Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Ford Mustang V6

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Ford Mustang V6

Amazing Dollar to Horsepower Ratio

The V6 Mustang doesn’t have too much power, and it doesn’t have too little, the horsepower in this car is just right. While it is not the overwhelming feeling of one of those snarling V8s found in the GT, the V6 has smooth power delivery, hits max torque at 4250 rpm (right in the mid-range) and delivers 305 hp. It is an excellent balance between livable every day not-too-crazy power, and out-of-control sideways in every turn power. And all for a base price of $22,200.

  • Hans

    I love the new headlights on the Mustang. You’re nuts if you think it doesn’t handle well. I’ve driven one with the track pack and it blew me away!
     And personally I still find the V6 slightly underwhelming.

  • Jake

    Why did you put your cell phone and iPod in the cup holder? There is a compartment right behind the cup holder for these items and it even has a USB port.

  • The compartment is also the arm-rest. Retrieving anything out of it while driving is a feat of acrobatics. The cup-holders are the only functional, at-hand storage, and therefore become the first place for items like that. 

  • Auto8730

    I have the 2012 v6 w/o the performance package. This I must say is the best “first sports car” to own. You can always upgrade to a GT or shelby or any other muscle later. 

  • I have always wanted a Mustang and currently have a family and a mortgage. I got a V6 and compare to my frontier i have had for the last 11 years, it is a porsche. This car is amazing and so much fun to drive on date nights with the wife. I will keep this until i am gray and old.