2011 Ford Mustang Review

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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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Monday, 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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Sunday, 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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Friday, 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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