2013 Ford Mustang

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There’s been plenty of talk about the new generation Ford Mustang coming at us in 2015, but in order to keep buyers interested in the top-selling muscle car, Ford is offering an updated version for the 2013 model year. This refreshing take on the Mustang will come with a few exterior changes as well as a power upgrade. And with only one day before its official debut in Los Angeles Ford has revealed all the details on the 2013 Mustang.

For the 2013 model year, the Ford Mustang has received a new exterior design with a more prominent grille, a new hood, and new LED signature lighting, all which give the latest Mustang a high-tech look. The standard version keeps the same 3.7-liter V6 that develops a total of 305 HP.

"We are delivering a more distinctive and emotional design presence that celebrates the total performance of Mustang," said Darrell Behmer, Mustang chief designer. "This latest Mustang design is very respectful of its heritage while continuing to look forward with a more powerful and modern look."

UPDATE 11/15/2011: This review has been updated with official information and images.

Exterior

Ford Mustang

For the exterior, the 2013 Mustang V6 has received a significantly more prominent grille with a more powerful splitter and standard high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps. The rocker panels running along the car have now been painted to match the body color and the vehicle’s rear end has received a high-gloss black panel that connects the taillamps. Rounding off the look are standard 17-inch wheels that can be painted or left as machined-aluminum. Ford is also offering an 18-inch polished aluminum set, an updated 18-inch painted aluminum, and a 19-inch painted wheel design as an option with the V6 Performance Package.

Interior

For the interior, the Mustang has received optional leather-trimmed or cloth Recaro seats - currently only offered for the GT500 or 302 Boss. The seats are offered with integrated head restraints with ample room for drivers and passengers wearing helmets when at the track.

Drivers will also enjoy a new 4.2-inch LCD integrated in the main instrument cluster that offers a special option called Track Apps. This app will offer details on the g forces, acceleration times in quarter-mile and 0-60 increments, and braking times.

Engine

Ford Mustang

The 2013 Ford Mustang is offered with the same 3.7-liter V6 engine developing 305 HP. The engine will be offered with an optional six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission which allows the driver manual control of the gears.

All the models equipped with manual gearboxes will be offered with hill start assist - a system that helps keep the car from rolling backward, making it easier to pull away when on a slope or hill.

Prices

The new 2013 Mustang will go on sale in the spring of 2012. Prices will be announced at a later date.

Competition

Ford Mustang
Chevrolet Camaro

There’s no doubt that the main competition for the 2013 Ford Mustang is and will always be the Chevrolet Camaro . Over the past few years, we have heard a lot about who was the best sold model, who made a better impression on the customers, who had more power, and so on. Now it seems that the war will continue on as scheduled. Right now, the Mustang has the advantage of delivering an extra 5 HP over the Camaro which uses a 3.6-liter direct-injected V6 engine delivering 300 HP and 273 lb/ft of torque. This engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission with a Hydra-Matic 6L50 electronically controlled six-speed automatic.

LOVE IT
  • Improved appearance
  • Better equipped
  • New technology
LEAVE IT
  • We were expecting a more powerful engine
  • No prices just yet

13 comments:

I was impressed that they focus in upgrading the engine performance of the car. Well, I guess they want to restore their heritage by using their vintage platform.

I expect that a ford mustang is a muscled car and one of the well-known qualities of an engine. I’m slightly disappointed for the concept and performance of this car.. 

I am expecting also a more powerful Mustang, and I’m truly so disappointed with this one. Well, I would be preferred to have a Chevrolet than on this one.

It really improves a lot on its exterior, and I love the fact that it is better equipped now than before. I’m impressed as well with its new technology which I think its advantage with Chevrolet Camaro.

Ford Mustang really looks great but I just like the other commentator; I would still prefer to have a Chevrolet Camaro than on this. For the fact, that it has a more powerful engine than on this.

Ford Mustang is really a good looking muscled car but just like them, I am expecting also a more powerful Mustang, and I’m truly so disappointed with this one. Well, I would be preferred to have a Chevrolet than on this one.

It’s so great to know that they were offering an updated version of Mustang for 2013, and I really can’t wait for that year to come! I hope that they will also upgrade the engine of their vehicles.

To be honest, this is the first Mustang vehicle that I saw here on TopSpeed, and I must say that it is truly looks so great on its styling, most especially on its white racing stripes! Furthermore, it’s my first time to feel so fond on a muscled car. smiley

Well, I’ve seen lots of new models for Ford Mustang, and I must say that they were all looks so great and very striking, just like this one. I’m only quite curious if what will be the interior of this one will look like.

I think other car dealers need to produce a 2013 model to blow out any mustang around they have enough no wonder.

Updated version?? It is not an updated car. Actually, the power output is lessened so why they will call it an updated version? HAHA ! On the other hand, they really don’t need to upgrade the car. People already love this one.

For me, I was impressed that they focus in upgrading the engine performance of the car. Well, I guess they want to restore their heritage by using their vintage platform.

I’m glad that they were are upgrading the engine performance of the car. And also they reduced the fuel consumption for the Mustang, at least it’s not gas guzzler anymore. However, I don’t think that Ford has plan in modifying its look.

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