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2011 Ford Mustang

The 2011 Ford Mustang is the right car for you if you want a muscle car with strong features. The latest upgrades introduced by the Ford include its 305 hp V6 engine is a must to experience for every driver out there. Every wise driver knows that this redesign had definitely boosted the image of the Mustang. The way has been paved for this car to be on the top of the market line.

Engine & Performance

Ford pushed itself to the limits by giving the Mustang a powerful engine with an increase of 95-ponies. The steering, as well as the suspension features have all been upgraded for maximum driving performance. A lot of buyers would agree that this is the best Mustang ever released in the market and every person wants to get a hold of that wheel.

Like all other Ford vehicles, you can expect low fuel consumption for this type of vehicle. You can save fuel by reaching as much as 31 mpg. There are actually several trims which are available for the Mustang. You can either have the base trim or the premium trim. However, for better results, the premium trim is recommended.

Exterior & Interior

It is good to know that the newly improved interior style of the Mustang made the car one of the most sought-after muscle cars in the market today. It has different packages to offer, not to mention the sleek styles which you may have noticed that was lacking in previous models. The electronic gadgets are just one of the main attractions and additions to this car. If you are the type of driver who is more into these types of innovations, then grab your own Mustang now.

The exterior is equally superb with its new bunch of 18 inches polished wheels, pony-fender badge and freshly painted body color. The automatic head-lamps are state-of-the-art innovation which you will find very amusing and useful as well.

Safety & Reliability

The Mustang earned a 5 star during its crash testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. You are assured that this vehicle has the ability to protect you on all types of collisions frontal or side. The auto airbags will reduce the sudden impact leaving the passengers of the vehicle safe and out of danger.

The Competition

Mustang’s powerful base engine is really an asset. It made the vehicle faster and sleeker than most of the other vehicles of the same class and price. The Chevy Camaro (MSRP $22,805; 17 city / 28 hwy) is in the same class as the Mustang. The price is competitive as well. While it is true that the price of the Mustang is almost the same with other vehicles of the same class, you will definitely make some savings in the long run because of low fuel consumed.

Pros & Cons

The retro and modern details combined actually worked well with the Mustang. It is all that you have ever imagined a Mustang to be. The style and functions were refined to serve the needs of the person sitting behind the wheel. The powerful transmissions and perfect steering alignment is what most people appreciate about this car.

However, there are still some issues regarding the driver’s seat. Some people noticed the fact that the steering does not provide for the telescope aside from the fact that no manual-automatic mode was provided for the V6 version. Some drivers also found interior controls which have no use. They feel that it must have been incorporated haphazardly. The space at the backseat of the 2011 Ford Mustang might be uncomfortable for adult passengers.

Overall Rating
74 out of 100

What others say:

“The Mustang brings more than iconic looks and quick sprints. It has agile handling and a tolerable ride despite its solid rear axle.”Consumer Reports

“The 2011 Ford Mustang lives up to all those juvenile, tire-smoking pony-car expectations; at the same time, it’s an unexpectedly capable, sophisticated coupe.”The Car Connection

“The 2011 Ford Mustang gets more power, suspension and steering upgrades, and new front and rear fascias following its model-year 2010 freshening."Consumer Guide

“For 2011, the Mustang receives two new engine choices: an all-aluminum 3.7-liter V6, and a 5.0-liter V8. Both engines can be fitted with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions, while the V6 models receive as standard a limited-slip differential.” KBB

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: $22,310.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 gallons Miles Per Gallon: 19 city / 29 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 188.1 in. (478 cm) Width: 73.9 in. (188 cm)
Height: 55.8 in. (142 cm) Curb Weight: 3453 lbs (1566 kg)
Wheel Base: 107.1 in. (272 cm) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 13.4 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4
Performance
Engine: 3.7L 24 Valve DOHC Ti-VCT V6 Displacement: 3.7L (227 cu.in)
Horsepower: 305 hp Max RPM: 6500 rpm
Torque: 280 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 5.1 seconds 1/4 Mile: 13.7 seconds
Available Trims & Engine
Option:V6 Premium - 3.7L 4V Ti-VCT V6 MSRP: $26,310; MPG: 19 city / 31 hwy
Option:V6 Convertible - 3.7L 4V Ti-VCT V6 MSRP: $27,310; MPG: 19 city / 31 hwy
Option:GT - 5.0L 4V Ti-VCT V8 MSRP: $29,310; MPG: 18 city / 26 hwy
Option:V6 Premium Convertible - 3.7L 4V Ti-VCT V6 MSRP: $31,310; MPG: 19 city / 30 hwy
Option:GT Premium - 5.0L 4V Ti-VCT V8 MSRP: $33,310; MPG: 18 city / 26 hwy
Option:GT Convertible - 5.0L 4V Ti-VCT V8 MSRP: $34,310; MPG: 18 city / 26 hwy
Option:GT Premium Convertible - 5.0L 4V Ti-VCT V8 MSRP: $38,310; MPG: 18 city / 26 hwy
Option:Boss 302 - 5.0L Hi-Po Ti-VCT V8 MSRP: $40,310; MPG: 17 city / 26 hwy
Option:Shelby GT500 – 5.4L Supercharged 4V Ti-VCT V8 MSRP: $48,810; MPG: 15 city / 23 hwy
Option:Shelby GT500 Convertible – 5.4L Supercharged 4V Ti-VCT V8 MSRP: $53,810; MPG: 15 city / 23 hwy

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