The 2021 Ford Mustang could be the sports car you have been looking for. It is available in a convertible and a coupe and has everything you could need with powerful engine choices, quick acceleration, user-friendly features, poised handling, an enjoyable cabin and plenty of options that will make you stand out.
It sounds like the dream car, but there is a drawback. The rear seats are cramped, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise with a car in this segment.
Where the Power is
There are two engine options for the South African market for both the coupe and convertible. The base is a twin-scroll turbocharged 2.3l EcoBoost that creates 213kW and 441Nm.If you are after power then the 5.0l V8 with 331kW and 529Nm is perfect for you.
With the new advanced 10-speed automatic transmission you will get optimal fuel efficiency and exceptional acceleration with the power going to the rear wheels only.
How Does it Perform
The base variant can get to 96km/h in about 5.0 seconds with a top speed of 195 kilometres per hour.The 5.0l V8 GT hits the same in about 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 250 kilometres per hour.
You will get about 8.9km/l in the city and 13.6km/l on the highway with the entry-level turbo-four coupe with 10-speed auto transmission. However, the convertible is a bit sluggish and will only give you about 8km/l in the city and 11.1km/l on the highway. The V8 version will only give you about 6.8km/l in the city and 10.6km/l on the highway.
The standard features in the 2021 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Fastback are cloth seats, proximity keyless entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel, six-speaker stereo, infotainment system with voice-controlled SYNC, FordPass Connect, Ford’s MyKey safety system and a Wi-Fi hot spot.
However, the standard list for the 2021 Ford Mustang has been kicked up a gear with rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, automatic high-beam headlights, automatic emergency braking and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
If you want more in your Ford Mustang then there is an optional package, which includes SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, dual-zone automatic climate control, a four-way power-adjustable passenger seat, a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat, selectable drive modes, rear parking sensors, remote start, a nine-speaker stereo, satellite radio and two USB ports.
What Does it Cost?
The starting price for the 2021 Ford Mustang Fastback starts at R859 100* and the convertible version starts at R928 800*. The Mustang GT Fastback starts at R1 023 700* and the convertible version starts at R1 093 000*.
If you are looking for a sports car then the 2021 Ford Mustang is probably one of the best that exudes quality, advanced features, with plenty of power and agile handling. Just forget about the cramped back seats and this is the car for you.
*Prices correct at time of writing