In an early 2013 test drive, we drove the Ford Mustang GT and found that it was best not to expect too much. The interior left much to be desired as it was built to keep costs low. Interior storage space is limited, as well as visibility, but when out on the road, its shortcomings fly out the window. "The Ford Mustang reflects the DNA of the American people: a working man's romantic glimmer of excitement, gussied up to look more expensive than it is."
The 2013 Ford Mustang is offered in ten different models: the V6, V6 Premium, V6 Convertible, GT, V6 Premium Convertible, GT Premium, GT Convertible, GT Premium Convertible, Shelby GT500, and the Shelby GT500 Convertible. Standard features include xenon headlights, a limited-slip rear differential, keyless entry, integrated blind-spot mirrors, cruise control, power accessories, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a four-speaker sound system. The GT models get upgraded Brembo brakes and an available GT Track package for coupe models with a manual transmission. Optional packages include the Comfort Group package that has heated mirrors, power passenger seat, and heated front seats. The Electronics package adds HD radio and voice-activated navigation. Available features include rear parking sensors, a glass roof, rearview camera, and Recaro sport front seats.
New for 2013
The 2013 Ford Mustang receives styling updates for the new model year, featuring an enhanced grille, standard HID headlights, new front and rear fascias, and LED taillights. The 5.0-liter V-8 engine in the GT model now produces 420 horsepower, a new GT Track Package is now available, and the six-speed automatic can be shifted manually.
- Strong engine lineup
- Customizable performance options
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