2013 Ford Mustang

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48 reviews
Available Price Range $3,523-$42,663 Trims2 Combined MPG 19 Seats 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 converti... 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)


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 —... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 48 reviews

2013 mustang gt convertible

by Floyd from Scottsdale as on December 20, 2012

We got our 2013 Mustang GT convertible in the perfect combination--red color with six speed manual transmission--for under 32 grand. It feels tight as a drum with no squeaks or rattles. The five liter... Read Full Review

2 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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


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.


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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