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2012 Ford Mustang
2012 Ford Mustang
Available Price Range $1,874-$36,298 Trims9 Combined MPG 21-24 Seats 2-4

Our Take on the 2012 Ford Mustang

Our Take

Ford has evolved its rear-drive four-seat Mustang pony car in recent years by blending retro and modern styling cues. For 2011, it boosted performance and fuel economy with a new 3.7-liter V-6 engine for the base Mustang and a new 5.0-liter V-8 for the GT. Playing on the retro theme, the Mustang... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Relative ride quality
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Too much body roll with normal suspension

Notable Features

  • V-6 or V-8 engine
  • Limited-production Boss 302
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Selectable steering assist
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Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

In the past, Ford has made special-edition Mustangs not so special, giving them mild performance tweaks, custom paint jobs and not much else. The Boss 302 is not one of those Mustangs. Track-ready yet fun for the street, the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is a pure performance machine that may be the best version of the classic car I've driven. And it comes topped with a wicked custom paint jo... Read full review for the 2012 Ford Mustang

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Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 50 reviews

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Great car

by FC_GIBB from Eastern Shore, VA on June 20, 2012

For those stuck with choosing Mustang or Camaro it all depends on what you want. I have had both a 2010 Camaro V6 and now the 2012 Mustang V6 MCA. The Camaro is a Great Cruiser and honestly I believe ... Read Full Review

9 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Finance

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Asking Price Range
$22,310 - $40,310
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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Mustang Boss 302

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Mustang Boss 302

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
A
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
M
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Mustang Boss 302

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Mustang Boss 302

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


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Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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