2017 Ford Mustang GT Review
If you’ve ever had a desire for a United States (or convertible) sports coupé, now’s a good time to check out the 2017 Ford Mustang GT. With just one test drive, you’ll see that the Mustang is civilized and packed with Modern technology, but still retains all the branding and swaggering performance it defined for over five decades.
Available in a wide variety of models and with the support of 52 years of history, it is easy to understand the attractive 2017 Ford Mustang GT. But make no mistake about thinking it is a naked muscle car. The Mustang has evolved little over the years, and this new generation, which started two years ago, can even give European luxury cars a run for their money.
Of course, a key element of the Mustang’s appeal is what’s under the hood. We think the Mustang GT V8 is the way to go for its impressive smoothness and 435 horses. But even if you stick with the most affordable turbo V6 or four-cylinder, Mustang delivers a respectable power and fuel consumption.
Inside, the cab is nicely cut, and you can get the latest Mustang with Ford Sync 3 touchscreen interface (introduced last year), which is a big improvement over the previous My Ford Touch system.
There are, of course, several competitors that give the Mustang a run for their money. The Chevrolet Camaro was recently redesigned, gaining more powerful engines, a refreshing style, a new interior design and many of its own technological sophistication.
While the choice between the two cars can be reduced to a certain loyalty to the brand, I would certainly recommend you to drive two cars before making a buying decision. It is also worth considering the Dodge Challenger, which is less skillful closed corners than the Camaro or Mustang, but its better back on the road and more space for passengers and luggage.
If you think outside of the muscle car box, you can also consider some European two-door like the Audi TT or BMW Series 2.
It is said a lot that you could even consider buying a Mustang with a BMW. But in recent years, the bar has been raised for muscle cars and similar cuts, and the Mustang permanently erases the bar with ease.
The technological advances of the 2017 Ford Mustang, excellent engines and fun while maintaining the front of the coupe / convertible class. If you are new to Mustangs and muscle cars at all, or you are a veteran, this horse car deserves a look.
2017 Ford Mustang GT The Equipment and Characteristics
The 2017 Ford Mustang is available in coupe or soft top convertible. There are five levels of equipment: V6 Eco Boost, Eco Boost premium, GT and GT Premium.
The Mustang V6 is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels with automatic xenon headlights, rear light emitting diodes, a limited slip rear differential, a keyless ignition system and a starter, an automatic dimming rearview mirror, a camera Bluetooth, a 4.2-inch center display, My Key parental controls (including a speed limiter, volume limiter and a geo, the Applications track telemetry performance and a system of Sound with six speakers with a CD player and two USB ports.
Options include 18-inch wheels, rear spoiler, fog lamps and a driver’s seat with six settings.
The Eco Boost gets these standard options (but with its own wheel design) and adds a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a six-way power passenger seat, aluminum spray adjustment and active noise cancellation.
Options include the Recaro sport seat cloth and Eco Boost performance set, which includes 19-inch wheels with summer tires, eliminates ailerons, a shorter transmission for more responsive acceleration, set sports suspension, improved brakes, a larger radiator and A sporting address. Stability control settings, the edge of the table pad in different aluminum and additional gauges.
For Eco Boost standard equipment, premium Eco Boost adds heated mirrors (with lasers on horseback!), A rear diffuser, interior ambient lighting, selectable driving modes, interiors and chrome-plated aluminum accents, an automatic air conditioner dual zone front seats with Heating and ventilation (front seats), a nine-speaker audio system, satellite radio and synchronization 3
The Eco Boost Premium largely shares the usual Eco Boost options, replacing the Recaro leather sports seats, and also offers a Premier set and Color Tints (black interior carbon, color leather upholstery, unique trim), a package Pony (19 inches, a navigation system, an adaptive cruise control with direct collision alert, automatic wiper, a blind check, a traffic warning, memory controller settings (not available with Recaro), radio HD and a Shaker audio system with 12 speakers.
The Mustang GT returns to the regular level of the Eco Boost team, but adds a V8 engine, improved brakes, an electronic lock line (“to allow heated rear tires,” Ford says) and launch control (manual transmission only).
Options for the GT are similar to those of the regular Eco Boost, although the Performance GT package is slightly different, with Brembo front brakes and a Torsen limited slip differential. A Black Accent package (black alloy 19-inch wheels, black insignia, black rear spoiler) is also offered.
The GT Premium offers essentially the same standard features as the premium Eco Boost and largely offers the same options, but instead of the pony pack, it offers California’s special package (black alloy 19-inch wheels, a rear spoiler plus Prominent and a special exterior adornments and interior details).
Rear parking sensors are optional on all Mustangs while the Eco Boost GT Coupes and are eligible for a black painted roof. Eco Boost Premium and GT Premium also offer 20-inch wheels.
2017 Ford Mustang GT Performance and mpg
The Mustang rear wheel drive is available with a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic tiller. Three engines are available.
A 3.7 liter V6 engine with 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque is standard on the Mustang base. Official EPA estimates were not available at the time of writing, but last year Mustang V6 has gained 21 mpg combined (17 city / highway 28) with the combined manual mpg and 22 (19/28) with the automatic.
Eco Boost and premium versions that add a turbocharged 2.3-liter engine that generates 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet. Fuel economy (2016 numbers) is estimated at 25 mpg combined (22 city / 31 highway) with manual coupé, 25 mpg combined (21/32) with automatic cut and 24 mpg combined (20/29) with the convertible automatic.
Mustang GT package a 5.0-liter V8 that gives 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Last year’s fuel economy estimates amounted to 19 combined mpg (15 city / 25 highway) with manual cutter, 19 mpg combined (16/25) with automatic shift and combined 18-mpg (15/24) cut with Automatic convertible.
In the tests, an Eco Boost Mustang with automatic transmission accelerates from zero to 60 in a respectable 5.9 seconds. An Eco Boost Mustang with manual transmission also took
5.9 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph. We tested two Mustang GT, one with one hand and the other with an automatic system. Both were able to run the sprint at 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds and a time of competition between competitors of the same power.
2017 Ford Mustang GT Security
Standard safety features for the Ford Mustang in 2017 include anti-lock disc brakes, traction and stability control, a rear-view camera, side airbags for front seats, side curtain airbags (coupe only) and driver’s knee airbags Front passenger. Similarly, the Ford My Key control of the parent and (for manual transmission models) start-up assistance on the side of the system.
Eco Boost option in Premium and GT Premium is an adaptive cruise control with collision alert and transmits a blind warning with rear cross traffic alert.
In braking tests, an Eco Boost Mustang and Mustang GT (both equipped with all optional performance) stopped at 60 mph in 108 feet. This is better than the average for this segment. Depending on the equipment, braking distances for the Mustang may vary.
A GT without the optional set of performance, but with the standard tires for all seasons, stopped at 118 feet from 60 mph, while an Eco Boost cabriolet with high performance summer tires made a 104 feet short imprisonment.
In the government crash tests, the Mustang coupe was awarded a five-star (five-star) rating for five-star collision protection for full front bumper protection and five stars for full side impact protection.
The Independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Mustang coupé its “good” rating on the moderate impact front impact test and a second better “acceptable” rating for the low impact test. As for the side impact resistance, the strength of the roof and the seat and headrest, the Mustang received a rating of “good.”
2017 Ford Mustang GTInterior
Inside, the Mustang celebrates its ancestors with retro touches like a double deck edge set, but it also offers almost every modern technology you may ask. Even the Mustang base comes standard with unexpected features such as keyless entry and ignition, rear view camera (which helps reduce poor rear visibility) and track applications (to measure lap times and others).
It is also the standard synchronized voice control system, which greatly simplifies the operation of radio and telephone functions.
We are not too fond of the field buttons surrounding low-cost look at the central screen base of 4.2 inches and yet we recommend upgrading to the synchronization option infotainment system 3 touch screen (with 8 inch screen), if possible. Synchronize 3 is a good alternative to the predecessor of My Ford Touch as it offers a simplified interface with pinching gestures and smartphone type of sliding.
Regardless of the level of equipment, interior Mustang materials are of high quality. Drivers of almost all sizes easily find a proper driving position, thanks in part to a standard telescopic steering wheel. There is a wide variety of seating options with plentiful packaging, which can be selected with the Mustang, and the seating adjustment will depend on their size and options.
The standard seats are comfortable and offer plenty of support, but the optional Recaro sports seats provide extra side support for aggressive driving. The Recaros can be somewhat confined depending on its size, however, and cannot be had in the electrical setting, heating or cooling.
Technically, both the coupe and convertible body styles have four seats, but you will have a hard time adjusting adults (or even older teens) in the rear seats. If you are looking for a two door coupe in this class with more rear seats look closely the Dodge Challenger.
The Mustang coupe boot offers 13.5 cubic feet of cargo space – generous enough for a sports coupe – while the convertible delivers 11.4 cubes. Back hinged rear seats as standard in the coupé to expand the carrying capacity.
2017 Ford Mustang GT At the wheel
Whether you spend your time behind the wheel on the highway or in dense urban traffic, the 2017 Ford Mustang is easy to drive and generally painless. He is quiet and composed on the road, even if the trip can become annoying bouncing on pavement in disrepair, but it is generally smooth.
One of the options that can make things a little rough is the performance package (Eco Boost models and GT only), which includes a reinforced suspension that is substantially less flexible. If you are looking for a Mustang track and canyon, this is probably the suspension as you wish, but there is a commitment for greater daily driving comfort.
Although it is considered as the base engine, the V6 is actually a rather strong engine option. It has respectable power and fuel economy for the class, but upgrading to the turbo-4 V8 or definitely worth the cost.
The turbocharged four-cylinder Eco Boost stands out with its superior fuel economy from the EPA, but is not very refined. It lacks the soft and steady power of its German counterparts, but it is a usable engine that, by the way, improves handling due to its light weight.