With the next-gen Mustang right around the corner, the current S197 Mustang is a bit of a lame duck. Along the sides, body-color rocker panels make the car look more cohesive. Despite being saddled with a sluggish six-speed auto, our Mustang V6 tester still put up some pretty impressive numbers. You should already be familiar with the 2014 Mustang V6's specs, so here's a quick refresher. Skip to details on the: New for 2014 All Mustangs have revised instrument cluster graphics with a cleaner design, according to Ford. Modern technology makes power and fuel efficiency less mutually exclusive than they used to be.
Not surprisingly, our performance pack-equipped tester also performed well on the figure eight. If you looking for good gas mileage don't drive a mustang. Controls are logically arrayed and easy to use. The advertised price was the best anywhere by far. That said, there's some room for improvement with the powertrain -- the six-speed auto is pretty dated, with slow, leisurely shifts. Has Just recently been sold.
Show full review Vehicle Overview The Ford Mustang is now in its 50th year of production and remains a sports car icon. Skip to details on the: New for 2014 All Mustangs have revised instrument cluster graphics with a cleaner design, according to Ford. A redesigned Mustang is just around the corner, but the current generation carries on for 2014 with a choice of two engines and a manual or automatic transmission. Price did not change and I was out the door with my new car in short order. The standard 6-speed manual transmission feels satisfying, and the hill-start control works well in preventing the car from rolling backward when you let off the brake and engage the clutch. Among the options available are heated front seats, leather trim, voice-activated navigation, side scoops, and nifty side mirrors that project the image of a pony on the ground below.
Always check the vin report. Everyone I talked to was very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Competitors include the Dodge Challenger, Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Chevrolet Camaro. They're mark up is minimum 500%. The may have actually had the vehicle, but it was never really for sale. Our Mustang V6 tester pulled 0. Resale value of the Mustang is expected to be slightly below that of the Camaro and Challenger.
A redesigned Mustang is just around the corner, but the current generation carries on for 2014 with a choice of two engines and a manual or automatic transmission. The performance package's short gearing allows the pony car to get out of the hole quickly and helps assure that the driver never feels wanting for more power. The two rear seats look appealing with their deep sculpting, but legroom and headroom are very tight for normal-size adults. Driving It Though it still uses an old-fashioned solid rear axle, the 2014 Mustang performs well on twisty roads and on open highways. Even a base coupe with the 3. Booked a flight from Florida and arrived with the paperwork ready to go. Most extras for the 2014 Mustang are bundled in packages specific to trim.
New technology that includes track-specific software and mobile apps helps keep this muscle car modern, while four seats and a tolerable ride make it worthy of being a daily driver. The car had a full tank of gas and was recently cleaned. The screen works in tandem with the Track Apps software to measure performance, and displays useful information including fuel economy. . With the engine come new gear ratios for the six-speed manual transmission, a new clutch and a new carbon-fiber driveshaft. Most car salespeople will tell you what you want to hear, but these guys put it in writing.
The lighter Mustang also beat out the and at the drag strip, needing 14. The Mustang also hides its 3500 pound curb weight well, inspiring much more confidence during hard driving than the either the V-6-powered Camaro or Challenger. The Mustang's best 60-0 stop came in 111 feet. Road noise is plenty apparent on rougher roads. In anticipation of a major redesign next year, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the iconic model, the 2014 Ford Mustang gets only some different paint colors and package contents. Almost nothing changes this year for the original ponycar, that iconic symbol of affordable performance that blends modern efficiency with a strong 1960s-America vibe.
Outside the confines of the test track, the 2014 Mustang V6 is quite fun to drive, despite the slow-shifting slushbox. Our tester is powered by a 3. The salesman I talked to, Chris, was very easy to talk to and sounded trustworthy, so I put a small down payment over the phone so that they would hold it for a week for me. With the sharper keeping the current V-6 and V-8 while gaining a 2. That choice does not compute at all. For 2014, the Mustang gets some new paint colors.