This cluster includes a 4. The lighter Mustang also beat out the and at the drag strip, needing 14. A redesigned Mustang is just around the corner, but the current generation carries on for 2014 with a choice of two engines and a manual or automatic transmission. With a choice of three settings, the feature allows a customer to select the steering effort, depending on his or her style of driving. Not surprisingly, our performance pack-equipped tester also performed well on the figure eight.
With the next-gen Mustang right around the corner, the current S197 Mustang is a bit of a lame duck. . Hill Start Assist makes driving a manual-transmission Mustang in hilly terrain easier and more convenient. Skip to details on the: New for 2014 All Mustangs have revised instrument cluster graphics with a cleaner design, according to Ford. The optional Performance Package adds in a little extra quickness on the V6 with a 3. Customers can also opt for a Brembo Brake Package.
Despite being saddled with a sluggish six-speed auto, our Mustang V6 tester still put up some pretty impressive numbers. It will introduce a four-cylinder EcoBoost engine to the platform, as well as a modern independent rear suspension to improve handling. Show full review Vehicle Overview The Ford Mustang is now in its 50th year of production and remains a sports car icon. When equipped with a manual, the Mustang V6 Performance Package is about a half-second quicker in a straight line. Summary The Mustang is an iconic American muscle car. It features a more powerful splitter and functional heat extractors on the hood to help move hot air out of the engine compartment.
Remedy Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver side air bag inflator, free of charge. Slotted above the V-6 is the 5. The 2014 Ford Mustang is built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Mich. This advanced control strategy offers the driver a choice between fully automatic operation and manual control. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Brake pressure is held in the braking system and the car remains stationary on the slope for up to two seconds after the driver releases the brake pedal.
Through its long life, the Mustang has been one of the best-selling models in America, but it has the new and the retro-styled Challenger beating down its door for muscle car supremacy. A pair of burglary suspects has combined four of those things by running from the cops in a fifth-generation Mustang convertible from Cerritos through Hollywood and the downtown Los Angeles area. So, for its bon voyage tour, the fifth-generation Pony Car has seen only a few modifications: a couple of new paint colors Oxford White and Ruby Red Metallic , trim and wheel revisions and, sadly, the deletion of the Boss 302 from the Ford lineup. The 2013 model year saw a number of updates to keep the Mustang fresh until it's replaced with an all-new generation for 2015. Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Ford Mustang.
With the brake pedal pressed, if sensors detect the car is on a slope, the system is automatically activated. Good weather and a planned road trip across the state meant that I would get plenty of seat time in this conservatively specified example, too. The options group contains a little bit of what made the Boss 302 cool, in a Bossless model year. The base engine is a 3. Outside the confines of the test track, the 2014 Mustang V6 is quite fun to drive, despite the slow-shifting slushbox.
With SelectShift, manual control is truly manually controlled, allowing the driver to hold a gear right up to redline if desired. Things evolved during its development and the Mustang eventually morphed into the pony car we know with the choice of either a V-8 or six-cylinder engine. The six-speed manual trans is quite substantial, with a positive, metallic click heard when shifting through the range. The crazy thing about the Mustang is that its first concept, the T-5 Prototype, was a two-seat roadster with a mid-mounted V-4 engine; imagine that. In total, I logged about 400 miles in a week of driving — not a lot for some of you super commuters out there, but quite a lot for this work-from-home journalist. The screen is navigated through a five-way control button located on the steering wheel and offers Track Apps, which delivers performance metrics for drivers right from the factory.
The lineup has traditionally included a volume six-cylinder model and a , while showcasing a few special edition models. Competitors include the Dodge Challenger, Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Chevrolet Camaro. With the new now stirring hearts and controversy across the web, we thought we'd have one more go in the current Mustang V6. The settings are accessed and programmed through the message center. All combined, the base V6 model has been independently tested at 6. I generally enjoy using this beefy gearbox, though when trying for really fast changes — especially downshifts — a lighter, more accurate action would be appreciated.