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2017 Ford Mustang

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$9,517 — $40,709 USED
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4 Seats
18-24 MPG
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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

By Aaron Bragman

CARS.COM — The latest salvo in the Detroit muscle car wars has been fired from Dearborn, and it's going to land squarely in Chevrolet's yard. The 2018 Ford Mustang is here, sporting more power, a new transmission, suspension refinements and new options to keep the original pony car fresh and competitive well into its fifth decade.

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I recently flew to Malibu, Calif., for a first drive of the new Mustang and came away both impressed and concerned — impressed by the Mustang's abilities in both four-cylinder turbo and eight-cylinder monster guise, and concerned about how expensive America's iconic sports car has become.

Looks... Like a Mustang

Despite the fact that the Mustang got a mild makeover, you'd be forgiven for not really noticing. Instead of the upswept headlights of the 2017 model, now you get more droopy-eyed headlights in the 2018. The hood and fenders are slightly reshaped, and a newly angular lower bumper is fitted, but the overall look isn't very different at all. Ford supposedly also restyled the back end, but damned if we can spot how.

And that's actually OK, as the current shape of the Mustang is probably the best-looking one since the original '64 thanks to classic cues combined with modern equipment. It's exceedingly hard to update a classic icon, so Ford has wisely chosen to take a more conservative approach to mo... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
232 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

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(5.0)

Best hot rod for the money , Mustang GT Premium

by Bill from Cumming on January 6, 2019

This convertible gets looks everywhere we go. Lots of fun to drive too, Roush exhaust sounds mean too. She eats gas however and on trips there are many fuel stops. Read full review

(5.0)

Best driving convertible I’ve driven quite solid c

by Bob from Lincoln ca on December 22, 2018

Best driving American convertible made. Great suspension corners flat, great fun to drive. Economic to operate and still has wonderful performance, Ive driven many American sports cars this is the ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2017 Ford Mustang currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Ford Mustang V6

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
acceptable
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Ford

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Mustang received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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