2017 Ford Mustang Coupe

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2017 Ford Mustang Coupe Overview

The standard features of the Ford Mustang V6 include 3.7L V-6 300hp engine, 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, AdvanceTrac electronic stability.

2017 Ford
Mustang Coupe

Starting at: $25,185

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  • Air conditioning
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Emergency communication system
  • Front beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD player
  • CD-MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 6
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 2
  • Primary LCD size - 4.2"
  • Smart device integration - AppLink
  • Basic warranty - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 4
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Front center armrest
  • Rear seats - bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Engine displacement - 3.7 L
  • Engine horsepower - 300hp @ 6,500RPM
  • Engine torque - 280 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 95.5mm x 86.7mm (3.76" x 3.41")
  • Compression ratio - 10.50 to 1
  • Exterior length - 4,783mm (188.3")
  • Exterior body width - 1,915mm (75.4")
  • Exterior height - 1,382mm (54.4")
  • Wheelbase - 2,720mm (107.1")
  • Turning radius - 5.6m (18.3')
  • Front legroom - 1,130mm (44.5")
  • Rear legroom - 777mm (30.6")
  • Front headroom - 955mm (37.6")
  • Rear headroom - 884mm (34.8")
  • Front hiproom - 1,394mm (54.9")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,204mm (47.4")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,430mm (56.3")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,326mm (52.2")
  • Passenger volume - 2,393L (84.5 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 382 L (13 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 382 L (13 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - trunk
  • Power door mirrors
  • Tailpipe finisher - chrome
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 3.7
  • Cylinder configuration - V-6
  • Horsepower - 300hp @ 6,500RPM
  • Torque - 280 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
  • Number of valves - 24
  • Variable valve control
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Transmission - 6 speed manual
  • Drive type - rear-wheel
  • Limited slip differential
  • Fuel economy combined - 21mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 16.0gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 18mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 27mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Adjustable head restraints - driver and passenger w/tilt
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 235/55HR17.0
  • Rear tires - 235/55HR17.0
  • Wheel size - 17"
  • High intensity discharge headlights
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Voltmeter
  • Compass
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Exterior parking camera rear


  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
V6 2017 Ford Mustang Coupe V6 Search New $25,185   300-hp 3.7L 6-cyl  6-spd man.  18 / 27  
EcoBoost 2017 Ford Mustang Coupe EcoBoost Search New $26,195   310-hp 2.3L 4-cyl  6-spd man.  21 / 30  
EcoBoost Premium 2017 Ford Mustang Coupe EcoBoost Premium Search New $30,195   310-hp 2.3L 4-cyl  6-spd man.  21 / 30  
GT 2017 Ford Mustang Coupe GT Search New $33,195   435-hp 5.0L 8-cyl  6-spd man.  15 / 25  
GT Premium 2017 Ford Mustang Coupe GT Premium Search New $37,195   435-hp 5.0L 8-cyl  6-spd man.  15 / 25  


Driving Impression

New Car Test Drive

The turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost is plenty quick, squirting to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds, but it feels nothing like a muscle car. It starts with a wave of strong torque and pulls strong for about three-fourths of the way to redline, but the artificial buzz of the engine is a turnoff that makes you miss a V8 burble. We think the Ford acoustic engineers need to re-do the piped-in sound system.

The handling is far more nimble and forgiving than it was before 2015, with no rear-wheel hop, thanks to sending the live axle to the rubbish bin.

We got good seat time zipping through L.A. traffic and Malibu canyons, trying the different driving modes. We drove a Mustang Eco with the 6-speed paddle-shifting automatic. We found throttle and shift response slow until we set it the transmission to Sport mode, which kept the engine came in its wide powerband, and any lag time disappeared. Even with the four-cylinder turbo’s wide powerband, it seemed like closer gear ratios would be good.

No such issue with the strong and intense 435-horsepower V8 in the Mustang GT. It shows off the wonderfully composed road manners, from the strut front and independent rear suspension with a serious limited-slip differential, and standard 18-inch wheels. There’s great ride isolation with smooth damping no dive or squat, and precise electric steering in any mode: Comfort, Normal or Sport. With GT’s four-piston front brakes and wide tires, it turns neat and quick into corners.

The modes adjust response from the throttle, steering, transmission and stability control. Another mode is wet/snow. There’s also available launch control, which prevents wheel-spinning burnouts, and line lock that enhances drag racing or showing off like a teenager.

If it’s fast cornering you want most, the Performance Package for the GT replaces the limited-slip differential for a Torsen unit, and adds Pirelli P Zero tires (255/40R fronts, 275/40R rears), Brembo brakes, strut-tower braces, and stiffer sway bars, springs, and dampers. It sticks to the ground in an impressive manner, maybe better than the BMW M4 that’s much more expensive.

Last but not least there’s the Shelby GT350. It’s unrivaled in Mustang history, with its flat-plane 5.2-liter V8 and MagneRide suspension that uses magnetic electronic damping. It’s a bit brittle on the road, not quite as friendly as a Camaro SS, but it’s a stunning track car.

Walk Around

New Car Test Drive

The Mustang has muscular haunches and swollen fenders, a low and wide stance, and graceful fastback canopy. Some models have an available black roof. Some of the details are soggy, and tarnish the lines: for example a tilted taillight panel that looks like it came off a MoPar, and white lighting hash tags at the headlamps have a “Miami Vice” vibe. There’s also some imbalance between the hefty sides and thin pillars, making it look like a Pontiac Grand Prix coupe from back in the day.

A couple of appearance packages might enhance the style. We might not like the ebony treatment in the California Special, but the Black Accent Package has 19-inch black alloy wheels, a black spoiler, dark taillamp trim, and mustang pony badging. And if you want more horses decorating your car, there’s the Pony Package with more brightwork. (Ferrari shoppers pay a lot more for those, making the Pony Package an excellent value.)

Interior Overview

New Car Test Drive

The youthful cabin has more richness to it than the Camaro’s. The aviation theme delivers large, clear gauges and information located directly in front of the driver, and the ergonomics are good, with tactile switches and knobs. However the pre-2015 Mustang instrument panel was better organized. There’s a bar like a metal chin-up bar that crosses the dash and adds an appearance of strength, but it reduces the dual binnacles to eyebrows. And the combination of surfaces and textures wasn’t perfect on the cars we drove, not as good as the Ford Flex.

There is generous room in the front seats, and the available (but not inexpensive) Recaro seats are great, a big improvement over the standard sport seats. There’s more interior room and headroom than in a Camaro, but the rear seats are still just gestures, with no chance for an adult to sit upright.

The trunk will hold two golf bags, but otherwise it’s just okay for a weekend, with 13 cubic feet. Make that 11 with the top audio system that needs trunk space for its bits.

As for bins, it’s a good job. The cupholders, cell phone slot, and USB port are perfectly located.

The Mustang feels relatively quiet and refined, even with engine noise we wish we could change, or turn off. The four-cylinder buzzes with an artificial noise pumped into the cabin that is neither pleasant nor evocative of performance.

The V8 is almost the opposite, with a lovely sound that’s suppressed behind a thick wall of sound deadening. We miss hearing the sweet note.

The sleek insulated top on the Mustang Convertible soaks up of a lot of road noise, and that’s a good thing.

Outward visibility is better than might be expected for a car shaped like this. There are blind spots, but if you turn your head, the rear glass exposes enough.


New Car Test Drive

The Ford Mustang is a classic, and the current model is a terrific car. We would opt for a Mustang GT. Great powertrain, great handling, and great looks. The instrumentation is disappointing, but sit in one yourself to decide if that matters enough.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

Model Lineup

New Car Test Drive

The 2017 Ford Mustang coupe ($24,645) and convertible ($30,145) come standard with the V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission and cloth upholstery.

A 6-speed automatic ($1195) is available on all models except GT350. Standard equipment includes power windows/locks/mirrors, air conditioning, cruise control, 50/50-split folding rear seat, AM/FM/CD player with two USB ports and an aux input, Bluetooth with audio streaming and voice control, rearview camera, and keyless ignition. A power driver seat, rear parking sensors and 18-inch wheels are optional. Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system is another feature that’s either optional or only comes on the more expensive models. (All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

Mustang Eco models come with the turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine in coupe ($25,645) and convertible ($35,145) versions.

Mustang GT coupe ($32,645) features the V8 engine and comes with cloth upholstery. Mustang GT Premium coupe ($36,645) and Mustang Premium convertible ($42,145) get leather upholstery and other upgrades.

The Shelby GT350 ($54,295) comes only as a coupe.

Packages include a California Special ($1995) package for the GT Premium with ebony-painted machined alloy wheels, ebony leather with Miko suede, red contrast stitching, a special aluminum dash finish, hood striping, a strut tower brace, black-painted mirrors, and more stuff to add to the ebony. Performance Packages upgrade with a Torsen limited-slip differential, larger Pirelli P Zero tires (255/40R front, 275/40R rear), Brembo brakes, strut tower braces, and stiffer sway bars, springs and dampers. Reverse parking sensors are an option on most models, but safety features like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors and forward-collision warning are only optional with the higher models.

Based on 2008 -2009 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.