Ever since debuting at the New York World's Fair in the spring of 1964, the Mustang has been one of Ford automaker's most popular vehicles. And unlike some of its competitors in the pony car segment - such as the Chevrolet Camaro, for instance - the Mustang has been continuously produced from its initial 1964 model year to the present day. In fact, it's currently in the midst of its sixth generation, which started with the 2015 model year. The pony car segment actually was created in honor of the Mustang.
The 2007 model is part of the fifth generation of Mustangs, which borrowed many of its design elements from the Mustang models of yesteryear. Like all other versions of the Mustang, the 2007 model is offered as both a coupe and a convertible.
Ford 's fifth generation of Mustang vehicles began in 2005, and it was built on a new D2C platform. In its design, this fifth generation largely resembled a step back in time with the classic look of the Mustang upon its initial entry into the market in the 1960s. Ford 's designers even went so far as to describe the design as "retro-futurism." By 2007, however, Ford had made some notable changes to the Mustang lineup as the fifth generation progressed. These included:
The 2007 Ford Mustang drives better than previous models in the fifth generation and earlier. The steering is responsive and refined, and the overall ride is smooth. The GT models, specifically, offer top-notch acceleration and deliver more of a sporty, fun drive than the base model. Regardless of the selected model, however, the Mustang feels and drives like a sports car, which is just what most people looking for a Mustang want.
Car shoppers can expect to get good value with the 2007 Mustang. For a base model 2007 Mustang in good condition, a price is likely somewhere in the neighborhood of $7,000. This price point can't be compared to Mustang's largest competitor, the Camaro, as it wasn't being developed in 2007 because of a Chevy-mandated temporary hiatus, but the thinking is that the vehicle holds its value fairly well over time.
As we noted previously, the 2007 Mustang-as well as other models in the fifth generation-takes much of its design cues from earlier Mustangs of the 1960s. However, this original Mustang design has become more modernized to offer a mix of both nostalgia and modern-day style.
When it comes to performance, the Mustang gives drivers the power that they want-and expect-from a pony car. For instance:
Despite a powerful engine, the 2007 Mustang still achieves respectable fuel economy. Base models start at 19 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway.
As we mentioned, drivers get the power that they want and expect from the 2007 Mustang, no matter if they have the 4-liter V6 or 4.6-liter V8 engine under the hood. The former engine generates up to 210 hp, while the latter up to 300 hp. As noted previously, those who decide on the Shelby GT500 will have a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 motor under the hood.
The 2007 Mustang comes with either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Several notable features highlight the old-school-meets-new-school body styling of the 2007 Mustang. These include:
The Mustang has always been a two-door vehicle, and while the 2007 model is designed to seat up to four, you'd hardly call it a family vehicle. As is the case with most vehicles in the pony car segment, it is a tight squeeze in the backseat, and the trunk, at just over 13 cubic feet, is small. The interior is bolstered, however, by the aforementioned "Comfort Group" option, as well as a sleek new instrument panel.