2018 mustang Review Australia | Features, Specification, Price
- Car Reviews,
- Jun 18, 2020
Whether it is in the movies, or you see one passing you by on the road, the Mustang is truly a beauty of a car with its distinctive body shape and the sound of its exhaust. The Ford Mustang has been manufactured from almost the last five decades, by Ford Motor Company, making it the longest car to be still in production.
The Mustang is currently in its sixth generation and has the honor of being in Ford’s top five best selling vehicles ever produced. It falls under the ‘pony car’ segment of automobiles, specifically designed as high performing coupes and convertibles, easily distinguishable by their short deck and long hoods. The 2018 Ford Mustang, belonging to the sixth generation of the series, comes in various variants and supports some never seen before features in a Mustang. Let us dive right in!
Ford Mustang GT Review
The average Ford Mustang 2018 price is around $27,000, but can vary depending on the car’s condition, the number of miles it has seen and the additional features that are included. When you look at the engine and the amount of power that this machine has harnessed, the price is considerably less than the other vehicles with the same specs. Our verdict: this is a great choice if you are looking for a used sports car.
The 2018 Mustang GT has a lot to offer: a powerful engine and exhilarating ride, smooth handling, robust suspension, comfortable interior and seats, state of the art safety features and ample space in the trunk. In contrast, you might feel that the material used in the cabin is not world-class or the front seats could have been more comfortable, but the advantages of this legendary car outweigh them.
The 2018 Mustang is both a beauty and a beast combined. It received a new facelift that is bound to make heads turn and a sound of the exhaust that is a pure pleasure to the senses. Under all the sleek and metal, Ford has included a list of updates for an enhancement in the performance.
Among the major changes, the most notable is that of the discontinuation of the V6 engine in the new Mustang, which will include a V8 engine as default. Other updates and improvements are further discussed in the next section.
2018 Ford Mustang GT: Specifications
The 2018 Mustang GT is powered by a V8 engine that gives you immense power under the hood. Combined with the standard six-speed manual transmission, you can take this beast for a ride and make it follow your every wish and whim. You will find the Mustang following your lead. To further improve the car’s responsiveness, a new twin-disc clutch and a flywheel are added to the package.
The new ten-speed automatic transmission that is included in some of the variants has been ingeniously developed with the help of General Motors which you will see in the 2019 Mustang GT500. The new technology is reported to reduce the wear and tear during gear shifting due to less friction and to introduce adaptive shift scheduling.
The latest 5.0-liter V8 engine applies port and direct injection tech, which enhances the low-end torque as well as greatly improve the fuel economy. The active valve exhaust system is designed to give an orgasmic sound to your ears when the engine is revved, letting you hear the song produced by the engine under the hood. You can be sure to experience all kinds of crackles, pops and burbles when you are taking the car out for a ride.
2018 Ford Mustang GT: Features
It is not only the engine and the exterior that received improvements with the 2018 Ford Mustang. In fact, the car includes a long list of features and the latest technology that cannot be found in the previous Mustang models. Ford has introduced a flock of new colors from which you can choose your Mustang to come in and a host of alloy wheels.
The rear front of the 2018 Mustang GT has an aggressive feel, thanks to the redesigned headlight cluster with LED lights that are standard on all variants of the Mustang. On the rear, the taillights are also LED lights as well as the fog lights. Adding to the aggressive fascia is the lowered hood, which improves the aerodynamics of the car as well and giving it an overall distinctive look. Moving on to the interior features, the 2018 Mustang GT comes with a standard 12-inches display screen which shows information about the car and the multiple gauges that display other things. The screen is completely customizable, with the option to change the color of the theme and the font as per your likeness.
The Ford Mustang GT also has some new tricks and treats when it comes to safety features. Optional safety features include lane-departure warning, collision assist technology, pedestrian detection warning, distance alert and autonomous braking system. Some of the standard features that all the variants come loaded with are: keyless entry and push to start button, infotainment system that supports AM/FM, Bluetooth, aux input, electronic traction system, Anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control system and a rearview camera to name a few.
You can also get optional features installed when buying the Mustang, like Satellite radio, smartphone integration with the infotainment system for even more ease of access, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, GPS navigation and a digital surround audio system with multiple speakers.
2018 Ford Mustang Variants
The 2018 Ford Mustang is available in various variants, starting from the EcoBoost, which is the base model up to the Ford GT Premium convertible. The base model is great with all the engine goodness and performance that you require from a Mustang, but as you move up, you will notice that there are added perks and tech involved that may force you to reconsider your choice.
The 2018 EcoBoost is a good option if you are on a budget, with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and other standard features mentioned above. The EcoBoost Premium model adds satellite radio, parking sensors, fog lights, larger alloy wheels and an 8-inch touch panel.
Then comes the main attraction, the Mustang GT and the Mustang GT Premium, loaded with V8 engines and almost all the features which are found in the base EcoBoost models.
Next in line are the Shelby series, namely the GT350, GT350R and the GT500. These are more performance-oriented cars than the previous variants and designed to give a sportier feel to the car. Additional features include RECARO seats, adaptive suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels and a performance exhaust system.