2014 Ford Mustang

Pros: Head-turning neo-muscle-car styling; powerful engines; nearly endless array of personalization options; fun-to-drive personalilty

Cons: Soon to be overshadowed by forthcoming 2015 Mustang; rear-seat room is tight; fuel economy is so-so in any model; other sporty cars feel more nimble in city driving

CG Says: TheThe 2014 model year is the last for this generation of Mustang, as a new design has been unveiled for 2015. However, Ford has done well in keeping the current Mustang relevant, and the 2014s have many fine points. Few sporty coupes do as good of a job combining performance, swagger, value, and even some practicality. The V6 delivers solid performance, but the V8-powered GT versions are probably the best of this breed. Shelby GT500s offer huge horsepower numbers and some unique styling bits, but the serious price premium versus the GT makes it hard to justify if you’re looking for a daily driver. We’re not as fond of the convertibles, but they will provide plenty of sunny-day fun.

2014 Ford Mustang Convertible
2014 Shelby GT500