Reviewed: The 2018 Ford Mustang

It used to be a pony car that was laughed at in places with turns. These days, however, the Ford Mustang is a real-deal sports car that competes with the best the world has to offer. The Blue Oval brand has updated its mean machine for the new model year, and the 2018 Ford Mustang is packing a bit more heat and some fancy new tech behind the steering wheel.
Many hours were spent to bring us the new customizable digital display. More important than that, however, is the horsepower bump. Now the Mustang makes 460 horsepower and 420 pound feet of torque. Additionally, the clutch has been beefed up for the increase in twist and a new flywheel improves the overall NVH.
What’s also rising… is the price. It’s now possible to pay way too much for a new Ford Mustang. This is one damn fine machine, and it’s worth the price to entry at most levels. Spec it out too far though, and you’ll be wondering why you didn’t opt for that flat-plane crank V8 and some Shelby badges.
[Disclaimer: Ford tossed us the keys to the 2018 Mustang and included a tank of gas. We only tested line-lock once. Okay fine… twice.]

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6 responses to “Reviewed: The 2018 Ford Mustang”

  1. Zentropy Avatar

    Nice review. It sounds like 2018 brings some worthwhile updates.
    I completely agree that I’d go Mustang over Camaro despite the latter’s admittedly superior performance. I just don’t think I could live with the Chevy on a daily basis, and its minuscule greenhouse is an immediate no-go for me. I do, however, prefer the styling of the S197– as Jeff says, the rear 3/4 view on this car is spectacular, but the front just reminds me of an angry Fusion.
    And Bueller, please ditch the circa-1985 sunglasses. There are better looks out there than those stranger things…

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker


    2. bekar Avatar

      Indeed. Makes me miss my S197, which was a similar blue as the one in the video, and also a 6-speed 5.0. Didn’t have line lock though!
      All that said, we’re going to have to agree to disagree on the glasses 😉

  2. KentMB1 Avatar

    Jeff, I really dig your style of reviews. Also appreciated the kid seat in the back. Love the through the windshield interview format, the inserts, the from-the-hip dialog, the honesty, all good stuff. Thanks man.

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      The child seat is a cool and realistic touch, for sure.