- The 2010 Ford Mustang features a more sculptured muscular
exterior, an upgraded world-class interior, a host of must-have
technologies and unsurpassed fuel economy of 26 mpg on the highway, all
for the best value at a starting price of $20,995
Mustang offers the broadest range of available power in its segment
from the 210-horsepower 4.0-liter V-6 to the GT featuring a 4.6-liter
V-8, delivering 315 horsepower, up to the Shelby GT500’s 5.4-liter
supercharged V-8 pumping out 540 horsepower
- Mustang and
Shelby GT500 are available as a coupe or convertible. An optional
factory-installed glass roof is offered on the V-6 and GT premium models
The fast, fun and affordable legacy
that has defined America’s favorite muscle car for nearly a half
century lives on in the new 2010 Ford Mustang, which incorporates an
expert blend of design leadership, performance and technology at an
“More than 9 million customers have made Mustang one of the world’s
most beloved automotive and cultural icons,” said Ken Czubay, Ford’s
vice president of U.S. Sales and Marketing. “Making sure this modern
legend lives up to their expectations has been our driving force to
create the best Mustang ever. Not only is this the best Mustang ever,
it’s also the best bang for the buck for our customers.”
Available this spring, the new Mustang features a new exterior and
interior design, upgraded materials and a long list of must-have
technologies and standard safety equipment – such as Ford’s
AdvanceTrac® Electronic Stability Control system, all-speed traction
control, anti-lock brakes and front and side air bags – for an
affordable starting price of $20,995 (excluding destination and
delivery) for the V-6 coupe and $25,995 for the convertible. The V-8
powered GT coupe base price is $27,995; the GT convertible starts at
$32,995. The Shelby GT500 Coupe has a MSRP of $46,325, while the GT500
Convertible starts at $51,225.
Contenders Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger sport base sticker prices ranging from $1,000 to $2,600 more than Mustang.
The new exterior of the Mustang delivers more muscular, athletic
styling, with new sheet metal except for the roof, including a refined
powerdome hood, new front fenders, a sweeping beltline and a new
decklid design. Other exterior notables include new grille and fascia
differentiation between the V-6 and GT models, new front and rear
fascias, higher wheel arches and new LED sequential taillights.
Mustang’s interior is in a class all by itself, from the new
one-piece soft touch instrument panel, chrome encircled gauges and a
center console design that pampers the shifter for that perfect feel
and level of control. Subtle or high-profile, all interior elements are
defined by precise ergonomic accuracy and a faithful devotion to
craftsmanship that even the most discerning performance car enthusiast
“Attention to detail is the bedrock of the new interior and what
sets Mustang miles apart from the competition,” said Mustang Design
Manager Gary Morales.
Industry Leading Technologies
Mustang further distinguishes itself from the pack with an
all-inclusive list of standard and optional industry-leading
technologies and safety features, including:
- Ford SYNC® with 911 AssistTM, Vehicle Health Report (VHR), and new Traffic, Directions, and Information services
- Voice-activated Navigation with SIRIUS® Travel LinkTM
- Next-generation ambient interior lighting
- Reverse Camera System
- SOS Post Crash Alert System
Mustang comes standard with Ford’s AdvanceTrac® Electronic Stability
Control system, which complements the car’s standard all-speed traction
control and anti-lock braking system. A Sport Mode, available on the GT
Premium and Shelby GT500, incorporates a unique calibration of the new
AdvanceTrac system, letting the driver enjoy a wider range of Mustang’s
Mustang is America’s best-selling convertible, thanks to features like
a three-layer weatherproof power top. Mustang V-6 and GT models are
available with convertible tops for an additional $5,000.
For a no-matter-the-weather “open” experience, Mustang also offers a
factory-installed glass roof option for $1,995 on the V-6 and GT models.
The fixed glass roof is made of two layers of tinted privacy glass
with a layer of transparent vinyl in between, which reduces vehicle
cool-down time as well as infrared energy and ultraviolet (UV) rays.
The roof, for example, filters 90 percent of the sun’s heat-generating
infrared rays and 96 percent of burn-causing UV rays. A thick polyvinyl
butyral layer further filters UV rays and helps muffle wind and traffic
noise by as much as five decibels. For added privacy and protection, a
manually retractable mesh sun shade comes standard.
Mustang also offers a wide selection of personalization options from
the factory as warranty-friendly Genuine Ford Accessories, from
exterior stripes to interior appearance features, wheel selections,
communication and entertainment systems and more.
Plus, Mustang enthusiasts can now add Performance Packs available
from Ford Racing, including a Power Upgrade Pack, Handling Pack, or
SuperPack – all under warranty when installed by a Ford dealer.
The 2010 Mustang is jam-packed with unprecedented content, yet it
weighs approximately 300 pounds less than the competing Camaro and
Challenger. This leaner curb weight gives Mustang a competitive leg up
in agility and contributes significantly to Mustang’s unsurpassed 26
Mustang’s available engines, including the GT’s beefy 4.6-liter V-8,
also are designed to use regular 87-octane fuel, allowing customers to
save even more money at the pump, without sacrificing performance. Both
Camaro and Challenger recommend premium grade gasoline.
Mustang also makes fill-ups more hassle-free with its standard Easy Fuel™ Capless Fuel Fuller system, a segment exclusive.
The Shelby GT500
For Mustang lovers who prefer the highest performance, the 2010 Shelby
GT500 offers a 5.4-liter supercharged four-valve V-8 engine that pumps
out 540 horsepower and 510 ft.-lbs. of torque. Thanks in part to a
cold-air intake system, lower-restriction exhaust, new engine
calibration and revised gearing, the 2010 Shelby GT500 delivers more
power while also increasing fuel efficiency. The GT500 improves its
fuel economy by 2 mpg on the highway for a rating of 14 mpg in city
driving and 22 mpg on the highway. Power is sent to the ground through
a short-shift six-speed manual transmission with a limited-slip 3.55
rear axle gear ratio.
New suspension tuning and aerodynamic improvements give the 2010
Shelby GT500 sharper handling, improved body control and better overall
vehicle dynamics while still maintaining a good ride and handling
balance. Forged and machined 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Goodyear
F1 Supercar tires, combined with the revised suspension, gives the car
a high level of grip.
New standard features for the 2010 Shelby GT500 include high-end
items such as Alcantara® on the heavily bolstered sport seats, steering
wheel, shift boot and hand brake; leather stripes stitched into the
seats that coordinate with the exterior stripe color; Q-ball shift knob
and aluminum interior trim that enhances the Shelby GT500 driving
Both the 2010 Mustang and Shelby GT500 arrive in dealerships this spring.