Even people who know nothing and care little about cars in Martinsville, Danville, Rocky Mount, and Greensboro are likely to recognize a Ford Mustang when they see one. Even though the 2023 Ford Mustang is lightyears ahead of its legendary predecessors in terms of sophistication and technological development, nobody will mistake it for anything else. Plenty of people are understandably misty-eyed for Mustangs of the 1960s, but there’s no denying the Ford Mustang has never been better than it is today.
The 2023 Ford Mustang lineup is a little smaller than it has been in some recent model years, but plenty of sensational models are still available. As you would probably expect, there are two body styles to choose between: the classic fastback coupe and the convertible. However, only some trim levels are available in both body styles.
The current range (in MSRP order) kicks off with the EcoBoost Fastback. Then it goes to the EcoBoost Premium Fastback, EcoBoost Convertible, GT Fastback, EcoBoost Premium Convertible, GT Premium Fastback, GT Premium Convertible, Mach 1, and top-of-the-line Mach 1 Premium.
In keeping with the slimmed-down nature of the 2023 Ford Mustang lineup, there are two engine options this year. However, that only tells part of the story, as many performance upgrades are available that let you customize your 2023 Mustang to your liking. The base engine used to be controversial, but most people now see it as a welcome direction that allows the pricing of the Mustang to be accessible to a broader audience.
That base engine is under the hood of all EcoBoost trim levels of the Mustang, and it’s a 2.3-liter turbo-four that puts out a more than creditable 310 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. The power goes to the rear wheels through a standard six-speed manual transmission, and a 10-speed automatic is optional. There’s also the option of a tuned version that develops an extra 20 horsepower. The rest of the lineup gets powered by Ford’s legendary 5.0-liter V-8, which develops 460 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. Mach 1 models get a tuned version with an extra 20 horsepower. With the 10-speed automatic transmission, the V-8 can get the Mustang from 0 to 60 mph in under four seconds.
Before you even think about accessories and aftermarket upgrades, there are many different ways to configure your 2023 Ford Mustang to get the muscle car that’s right for you. But before you get to things like performance packages, it’s worth admiring the generous standard specifications. Even safety is taken seriously, with all models getting standard active lane control, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, and blind-spot monitors.
Although the base model is tempting, most retail shoppers will likely look to the EcoBoost Premium as their starting point. That’s to get standard synthetic leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen display for the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible infotainment system, rear parking sensors, navigation, and more.
It’s easy to think you know what you need to know about the 2023 Ford Mustang, but there’s more to this legendary muscle car today than you may realize. Discover why the 2023 Mustang is so sensational with a test drive from Nelson Ford at 201 East Commonwealth Boulevard, Martinsville, VA, or call us at (276) 638-2331 for pricing and availability details and book an appointment that fits your schedule.