2018 Ford Mustang Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Magnetic
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MSRP
$23,932 - $56,479
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
310-526
Seats
4

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.6 Overall Score
Performance 4.5Comfort 4.4Styling 4.5Value 4.6

Editor's Overview

A sophisticated modern muscle car, the 2018 Ford Mustang delivers affordable power, style and performance. Its standard turbocharged engine packs 310 horsepower, but it’s capable of 30 mpg on the highway. Two V8 engines are also available with up to 526 horsepower. Offered as a coupe or convertible, the Mustang competes with Chevy’s Camaro, Dodge’s Challenger and BMW’s 4 Series.

Ford Mustang Models & Trims

EcoBoost $23,932 - $26,517
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 19 X 9 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
EcoBoost Premium $24,461 - $27,102
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 9 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GT $28,871 - $31,862
Horsepower: 460 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 9 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GT Premium $34,135 - $37,720
Horsepower: 460 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 9 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Shelby GT350 $52,502 - $56,479
Horsepower: 526 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 10.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Shelby GT350R $52,326 - $56,347
Horsepower: 526 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 11 (in.) - Carbon Fibre
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

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The Mustang's evolution from muscle car to impressive all-around sports car continues.

The Ford Mustang is the original pony car, a slice of history and a symbol of one of the world's largest automakers, all bundled into one American icon. With its 2015 redesign, the Mustang shed a few other labels — for the better. It can still shred tires with the best of them, but chassis upgrades and the elimination of a live rear axle marked the Mustang's turn from one-trick pony to legitimate sports car, with handling and agility to match.

Tom P
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The fast 2018 Mustang 2.3L

I have purchased a new 2018 Mustang with most of the electronics packages because I have always wanted a Stang and wanted the conveniences of the electronics. I would have like a manual but the 10 speed auto is okay. I have the color that I wanted and heated and cooled from seats. The engine is a 2.3 and not the 5.0, but it still goes fast without effort. It is an ecoboost.

Michael R
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Always wanted the mustang gt and after finally getting one at the age of 62.

Really stands up to the performance and handles the curves really well. The interior is very comfortable and the seats hug you. Although it does take a little more effort to get in and out. I do not know about comfort for a long trip yet. . Gas mileage is about 22 m. P. G. For me. . . The pipes have an awesome growl to them and really makes you feel young again.

Monica A
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$23,932 - $26,517
$24,461 - $27,102

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 (hp)
310 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.3L EcoBoost, 2.3L ECOBOOST
2.3L EcoBoost, 2.3L ECOBOOST
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
Standard
Standard

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.5 (in.)
44.5 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 (in.)
37.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
30.6 - 30.8 (in.)
30.6 - 30.8 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
34.8 - 35.7 (in.)
34.8 - 35.7 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11.4 - 13.5 (cu. ft.)
11.4 - 13.5 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Optional
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/50WR18
P255/40ZR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.1 (in.)
107.1 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.5 - 37.8 (ft.)
37.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
188.3 (in.)
188.3 (in.)

Width

Width
75.4 (in.)
75.4 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3532 - 3827 (.lbs)
3532 - 3661 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 (hp)
310 (hp)

Torque

Torque
320 (ft. lbs.)
320 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.5 (gal.)
15.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
26 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Rear Parking Sensors *
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags *
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag *
  • Restricted Driving Mode
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
  • Driver And Passenger Side Airbag Head Extension, Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag *
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (3)

Engine And Engine Cooling > Engine > Gasoline > Turbo-charger May 23, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
May 23, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18E035000
Summary:
Roush Performance Products, Inc. (Roush) is recalling certain aftermarket supercharger kits, part number R1318-6006P1-AA, sold for installation on 2018 Ford Mustangs. The hose barb fittings on the supercharger kits may be manufactured incorrectly, possibly causing damage to the fuel lines and resulting in a fuel leak.
Consequence:
A fuel leak can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Roush will notify the known owners and replace the defective fuel rail subassemblies, free of charge. The recall began on May 31, 2018. Owners may contact Roush customer service at 1-800-597-6874. Roush's number for this recall is REMay2018.
Electrical System > Instrument Panel Dec 17, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 17, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V814000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2018 Ford Mustang vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission and a 12.4" digital instrument cluster. If the ignition is turned off when the transmission is not in PARK, the instrument cluster may not illuminate the PRNDL gear position display and the operator may not receive the "Key in Ignition" chime when the driver's door is opened. As such, these vehicles fails to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence/Starter Interlock/Transmission Braking Effect," and number 114, "Theft Protection."
Consequence:
Without a visual or audible warning to the driver that the vehicle is in PARK, the vehicle may roll away after it has been exited if the parking brake has not been applied, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 5, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C21.
Power Train > Automatic Transmission Apr 3, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 3, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V213000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 Ford Expedition and Mustang and Lincoln Navigator vehicles equipped with 10-speed automatic transmissions. A roll pin may not have been installed in the transmission, potentially causing a loss of the "Park" function.
Consequence:
Despite the transmission shift lever being placed in 'Park' and the instrument panel display indicating 'Park,' the vehicle may roll away after it has been exited if the parking brake has not been applied, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmission to make sure it has the roll pin, installing one if it is missing, free of charge. The recall began on April 13, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S09.

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