If you’re looking for information on a newer Ford Mustang, we’ve published an updated review: 2019 Ford Mustang Review
When you’ve been around for over five decades, you not only learn a few things, but you gain a lot of respect. The Ford Mustang is one of the most popular American cars ever made. Here are five reasons why the 2017 Ford Mustang is still running strong.
Way back when, you’d be lucky to get engine options like the Mustang offers now. Coming standard on the base trim level is a 3.7-liter 300-horsepower V6. Ford does however, give you an option to go with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder with 310 horses. Of course, the GT trim level brings the performance up with a 5.0-liter V8 rated at 435 hp. The elite Mustang is the Shelby GT350 trim level, which pumps out a commanding 526 hp.
Fast, powerful cars need great safety features. Most buyers will be glad to know that the Mustang earned a 5-star overall government crash-test rating. Also, every Mustang has a standard rearview camera, and the higher trim levels offer innovative technology, like available adaptive cruise control. We especially recommend the available Blind Spot Information System that has a super smart cross-traffic alert that can actually watch out for traffic behind you. See the 2017 Ford Mustang models for sale near you
The Mustang has seen quite a few design changes in over five decades on the market. In its current form, it’s sharper than ever. Standard are automatic xenon headlights, LED taillights and 17-inch alloys. Wheels get bigger and better with the higher trim levels. For example, the GT trim level boasts some impressive 19-in wheels. All in all, whether in convertible or coupe form, base or top trim level, the Mustang looks great.
Ford uses the SYNC interface, but if you can, upgrade to the SYNC3 system. It’s much quicker and has really impressive voice-activated technology. If you’re an Apple iPhone user, you’ll certainly appreciate the Siri Eyes Free system. For those who are considering the higher trim levels, be sure to opt for the powerful 390-watt Shaker Pro Audio System.
There’s no way you can talk about a Mustang and not mention performance. How do you want your Mustang? Manual or automatic transmission? How about paddle shifters for a more performance-oriented drive? Fun is sure to be had when selecting a driving mode and hitting the gas. The GT trim level even has a performance package with Brembo brakes. In any form, however, the Mustang is ready for the track, open highway or some tight, twisty roads.
It doesn’t get much more iconic than the Ford Mustang. Curious to find out if it has gotten better after all these years? We’d say so, but if you want to satisfy your curiosity, drive the 2017 Ford Mustang and find out for yourself.