Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Cars.com Staff
December 27, 2013
Editor's Note: What follows is preliminary information about the 2015 Ford Mustang. Check back later for full details.
The 2015 Mustang features retro sheet metal and styling cues that don't deviate much from the current version. Ford says that despite the similar looks, major revisions to everything under the curvy body mean that the new Mustang can be considered an all-new car.
Powertrain options grow from two to three with the addition of a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine similar to the one debuting in the Lincoln MKC crossover. The high- end Mustang still uses an optional 5.0-liter V-8 engine, making more than 420 horsepower through a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The standard engine is still the 3.7-liter V-6, which will make more than 300 hp, according to Ford.
Out back is an independent rear suspension. This modernizes the Mustang and brings it in line with every other sports car on the market. Ford also took the opportunity to update the car's front suspension as well, employing a new perimeter sub frame to stiffen everything up and a new double ball-joint MacPherson strut setup enabling use of larger brakes.
Inside, the retro-inspired look continues with round vents, a dual-binnacle dashboard and toggle switches for controlling the electrically adjustable steering and powertrain response. Two large round analog gauges face the driver, just as before, featuring a retro-inspired font, just as before. Ancillary round gauges now appear between air conditioning vents on the dashboard as well.
The Mustang also gets the full Ford technology treatment, with a touch-screen located fairly low in the center console for easy reach; the company's Sync system with MyFord Touch is standard.