2012 Mustang GT Review, Price, Specs, what car reviews, The 2012 Ford Mustang ranks 1 out of 8 affordable sport car. This ranking is based on our analysis of 13 published reviews and test drives of the Ford Mustang, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
The 2012 Ford Mustang continues to garner winning reviews for its performance and fuel economy, but gets critiqued for its cramped back seat and questionable interior quality in base models.
From a performance standpoint, it’s hard to go wrong with the 2012 Ford Mustang. Consumers guide writes, “Any Mustang offers an attractive blend of performance, swagger, value, and surprising usability.”
Most other critics also agree that with the Mustang, you get a lot for your money. A new V6 was introduced on the 2011 model, which not only offered substantially more power, but also excellent fuel economy. While the Mustang may not be the most agile when compared with smaller affordable sport cars like the mazda miata, it’s nimbler than competing muscle cars like the chevrolet camaro and Dodge challengers.
However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. Although higher trim levels have decent interior quality, reviewers frequently note that base models make liberal use of exposed hard plastics. Many recommend opting for the premium trim, which corrects these issues, albeit at a higher price.
The mustang performance is good, with a nibbling handling, ample power and good fuel economy, test driver say tha the 2012 mustang GT is a front runner in the affordable sport car pack.
2012 Mustang GT specs
The mustang exterior is good too, its available as a couple and comfortable, reviewers say that the 2012 Ford Mustang looks so good that it’s become commonplace.
The mustang interior is good too, The 2012 Ford Mustang has a cabin that reviewers like, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. The base model’s interior lacks the quality found on upper trims, and like many competing affordable sport car the Mustang’s back seat isn’t the most inviting place to be.
The mustang safety is exellent, The federal goverment has only performed rollover tests on the 2012 Ford Mustang. However, both coupe and convertible models earned top scores of five out of five stars for their ability to prevent a rollover. While the insurance institutes for higway has yet to test the 2012 Mustang, it has tested both the 2011 Mustang coupe and converdible, coupes and convertibles both earn top scores of “Good” in IIHS front- and rear-impact crash tests. The 2011 convertible also earned a “Good” score in side-impact tests, while the coupe received the second-highest score of “Acceptable”. No roof strength tests have been provided on either model.
Every 2012 Ford Mustang comes equipped with front airbags, front-seat side airbags, anti-lock brakes and integrated blind-spot mirrors. The 2012 Ford Mustang also features mykey, a system that’s designed to help parents promote safe driving habits in their teens. MyKey allows parents to do things like limit the top speed, disable the audio system when seatbelts are not in use and sound a persistent chime when the vehicle’s speed hits 45, 55 and 65 mph.
2012 Mustang GT price
The biggest news comes in the marketing friendly drop into the sub-$30,000 mark for the Mustang GT base coup, including the $850 destination charge. However, things aren’t all good news, as Premium trim level on both V6 and GT models sees a $200 price increase, while the GT Premium convertible saw the largest hike of $700 upward.