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2013 Ford Mustang V6

Secretary Trim, Evolved There was a time not so long ago when opting for a base Ford Mustang meant getting little more than some sheetmetal, an anemic four-cylinder engine and what may very well have been the world's most disappointing automatic transmission. During the Fox Body years, Ford seemed hell-bent on living up to Carroll Shelby's derogatory description of the coupe as little more than a runabout for demure office assistants, and the result was a base model with fewer sporting intentions than a Dilbert day calendar. Some 20 years later, hopping behind the wheel of an... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3,7L V6
Power:
305 HP / 280 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$22,995
As-Tested Price:
$29,880
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