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5-Year Cost to Own / Rating
$27,205$30,427$36,701 / Excellent
$27,205$30,427$36,701 / Excellent
$32,225$35,793$41,847 / Good
$32,705$36,306$43,019 / Mediocre
$36,285$40,010$46,256 / Excellent
$37,725$41,674$49,465 / Poor
$40,285$44,287$51,534 / Excellent
$45,785$50,167$58,786 / Good
$52,400$56,685$65,184 / Average

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  • Fun turbo-four model
  • Supercar-fast GT500
  • Cool digital gauge display


  • Tiny base-trim infotainment display
  • Non-Shelbys lack handling finesse
  • Decent interior quality

Ford Mustang Expert Review

Alex Leanse

As one of America's best-known sports cars, the Ford Mustang brings power to the people. From its introduction in 1964, the Mustang has provided RWD thrills and available V-8 muscle at relatively affordable prices. When the current generation arrived in 2015, an independent rear suspension allowed it to become more refined and capable.

As always, it's available as a coupe or convertible, with high-performance Shelby variants at the top of the lineup. The Mustang GT Coupe is a 2021 IntelliChoice Best Overall Value winner. Recently the Mustang title was controversially applied to Ford's first electric performance vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E.

Looking for info on the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV? Head here for more info.

  • Turbo-four and 5.0L V-8 models now include lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, and rain-sensing wipers.
  • Track-oriented Mach 1 nameplate revived
  • GT500 Carbon Fiber Handling package combines carbon-fiber wheels, adjustable suspension strut top mounts, an oil catch can, and aerodynamic enhancements
  • New paint color choices

Whether you're a sports car rookie or a track day veteran, there's a Mustang for everyone. Let's address its flaws first. Ride quality isn't great, and body control needs work. Handling is only decent on more entry-level models, and convertibles can feel a bit floppy. Materials aren't very upscale, which might be fine on basic Mustangs, but not so much on high-end models with MSRPs above $50,000.

Even so, the excellent engine choices counter those gripes to a certain extent. Even the entry-level turbo-four, once an unthinkable layout for a pony car, delivers excitement with its rev-happy attitude. In a comparison against the Toyota Supra 2.0, the EcoBoost 'Stang's charm and settled suspension gave it the win. The naturally aspirated V-8, an increasingly rare engine format, has gobs of power and a vicious roar. Then there's the GT500's incredible supercharged V-8, which transforms the humble Mustang into a legitimate supercar. It even managed a second-place finish at 2020 Best Driver's Car.

The Mustang carries on the legacy of its iconic forebears. Even though the terrific GT350 appears to be gone for 2021, the recently introduced Mach 1 is a confident, capable handler with one of the best manual transmissions on the market. Our road test editor Chris Walton called driving the Mach 1 "a very racy experience" with loads of grip, predictable brakes, sweet turn-in, and a limited-slip differential that works wonders in putting the power down.

All Mustangs are RWD and (barring the GT500) fitted with a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission.

The entry-level engine is a 2.3-liter turbo-four, which makes 310 hp in EcoBoost spec or 330 hp with the High Performance package; both make 350 lb-ft of torque. In MotorTrend testing, a manual transmission Mustang EcoBoost accelerated from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds, while one with the automatic did the same in 5.3 seconds. With the High Performance package, the car should sprint to 60 in under 5.0 seconds, Ford says.

The "Coyote" 5.0-liter V-8 produces 460 hp in standard GT form, or 480 hp in the Bullitt and Mach 1; torque is 420 lb-ft in all. We tested an automatic Mustang GT convertible's 0-60 mph acceleration at 4.2 seconds, and a manual-equipped Bullitt's at 4.6 seconds. Testing a manual Mustang Mach 1, we reached 60 in 4.2 seconds.

The GT500 gets a model-specific powertrain. It's a supercharged 5.2-liter V-8, churning out 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque, all sent through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Our testing recorded a 3.7-second 0-60 mph time from the standard GT500, which fell to 3.6 seconds with the optional Carbon Fiber Track Pack.

From the NHTSA, the Mustang coupe scores the maximum of five stars in front crash, side crash, and rollover testing. From the IIHS, it gets Good scores, the highest, in all but one crashworthiness test (the small overlap front test on the driver's side, where it earned an Acceptable rating).

For 2021, Mustangs equipped with a 2.3-liter four-cylinder or 5.0-liter V-8 get more active safety and driver-assist features as standard. These include lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Adaptive cruise control remains an optional extra.

The Mustang coupe's trunk has 13.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity, with a split-folding second-row seat that helps expand that space into the cabin. In the Mustang convertible, it's reduced to 11.4 cubic feet, and the second row doesn't fold down.

Front-row headroom measures 37.6 inches in the Mustang, a bit less than its archrival, the Chevrolet Camaro, which has 38.5 inches. Front legroom is better in the Mustang, though, at 45.1 inches against the Camaro's 43.9 inches. It's snug in the back of either car. Second-row headroom is 34.8 inches (35.7 inches in the convertible) in the Ford; Chevrolet doesn't provide this measurement for the Camaro. Second-row legroom is 29.0 inches (29.2 inches in the convertible) in the Mustang, slightly less than 29.9 inches in the Camaro.

Entry-level Mustangs are equipped with a tiny 4.2-inch infotainment display and two USB ports. The Sync 3 system, optional on entry-level models and included on Premium trims, adds an 8.0-inch touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; built-in navigation is optional on all.

A 12.0-inch all-digital gauge cluster display is optional on Premium models, and included on Bullitt, Mach 1, and GT500. A six-speaker audio system is standard while Premium models get a nine-speaker setup, with a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium arrangement optional on those.

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Ford’s iconic pony car has great engines linked to snappy transmissions. But some models ride roughly and handle vaguely. Good tech features and roomy front seats increase the Mustang’s daily appeal.


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1992 Ford Mustang GT

The 1992 Ford Mustang was again nearly identical to all 1987 to 1991 Mustangs. However, apparently the new fox Mustang body was losing some interest with buyers as the sales numbers began to decline again this year. In fact the 1992 Mustang GT is the lowest production Mustang GT between 1982 and 1993.

The exterior of the Mustang remains unchanged from the 1991 model. The only change on the interior was the addition of a new map light (dual lights) to replace the swivel map light found on previous years.

1992 Mustang GT interior

1992 Ford Mustang GT

In the latter part of the production year Ford introduced a special Mustang model known as the "Limited Edition". This car was based on a 5.0L LX convertible which featured a Vibrant Red exterior with color keyed bumpers and mirrors, white Pony wheels, and white interior. Only 3,333 of these models were produced.

1992 Mustang special edition

Prior to retiring the "Fox body" platform Ford had one more suprise for enthusiasts in 1993 with the introduction of the Cobra model.

1992 Mustang Specifications

Engine 5.0L (302cid) OHC V8 (iron block - 2 Valve Heads sequential fuel injection
Displacement302 cid
Horsepower225 @ 4000
Torque300 @ 3000
Compression9.5.1 to 1
Fuel87 Octane, unleaded
Exhaustaluminumized steel. LX models featured chrome tips
Transmission5 speed T-5 or 4 speed automatice AOD
Final drive ratio2.76:1 , 3.08:1. 3.27:1 (automatic)
FrontIndependent, modified MacPherson strut with Separate spring on lower arm and stabilizer bar
Front springs Helical coil, rubber-insulated
Rear Four-bar link with coil springs on lower arm
Rear springs Helical coil, rubber-insulated
Rear shocksgas pressurized hydraulic (4 shocks in total)
Sway barsfront: 26.5 mm, rear 23mm
Steering power assisted rack and pinion with 15.3:1 ratio
Front brakes10.84 inch rotors
Rear brakes9 inch drums
Wheels15 by 7 Turbine styled aluminum wheels / LX versions received the 15 by 7 inch ten hole aluminum wheels
Tires 225/60ZR15 Goodyear Eagle VR60
Interior Dimensions
Head Room (Fr/Rr):38.1/35.5
Leg Room (Fr/Rr):42.6/29.9
Shoulder Room (Ft/Rr):53.6/52.1
Hip Room (Ft/Rr):52.8/47.4
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Curb Weight:3160 lbs
Wt. Dist.:59/41
Track (Ft/Rr):56.6/57.0
Capacity & Volume
Cargo Volume (EPA/Mfr):11/10.9
Fuel Capacity:15.4 gal
Seating (Std.):5
Seating (Opt.):NA
Consumer Information
Assembly PlantDearborn MI, USA
Air bagsN/A
Price$12,145 - $14,250
Quarter Mile14.4 @ 96 mph
0-60mph6.1 seconds
Skidpad0.83 g's
Top speed145 mph
Total 79,280
20,445 (GT)
ColorsBimini Blue
Bright Red
Deep Emerald Green
Medium Red
Medium Titanium Oxford White
Titanium Frost
Twilight Blue
Ultra Blue
Wild Strawberry
Interior colorsBright Red
White (convertible only)

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1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L 2-door Hatchback ( Ford Motor Company)





1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L 2-door Hatchback ( Ford Motor Company)




1988 Ford Mustang: Ultimate In-Depth Guide

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1988 Ford Mustang Overview

Very little changed between last year and this year. Ford had spent an obscene $200 million on the 1987 restyle and mechanical upgrades so they took a rest in 1988 and gave us more of the same. Sales got back to growth again in 1988.

Model:1988 Ford Mustang
Generation:3rd Generation Mustang
Type:2 Door
Body Styles:Coupe, Hatchback, Convertible
Engines:2.3L EFI 4 cyl, 5.0L EFI V8
Original Price:$8,835 (Base Coupe), $9,341 (Base Hatchback), $13,702 (Convertible)
Units Produced:211,225

Additional 1988 Mustang Research: 1988 Research Center / Colors Details / Production Numbers / Prices & Options / Sales Brochures / Owner Manuals / Maintenance / Pictures / Videos / VIN Decoder / Special Editions

Background & Details

The 1988 and ’89 Mustangs remained basically unchanged from 1987, while the ‘5.0 Mustang’ also remained mechanically unchanged through 1993. The GT was unchanged and the LX with the 5.0 liter V8 option became a popular choice and for the most part, the general public didn’t really know the difference. There were just two changes for 1988. The LX got a higher-capacity battery and Ford removed the T-bar roof from the options list. The latter really wasn’t needed anymore, as convertible sales remained strong despite the premium price point.

Ford was doing something right because sales were up 25% in 1988 versus 1987. Despite an increase in pricing, demand shot up as the motoring press praised the Mustang. The Mustang LX5.0 continued to do well in sales, as it offers all the amenities of the GT without the 200 extra pounds the GT package adds. In addition, the LX body style perfectly conceals the powerful 5.0L V8 engine, creating the ultimate wolf in sheep’s clothing

Special Edition Models & Variants

1988 Ford Mustang GT


The 1988 Mustang GT came standard with the 225hp 5.0L High Output V8 engine, performance progressive rate springs, front and rear stabilizing bars, MacPherson front struts, Quadra-shocks in the rear, turbine wheels, performance tires, lower body skirts, closed grille, and upgraded interior. New to 1988 was the cheese grater rear tail lights which was a body-color-matched cover over the rear lights with rows of 6 slits.

Learn more about the 1988 Ford Mustang GT

Specifications, Options & Detailed Stats

Production Numbers

A total of 211,225 Mustangs were sold in 1988, up by almost 25% versus 1987. The Hatchback was strongest seller with about 125,000 sale and almost 60% of total sales. The Mustang LX5.0 continued to do well in sales due to its bang for buck performance credentials. To dive into the model and body splits as well as see charts and percentages, check out our 1988 Ford Mustang Production & Sales Numbers deep dive.

Options and Pricing

The base prices kept going up despite no changes to the cars in 1988. Base sticker price for 1988 coupe was $8,835 while the base hatchback crept up above $9000 at $9,341 for the first time. The convertible continued to be priced at premium price point. The V8 powered cars continued to offer the best value in 1988, particularly the popular LX 5.0 that was considered to be the performance bargain of the decade. For a premium of about $2,000, the LX’s could be equipped with the 5.0-litre engine package that came with all of the GT’s mechanical upgrades without the frivolous extras. For more detailed options and pricing, please check out our 1988 pricing and options research.

Exterior & Interior Colors

A total of 12 colors were available for the 1988 Mustang model year. The colors certainly got brighter and more vibrant in the late 1980s. For detailed colors, color palettes, codes and interior colors please check out our in depth 1988 colors information post.

Dimensions & Weight

The 1988 Mustang had the exact same dimensions and weight as the prior year model.

Engine Specs

The engine options were unchanged for 1988. The 90-horsepower four cylinder kept the awesome upgrades from the prior year which greatly improved drivability with easier startup and a smoother idle. The hard-charging 5.0-litre H.O. V-8 kept its horsepower and torque number, now up to 225-horsepower and 300 pound-feet respectively and really started to pick up in popularity amongst buyers. For more information on engines for 1988, you can find the information here.


Below is the performance data for the 1988 Mustangs that we could find. The improvements in 1987 stuck for 1988 and that was a good thing for Mustang performance. Owners and the enthusiast community were happy to see the Mustang’s performance be competitive again. Below we have included 0-60 mph times, 0-100 mph times as well as quarter mile times and top speed where available.

VIN Information

Vin Decoder Mustang 1988

This link will take you to a page which contains the VIN tag information for all years of Mustangs. Previously this information appeared on each Mustang’s year page, but consolidating it has significantly reduced page loading times. To decode the build sheet, check out our 1988 VIN & Data Plate Decoder sheet.

Videos & Picture Galleries

We managed to find some great video reviews of the 1988 Mustang so definitely check those out. We also have a picture 1988 Ford Mustang Picture Gallery and photos of real Mustangs in each color that was available.


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Ford Mustang GT 5.0, 1987 MY 61B/HVB

bodyworkBody type2+2 seater fixed-head coupéNumber of doors3Designerdimensions & weightsmminchesWheelbase2553mm100.5inchesTrack/tread (front)1438 mm56.6 inchesTrack/tread (rear)1448 mm57 inchesLength4562mm179.6inchesWidth1755 mm69.1 inchesHeight1323 mm52.1 inchesGround clearancelength:wheelbase ratio1.79Kerb weight1397 kg3080 lbWeight distribution59.3% frontfuel tank capacity58.3 litres12.8 [15.4] UK [US] gal.aerodynamicsDrag coefficientFrontal areaCdAengineengine type naturally aspirated petrol Engine manufacturerFordEngine codeCylindersV 8 in 90° veeCapacity4.9 litre
4942 cc
(301.579 cu in)Bore×Stroke101.6 × 76.2 mm
4 × 3 inBore/stroke ratio1.33Valve gearoverhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total maximum power output
(net)228 PS (225 bhp) (168 kW)
at 4200 rpmSpecific output
(net)45.5 bhp/litre
0.75 bhp/cu inmaximum torque
(net)407 Nm (300 ft·lb) (41.5 kgm)
at 3200 rpmSpecific torque
(net) 82.36 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3Engine constructioncast iron block & headsumpwet sumpedcompression ratio9.2:1Fuel systemEFIbmep (brake mean effective pressure)1034.9 kPa (150.1 psi)Maximum RPMcrankshaft bearings5Engine coolantWaterUnitary capacity617.75 ccAspirationNormalCompressorN/AIntercoolerNoneCatalytic converterYperformanceAcceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)Acceleration 0-60mphAcceleration 0-100km/hAcceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)Standing quarter-mileStanding kilometreMaximum speedPower-to-weight ratioHigher is better
163.3 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
0.16 PS/kg
120.1 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
0.12 kW/kg
161.06 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.16 bhp/kg
0.07 bhp/lbWeight-to-power ratioLower is better
8.33 kg/kW
13.91 lb/bhp
fuel consumptionFuel consumptionuniversal fuel consumption (calculated from the above)litres/100kmkm/litreUK MPGUS MPGCarbon dioxide emissionsCarfolio Calculated CO2?VED band (UK)CO2 Effizienz (DE)chassisEngine positionfrontEngine layoutlongitudinalDrive wheelsrear wheel drive   Torque splitN/ASteeringpower assisted rack & pinionturns lock-to-lock2.220Turning circleFront suspensionRear suspensionWheel size front7 x 15Wheel size rear7 x 15Tyres frontP225/60 VR 15Tyres rearP225/60 VR 15Brakes F/RVeDi/Dr-S Front brake diameter277 mmRear brake diameter229 mmBraked areaGearbox 5 speed manual Top gear ratio0.68Final drive ID678700Production totalModel code61B/HVBRAC rating51.2Insurance classificationNo information availableTax bandNo information available1987 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 added 2020-06-10.
Last modified 2020-06-11.

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1979 Mustang Specifications & Performance Data

1979 began the third generation of the Mustang. A car would eventually help redefine the modern muscle car would first have to share a platform launched in 1978 for the Fairmont and Zephyr. There were two body styles – a coupe and a hatchback. There were 3 trim levels: Base, Ghia, and Cobra. This lineup lasted until 1981. There were three initial engines available: 2.3 L Pinto I4 (88 hp,) 2.8 L Cologne V6 (109 hr,) and the 4.9 L Windsor V8 (140 hp.) These were all leftover from the Mustang II powerhouse. Supply troubles saw the 2.8 L replaced with a 3.3 L Straight Six (85 hp.)

Performance Statistics
1979HorsepowerTorque0-601/4 Mile
2.3L 2V88 hp @ 4,800 rpm118 ft-lbs @ 2,800 rpmn/a(LOL)
2.3L 2V Turbo132 hp @ 4,800 rpm142 ft-lbs @ 3,500 rpmn/a17.36 @ 79.3 mph**
2.8L 2V V-6109 hR @ 4,800 rpm142 ft-lbs @ 2,800 rpmn/an/a
3.3L 1V 6cyl85 hp @ 3,600 rpm154 ft-lbs @ 1,600 rpmn/an/a
5.0L 2V V-8140 hp @ 3,600 rpm250 ft-lbs @ 1,800 rpm8.7*16.7 @ 82 mph
Car and Driver, 4 speed Manual transmission.
Automatic transmission tested at 8.3 / 17.0 @ 84.4 mph
** Hot Rod Magazine
Available Exterior ColorsInterior Trim Colors
Bright Blue3JBlue
Bright Red2PChamois
Bright Yellow64Red
Dark Jade Metallic46Vacquero
Light Chamois83White / Black
Light Medium Blue3FWhite / Blue
Light Wedgewood Blue Metallic3HWhite / Chamois
Medium Chestnut Metallic5MWhite / Red
Medium Gray Metallic1PWhite / Vacquero
Medium Red Metallic2H
Medium Vaquero Glow5W
Pewter Metallic (Pace Car)1E
Polar White9D
SIlver Metallic1G
General Specifications
Track: (F/R)Front 56.6″Rear 57″
Curb Weight:Coupe 2,550 lbsHatch 2,790 lbs5.0 L V8 +320 lbs
Brakes:Front 10″ DiscRear 9″ Drum
Wheels:13″ X 5″14″ X 5″14″ X 5″15.35″ X 5.9″
Transmission:5.0 L V8,
SROD 4 speed
All other engines,
Borg-Warner T-04
All engines,
Ford C-4
1979 Mustang VIN Decoder
Example9|R|03|F|0000019 – Model year last digit
R – Assembly plant: F-Dearborn, R-San Jose
03 – Body Code (See below)
F – Engine code (See below)
000001 – Consecutive unit number
Engine Codes:
Y – 2.3L 2V 4cyl 88hp
W – 2.3L 2V 4cyl 132hp Turbo
Z – 2.8L 2V V-6 109hp
T – 3.3L 1V 6cyl 85hp
F – 5.0L 2V V-8 140hp
Body codes:
02 – 2dr Sedan
03 – 3dr Hatchback
04 – 2dr Ghia Sedan
05 – 3dr Ghia Hatchback
Location: Stamped on the plate which is riveted to the driver’s side of the dash, visible through windshield; the certification label is located on the the rear face of the driver’s door.

Indy Pace Car

The 1979 Ford Mustang was once again selected as the Pace Car for the Indy 500. It was the 6th time a Ford was selected to pace the field of America’s then premiere race, and the second Mustang. The three original Pace Cars were specially prepared by Jack Roush, after completing duties at the Indy 500 the cars were repainted (white) for service in the Detroit Gran Prix that same year. They now sit patiently in Roush’s warehouse awaiting restoration to their original livery. The actual pace cars were fitted with T-Tops – an option that wouldn’t be available to the Mustang until 1981.

The production Pace Cars were finished in a two-tone pewter and black with orange commemorative graphics. Engine choices for the Pace Car were 2.3 L Turbo 4-cylinder and mandatory four-speed manual transmission, or the 302 ci V8 with either the manual or three-speed automatic transmission.

Jackie Stewart piloted the actual Mustang Pace car for the start of the 1979 Indy 500, while Jim Rathmann took over pacing duties during caution periods throughout the race. A Mustang would not be selected again to pace the field until 1994 with the Cobra convertible.

Pace Cars: 5,970 2.3 Turbo with manual transmission 2,106 5.0 V8 with automatic transmission 2,402 5.0 V8 with manual transmission.

1979 Mustang Cobra

In addition to the Pace Car – one other specialty optioned Mustang was available in 1979 – the Cobra. The option package was around $1,200. The exterior featured a forward facing hoodscoop with ‘Turbo’ badging, and a Cobra logo on the door above the molding– and all 1979 Cobras wore blacked out lower bumper and side trim and color-keyed side window louvers. The optional hood graphics would set ya back $78

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The Cobra was available with the 2.3 L Turbo four-cylinder or the 5.0 L V8, a four-speed manual transmission, and 3.45 final gear ratio. Suspension modifications included HD front and rear sway bars, special shock-valving, and 15.35” (390mm) forged aluminum wheels wearing 190/65R Michelins. Sales materials promised 0-60 performance of 7.1 seconds.

Inside the car featured the Cobra insignia on the instrument panel, an 8,000 rpm tachometer, ribbed door trim insert, and special instrument panel lights including an audible overboost and engine oil temperature warning system.

A total of 17,579 Cobras were sold in 1979. With sales numbers like that, it’s surprising that we don’t see more of them on the road.


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