2013 Ford Mustang

Buyer's Guide

CHANGES FOR 2013:

- New front and rear fascias with more prominent grille and splitter.

- Standard HID headlights and LED taillights.

- Mirrors with pony projection light.

- Power bump on GT models with addition of SelectShift automatic transmission.

- New GT Track Package.

- Hill start assist on manual models.

- Functional hood heat extractors on GT.

- 4.2-inch LCD screen available with Track Apps.

- New Shaker audio system options.

This iconic pony car rides into 2013 with a revised snout and tail treatment and a bit more power. The 5.0-litre V8 is up eight horses to 420 hp. Fitted with the crisp-shifting six-speed manual transmission, the sharp steering and fine handling GT is all the Mustang you could want. Until you drive the Boss 302. Re-engineered from nose to tail, this 444 hp ‘Stang is a thinly disguised yet street-able track weapon with an epic soundtrack. Best Mustang ever. Not to say the 305 hp V6 Mustang is chopped liver. Good value and a great performer, especially with optional Performance Pack.

The Mustang also lends itself well to the classic top-down experience. Yes, it loses a bit of structural integrity with the roof gone, but overall it drives like the coupe, which is to say sharp and fast — especially in GT guise. With the top up the cabin is surprisingly well isolated, and with said powered roof tucked under the tonneau cover, four noggins can enjoy the wind and sun, and take in an earful of that classic Motown V8 soundtrack.

All 2013 Mustangs get a restyled front fascia with HID headlamps and a sequential blinking LED taillight cluster.

Features for the base V6 Coupe trim include 3.7L V6 engine, six-speed manual transmission, 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, air conditioning, Ford MyKey, message centre, black floor mats, tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel, premium AM/FM/CD stereo with auxiliary input, cloth seating, front bucket seats, 50/50 split-fold rear seats, dual exhaust, automatic HID headlights, LED taillights, V6 grille and splitter, Easy Fuel capless fuel filler system, power dome hood, power windows, vented four wheel disc brakes with ABS, 2.73:1 limited slip rear differential, selectable electronic power assisted steering, airbags (front, front seat), TPMS, LATCH, SOS post crash alert system, integrated spotter mirrors, and remote keyless entry.

V6 Premium Coupe trim adds 17-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets and the choice of a wider range of options packages. This trim is also available as a convertible.

GT Coupe trim adds (to V6 Premium) 5.0L Coyote V8 engine, 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, ambient lighting, four-gauge cluster with 4.2-inch LCD message centre, universal garage door opener, auto-dimming rear view mirror, aluminum interior accents, bright accented pedals, bright chrome door speaker surround, eight-speaker Shaker audio, Ford SYNC, six-way power adjustable driver seat, leather trimmed seating, heated front seats, fog lights, deck spoiler, GT grille and splitter, power dome hood with heat extractors, 3.15:1 limited slip rear differential (automatic), 3.55 rear differential (manual), body colour mirrors, and illuminated entry. This trim is also available as a convertible.

Boss 302 trim adds Hi-Po 5.0L V8 engine, Alcantara trimmed steering wheel, unique Boss cloth seats, unique Boss bodywork and stripes, Brembo front brakes, adjustable front and rear shocks, 3.73 rear axle ratio, unique 19-inch machines aluminum wheels, tire inflation kit (in place of spare tire), quad exhaust, and ditches many of the "nice to have" options included in the GT, such as the Shaker audio system and bright trim pieces.

Shelby GT500 adds (to GT) 5.8L supercharged V8 engine, Tremac six-speed manual transmission, 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, TrackApps, MyColor with SVT graphics, brushed aluminum gauged cluster and air vents, embroidered floor mats, Alcantara trimmed steering wheel, quad exhaust, Shelby rear decklid spoiler, unique front and rear Shelby fascias, aluminum hood with dual heat extractors, racing stripes and GT500 side stripes, Brembo front rotors and calipers, adjustable front and rear shocks, and 3.31 limited slip rear differential. This trim is also available as a convertible.

2013 Ford Mustang Specifications

There are 8 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $23,999 MSRP
8.6
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
305 hp @6500 rpm
Number of seats 4
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Body style Coupe
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
2dr Cpe V6 $23,999 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe V6 305 hp @6500 rpm 280 ft-lb @4250 rpm 6-Speed M/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe V6 188.5" 73.9" 55.8" 107.1"
2dr Cpe V6
2dr Cpe V6 Cloth Seats
2dr Cpe V6
2dr Cpe V6
2dr Cpe V6 Premium $26,999 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe V6 Premium 305 hp @6500 rpm 280 ft-lb @4250 rpm 6-Speed M/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe V6 Premium 188.5" 73.9" 55.8" 107.1"
2dr Cpe V6 Premium
2dr Cpe V6 Premium N/A
2dr Cpe V6 Premium
2dr Cpe V6 Premium
2dr Conv V6 Premium $31,999 4 Convertible
2dr Conv V6 Premium 305 hp @6500 rpm 280 ft-lb @4250 rpm 6-Speed M/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Conv V6 Premium 188.5" 73.9" 55.8" 107.1"
2dr Conv V6 Premium
2dr Conv V6 Premium N/A
2dr Conv V6 Premium
2dr Conv V6 Premium
2dr Cpe GT $39,299 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe GT 420 hp @6500 rpm 390 ft-lb @4250 rpm 6-Speed M/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe GT 188.5" 73.9" 55.7" 107.1"
2dr Cpe GT
2dr Cpe GT Leather Seats
2dr Cpe GT
2dr Cpe GT
2dr Conv GT $44,299 4 Convertible
2dr Conv GT 420 hp @6500 rpm 390 ft-lb @4250 rpm 6-Speed M/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Conv GT 188.5" 73.9" 55.7" 107.1"
2dr Conv GT
2dr Conv GT Leather Seats
2dr Conv GT
2dr Conv GT
2dr Cpe Boss 302 $48,799 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe Boss 302 444 hp @7400 rpm 380 ft-lb @4500 rpm 6-Speed M/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe Boss 302 188.5" 73.9" 55.1" 107.1"
2dr Cpe Boss 302
2dr Cpe Boss 302 Cloth Seats
2dr Cpe Boss 302
2dr Cpe Boss 302
2dr Cpe Shelby GT500 $61,699 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe Shelby GT500 662 hp @6500 rpm 631 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed M/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe Shelby GT500 188.5" 73.9" 54.8" 107.1"
2dr Cpe Shelby GT500
2dr Cpe Shelby GT500 N/A
2dr Cpe Shelby GT500
2dr Cpe Shelby GT500
2dr Conv Shelby GT500 $66,699 4 Convertible
2dr Conv Shelby GT500 662 hp @6500 rpm 631 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed M/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Conv Shelby GT500 188.5" 73.9" 55.1" 107.1"
2dr Conv Shelby GT500
2dr Conv Shelby GT500 N/A
2dr Conv Shelby GT500
2dr Conv Shelby GT500

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Owner Reviews: 2013 Ford / Mustang

Average Rating

2013 Ford Mustang

Trim: GT
by Whelant7 on 11-09-2012
My Second Mustang
Going from a 2012 V6 to a 2013 GT is a big step! The new LED screen is great for those who want to keep track on their car with a real time readout. With the five liter V8, performance couldn't be better, especially with 420 horsepower on tap. However, with that much power, the all season Pirelli's just don't do the job. The tires don't give enough bite and the 8.5" wheel is too narrow for the rear of this car. I opted for the leather wrapped Recaro seats and these definitely hold you in place. It seems like the Brembo brake package is a must, because the factory setup that I inherited is having major shake when braking under heavy load.

Overall, the car is fantastic. Ford just needs to meet their performance and comfort with the necessary pieces to make the car work as a whole.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
3/5
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2013 Ford Mustang

by Billisme on 11-02-2012
dream car
My dream car, I had a Mustang back in the 80's and it was a good car but of course had a lot of repair issues like most cars, especially domestic ones. But the Mustang still makes my heart go pitter patter,
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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2013 Ford Mustang

Trim: Boss 302
by Ian_Mac on 10-11-2012
Just a fantastically fun car
Mustangs have a special kind of reputation, some of it fair some of it not. As ever the interior just doesn't seem to match up with what is honestly a beautiful looking exterior, but this is made up for by the incredibly comfortable seats and steering wheel material.

The throb of the 5L engine is a genuine thrill even for a non-car fanatic, and it has some serious pep when you want to accelerate into space on the highway. This is all fantastic fun, and of course the Boss 302 is something special so does turn heads (and ears) wherever it goes.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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