See Why Drivers Love the 2022 Ford Mustang

September 2nd, 2022 by

Whether you saw Steve McQueen leaping the hills of San Francisco in a ’68 Fastback in the film Bullitt, James Bond’s bright red Mach 1 in Diamonds are Forever, Keanu Reeves’ flat green one in the first John Wick, or Pierce Brosnan’s modified Shelby GT350 in the Thomas Crown Affair, you know the Ford Mustang is an American icon. The 2022 Ford Mustang furthers that legacy. How can anyone not love it?

2022 Ford Mustang Basics

Deservedly, the Mustang is the namesake of its class. After selling a million cars within two years of its launch, pony car is the appropriate term to describe both it and its direct competitors. The first Mustang rolled off the assembly line in 1965. The ten-millionth followed in 2019. While Ford has expanded the brand with the new electrically powered Mach-E mid-size SUV, the current gas-driven model rides in the tire tracks of legends, mirroring their power and classic lines.

Trim Levels

If you include the vastly different Mach-E SUV, Ford is fielding 11 Mustang trim levels in 2022. The classic models include four Mustang Eco-Boost variations: the Fastback, Convertible, and Premium Fastback and Convertible. There are three GT packages: the Fastback, Premium Fastback, and Premium Convertible. Finally, there are the Mach 1, Mach 1 Premium, and Shelby GT500. Every package comes with progressively more impressive features and power.

Powertrain

The Eco-Boost models come with a turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine that would have run Steve McQueen and Sean Connery down and left them for dust. The GT and Mach 1 models feature snarling V-8s that generate 450 and 470-hp, respectively. Every trim offers the choice of a 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission. The braking is firm, and the electrically-aided steering is deftly responsive in the two hands-on modes while more delicate in “Comfort Mode.”

The 4-cylinder Eco-Boost engines range between 21 mpg in the city and 32 on the interstate. The V-8s are greedier, consuming fuel at 15-24 mpg between city and highway.

Interior

With wraparound bucket seats and an elegant dashboard, every Mustang is a comfortable ride. The optional Sync 3 infotainment system is straightforward and user-friendly and comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The stereo is fantastic. A wi-fi hotspot is optional, but the Ford Sync Connect remote monitoring and control system (through your smartphone) is standard.

New Features

Along with the debut of the Mach-E, Ford introduced a few new looks for the 2022 Mustang. The Ice White package delivers frosty white paint and rims, with white and gray trim for the interior. The Stealth Edition goes in the opposite direction, featuring black rims, grillwork, and trim. Meanwhile, the California Special shows off a more rounded snout and color-shifting decals above the GT’s V-8 engine.
Some people party like rock stars, but if you want to drive like a movie idol, any of the 2022 Mustangs will fill the bill. Contact Performance Ford of Randolph to schedule your test drive now.