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2018 Ford Mustang

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$32,175 - $45,685
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There isn’t a person on Earth who needs a Mustang. There never has been. For over 50 years the Mustang has been about desire. It’s for people who want to see it and be seen in it. Passionate people who want to feel its power and bathe in its beauty.


If you’re looking for the most horsepower available, you’re barking up the wrong horse. The Dodge Challenger Hellcat is packing 707 horsepower while the Chevy Camaro ZL1 has 650 horsepower under its bulging hood. Also, the Mustang does not offer all-wheel drive. It is available on the Dodge Challenger.

What's New For 2018

Improvements for 2018 include a lower, more aggressive grille, a new 10-speed automatic transmission and a retuned suspension. The V6 engine is no longer available, and there’s a new customizable 12-inch digital instrument cluster. Ford has also increased the 5.0-liter V8’s output to 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.

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2018 Ford Mustang Pricing

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$32,175 - $45,685

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2018 Ford Mustang Expert Review

Available as a coupe or convertible, the 2018 Ford Mustang remains true to the original formula that has made the Mustang so successful for over 50 years: Make it sexy, fast, fun and affordable. Now a sophisticated modern muscle car, the new Mustang delivers power, style and performance at a price almost anybody can afford. Three trim levels are offered: base, the V8-powered GT with the legendary 5.0-liter V8, and the tire-smoking, fire-breathing Shelby GT350 that’s armed with 526 horsepower. All Mustangs are rear-wheel drive, and the standard turbocharged engine packs 310 horsepower, but it’s capable of 30 mpg on the highway. Updates for 2018 include a new look and a 10-speed automatic transmission. Rivals include the Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger and BMW 4 Series.

Driving the 2018 Ford Mustang

Drive a 2018 Mustang with the new 10-speed automatic transmission back-to-back with the older car's 6-speed auto, and the differences couldn't be more stark. With the revised V8's higher redline, the 10-speed keeps the peaky engine singing, with revs dropping ever so slightly, reminding one more of a motorcycle than muscle car. The same holds true for the standard EcoBoost 2.3-liter 4-cylinder: Not only does it produce a satisfying growl from underhood, but its 310 horsepower gives it a 0-60 mph time of less than 5 seconds -- performance that rivals many of the V8 engines from the Mustang’s past. That’s quick enough to leave Mr. McQueen and his Highland Green fastback in your dust. The GT is even quicker with its 5.0-liter V8, which now makes 460 horsepower. Ford claims it sprints to 60 mph in less than four seconds. That was exotic supercar speed just a few years ago, and the V8’s rumble and roar are pure Americana. The retuned suspension, especially with MagnaRide adjustable shocks, produce a no-compromises combination of comfortable ride and nimble handling. 

Favorite Features

Premium, GT and Shelby models are equipped with the latest version of Ford’s Sync infotainment system. It’s easier to operate than past systems, has a large 8.0-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and the FordPass app allows you to start, lock and locate your Mustang with your smartphone.

There’s no denying the power and efficiency of the standard 310-horsepower EcoBoost 4-cylinder. But the Mustang GT’s 460-horsepower 5.0-liter is one of the greatest V8 engines of all time. If you want your Mustang to sound and act like Steve McQueen’s in Bullitt, it’s the only engine to consider.

2018 Ford Mustang Interior

Coupe or convertible, Ford's modern muscle car seats four passengers but the rear seats are extremely tight -- and in the hard-core Shelby GT350R, nonexistent. Up front, room is decent for driver and passenger. The front seats are comfortable, and the sturdy audio/climate-control switches are easy to reach. Beware the rear blind spots in coupes created by the raked roof. The Mustang's trunk is bigger than you might expect -- 13.5 cubic feet in coupes, 11.4 in convertibles -- and the rear seats fold flat to accommodate longer items. The Mustang convertible uses a one-hand release latch for the power-operated soft top. We're especially fond of the available digital dash, which reconfigures depending on the drive mode, and offers seemingly infinite customizability.

2018 Ford Mustang Exterior

With its long hood, short trunk, sloping rear glass and tri-bar taillights, the 2018 Ford Mustang could never be mistaken for anything other than Ford's pony car. Yet this is no retro-wannabe. A new lower, more aggressive grille, reshaped LED headlights and LED taillights also make the latest Mustang totally relevant today. There’s a new hood with revamped twin scoops and a dozen new wheel designs. Convertibles look best with the lined and insulated fabric top folded, but even when up it's still unmistakably Mustang. Active grille shutters on EcoBoost models can close to redirect airflow, improving aerodynamics.

2018 Ford Mustang Standard Features

The least expensive Ford Mustang EcoBoost Fastback comes equipped with a rearview camera, push-button start, Track Apps showing performance metrics like g-forces, selectable-effort steering (Normal/Sport/Comfort), 4-way manual-adjust driver's seat, high-intensity headlights and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Standard audio is an AM/FM/CD system with two USB inputs and Sync Bluetooth connectivity. Safety features include traction and stability control and front, side and knee airbags. The Premium trim adds Sync 3, dual-zone climate control, 18-inch wheels and a rear spoiler. GT Mustangs have the iconic 5.0-liter V8, larger brakes and the line-lock feature for burnouts -- for track use only, wink wink.

2018 Ford Mustang Options

From ventilated front seats to a Shaker audio system, there’s a slew of options to suit your taste and budget. At $1,545, the new 10-speed automatic transmission will be popular. Also, check out the $4,000 Performance Package for the GT, which adds sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, 19-inch wheels, larger Brembo brakes, unique suspension tuning, a larger radiator, a larger rear spoiler, additional instrumentation and chassis reinforcements. It’s also available on the EcoBoost model for $2,500. For $1,700 Ford also offers new MagneRide dampers on either model, which are similar to the units used on the Shelby GT350.

2018 Ford Mustang Engine

Three engines are now available for the 2018 Mustang, with even the least making over 300 ponies. EcoBoost models have a turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine that gets a welcome boost in torque this year. If you gotta have a V8, the GT is your ride. It's ready to roll with a 5.0-liter that gains significant power and torque for 2018. For buyers who plan to track their Mustang or simply desire a real screamer, there are the Shelby GT350 models, which use a 5.2-liter V8 that spits out 526 horsepower in both the standard and GT350R derivative. All Mustangs are rear-wheel drive and come with a 6-speed manual transmission. A new 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is optional on all except the Shelby variants.

2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4
310 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
350 lb-ft of torque @ 3,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/30 mpg (manual & automatic), 21/27 mpg (manual, convertible), 20/28 mpg (automatic, convertible), 21/28 mpg (manual, coupe w/performance package), 20/28 mpg (automatic, coupe w/performance package)

5.0-liter V8
460 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
420 lb-ft of torque @ 4,250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/25 mpg (manual, coupe), 15/24 mpg (automatic, coupe), 14/23 mpg (manual, convertible), 15/23 mpg (automatic, convertible), 14/23 mpg (manual, coupe w/performance package)

5.2-liter V8 (GT350)
526 horsepower @7,500 rpm
429 lb-ft of torque @ 4,750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/21 mpg

How Much Does the 2018 Ford Mustang Cost?

The 2018 Ford Mustang has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting around $26,500 for a turbocharged Mustang with the EcoBoost 4-cylinder and 6-speed manual transmission. Opting for the 10-speed automatic transmission is $1,595 extra. A Mustang GT with the 5.0-liter V8 begins around $36,000 -- not a lot for a car that packs 460 horsepower. Convertibles start about $32,000 and climb just past $45,000 for a top-of-the-line Premium with a 5.0-liter V8. The base price of a 526-horsepower Mustang Shelby GT350 -- available in coupe form only -- is about $58,000, and the GT350R, which has no rear seat, radio or air conditioning, starts just over $65,000. The Mustang's prices slightly undercut those of the Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger. Before buying, check the Fair Purchase Price to get the best deal. The Mustang's resale value is expected to split the difference between the Camaro and Challenger.

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2018 Ford Mustang Consumer Reviews


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2019 Ford Mustang

"That's a lot of PERFORMANCE for only $26,000 bucks"

my Mustang gas door does not lock,weak!
So out of the blue I decided to get a 2019 Mustang 2.3 coupe. I was not even considering a Mustang,but a great deal fell into my lap , and now I'm Pony to drive with a lot of curb appeal. I don't want to here how the back seats are cramped,in this segment of cars all back seats have short comings....Besides the awesome performance, I was really surprised how well the fuel economy is in this beast, I avg 22 MPG overall, that's only 2 milles less per gallon then my prevoius car that had only 170 hp vs. the Stang at 310 hp.One more surprise, a huge trunk....PONY BOY OVER AN OUT.Read less
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2017 Ford Mustang

"great Car-2017 GT California special"

terrific drive, Very comfortable, plenty of power
does not come with a full size spare.
its been an amazing car so far, i don't get to drive it as much as i would like but its a blast every time i get in the car. i couldn't give quality a 5 star only because some body panels are not lined up correctly. its no a big deal or very noticeable but in my book you only get 5 star for something that's perfect. super comfortable and the cooled seats are amazing. i wish the exhaust was a bit beefier, so ive been looking at aftermarket for that. but handles amazing, plenty of power. other then that i wish there was more leather/suede covering more of the plastics. ive gotten up to 26 MPG on the highway and average 17.8 combined with conscious effort to save them mpgs. however with moderate to sometimes heavy acceleration without beating on the car it averages about 15.7 mpg. while a blast i would not recommend this car to anyone 15-20. it takes no effort in this car to spin the tires and even less to hit well above legal speed limits and the rolling in to the power is very addictive, the feel and sound is very intoxicating which can lead to some hefty fines and increased insurance rates. but if you can have semblance of self control i would recommend 100/100 times.Read less
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2017 Ford Mustang

"Great car for the money"

Looks, power, price, comfort, excitement
Quiet engine
The car has been fantastic, especially for being a 4 cylinder. It has great power and I average about 26mpg, however, the sound is what you expect from the smaller engine. If you are looking for a good car for college and you don't want a honda civic or a Toyota corolla, this is the car for you.
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2019 Ford Mustang

"Feel like Steve McQueen"

fantastic performance & style
smallish and loud
I have owned performance cars for over 50 years, but nothing compares to this. It's like 1968 all over again. Lots of fun, insane power and surprising handling. It was also a blast to run through the gears again.
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2016 Ford Mustang

"I love the Ps"

Sporty look with two Ps, Power and Pleasure.
I cannot see the nose when parking.
I bought my 2016 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 with the performance package new and to date i still love it with approximately 24,000 miles covered on that odometer. After the breaking-in period -(you've got to break in a pony before the gallop)- I drove it from the west coast to the east coast where it now reside. Yes I had the AC evaporator replaced under warranty but i've had no other problems thus far. -(I give thanks). Beautiful car, I love the power and the roar and love seeing the faces of those haters in my rearview mirror. I find the seats comfortable and vehicle options fine and i've accepted the 'no passenger in the back seat privilege' (lol) -after all, its a pony not a buggy. I need to install a nose cam for parking purposes. I am ready for the upgrade to a Shelby GT350, did i say Shelby GT350 or GT500? Maybe i said more Horse Power. Regardless, you got the message. Great Car.Read less
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2018 Ford Mustang Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - SYNC
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry
  • Push-Button Engine Start
  • Real-Time Traffic Information
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System


  • AM/FM Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • CD Player


  • Cloth Seats
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Power Driver's Lumbar Support Seat
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Remote Control Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 20 mpg
  • EPA Class - Sub Compact Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 28 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 23 mpg


  • Horsepower - 310 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5500 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.70 inches
  • Torque - 350 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 3000 rpm


  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel


  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P235/55R17
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Sidewall Description - BSW
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Rear Spoiler


  • Alarm System


  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 60000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 5 years


  • Axle Ratio - 3.31
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - RWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Engine Sub-Type - Turbo
  • Power Steering
  • Transmission Type - Manual
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.3 liter
  • Bore - 3.45 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 9.5
  • Fuel Induction - Direct Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 6 speed
  • CID - 138 cubic inches
  • Recommended Fuel - Premium
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Paddle Shifters

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3706 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 79.2 cubic feet
  • EPA Total Interior - 92.2 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 15.5 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 37.6 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 35.7 inches
  • Height - 54.9 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 45.1 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 29.2 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 4
  • Overall Length - 188.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 56.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 44.7 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 4 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 1000 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 11.4 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 36.5 feet
  • Wheel Base - 107.1 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 81.9 inches
  • Width without mirrors - 75.4 inches
  • Hip Room: Front - 54.9 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 43.7 inches
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2018 Ford Mustang Safety

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2018 Ford Mustang Safety Technology
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Emergency & Security Services
  • Front Knee Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Parental Control System
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera


2018 Ford Mustang Rankings

310 HP
MPG Combined
23 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.7 Rating
2018 Ford Mustang
310 HP

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