2010 Ford Mustang New Car Review
by Shannon Caldwell
The unmistakable growl. The feeling of freedom on an open road.
For half a century, the Mustang has ruled the roads of America. It is an authentic untamed spirit. Its look is unmistakable. The baritone rumble of the engine sparks a feeling and makes your sensible side think twice.
It is a symbol of freedom as the 5.0-liter V-8 returns to this iconic car. This naturally aspirated performance machine churns out 412 horses and lays down 390-ft-lbs of torque straight to the asphalt. It will throw you back in your seat and leave others trailing behind.
For those that prefer the wind in their face, they can go open-air convertible where passion knows no bounds or for those that want to ensure weather won’t spoil around-the-clock thrills, the four-season glass roof is the option to choose.
The 2010 Ford Mustang is a car that doesn’t compromise. In addition to its power and performance, this modern machine delivers fuel economy of 26 mpg highway, better than any other car in the class.
Mustang is the car for those that want to see and be seen. Outside, the car’s sleek design features a powerdome hood that adds to the muscular appearance. Front fenders feature taut, sculptured wheel flares, like a tight skin stretched over the wheels. And, the rear end design features aggressively angled rear corners, a sculptured decklid and prominent rear badge ensuring that you know you are looking at a Mustang.
The interior allure rivals the jaw dropping exterior. Craftsmanship is nothing less than phenomenal and Mustang features technologies that transform this modern machine. Its gauges and instrument panel flows as one shape, with a nod to its heritage. Ambient lighting radiates high-tech prowess and it is loaded with technologies including an optional Ford voice-Activated Navigation system and HD Radio™.
Mustang also maintains its five-star safety rating and this year adds Ford’s MyKey system which allows parents to control the top speed of the car and radio volume, giving them a sense of ease when teens drive a Mustang.
Mustang has always been meant great driving. Whether ripping through gears in the 6-speed manual transmission or letting the car take control of shifting with the 6-speed automatic, the Ford Mustang showcases a new era driving. And for serious enthusiasts, a Brembo brake package is available.
And let’s not forget about the rest of the cars in the Mustang lineup. From a base Mustang that features a powerful all-new 3.7-liter V-6 engine that delivers 305 horsepower and impressive 31 mpg to the 550 horsepower Shelby GT500, Mustang fans will not be disappointed. With starting prices for the V-6 beginning at $22,995 and the Mustang GT at $30,495, you can have your choice of powerful machines that are fun, fast, fuel efficient and affordable.