The 2018 Ford Mustang offers performance, style and fun at an affordable price. Ford’s iconic pony car is influenced by more than 50 years of tradition. Modern technology enhances the muscle car’s original formula. The base turbocharged engine provides enthusiast-friendly performance and excellent fuel efficiency. The top-trim V8-powered GT and GT350 are more powerful than ever.
The 2018 Ford Mustang is a two-door coupe or convertible that seats four passengers. The Mustang is available in four trim levels: EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT and GT Premium. Additionally, the 2018 Mustang is available in a coupe-only GT350 and GT350R. The Ford Mustang comes only with rear-wheel drive.
For 2018, the Mustang receives a mid-cycle refresh. The new front and rear fascia help separate the pony car from the rest of the Ford lineup. The V6 engine was discontinued. The V8 makes a considerable jump in power, and a new 10-speed automatic transmission was introduced. New options include an adaptive suspension, 12-inch digital instrument cluster and an active exhaust system.
The 2018 Ford Mustang is an attractive muscle car. The new front fascia is a touch lower than the outgoing model and features updated lighting. The hood features reshaped twin intake scoops. The rear is slimmer and includes LED taillights. The new look is aggressive and helps differentiate the Mustang from the rest of Ford’s sedans.
The base EcoBoost model includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, running lights and taillights. All trims incorporate a capless fuel filler and dual exhaust with polished tips. EcoBoost models have active grille shutters.
Options include LED fog lights, 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals and a rear spoiler.
The 2018 Ford Mustang’s interior is among the best in the segment. The front seats are spacious and comfortable. The standard cloth upholstery is long-wearing and attractive. The tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel allows most individuals to easily find a comfortable driving position. Controls are within reach and intuitive.
The new optional 12-inch configurable LCD display instrument cluster is easy to read and user-friendly. Opting for the new gauge cluster re-energizes the driving experience and provides a premium experience.
The two-passenger rear seat is small but works for two children. Like many sport coupes, getting in and out of the rear seats requires near-acrobatic agility. The steeply raked rear pillar inhibits visibility for the driver and the ingress/egress of rear-seat passengers.
The 2018 Ford Mustang coupe offers 13.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The convertible provides 11.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Those numbers, especially in the coupe, are impressive considering the sporty dimensions of the Mustang. The Mustang’s truck is considerably larger than that of the rival 2018 Chevy Camaro (9.1 cubic feet in the coupe). Pony car shoppers looking for maximum trunk space will want to investigate the 2018 Dodge Challenger, which offers a surprising 16.2 cubic feet of space.
Available upgrades include a heated steering wheel, leather-wrapped heated and ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone climate control and upgraded trim materials.
The 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost is powered by a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual or an optional 10-speed automatic transmission. All Mustangs are rear-wheel drive.
The Mustang GT includes Ford’s iconic 5.0-liter V8 engine. The engine is more powerful than ever, producing 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual is standard, and a 10-speed automatic is optional.
The Mustang GT350 and GT350R are powered by a 5.2-liter V8 with flat-plane crank. The engine is incredibly powerful, offering 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.
The 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost is rated up to an EPA-estimated 21/30 mpg city/highway. The Mustang GT achieves up to 15/25 mpg city/highway. Neither the EcoBoost nor the GT requires premium fuel. The GT350 is a different story altogether. The larger, more powerful engine requires premium unleaded and is rated at 14/21 mpg city/highway.
Very few cars at this price point rival the 2018 Ford Mustang’s performance. The steering is precise. Braking is excellent and only gets better with the optional Brembo brake package. The stock suspension is superb, and the new active suspension upgrade that is available across the lineup is derived from the top-trim GT350. The system allows the driver to choose between a softer comfortable ride or a firmer, more performance-based experience. The base turbocharged engine offers excellent power and works well with the six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission. There were many times that the base turbo would surprise us with its overachieving driving dynamics.
The GT350’s V8 engine and six-speed manual transmission are the clear enthusiast’s favorite. The combination is more than a series of numbers. The flat-plane crank engine makes a unique growl that brings a smile to the face of the driver, passengers and everyone else within earshot. The suspension, steering and brakes are designed to allow the GT350 to be used as a stress-relieving weekend track toy after a long week of daily commuting.
Our pick, for its balance of performance and affordability, is the 5.0-liter powered GT. The V8 offers searing performance, allowing the Mustang to travel from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds. However, the GT is no one-trick pony. The V8-powered muscle car’s suspension, steering and brakes are comfortable enough for everyday use.
The 2018 Ford Mustang features push-button start, a selectable-effort steering wheel and Track Apps. The standard infotainment system features a 4.2-inch display, a six-speaker audio system, two USB ports and Sync Bluetooth connectivity. The standard infotainment system is basic and provides intelligible audio.
Moving up to the Premium trims adds the Sync3 infotainment system. The package includes an 8-inch touch screen, a nine-speaker audio system and a long list of applications, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additional technology upgrades include a Shaker audio system, voice-controlled navigation and satellite radio. An optional Ford Pass app allows owners to lock and unlock doors, and start and locate their Mustang via smartphone.
The Mustang includes a standard rearview camera, a perimeter alarm and a post-crash alert system. Available active safety technology features include adaptive cruise control, pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection and a reverse sensing system.
The 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost coupe starts at $25,680. Adding the 10-speed automatic raises the starting price to $27,275. The base convertible is $31,180. The EcoBoost Premium coupe with the six-speed manual transmission includes plenty of technology and offers excellent performance and fuel economy for $36,195, plus destination. The Mustang GT, with the V8 engine, starts at $35,190. The GT350 starts at $55,940. All prices do not include a $995 transportation charge.
The Ford Mustang is historically a value leader. The 2018 models continue to offer excellent value for consumers. The two main rivals for the Mustang are Chevrolet’s Camaro and the Dodge Challenger. The Mustang is priced just below comparable models from both manufacturers, although each has unique characteristics that should be considered before making a purchase.
The 2018 Ford Mustang’s incredible performance and attractive styling are compelling reasons to want Ford’s latest version of its iconic muscle car. The Mustang’s affordable pricing and excellent value help to justify the desire. Families will need to consider the cramped rear seating and limited cargo space, but Ford provides enough of both to keep the Mustang a viable option.
"This Ford Mustang is the most "fun to drive" vehicle I have ever driven. I've been dreaming of owning one of these for eleven years. Now, I finally get to shift with ease, show off with my zoom-zoom car, and lucky for me; it has a smooth sailing cruse control. For speeding is illegal."
Cocoon like interior holds you, a wold of features at your fingertips.
Shiny Blue Baby With A Mean Looking Front End
Easy to drive like a pro. She is rowdy. Really gets up and goes!
"Love the S550 platform. This the second S550 Mustang I have owned and absolutely love how well these cars perform. The interior of these cars is well thought out, and the 2018 seating is even better than the 2015-2017 models. Even the base model trim level is spot on. "
Body hugging seats and the additional knee airbag for the passenger side!
Overall style is superb!
The performance of the gen 3 coyotes is amazing when paired with the 10 speed auto.
"Great power for a 4 Cylinder, stunning design. However, it has major design flaws (interior mainly) that causes the car to rattle in multiple places."
I have the ecoboost premium with the sports package. The design is beautiful. However, there is a lot of plastic on plastic that causes a lot of squeaks. The door panels have a lot of loose components that rattle when the music has some bass (i do not have the shaker stereo system). When going over a bump of on any less than perfect road the passenger C pillar where the airbag is located will start rattling as well as the the cluster.
No issues with the exterior. the exterior design is flawless
Has a lot of power for a 4 cylinder. However, if you want the real mustang experience opt to get the gt.
Vehicle fits 2 people in the front comfortably. do not try to put anyone behind the driver, and maybe a toddler on the rear passenger seat.
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The price range for the 2018 Ford Mustang is $18,000 - $32,888.
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$25,680 - $63,440
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$18,000 - $32,888
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