2011 Ford Mustang Review

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The 2011 Ford Mustang lives up to all those juvenile, tire-smoking pony-car expectations; at the same time, it’s an unexpectedly capable, sophisticated coupe.

The 2011 Ford Mustang looks virtually the same as last year’s model, but new engines and other improvements make it a better drive—and better equipped—in just about every way. With either the all-new 412-hp V-8 in the GT or the new 305-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 in the base models, it’s both faster and more fuel-efficient. Highway fuel economy rates as high as 31 mpg with the V-6, or 31 mpg for the GT.

V-8 pony-car aficionados will be thrilled to hear that the "5.0" is back. With lots of torque, good throttle response, and a rev-happy, rorty attitude, the new engine feels just right and enables the sort of performance that only exclusive tuner versions could provide a few years ago.

To match the new powertrains, the 2011 Mustang models get upgraded brakes, as well as body and suspension enhancements; they all get electric power steering. The Mustang received a complete refresh last year, for 2010, with reshaped sheetmetal on the outside, along with an updated center stack and audio controls; those changes carry through to 2011.

Just as before, the Mustang is available either as a Coupe or Convertible, both in GT or V-6 form, and the Convertible comes with a reasonably tight, well-designed soft top. Ford is finally catching on to both the Mustang’s personalization potential and its appeal with tuners; both models can be equipped with special paint schemes, hood scoops, and such, and new to the V-6 is a performance package—aimed at weekend racers—that adds most of the GT’s goodies for an affordable price.

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March 28, 2016
2011 Ford Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium

Corvette Schmorvette - fun to drive, reliable, fuel econ varies with driving style

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I have owned/driven many cars, including a 5-series BMW and a Corvette. This 5.0L GT is by far the most fun to drive out of all of them. She's a manual and performs best in passing (although she does very well... + More »
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June 7, 2015
2011 Ford Mustang 2-Door Convertible GT Premium

Very good and powerful car for a way less money then German or Japanese same powerful cars. Very reliable as this is n/a engine car.

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Very good and powerful car for a way less money then German or Japanese same powerful cars. Very reliable as this is n/a engine car. More powerful than V6, less than Shelby GT500 but with few modes and a... + More »
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April 17, 2015
For 2011 Ford Mustang

Beautiful car but could improve on the Sync system.

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My 2011 Mustang is a perfect match of great looks and awesome power. It turns heads where ever I go. Car has great handling abilities and stays straight on any road. I believe in 2011 the Sync system was new... + More »
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April 1, 2017
2017 Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback

Incredible comfort

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This new mustang is sporty and so much fun to drive. I have had several but this new style and suspension takes the prize. There are more creature comforts than I can list, and the performance is outstanding.
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January 9, 2017
2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback

its a great sports car ever

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i wanna get one soon so i can take it to work and college
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October 14, 2016
2016 Ford Mustang 2-Door Fastback Shelby GT350

A lethal durable track weapon!

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I purchased this Shelby based solely on the reviews. I've owned many Shelby's and Mustangs before. When describing the performance handling, I would sometimes make excuses for the car. Saying "well for the... + More »
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October 9, 2016
2016 Ford Mustang 2-Door Fastback Shelby GT350

It's my dream Mustang!

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I have driven it on the highway and on the track. The car is very well balanced, and comfortable. I have the Technology Package.
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July 13, 2016
2016 Ford Mustang 2-Door Fastback GT Premium

The best thoroughbred in the stables

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I've ownec seven mustangs from a 4cyl to the 5.0. I've had a 77,78,87,95,99,2007 and 2016. This newest incarnation is the best built and most refined. I don't race it but I make sure it performs like it's... + More »
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June 24, 2016
2016 Ford Mustang 2-Door Fastback Shelby GT350

Fun to Drive Car plus very Professional Car

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The Latest 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is a fun to drive car with lot more new features installed in it, Specially Bird eye view cam, parking assistance, active cruise control, active launch control system... + More »
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June 5, 2016
2016 Ford Mustang 2-Door Fastback EcoBoost

Great to drive, fantastic technology.

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I love all the features, the mustang lights on the ground when you open the doors, etc.. The eco boost engine is plenty powerful. The gear shift is short and precise. My Tripple yellow car gets lots of... + More »
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