2018 Mustang Sexier with more Brains and Brawn

The Ford Mustang is even more stuntastic with a fresh new design and 10-speed automatic transmission.

The muscle car king adds a ton of new features inside and out to ensure its reign for 2018. A sleeker design hints at the immense refinements to the powertrain and to the cockpit. The 2018 Mustang gains some sophistication and power, plus more is customizable, from the paint jobs (3 new) and a dozen aluminum alloy wheel designs available, to its 12 inch digital instrument cluster.

I’m digging everything about the new Mustang. I especially welcome refinements like Magnetic Ride Suspension, dual-fuel high-pressure injection and low-pressure port fuel injection for the monster V8 GT engine.

Peep our review of the 2015 Mustang GT 5.0.

The 2018 Mustang features all-LED lighting including headlights, high beams, low beams, turn signals, tail lights and available fog lamps. Also new is the sleeker hood with brawny new vents and muscle lines, and rear bumper with optimal performance spoiler.

2018 Ford Mustang
2018 Ford Mustang

The exterior is almost completely redesigned with a slimmer sexier, stealthier look. Also impressive are the powertrain refinements in the new Mustang. The 2.3 liter Ecoboost 4 cylinder engine, replacing the V6, features overboost technology and increased torque.

The 2018 Mustang GT’s 5.0 liter V8 engine boasts increased low-end torque, higher rpm power and improved fuel efficiency. And the new 10-speed automatic transmission with electronic control system and adaptive shift times trounces on the Mustang’s old 6-speed offering quicker shift times and enhanced power. Paddle shifters are more sophisticated with a more intuitive feeling.

The suspension offers new MagneRide with the Performance Package. New shock absorbers and cross axis joints in the rear suspension add resilience and increase lateral stiffness.

2018 Ford Mustang GT
2018 Ford Mustang GT

The 4-cylinder Ecoboost Mustang has standard dual tip exhausts and the GT has standard quad tip exhausts. An all-new active valve exhaust system is optional on Mustang GT with a fully variable soundtrack to match acceleration range.

New safety technology like Pre Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, distance alert and Driver Alert System add another level of refinement where the previous model had a “fend for yourself” strategy.

The 2018 Mustang’s interior echoes the more refined muscle persona. Restyled upholstery features new patterns and color combinations for a more premium look. The center console has a new hand-stitched design. And aluminum trims the door handles.

2018 Ford Mustang Interior
2018 Ford Mustang Interior

The 2018 Mustang was unveiled with actor Dwayne the Rock Johnson presenting one of the first production models to an armed service member.
The hunky 2018 Mustang goes on sale this fall.

– 1/17/17, Ford Motor Company