2018 Ford Mustang Coupe: Is It a Perfect Family Pick?

August 27, 2018 | Comments Off

If you observe the engineering behind the 2018 Ford Mustang, the objectives can be understood with ease, which is simply outshining the rivals on the road and make them suffer at the sales front. Thus the rear-wheel-driven, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe Ford Mustang which can also come as a convertible is ready for the war this year with an all the more powerful engine, precise handling, array of safety and driver assist features, and all this packed within a stunning exterior styling.

What’s New for 2018

In the showroom of the Baton Rouge Ford dealer, we learnt that for 2018, the Ford Mustang got blessed with improvements almost at every end that enables the Mustang series to run faster, smoother, stronger, while protecting its occupants in a more comprehensive manner with a style that can never go unnoticed.

Exterior Styling

With a series of subtle revisions, the exterior of the 2018 Ford Mustang has now flattened the hood to gain more forward visibility while the standard LED lighting surrounding the body makes it glitter all the way. On the Performance front the coupe got a big wing simply to create a strong impact on the elite crowd.

Interior Convenience, Safety and Driver Assist Features

Inside the cabin of the 2018 Ford Mustang you get to find some light improvements, if you have already seen the 2017 model. The biggest change for 2018, is the 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster that comes with a reconfigurable screen. But this comes as an optional feature. The other thing to notice is the selected driving modes named as Normal, Sport+, Drag Strip, Track, or Snow/Wet, that can be controlled as per necessity to change the damper setting, steering effort, exhaust timbre, stability-control setting, throttle mapping and the shift programing of the automatic transmission. There are many ways to mix up the modes, one is the Pony shortcut button placed on the steering wheel that help the driver to access them easily, while the MyMode setting prompts the drivers to store their own set of preferences. This year has brought the 2018 Ford Mustang some more safety equipment available in the list of options that includes an automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert and lane-keeping assist.

The Powertrain

The 2018 Ford Mustang as described by the Ford dealer Baton Rouge experts, is now perfectly ready for a raging performance on the road with the help of a turbocharged, intercooled 16-valve 2.3-liter inline-4 engine that can raise a whopping 310 hp and a 350 lb.-ft of torque when paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.

The performance increases to a 460 of hp, and 420 lb.-ft of torque when you choose the 32-valve 5.0-liter V-8 engine along with a 10-speed automatic transmission with a manual shifting mode.

Driving Impressions

With the 2.3-liter engine the handling limits of the 2018 ford Mustang might not increase your heart beat but surely it would surprise you if you climb with it an uphill slope with its grip and precise movements. When shifted manually the steering-wheel paddles talk to you as the transmission responds in time and glides on every surface with a breeze.