Ford Mustang review

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Ford Mustang Coupe 2019 RHD rear seats
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  • Ford Mustang Coupe 2019 front left cornering
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  • Ford Mustang Coupe 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Ford Mustang Coupe 2019 RHD rear seats
  • Ford Mustang Coupe 2019 RHD infotainment
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  • Ford Mustang Coupe 2019 left panning
  • Ford Mustang Coupe 2019 rear right tracking
  • Ford Mustang Coupe 2019 RHD steering wheel
  • Ford Mustang Coupe 2019 RHD front seats
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

No other new car gives you the same size and performance as the Ford Mustang for the price. The M240i BMW 2 Series is its closest rival for outright performance and, even then, doesn’t give you a V8. If you want one of those, you’ll be looking at the Lexus RC F or the far pricier Mercedes-AMG C63 coupé

Ford hasn't scrimped on standard equipment. Every Mustang has keyless entry and start, LED headlights, 19in alloy wheels, cruise control, electrically adjustable seats, a heated steering wheel and dual-zone climate control. You can also personalise your Mustang with distinctive add-ons, including bonnet-to-boot stripes and a black roof.

The Mustang didn’t feature in our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Ford as a brand came in a disappointing joint 27th out of the 30 manufacturers featured. That's below BMW, Audi and Mercedes. 

To give you some peace of mind, you get a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty as standard, and UK and European roadside assistance with unlimited mileage is included for the first year. That’s fairly par for the course among the Mustang’s rivals, but the warranty can be extended to five years at a reasonable cost.

Automatic emergency braking (AEB) and lane-keeping assistance are standard in every model but, even so, the Mustang scored a lowly three stars in Euro NCAP safety tests. It performed very poorly for child occupant protection in front and side impacts, with a score of just 32% in this category.

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Ford Mustang Coupe 2019 RHD infotainment

Overview

The Ford Mustang is a unique proposition. It’s not only cheaper than its closest rivals, but also better equipped and more powerful. The running costs aren't cheap and it doesn’t handle as sharply as an Audi TT or BMW M240i, so if your heart is set on this piece of Americana, make sure you’re prepared for some compromises.

  • Stonking V8 performance
  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Cheaper than direct rivals
  • Expensive to run
  • Jerky automatic gearbox
  • Feels a little cheap inside
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