2018 Mustang New Review

2018 Ford Mustang First Drive

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The 2018 Ford Mustang represents a big step forward for a model that trades on its ability to rekindle the magic of its predecessors.

With the 2018 Mustang, Ford has considerably boosted its sporty two-door’s technology inside, added a more advanced transmission, and reworked its engine room. Not only that, but the latest Mustang takes the 2017’s already stylish look and refines things further inside and out.

As before, the Mustang is available as either a coupe or a convertible, the latter of which includes a power cloth top with a glass rear window.

The 2018 Ford Mustang will hit the market this fall and will again be available in base and GT forms. The updated Mustang gains some revised styling cues designed to give it a more toned look than last year’s car, which was last redesigned for the 2015 model year. Its front fascia now features LED high and low beam headlamps, while new tail lamps at the rear continue a styling theme that debuted all the way back in 1964.

Ford says that the myriad Mustang trim and package combinations will be available with 12 different wheel designs. Several new exterior shades are highlighted by Orange Fury, the model’s launch color.

Inside, the 2018 Ford Mustang gains some upgraded materials and a hand-stitched cover on the center console, but the two-door retains the dual cowl-style dashboard it has had, in one variation or another, for more than 50 years. A heated steering wheel is newly available and it’s just the tip of the iceberg as far as features added to the Mustang for 2018.

In place of conventional analog gauges, the Mustang will now be available with a 12-inch LCD screen that’s said to be highly customizable. Three modes—normal, sport, and track—can be configured to show either a multitude of specs and data or the bare minimum. A MyMode function lets drivers save their settings for the screen, as well as adjustments for the car’s electric power steering and its newly optional adaptive suspension system.

A host of collision avoidance tech is optional on the 2018 Ford Mustang. While we don’t know just what trim levels will be offered with features like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assistance, we applaud Ford for making this important tech available.

Gallery of 2018 Ford Mustang First Drive

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