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2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium

2013 Ford Mustang Review

(0 Stars)  The all-American muscle car.

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New For 2013
Styling updates for 2013 include new front and rear fascias, an enhanced grille, standard HID headlights, and LED taillights. The 5.0-liter V-8 in the GT has been bumped up to 420 hp, and a new GT Track Package is available. The six-speed automatic can now be shifted manually. The available Track Apps allows the driver to monitor performance measures such as 0-to-60-mph acceleration, braking, and g-force.
The Ford Mustang is the purest distillation of the American muscle car on the U.S. market. The Mustang was completely redesigned a little more than two years ago, but Ford never wants the Mustang to get old, so the 2013 model has seen some visual updates, with a new front grille and fascia and narrower, HID headlights. As for powertrains, the base Stang gets a 3.7-liter V-6 that pumps out 305 hp and is touted as the first 300-plus-hp engine to return 30 mpg. The GT marks the return of the 5.0-liter V-8, which has been bumped up to an impressive 420 hp. At the top of the lineup is the Shelby GT500. Its supercharged V-8 has been upgraded from 5.4 to 5.8 liters and now offers a mind-blowing 662 hp. For even sharper performance, an SVT package with special tires, lighter wheels, a higher axle ratio, and stiffer springs is available for the GT500. The 444-hp Boss 302 offers exceptional performance at a price that undercuts the Shelby by some $10,000. The base and GT models can be had with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic; the Boss 302 and the GT500 come with the manual only. Available as a coupe and a convertible, this pony is a solid competitor that won’t back down from its Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger competitors.

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2013 Mustang GT Premium Coupe Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 5.0L V 8 DOHC with Ti-VCT variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 15 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, 19 MPG combined and 304 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
16.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 420 hp @ 6,500 rpm; 390 ft lb of torque @ 4,250 rpm

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'13 Ford GT Premium Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Auto On Headlights
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Windows
Rear Spoiler
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Auto Day/Night Mirror
Driver Air Bag
Front Fog Lights
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
HID Headlights
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
Satellite Radio
GPS/Satellite Communication
Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
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