2010 Ford Mustang: Delivers Better MPG and Starts Under $22,000
by KBB.com Editors | April 21, 2009 9:20 AM
Besides its sleeker new appearance and enhanced feature set, Ford's revamped 2010 Mustang line will offer solid value and even better fuel economy than the outgoing 2009 when it arrives at dealerships in the spring. The combination of improved aerodynamics and more efficient alternator and air compressor designs help the standard models with a 210-horsepower, 4.0-liter V6 and five-speed manual transmission raise their EPA city mileage mark from 17 to 18 mpg while maintaining a class-leading 26 mpg on the highway. Additional recalibrations to the intake and computer on the 315-horsepower, 4.6-liter V8 in GT versions yield even better results. Coupes and convertibles fitted with the standard five-speed manual see their EPA marks rise from 15/23 to 16/24 mpg while models that have the optional five-speed automatic step up from 15 to 17 mpg in the city and from 22 to 23 mpg on the highway. Better yet, both the V6 and V8 are designed to run on regular unleaded. Seeking to lure new fans to the Mustang corral, Ford has priced the base V6 coupe under $22,000 while opening the GT line below $28,000.