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. Read full review
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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. Read full review
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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. Read full review
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The Mustang is a coupe design, which means two doors and limited access to the rear seat. Read full review
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Ford retains the solid rear axle on the 2013 Mustang, but manages to give the car a decent ride and good handling characteristics. Read full review
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The rear cap, which does not cover a fuel filler, includes the California Special logo and GT designation. Read full review
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The trunk opening is on the small side, and difficult to get a typical CNET editor through. However, the trunk has a good amount of space. Read full review
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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. Read full review
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The rear seats are barely usable, in good coupe style, and offer two buckets instead of a bench, so only two people at a time can be tortured. Read full review
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For 2013, Ford makes a hard-drive-based navigation system available in the Mustang, although this car did not come with that option. Read full review
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Ford is very liberal with the Mustang badges inside and out, but we could not find a single blue oval. Read full review
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The Mustang GT uses an electric power steering system, but the feel is much more like a hydraulic system than with other cars we have tested. Read full review
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Along with the traditionally designed speedometer and tachometer gauges, Ford adds an LCD to the instrument cluster, which shows trip and other information. Read full review
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Sync, with its excellent voice command system comes standard in the Mustang GT. Read full review
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The Mustang GT can be had with a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual. The manual is, of course, the better choice for sport driving, and includes a hill start feature to make it more practical. Read full review
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The Track Apps feature includes a timer for acceleration times, braking distance, and a g-force meter. Read full review
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Sync shows a paired phone's contact list on the radio display, but voice command is an easier way to initiate a call. Read full review
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You can browse a music player's library on the display when the device is connected to the car's USB port, but the interface is tedious. Using voice command works much better. Read full review
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Sync gives voice command over Pandora, NPR, Stitcher, and other apps. Read full review
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