Few cars have as storied a lineage as the Ford Mustang. Since making its debut in 1965, the Ford Mustang has become one of the most iconic American muscle cars ever built, immortalized in song by Wilson Pickett and on the screen in such movies as Bullitt and Gone in 60 Seconds. Not only does the Mustang feature classic looks, but it also has the power and acceleration to back up the promise made by its sleek, fastback appearance. You can own a part of this great legacy with a 2021 Ford Mustang, the sixth generation of this venerable sports car.
The 2021 Mustang represents the most technologically advanced pony car in Ford's history, replete with innovative features and systems to make this a great and fun ride. Ford has also priced the 2021 Mustang so that it is affordable for most folks who want to experience the pleasure offered by a true muscle car. The Mustang comes in a series of different models, many offering you the choice of either a Fastback or Convertible, so you can take the top down and soak up the rays on warm spring and summer days.
The 2021 Ford Mustang has been priced to move almost as fast as the model itself. The base model Mustang EcoBoost has an MSRP of just $27,155* for the Fastback model and $32,655* for the EcoBoost Convertible. It features an independent rear suspension and LED headlights with LED signature lighting. The Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback has an MSRP of $32,175, while the EcoBoost Premium Convertible has an MSRP of $37,675.* This model adds 18" x 8" machined-face aluminum wheels with high-gloss Ebony Black-painted pockets. Both the Mustang EcoBoost and EcoBoost Premium are equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged I-4 engine.
The 2021 Mustang GT Fastback has an MSRP of $36,120* and is not available as a convertible. It features a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine. The Mustang GT Premium also features this engine while adding the Ford enhanced security package and selectable driving modes. The Mustang GT Premium Fastback has an MSRP of $40,120, and the Mustang GT Premium Convertible has an MSRP of $45,620.*
The 2021 Mustang Mach 1 and Mach 1 Premium both feature an improved 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine. Numerous performance upgrades, including the MagneRide Damping System, come standard on the Mustang Mach 1 and Mach 1 Premium. The key difference is that the Mach 1 Premium offers the Mach 1 Appearance and Handling Packages, which include a magnetic blade decklid spoiler and adjustable strut top mounts. The 2021 Mustang Mach 1 has an MSRP of $52,720, while the Mustang Mach 1 Premium has an MSRP of $54,315.*
The top model is the 2021 Mustang Shelby GT500, with an MSRP of $72,900.* Although that is nearly three times the price of a base-model EcoBoost, the GT500 more than lives up to its price. This model features a special Shelby Cobra grille logo, a leather-trimmed interior with Miko Suede sports seats, and a 5.2-liter Supercharged Cross Plane Crank V8 gas engine.
The 2021 Ford Mustang features four different engine options, with the engines paired to different trim levels of this muscle car. The Mustang EcoBoost and EcoBoost Premium are equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost Ti-VCT I-4 engine, which uses a turbocharger and direct fuel injection to produce 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Ti-VCT stands for twin independent variable camshaft timing. Ford offers a High Performance Package for this engine that boosts performance to 330 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque through the use of a larger twin-scroll turbo compressor, fresh engine calibration, and a larger radiator. Models with this engine package also feature an active exhaust with quad tips.
The 2021 Ford Mustang GT and GT Premium models feature a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 gas engine. This uses port fuel direct injection to give you 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The Mustang Mach 1 and Mach 1 Premium take the same engine and give it a boost with two side heat exchangers to provide greater endurance. The engine on this model provides 480 horsepower and generates 420 pound-feet of torque as a result of its active valve performance exhaust system with revised tuning.
You'll find the most powerful engine of this great muscle car on the 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. This is a 5.2-liter Supercharged Cross-Plane Crank V8. This engine is capable of producing 760 horsepower and generating 635 pound-feet of torque.
Except for the Shelby GT500, All models of the 2021 Ford Mustang come equipped with a standard 6-speed manual transmission with an available 10-speed automatic transmission. The 5.0L V8 models feature automatic rev-matching on their manual transmissions. The standard transmissions on the Mach 1 and Mach 1 Premium are TREMEC 6-speed manual transmissions. The available 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission features paddle shifters to give you greater control and improved responsiveness over your Mustang's performance. The 2021 Mustang Shelby GT500 uses a TREMEC 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, giving you lightning-fast shifts.
If you have a need for speed, then you have come to the right place. The 2021 Mustang will give you unparalleled acceleration no matter which trim level you choose. If you opt for the Mustang EcoBoost or EcoBoost Premium with the 2.3-liter I-4 engine, you will be able to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 6.3 seconds. If you opt for the available 10-speed automatic transmission, you can cut that time down to 5.3 seconds. The same engine with the horsepower boost from the High Performance Package can take your Mustang EcoBoost from 0 to 60 in only 5.0 seconds.
The Mustang GT and GT Premium with the 5.0-liter V8 are even faster, with a time of just 4.6 seconds going from 0 to 60. As expected, the Mustang Mach 1 and Mach 1 Premium are slightly faster, going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 4.2 seconds. However, the champion for speed is the Mustang Shelby GT500, going from 0 to 60 in a jackrabbit 3.7 seconds.
Ford has set the 2021 Mustang apart from other muscle cars with its emphasis on performance technology to improve the acceleration and handling of this sports car. The available MagneRide damping system will give your Mustang a smooth and balanced ride by making thousands of minute adjustments to each of the dampers on the suspension system. This feature comes standard on the Mach 1, Mach 1 Premium, and Shelby GT500 models.
Ford also offers Selectable Drive Modes on the 2021 Mustang. This allows you to adjust the handling of your Mustang based on driving conditions, choosing between Normal, Slippery, Sport, Track, and Drag Strip modes. The Selectable Drive Modes come standard on the EcoBoost Premium, GT Premium, Mach 1, Mach 1 Premium, and Shelby GT500 models. Similarly, with standard Selectable Power-Assisted Steering, you can choose between three settings to best compliment your driving style. Comfort has the most assistance, Normal has slightly less assistance, and Sport offers more feel of the road.
All models of the 2021 Ford Mustang come equipped with Track Apps. These are settings on your dashboard that provide you with performance metrics in real-time. You can choose between Accelerometer to see your Mustang's acceleration, lap times, and lateral and longitudinal g-forces, Electronic Line-Lock to keep your front brakes locked while you warm up your rear tires, and Launch Control to integrate the brakes, traction control, and powertrain for a perfect launch. While other muscle cars just look the part, the 2021 Mustang is track-ready as a result of these standard Track Apps.
The Mustang Mach 1, Mach 1 Premium, and Shelby GT500 all come standard with a 12-inch customizable digital cluster on the dashboard to provide you with vital information in a quick and easy to view fashion. Not only does this feature look good, but it will help you get the most out of your Mustang. The digital cluster is available on the EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium models as an extra feature.
While the performance features on the 2021 Ford Mustang would seem to provide all the entertainment you need, the folks at Ford understand that you are going to want to have the perfect soundtrack to complement your driving. This is why all models of the 2021 Mustang come equipped with Ford SYNC, allowing you to integrate your smartphone technology with your sports car.
The Mustang EcoBoost and GT feature the Ford SYNC system on a 4.3-inch touchscreen as a standard feature, while all other models feature the enhanced SYNC 3 infotainment system on an 8-inch touchscreen. This will allow you to connect your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The EcoBoost and GT models have 6-speaker stereo systems, while the other models come equipped with a 9-speaker sound system and SiriusXM satellite radio. There is even an available B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen with an incredible 12-speakers for the true audiophile. Whether your tastes are Rock or Rachmaninoff, the sound system on the 2021 Ford Mustang is sure to provide you with the ideal soundtrack to your ride.
Every model of the 2021 Mustang comes with FordPass Connect, a user-friendly app for your smartphone that will provide vital control, information, and peace of mind with your Mustang. You can use FordPass Connect to schedule service, call for roadside assistance, and remotely control your Mustang. What's more, it provides a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot inside your Mustang, something that your passengers are sure to appreciate as they can surf the internet with their connected devices. You can even use it to connect a navigation app from your device right into your SYNC, making locating your destination easier than ever.