2013 Ford Mustang GT: Powerful, decent fuel economy (pictures)
Ford's latest Mustang GT cranks out 420 horsepower with its V-8, yet gets fuel economy that makes it a reasonable everyday driver.
Ford gives the Mustang a significant update for the 2013 model year, with power and efficiency increases and new cabin tech options. The GT version is the most powerful, short of the Shelby, with a 5-liter naturally aspirated engine.
The Mustang GT has a high, aggressive-looking hood and nice symmetry between upper and lower air intakes. Although the car keeps the same basic styling as the previous generation, little refinements keep it fresh.
The centerpiece of the Mustang GT is this 5-liter V-8, which produces 420 horsepower while at the same time achieving an average of 20 mpg in EPA testing. Although not a fuel efficiency star, the number is not bad considering the power.
Ford does a very nice job with the Mustang's cabin appointments, using good quality materials throughout that make it feel like a premium vehicle. The interior is much nicer than that of the Camaro ZL1 we tested recently.