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2012 Ford Mustang

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Ford Mustang highlights

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Pros

  • Acceleration and sound of V8 engines
  • Fuel mileage with base V6
  • Attention-grabbing looks

Cons

  • Snug second-row seating
  • Fuel mileage with V8s
  • Some cheap cabin trim pieces

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 23 highway, 17 combined

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The Ford Mustang is an all-American muscle car with attitude

The 2012 Ford Mustang is a wildly entertaining muscle car that competes directly with rivals like the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger. Standard is a V6 engine that produces a surprisingly robust 305 horsepower—enough to keep many Mustang fans happy. Still, it’s hard to resist the power and fury of the Mustang’s optional V8 engines.

You can choose from the 412-hp 5.0-liter V8 found in the Mustang GT or a 444-hp of this same engine that’s fitted to the new-for-2012 Boss 302 model. If you’re a fan of performance and like lots of options, consider yourself lucky. That’s because the Mustang is available as a coupe or convertible and can be fitted with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. There are also countless option packages and cosmetic touches to make each Mustang a one-of-a-kind creation.

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What is new for the 2012 Ford Mustang?

  • The Mustang is available in a new trim called the Boss 302.
  • The Roush trim has been discontinued for 2012.
  • Parking Sensors and 20 Inch Plus Wheels features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2012 Ford Mustang

What We Like 

  • Coupe and convertible body styles: Fancy some limitless headroom and a mobile means of getting a tan? The Mustang convertible is the one for you. For something a little more practical, or simply for less money, the Mustang coupe could perfectly suit your muscle car needs.  

  • Performance with V8 engines: Hold on tight when you hit the gas pedal in a Mustang GT or the new Boss 302 model. About the only thing more impressive than their 0 to 60 mph times is the guttural sound of the exhaust.  

  • Highly customizable: So long as your bank account can cover it, there are seemingly endless ways to make a Mustang unique. Multiple choices for exterior colors, racing stripes, alloy wheel designs, and interior trim mean you’ll rarely see two identical Mustangs.   

What Needs Improvement  

  • Not exactly practical: This isn’t a huge surprise, given that the Mustang is engineered to look good and go fast. But keep in mind that second-row legroom is tight, cargo space is snug (especially in the convertible), and fuel economy for the optional V8s is not a subject for polite company. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2012 Ford Mustang is a car that is loved by many customers. They like the car's performance, style, and value.
4
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Ford Mustang an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ford Mustang 23rd out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Ford Mustang features and specs

Premium 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Shaker Sound System
  • Side Airbags
  • Soft Top
  • Sync System
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Start

Drive Wheels

2WD

Engine size

3.7L

Horsepower

305

Torque (ft-lbs)

280

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

16

Wheelbase

107.1"

Overall length

188.1"

Width

73.9"

Height

56.1"

Leg room

F 42.4"/R 29.8"

Head room

F 38.8"/R 36.5"

Front tires

P215/60R17

Rear tires

P215/60R17

Seating capacity

4

Max towing capacity

150/1000 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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