The base 2011 Ford Mustang Coupe comes with several innovative features that aren’t rivaled among budget-priced sporty coupes. One of them is the impressive SYNC voice-activated hands-free system, which allows access to both phones and media players. It includes steering-wheel audio controls, as well as real-time traffic and turn-by-turn navigation functions. It's also standard on all Mustang models but the base V-6. SYNC, surprisingly, still isn’t available at all on base-level Mustangs.
The programmable MyKey system, which allows parents or fleet managers to program speed limits and other warnings, is standard on all 2011 Ford Mustangs, along with a lot of traditional extras, such as keyless entry, power windows, and cruise control. Premium trims add the bass-heavy Shaker 500 sound system plus Sirius Satellite Radio, leather upholstery, aluminum pedal covers and scuff plates, and a MyColor ambient lighting system.
The optional electronics package brings Sirius Travel Link services and HD radio, plus a dual-zone climate control system. HID headlamps, a glass roof, and a rear camera are stand-alone options on Coupes, while an integrated blind-spot camera and universal garage-door opener. Otherwise, most of the packages and individual options are appearance-related. For instance, a GT Coupe Accessory package adds a hood scoop and spoiler—or side scoops and louvers—while a host of upgraded wheels are on offer.
On GTs, a Brembo Brake Package adds upgraded summer performance tires on special wheels and includes a recalibrated stability control system, as well as specially tuned suspension to help get the most out of it. On V-6 models, a V-6 Performance Package adds many of the GT’s chassis upgrades (except the engine, of course).