49 reviews
2013 Ford Mustang
2013 Ford Mustang
Available Price Range $3,173-$40,161 Trims9 Combined MPG 20-24 Seats 2-4

Our Take on the 2013 Ford Mustang

Our Take

Updated for 2013, the Ford Mustang has new front-end styling, some other exterior tweaks and more power for the V-8-powered GT. The rear-wheel-drive sports icon, available as a coupe or a convertible, also comes with a V-6 and is available in higher-performance Boss 302 and Shelby GT500 versions... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Inconsistent cabin quality
  • No side curtain airbags
  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • Not enough variability in suspension, steering modes (Shelby GT500)
  • Needs wider rear tires (Shelby GT500)

Notable Features

  • Updated taillights and nose, xenon headlights now standard
  • Automatic transmission adds manual-shift capability
  • GT makes 420 hp, up from 412 last year
  • 305-hp V-6, 444-hp Boss 302, 662-hp Shelby GT500 also available
  • Coupe or convertible (coupe only for Boss 302)

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

When is enough enough? For Ford's SVT performance-vehicle team, the 2013 Shelby GT500 provides the answer, and it's a resounding "never." There's no other conclusion after driving this muscle-car creation. It gained 112 horsepower for 2013, making for an incredible 662 hp total from its supercharged V-8. The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is an unruly beast, an automotive hooligan &mdash... Read full review for the 2013 Ford Mustang

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Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 49 reviews

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Reliable and Nice to Drive

by Retired Cop and Mustand Guy from Nottingham, Maryland on June 5, 2012

I have a 2013 Mustand Premium V-6 Convertible. We were looking for a car with good gas mileage and fun to drive. After looking at the usual cars, Honda, Toyota, I noticed that Ford stated that the Mus... 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.

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$22,200 - $42,200
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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
A

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
A
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 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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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