Ford Mustang V6 – Review

Ford Mustang is a very important family member of the Pony car/Muscle car segment of the auto industry and now is in its fifth generation. During its long journey, the Ford Mustang received lots of modifications and improvements over time to stay in the competition. The 2013 model year of the Ford Mustang is part of its fifth generation that is almost close to its ending however, the American automaker made certain changes to keep the car refreshing and appealing. For the 2013 model year, the car got an updated exterior, improved interior and a more powerful V8 for the GT. The 2013 Ford Mustang is offered in five trims, the V6, V6 Premium, GT, GT Premium and Boss 302. Here in this article we are presenting the review of the base model “Ford Mustang V6”.

Exterior

The Ford Mustang V6 is the base trim of the Mustang coupe that rolls on 17 inch alloy wheels and has Xenon headlamps, variable intermittent wipers, rear defogger and limited slip rear differential. The coupe is offered in nine distinctive yet attractive exterior colors.

Interior

Inside of the Mustang Coupe V6 2013, the Ford Packed certain high end equipments to make the cabin of this model updated and appealing. The cabin is built for four people with reasonable front and rear head room and leg room. Standard on the V6 trim of the Ford Mustang 2013 are cloth upholstery, height adjustable driver seat, front bucket seats, remote/keyless entry, one touch power windows, well equipped instrument panel, new Recaro sports seats, a four speaker audio system with CD player, Cruise Control, tilt only leather wrapped steering wheel, trunk light, 13.4 cubic ft cargo space, air conditioning, remote trunk release, front door pockets and auxiliary audio jack.

Appearance Package for the exterior and Performance Package are the optional Packages offered in the V6 trim of the 2013 Ford Mustang. Also optional are the six speed automatic transmission with manual shifting and 3.31 Ratio Limited slip rear axle.

Safety Features

Standard on the Ford Mustang V6 2013 are 4 wheel ABS, front and rear headrests, electronic brakeforce distribution, Tire Pressure Monitoring, standard airbags, Electronic stability control and Traction Control.

PowerPlant and Performance Figures

The 2013 Ford Mustang V6, as the name implies, the car has a 3.7 liter 24 valves V6 fits under the hood that generates 305 horsepower and 280 lb ft of torque. The rear wheel drive and 6 speed manual transmission and the six speed automatic with manual shift control is optional. The EPA rated fuel economy is 19 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in about 6.8 to 7.0 seconds.

Pricing and Availability

The starting price of the 2013 Ford Mustang V6 coupe is $22,200 and is available for sale in the market. The car is backed by 3 years, 36,000 miles basic manufacturer warranty.

Competitors

The 2013 V6 Ford Mustang coupe has to face a tough competition from some top brand’s vehicles such as Chevrolet Camaro coupe, Dodge Challenger, Hyundai’s Genesis coupe, Nissan 370z Coupe and Honda Accord coupe.

Pros

  • Solid performance and driving experience
  • High resale value
  • Impressive fuel economy
  • Sharp handling

Cons

  • Tilt only steering wheel
  • Some cheap interior accents
  • Cloth upholstery

The Verdict

Ford Mustang is a punchline for many folks for the years but this new generation car is really nice and appealing. The car is fun to drive, easy to handle plus has more than average fuel economy and eye catching styling. Very few base models/trims of cars have powerful engines and the 2013 Ford Mustang V6 is one of them.

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