Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Ford Mustang V6

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Ford Mustang V6

-Light for a Pony Car, it Still Feels Heavy

Weighing in at 3,501 lbs., the V6 Mustang shows its weight in the corners. Understeer can be an issue, as that weight combined with 305 horses means it’s not hard to make it push when cornering.

Our test car featured the $1,995 Performance Package, which includes larger 19-inch wheels and high performance rubber, not to mention sway bars, a strut tower bar, custom front springs and upgraded brakes. An impressive upgrade over the base setup, with much less body roll, the Mustang still can’t help but show its girth. Our wish for the next-gen Mustang is a diet.

  • 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.