The 2001 Ford Mustang is one of the best known sports cars on the market. Even many people with no interest in cars have heard of it. With high performance, fast acceleration, and a comfortable drive, the Mustang has well earned its reputation. Drivers that get an opportunity to drive one at top speed are in for a wonderful experience. While there are better performing sports cars, few of them offer the full package the Mustang provides.
The 2001 Ford Mustang is actually somewhat practical as an everyday vehicle. The price tag is fairly steep for what it offers as a day-to-day car, but other than that, it fulfills the role far better than most sports cars. The fuel economy, even for the eight-cylinder engine, is not too far behind an average car; the interior is comfortable, all the standard amenities drivers expect are standard equipment, and it does not have particularly weak performance at normal highway speeds. Overall, it's probably the most practical option for someone looking to use an impractical sports car for their primary vehicle.
Body Styles: coupe, convertible
Engines: 3.8-liter six-cylinder, 4.6-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed manual, five-speed manual
Models: Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang Premium, Ford Mustang Deluxe, Ford Mustang GT Deluxe, Ford Mustang GT Premium, Ford Mustang Bullitt, Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
The 2001 Ford Mustang GT models have unique hoods and side scoops now. The Mustang SVT Cobra returns as a model option. The interior of all Mustang models receives some minor alterations.
The 2001 Ford Mustang is available as a coupe or convertible. Measuring at 183.2 inches long, it is a fairly short vehicle compared to most passenger coupes, although shorter lengths are pretty standard on sports cars. The hood and side scoops make the Mustang a very distinct looking vehicle, so there is no mistaking it for a regular car.
For a sports car, the 2001 Ford Mustang has a fairly well appointed interior. Even the base model has cruise control, air-conditioning, AM/FM radio, CD player, front console, keyless entry, power mirrors, and power windows. While this is standard for many passenger vehicles, it is actually a fairly impressive list for the base model of a sports car. The short body length does mean the interior is a little cramped compared to most passenger vehicles, but overall, it is a surprisingly comfortable vehicle.
Performance & Handling
The 2001 Ford Mustang focuses on performance. Handling is smooth, allowing it to be graceful and agile, even at higher speeds. Acceleration is excellent with the six-cylinder engine and further improved with the eight-cylinder engine. The Mustang performs very well if it can be fully opened up. However, unlike a lot of sports cars, it still has solid performance at normal roadway speeds.
The 2001 Ford Mustang has a fairly good safety design. Outside the base model, standard equipment includes dual-front airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and traction control. In addition, it also has good crash test ratings across the board. So, while the Mustang’s main safety feature is being able to avoid accidents entirely, it can still handle them better than many other sports cars on the market.
EPA Fuel Economy
Ford Mustang 3.8-liter six-cylinder: 17/25 mpg city/highway
Ford Mustang 4.6-liter eight-cylinder: 16/26 mpg city/highway
- High-end performance
- Powerful eight-cylinder engine option
- Surprisingly practical for a sports car
You Won't Like
- High price tag
- Confusing model naming; ""Deluxe"" and ""Premium"" are relatively lower end
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