The 2018 Ford Mustang Is All The Car You (Mostly) Need

The latest version of the Ford Mustang manages to keep the essence of the popular pony car intact while adding enough features to make it feel modern and relative.

The mid-life update brought a refreshed exterior design, including a new front fascia, new taillights and new color options. Whether the changes made the Mustang look better (or not) falls into the subjective side of things.

The updated 5.0-liter V8 engine produces 460hp and 420lb-ft of torque, as well as a thunderous soundtrack that never stops to amuse the driver. The 10-speed automatic transmission works great with the V8 engine, offering quick responses and better straight-line performance and fuel economy when compared with a manual-equipped V8.

However, being offered a two-door V8 coupe with a manual transmission in 2018 is a rare option so think twice before ticking the box of the automatic gearbox.

Entry-level Mustangs get Ford’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder unit, offering 310hp and 350lb-ft of torque. That’s more than enough for the 2018 Mustang, but then again a V8 engine will always be the default choice in the range.

There’s a full range of active safety systems too, as well as some other that help you destroy your rear tires more quickly than advised; these include the so-called Drag-Strip model and the Line-Lock, with the latter making burnouts a walk in the park.

Is it really that good? Let’s see what Kelley Blue Book has to say on the video that follows.

 

  • TrevP

    Definitely not for me.

    • LJ

      Now we know what the “P” stands for.

      • TrevP

        Can you elaborate Lock Jaw?

        • LJ

          Prestigious.

  • nellydesign

    So you’re not really reviewing the car, just linking a review video from another site? OK.

    • Brent Morrison

      Slow news day

    • supermanuel

      That’s all this site is good for. There’s zero editorial quality, or even effort. All it’s good for is as a roundup of articles by real outlets. And to link to the billions of idiotic youtube videos of crashes. I’m here for the photos 🙂

      • Mr. EP9

        I’m here for the photos and the comments section.

      • nellydesign

        I’m here for the scoops! Car ones that is. They do sometimes get pics or spy shots of new cars before other sites.

  • Brent Morrison

    The only thing any Mustang is perfect for is hitting crowds

    • Spyder Hole Fantome

      Crowds of haters.

    • TrevP

      good one.

    • brn

      That joke hasn’t been done do death.

      • Bullitt2605

        Hey at least he took the time to type it out, he couldn’t figure out the whole cut and paste thing.

  • Bullitt2605

    If you buy this car with anything other than a V8 and manual transmission your as dumb as Brent Morrison.

    • rodriguez256

      *you’re. There’s nothing wrong with choosing the automatic. No everyone needs to stick shift, plus the auto is faster. I’d also say nothing wrong with going with the trunk four either. The base engine is plenty for regular drivers that aren’t a custom to 400 plus horsepower, including the price difference and insurance rates.

      • Bullitt2605

        *not

        • rodriguez256

          Lol touché

      • David Behmoaras

        *accustomed to not “a custom to”. and get the manual. who the hell needs 10 gears anyway?

    • Brent Morrison

      LOL the only inadequate thing is the size of your manhood

      • Bullitt2605

        I didn’t say you were inadequate but you just did.

        • Brent Morrison

          You have a reading comprehension of a 5 year old.

    • Emoto

      Or, maybe you have bad knees and a commute full of stop-and-go traffic?

      Mustang sure has come a long way since its humble beginnings.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    This version looks better done than the previous ones. Hopefully also the unskilled owners will manage to keep them straight at Cars and Coffee events.

  • David Behmoaras

    I’ve driven the 2.3 Ecoboost with the 10-speed. My experience with it is that it keeps trying to decide which gear it wants to be in, so it’s constantly changing gears. In traffic, it’s a nightmare. Becomes super jerky to the point where it made my friend in the passenger seat nauseous. The 6-speed manual winds up being much smoother in capable hands, making it the better option.

  • Vassilis

    Love the facelift Mustang!

  • john1168

    I love this generation of the Mustang. I do wish there were some quality improvements in the interior, that there was a moonroof option for the hardtop and that the 10 speed auto was available with the PP2. But I don’t think there’s room for a moonroof with the current hardtop roofline and I have a feeling Ford doesn’t want the 10 speed auto in the PP2 because I have a feeling it may not be properly beefed up and may not have effective cooling for track use.

  • Brent Morrison

    Not to mention the a dvertising disguised as news

  • S3XY

    Let me know when they finally decide to strip this thing of that silly old age engine and put badboy Nikola Tesla’s tech the electric motor in it.

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