The 2010 Ford Mustang features the first major redesign since the wildly popular retro style was introduced for the 2005 model year. Sporting all-new sheet metal except for the roof, the new Mustang is a decidedly more aggressive take on the last generation's classic looks. The powerdome hood, sweeping beltline and new grille and front fascia give the 2010 Ford Mustang a muscular, sporty stance. The 210 hp 4.0L V6 carries over from last year's model, while the GT's 4.6L V8 gets a boost from 300 hp to 315 hp by utilizing the exhaust, intake and ECU tuning from the 2009 Bullitt Mustang. The 2010 GT500 gets a similar treatment, allowing the 5.4L supercharged V8 to produce a monstrous 540 hp and 510 ft-lbs of torque - 40 hp and 30 ft-lbs more than the 2009 model. Starting at $20,995 MSRP for the V6 coupe and $27,995 for the V8 GT coupe, the 2010 Ford Mustang continues the legacy of affordable power in an attractive and instantly recognizable package.Read more Read less
The Mustang gets some very significant improvements that bring Ford's pony car a refreshed character. Changes include resculpted sheetmetal, a more powerful V8 engine in the GT model and a retuned suspension. The interior has also been upgraded extensively, with new materials and an all-new look for the instrument panel. The high-performance Shelby GT500 model inherits many of the same design changes as the standard Mustang, with the addition of the more powerful 540-hp engine that powered last year's GT500KR model.
Classic pony-car styling; uncluttered interior design; ride; strong V8 performance value
The Mustang has always been one of the strongest performance values for the money. With a new 315-horsepower engine now standard on the GT model, plus a number of improvements that make the Mustang more comfortable and enjoyable to drive, it's a better value than ever. Meanwhile, the GT500 appeals to those who want a more exclusive performance Mustang because it adds additional exotic design cues, a high-power supercharged engine as well as numerous performance tweaks.