What Is the 2021 Ford Mustang?
The Ford Mustang is a rear-wheel-drive, four-seat sports car that goes head-to-head with the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger. It’s available in coupe and convertible body styles and five main trims: EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT, GT Premium and the new Mach 1. Besides the Mach 1, the other high-performance Mustang is the 760-horsepower Shelby GT500.
What’s New on the 2021 Ford Mustang?
The new limited-edition Mach 1 model has a 480-hp version of the Mustang’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine that pairs with a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission. It also features aerodynamic enhancements, 19-inch aluminum wheels, Ford’s MagneRide suspension and a cue ball shifter, among other changes.
New standard active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind spot warning and automatic high-beam headlights. Rain-sensing windshield wipers are now standard, too.
What Features in the 2021 Ford Mustang Are Most Important?
Standard features include:
- 310-hp, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine
- Six-speed manual transmission
- 17-inch aluminum wheels
- Manual air conditioning
- Push-button start
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required after trial)
Available features include:
- 460-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 (GT)
- 760-hp, supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 (Shelby GT500)
- 10-speed automatic transmission
- Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic (Shelby GT500)
- Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
- Power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats
- Leather-trimmed seats
- 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
- Rear parking sensors
- Adaptive cruise control
Should I Buy the 2021 Ford Mustang?
The Mustang hits all the right retro buttons for muscle car enthusiasts, and with a wide range of performance options, the venerable pony car is stronger than ever. It delivers style and powerful acceleration — especially with the available V-8 engines. Granted, performance models’ ride is on the firmer side, and the rear seat is best for kids or extra luggage. But when it comes to bang-for-your-buck, the Mustang remains a thrilling choice.