Similar to how the first Ford Mustang came out before the traditional start of the model year, the 2024 Ford Mustang came out in the middle of the 2023 Mustang Gt. This cut the model year for the 2023 Mustang short and made the 2023 model year last longer.
Some of the sporty model’s features didn’t make the jump, like a few Limited Editions (like the awesome Shelby GT500 model) and their colours. This means that the 2023 Mustang will stick with the same equipment levels and 4-cylinder and V8 engines as the 2023 model.
The next version of the 2023 Mustang Gt
In 2024, there will be a seventh-generation Mustang. The look is familiar, but it has been updated a lot. The 5.0-liter V-8 is still there, and the Mustang Dark Horse has a new version. There is no hybrid option, no all-wheel drive, and only a petrol engine and rear-wheel drive (RWD). You can even order one with an instruction book. Ford will keep making coupes and convertibles, and the interior is modern with a big infotainment screen and digital gauges. We’re excited to finally be able to drive.
2023 Mustang Gt Pricing
The 5.0-liter, 450-hp V-8 engine in the GT and Mach 1 is the best way to enjoy the Mustang. The second model has an extra 20 horsepower, bringing the total to 470. It also has performance equipment from the Shelby GT500 that makes it more fun to drive.
Its starting price is close to $58,000, which is why we’d recommend the regular GT coupe instead. We’d choose the GT Performance package, which comes with upgraded Brembo front brakes, a limited-slip differential, stickier summer tyres, unique chassis tuning, and more.
|2023 Mustang Gt
Over the course of more than 55 years, the Ford Mustang has kept getting better and better. A turbocharged inline-four EcoBoost engine with 310 hp and a six-speed manual transmission come standard on this version. And while the pony car can be as wild as the 760-hp Shelby GT500, which was reviewed separately, the Mustang GT with the 450-hp V-8 engine is a safer choice.
Both the four-cylinder and the V-8 engine can be paired with a 10-speed manual or automatic transmission. Mustangs come as either hard-top coupes or soft-top convertibles, but all of them drive the back wheels. The four-cylinder can be upgraded to a High Performance 330-hp EcoBoost, but the V-8 is the better choice for the Mustang. Its closest muscular competitor, the Chevy Camaro, has a more comfortable interior. However, the Mustang is easier to live with because it has a bigger back seat and better visibility.
- All seats have a 3-point safety belt restraint system.
- Open image overlay for Glove Box Door-Integrated Knee Airbag
- Knee airbag built into the box door
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and AdvanceTrac® (ESC)
- Belt-Minder® Front Safety Belt Reminder
- Driver’s Knee Airbag
- Dual Front Airbags
- Side-impact airbags for the front seats
- LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children.
- Driver and Front Passenger Personal Safety SystemTM
- Side Curtain Airbags (Fastback only)
- SOS stands for SOS Post-Crash Alert System.
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|2023 Mustang Gt
|EcoBoost, GT, Mach 1
|2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, 5.0-liter V8
|$27,770 – $58,665
|6-speed manual / 10-speed auto
The inside of the 2023 Mustang GT needs to be updated badly
They says that the 2023 Mustang Gt is one of the few cars that looks good and performs well at the same time. However, at this point in the car’s life cycle, the interior isn’t as good as it used to be. The standard cloth seats in the base EcoBoost models are still simple and comfortable, but the plastic around them needs to be updated immediately.
It gets a boost from the High-Performance engine version, which has a “Engine Spun” aluminium instrument panel trim and a gauge pack (oil pressure and boost), a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and paddle shifters for the automatic transmission.
Standard features include a four-way adjustable driver’s seat that lets you find the best position for driving. However, the rear bucket seats are tight, even for children, and get even tighter in a convertible when the fabric top needs to be put away.
The S550 made some big changes to the Mustang’s look that helped bring it up to date. Kemal Curic, who was in charge of the design, gave the front and back of the car a new look by adding three DRL LED lights.
Depending on which trim you chose, the body got bigger, with things like a body kit and aerodynamic parts that worked. No matter what changes were made, the Mustang’s overall shape was still instantly recognisable.
The overall shape of the Mustang hasn’t changed much from the last model year. The seventh-gen generation, or the all-new S650 generation, won’t come out until the middle of 2023. The looks strong and has a wide, aggressive stance. If you look closely, you can see design elements from older Mustangs, like the upper grille and Tri-bar headlights, which are similar to models from the 1960s.
Ford’s designers changed the shape of the roof so that drivers could get in and out of the car without taking off their helmets. A new rear diffuser was also added to make the car more aerodynamic and give it more balance in the back. In the back, the track width was made 70mm wider compared to the last generation.
This made it possible for the car to have wider fenders that hung over the back wheels. When it comes to wheels, you can choose from different styles and finishes, and the smallest model starts at 17 inches.
How the 2023 Mustang Gt performs and what it can do
It’s hard to believe that the sixth-generation S550 Mustang came out in 2014. It made some big changes to Ford’s pony car, building on the S-197 that came back in 2005. A big first for the S550 was that it was sold all over the world and could be driven on the right-hand side in places like the U.K. and New Zealand.
Now, Ford has done a great job of marketing to its core customer base. Similar to what its Detroit neighbours Chrysler did with the super-popular Chargers and Challengers, Ford figured out who wants what model, built the right number of cars, and sent them on their way, starting with the Mustang GT. It’s hard to go anywhere and not be passed by one on the motorway.
During its eight-year production run (from 2015 to 2023), the S550 Mustang came with 11 different engine configurations. These ranged from a 2.3-liter Turbocharged EcoBoost with 310 horsepower to the Shelby GT500’s 5.2-liter Predator V-8 with 760 horsepower.
Cost of petrol and MPG in the Real World
The Mustang that gets the best petrol mileage is the one with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the 10-speed automatic transmission. The EPA gave it ratings of 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. The V-8 Mustang got 15 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the motorway. In our tests, the four-cylinder engine with the manual transmission got 24 mpg, which is 7 mpg less than what the EPA says it should get. We got 24 mpg with the V-8 and the automatic, which is the same as what the EPA says.
Features for Safety and Helping the Driver
The 2023 Mustang Gt also has more driver-assist features than any other pony car, so you can drive faster and feel safer. Isn’t that how driver helps work? Visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to learn more about how the Mustang did in crash tests. Some important safety features are
- Forward-collision warnings and automatic emergency brakes are available.
- Warnings for leaving your lane and help staying in your lane are available.
- Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are both available.
Coverage for Warranty and Maintenance
The warranty on the Mustang is good, but not great. Ford, on the other hand, doesn’t offer free maintenance visits like Chevy does.
- Three years or 36,000 miles is how long the limited warranty lasts.
- The warranty on the powertrain lasts for five years or 60,000 miles.
- No scheduled maintenance for free
Since it came out, the Mustang has always been one of the best-selling cars in its class. But in 2022, cars like the Chevrolet Camaro gave it a lot of trouble. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Last year, the Dodge Challenger sold almost 8,000 more units than any other two-door muscle car, making it the leader in its class. In 2021, the Challenger beat the Mustang by just under 2,000 cars.
So, what’s going on? There are a few things that matter. First, what you get for your money. Challenger’s performance is comparable to Mustang’s, but it costs thousands more. However, Challenger’s popularity has grown thanks to its presence in pop culture (see any Fast and Furious movie) and its aggressive advertising campaigns that feature celebrities doing power slides (see Reese Bobby ad).
These kinds of cars are bought on an emotional level, and automakers know that if they can get a customer excited about a car, they’re more likely to buy it. Chrysler did a great job with this, which is why it seems like every third car on the motorway is a Challenger or Charger.
But the segment will change a lot in the next few years because Chrysler will stop making V-8 engines after 2023, and the rumoured Camaro EV may give Ford a short-term advantage in the segment.