,195
MPG
21 city / 30 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
310 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$25,185
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 6500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat4 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover8.1%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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More about the 2017 Ford Mustang

Few cars can claim a half-century of heritage, and the Ford Mustang is one. But don't mistake the 2017 Ford Mustang for the stripped-down muscle car of the 1960s. The Mustang has always been willing to change with the years. And the most recent generation competes well on many fronts, even against European luxury cars.

One key to the Mustang's character is its engine. We remain fans of the Mustang's V8, a thoroughly modern 5.0-liter engine that delivers 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque with impressive refinement. EPA fuel economy estimates for the big engine are 18 mpg combined (16 city/24 highway) for the automatic coupe. Manuals differ only on the highway figure, which is 25 mpg.

Base-model Mustangs are certainly not lacking for power. The 3.7-liter V6 delivers 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft, numbers that many old-time muscle-bound Mustangs can't match. The V6 models achieve 21 mpg combined (18 city/27 highway). And if you need any proof that Ford is evolving the Mustang with the times, look no further than the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. It is a thoroughly modern powerplant with direct fuel injection and a turbocharger that raises output to 310 hp and 320 lb-ft. EPA fuel economy for the four-cylinder Mustang coupe is 24 mpg combined (21 city/30 highway). During Edmunds testing, the turbo reached 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, behind the V8's 4.7 seconds.

We like the Mustang's interior and its pleasant mix of retro and modern technology. We're especially pleased with the touchscreen stereo. Ford has replaced the MyFord Touch system with a new interface called Sync 3, which is faster, simpler and more intuitive. Throughout the interior, materials quality is high. Trunk size is average for the segment. Backseat space is similarly on par, which means tight.

Ford offers a Performance package on GT and EcoBoost models that stiffens the suspension to improve handling. This option is a noticeable improvement over the base setup at a track or on canyon roads, but we'd avoid it. The standard suspension is plenty capable with far better everyday comfort. Both V6 and V8 engines are smooth and refined, but the EcoBoost engine lags behind. It does reduce weight over the nose, however, which improves handling. We think the V8 is the way to go. It is powerful and well-behaved, and though it lacks the low-end rumble of competitive muscle cars, that is nothing an aftermarket exhaust can't fix.

Ford offers the Mustang in V6, EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT, and GT Premium trim levels. The base V6 comes with a long list of standard equipment that will please most buyers. EcoBoost and GT packages add the turbo-four and V8 engines, respectively. Premium models add further comfort and convenience. Which Mustang is best? Let Edmunds help find the perfect 2017 Ford Mustang for you.

2017 Ford Mustang Overview

The 2017 Ford Mustang is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include GT Premium 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 6M), GT 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 6M), EcoBoost 2dr Coupe (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M), V6 2dr Coupe (3.7L 6cyl 6M), EcoBoost Premium 2dr Coupe (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M), EcoBoost Premium 2dr Convertible (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M), GT Premium 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 6M), and V6 2dr Convertible (3.7L 6cyl 6M).

What do people think of the 2017 Ford Mustang?

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2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2dr Coupe (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2dr Coupe (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,270. The average price paid for a new 2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2dr Coupe (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $8,295 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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