2022 Ford Mustang GT Ice White Edition coupe

Pros: Sporty handling; invigorating performance of V8 models; surprisingly robust 4-cylinder engine option

Cons: Cramped, difficult-to-access back seat; some complicated controls; a bit heavy compared to some sporty/performance rivals; topline models get pricey

CG Says: The 2022 Ford Mustang gets a handful of uniquely trimmed special-edition models—Stealth Edition and Coastal Limited Edition for the 4-cylinder version, and a return of the California Special for the GT. An Ice White Edition is offered on base and GT coupes, while the ultra-performance Shelby GT500 can be had as a Heritage Edition. The Mustang’s 5.0-liter V8 engines make 10 fewer horsepower than last year, due to tuning changes (reportedly to meet stricter emissions requirements).

The Mustang is a sporty/performance car that is available in coupe and convertible body styles. The base engine is a 310-hp EcoBoost turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder, with a 330-hp High Performance Package offered. The GT is powered by a 450-hp 5.0-liter V8 and the Mach 1 has a 470-hp version of the 5.0 V8, while the Shelby GT500 gets a whopping 760 hp from its supercharged 5.2-liter V8. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard with all engines (except the Shelby GT500, which comes solely with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic) and a 10-speed automatic is optional with 2.3-liter and 5.0-liter engines.

All models except the GT500 come standard with the Ford CoPilot-360 suite of safety features, which includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot alert, lane-keep assist, automatic high-beam headlights, and rain-sensing wipers. Other available features include a Wi-Fi hotspot, limited-slip differential, electronic line-lock, and an active-valve performance exhaust system with controllable volume.

The Mustang’s independent rear suspension and a peppy turbocharged 4-cylinder engine option keep it up to date with most other sporty/performance 2-doors. The Mustang also offers an excellent lineup of powertrain choices and optional performance, technology, and convenience equipment, so it can be tailored to a broad range of tastes and budgets. In whatever form it takes, the Mustang makes a fine case for itself against a wide variety of competitive vehicles.

The Facts
Class Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices EcoBoost coupe: $28,400
EcoBoost convertible: $33,900
EcoBoost Premium coupe: $33,420
EcoBoost Premium convertible: $38,920
GT coupe: $37,645
GT Premium coupe: $41,645
GT Premium convertible: $47,145
Mach 1 coupe: $55,195
Shelby GT500 coupe: $74,660

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder (EcoBoost)
Horsepower
310 (330 High Performance)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
10-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-32

Optional Engine
5.0-liter V8 (GT, Mach 1)
Horsepower
450 (470 Mach 1)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
10-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
14-15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-24

Optional Engine
supercharged 5.2-liter V8 (Shelby GT500)
Horsepower
760
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
12
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
18

2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 coupe
2022 Ford Mustang Coastal Limited Edition
2022 Ford Mustang Coastal Limited Edition convertible
2022 Mustang GT California Special
2022 Ford Mustang GT California Special coupe
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 5
100%

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