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MPG: 19 City / 29 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 Ford Mustang Review

Review Last Updated: 4/15/15

Automotive journalists reported that the 2013 Ford Mustang feels powerful and has decent handling compared to its closest competitors.

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With its base V6 engine, test drivers agreed that the 2013 Ford Mustang accelerates strongly from a stop. They added that the V8-powered Mustang GT feels quicker and has a thrilling exhaust note. Two high-performance models, the Boss 302 and Shelby GT500, are available. On any 2013 Mustang, a six-speed manual transmission is standard. An automatic transmission is available on V6 and GT models. Some reviewers noted that the manual transmission has a precise shifter, but others mentioned that the clutch could be smoother. According to the EPA, a V6 Mustang with the manual transmission returns 19/29 mpg city/highway, which is a bit better than that of close rivals. Test drivers noted that the 2013 Mustang generally rides comfortably. Many mentioned that it is composed through fast turns and feels more nimble than competitors like the Chevy Camaro or Dodge Challenger, but some thought the Mustang has too much body lean under hard cornering.

Some reviewers liked the appearance and soft-touch materials on the 2013 Ford Mustang's dash, but others said that some panels are flat, bland and built with low-rent materials. The Mustang seats four and is available with front Recaro sport seats, which reviewers said are comfortable but quite tight. Most agreed that the Mustang's back seats are not sized for adults to sit comfortably. There is 13.4 cubic feet of trunk space, which is decent for a 2013 affordable sports car. An auxiliary input jack is standard, and available features include leather seats, Ford's SYNC voice command system for compatible phones, a USB port, Bluetooth, navigation, an eight-speaker Shaker audio system and a rearview camera. According to auto journalists, the SYNC system is helpful for operating audio, phone and navigation systems.

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Like the Mustang, the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro was praised for the ample power from its base V6 engine. Test drivers liked the Camaro's communicative steering and ample grip while cornering.

Test drivers said that the 2013 Dodge Challenger's rear seats are spacious enough for adults to sit comfortably. The Challenger has more trunk space than the Mustang, and reviewers generally agreed that the Challenger is comfortable and easy to live with for daily commuting or longer trips.

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