The 2018 Ford Mustang has a standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine which delivers great performance, thanks to its 310 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. The Mustang GT is powered by the 5.0-liter V8 engine and it pumps out 460 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. This 5.0 engine is capable of revving higher than any other previous Mustang GT.
The EcoBoost powered Mustangs with an automatic transmission get 21 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, 25 mpg combined. If you have a manual transmission you should get around 21/31/25. The Mustang GT is rated 16/25/19 with the automatic transmission, and the manual transmission was tested at 15/25/18. Your right foot can change these results.
The 2018 Ford Mustang has a new Performance Pack option with MagneRide active suspension. This comes with the Performance Pack Level 2. The active damping system uses sensors positioned around the vehicle to adjust the suspension based on speed, steering angle, brake pressure, lateral and longitudinal acceleration, engine torque, drive mode selection, and even outside air temperature.
Those owners interested in drag racing or competitive driving events can use the standard electronic line lock system on both V8 and EcoBoost powered models. Line Lock lets you warm up your tires before a competition for improved traction. The 2018 Ford Mustang GT can do a 0 to 60 time less 4 seconds with this factory installed equipment.
The 2018 Ford Mustang GT model is powered by the legendary 5.0-liter V8 engine, and it packs more horsepower and torque than last years’ model. Some of the performance and technology upgrades include the optional 10-speed automatic transmission which has a new Drag Strip mode for maximum straight-line acceleration!
This Mustang does not use an ignition key. It has a pulsing start button that glows red at night before the engine is started. The dashboard has an updated Mustang emblem. More standard features include air conditioning, power windows and door locks, AM/FM stereo/single-CD player with six-speakers, tilt/telescoping steering column, 6-speed manual transmission, cruise control, 2.3L EcoBoost engine, front and rear anti-sway bars, limited-slip rear differential, power sideview mirrors with integrated blind spot mirrors, rear sequential light-emitting diode turn signal lamps, electronic power-assisted steering, two smart-charging USB ports,
The 2018 Ford Mustang has an available Active Valve Performance Exhaust System, which allows the owner a selection of normal, sport, track and quiet modes. The exhaust pitch of each of these settings are different and unique. This performance system also includes a timer in the Quiet Start function, in which the owner can set the time on a clock as to when the car will start automatically, and as to what exhaust pitch comes out of the exhaust.
The 2018 Ford Mustang has new technology to keep its driver and passengers as safe as possible in today’s world. It has a Pre-Collision Assist system with pedestrian detection that includes Distance Indication and Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping System, and Driver Alert System. The driver assist systems use radar and cameras to recognize objects in the road, and may take autonomous emergency action, such as braking, to mitigate or avoid a collision. Mighty impressive!
All of the 2018 Mustang models feature all-LED front lights including signature lighting, turn signals, low-beams, high-beams and available fog lamps.
The 2018 Ford Mustang has new shock absorbers, a new cross-axis joint on rear suspension and anti-sway bars that produce an improved ride quality on all the models. The standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine delivers increased torque, while the updated 5.0-liter V8 produces more horsepower, torque and fuel efficiency. The manual transmission for 2018 Mustang GT features a twin disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel for increased torque capability and smoother clutch operation. There is a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which is available for both engines, that delivers quicker shift times, and better low-speed responsiveness.
Some really neat options include: a heated steering wheel, and a 12-inch, all-digital LCD instrument cluster that displays normal, sport and track modes. The sound of the exhaust can be personalized with all-new active valve performance exhaust, available on Mustang GT. The optional Mustang Performance Package contains MagneRide dampers which improves the control, ride, and handling.
Some more nice packages are available such as: Black Accent Package, Carbon Sport Interior Package, EcoBoost Performance Package, Enhanced Security Package, GT Performance Package, Premium Plus Package, Safe and Smart Package, and Wheel and Stripe Package.
With a dozen available alloy wheel designs and 11 available exterior color choices that include a new signature Orange Fury metallic tri-coat and Royal Crimson, and the re-introduction of Kona Blue, every owner can have their own personalized 2018 Ford Mustang.
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