2017 Ford Mustang

MSRP $25,185 - $30,195

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2017 Ford Mustang Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 13, 2021

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The 2017 Ford Mustang has retained its classy pony car looks but comes with a few modern touches to keep it fresh and up-to-date. The 2017 Mustang gets the much-awaited SYNC3 infotainment system that also adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Mustang for 2017 starts at $25,185 and gets three engine choices the base being a 300 hp, V6 engine, the Mustang EcoBoost getting 310 hp, turbocharged inline-4 engine, and the Mustang GT is powered by the 526 hp, V8 engine.

The V6 engine now feels old, the turbo-four is the new hotshot, while the V8 remains the cream of the Mustang's engine lineup. Depending upon the engine you chose the ride and handling vary a bit but as standard, it is among the best in the segment.  Having said that, the 2017 Ford Mustang even after not having advanced safety features scored top ratings in the NHTSA crash tests. 

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Pros

Multiple engine choices

Forgiving ride quality

Sharp handling

Fuel-efficient turbo-four engine

Cons

Rear seats are cramped

Looks dated now

Exhaust note could have been better

What's New?

The 2017 Ford Mustang adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$30195

bodystyle

dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

157 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

140 cu.in.

horsepower

310 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

320 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

transmission

6 speed Manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

capacity

passenger volume

84.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

12.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/24/30 mpg

highway range

465.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$25,185 onwards

V6$25,185 onwards

EcoBoost$26,195 onwards

EcoBoost Premium$30,195 onwards

Colors and Styles

2017 Ford Mustang in Grabber Blue color
Grabber Blue

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

9.5

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.9

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


The 2017 Ford Mustang is a carryover model but gets a new SYNC3 infotainment system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2017 Mustang starts at $25,185, one grand premium over last year's Mustang. The 2017 Mustang as usual gets three engine options a V6 in the base trim, turbo-four in the EcoBoost trims, and a V8 engine in the GT trims. A six-speed manual is the one to go for as the six-speed automatic isn't available in all the trims and will at least rob away one-tenth of a second from the 0-60 mph and quarter-mile timing.

The cabin of the Ford Mustang will bring back nostalgia as it has retained the retro design theme. The front seats are comfortable and offer a lot of choices for seats while the rear seats are cramped and not suited for adults. The saving grace is the cargo space which is better than most of the rivals. Speaking of the rivals, the 2017 Ford Mustang locks its horns with the likes of Dodge Challenger, Chevrolet Camaro, and Nissan 370Z.


9.5/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.9/10
Safety


2017 Ford Mustang Features

9.5/10

The 2017 Ford Mustang is offered in five trim levels and two body styles. The trim level options include V6, EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT, and GT Premium while the body style options include fastback and convertible. The V6 trim starts at $25,185 and is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine and offers all the usual features generally seen in the segment. The next in line is the EcoBoost trim that starts at $26,195 and replaces the V6 with a more powerful turbo-four engine. The EcoBoost Premium trim starts at $30,195 and shares the same engine and features from the EcoBoost trim while adds features like leather-trimmed seats, a better sound system, and driver-assist features.

The other two trim are the ones that come with the 5.0-liter V8 engine and the first one in the line is the GT trim that starts at $33,195 and the top-end trim is the GT Premium that costs $37,195. The GT trim shares the features of the EcoBoost trim and adds performance upgrades while the GT Premium shares the features list from the EcoBoost Premium trim and adds more creature comfort features, the latest SYNC3 infotainment, and a bigger touchscreen. That said, there is a choice of manual and automatic transmission while the RWD is standard on the 2017 Mustang.

Trim

V6

EcoBoost

EcoBoost Premium

GT

GT Premium

MSRP (RWD)

$25,185

$26,195

$30,195

$33,195

$37,195

Key Features

300 hp, 3.7-liter V6 engine 

Adds or upgrades to 'V6'

Adds or upgrades to 'EcoBoost' Adds or upgrades to 'EcoBoost' Adds or upgrades to 'EcoBoost Premium'
  17-inch alloy wheels 310 hp, 2.3-liter turbo inline-4 engine Navigation system 435 hp, 5.0-liter V8 engine Heated and ventilated front seats
  Keyless entry and ignition 18-inch alloy wheels Adaptive cruise control Launch control Heated side-view mirrors
  Limited slip differential Foglights Leather-trimmed Recaro sports seats Upgraded brakes Ambient lighting
  Automatic xenon headlights Active noise cancellation Blind-spot monitoring Electronic line-lock SYNC3 w/ 8-inch touchscreen
  LED taillights Rear spoiler Rear cross-traffic alert Dual-tip exhaust  
  Cruise control Six-way power-adjustable driver's seat 12-speaker Shaker sound system    
  Rearview camera   Automatic wipers    
  Sync voice control system        

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Suggesting one particular trim for the 2017 Mustang is tricky due to the different engine choices nevertheless we will try to point you to the best bang for the buck trim in the Mustang lineup. Looking at the trim table it is evident that the EcoBoost Premium trim that starts at $30,195 is the best bet. It comes with a frugal yet powerful turbo-four engine, advanced driver-assist features, better seating setup, and unlocks Pony Package and few other exterior enhancement packages. The EcoBoost Premium trim commands a steep five grand premium over the base trim but the better engine and more driver-aids are worth the extra money.

2017 Ford Mustang Engine and Performance

9.0/10

“We think the Mustang GT's V8 is the way to go given its impressive smoothness and 435 ponies. But even if you stick with the more affordable V6 or the turbocharged four-cylinder, the Mustang delivers respectable power and fuel economy.”- Edmunds

2017 Ford Mustang Engine and Transmission

The 2017 Ford Mustang is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that is good enough for 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The V6 is mated to a six-speed manual while the six-speed automatic is available as an option. Other standard features include RWD and a limited-slip differential. Other than the standard engine the 2017 Mustang offers two more engine choices. The first one is the 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that produces 310 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque, this engine is only available on the EcoBoost and EcoBoost Premium trim. The other engine option is a 5.0-liter V8 engine that churns out 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque, this engine is exclusive on the GT and GT Premium trim.

2017 Ford Mustang 5.0 Engine Bay

The six-speed manual gearbox is standard on all the trims while the six-speed automatic can only be had on the EcoBoost and the GT trim. The standard V6 engine is now old and although produces respectable power and torque figures the turbo-four and V8 engine are the ones to go for. The turbo-four is light in weight and thus aids in better handling and can be used to extract some thrilling performance without spending V8 kind of money. That said, the creme-de-la-creme of the 2017 Mustang engine lineup will remain the powerful V8. 

Models

2017 Ford Mustang 

2017 Dodge Challenger

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Nissan 370Z

MSRP

$25,185

$26,995

$25,905

$29,990

Engine

3.7-liter V6 3.6-liter V6 2.0-liter turbo Inline-4 3.7-liter V6

Transmission

6-speed manual

8-speed automatic

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Horsepower

300 hp @ 6500 rpm

305 hp @ 6350 rpm

275 hp @ 5600 rpm

332 hp @ 7000 rpm

Torque

280 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

268 ft-lbs. @ 4800 rpm

295 ft-lbs. @ 3000 rpm

270 ft-lbs. @ 5200 rpm

The Nissan 370Z is the most expensive coupe in this comparison while the Chevrolet Camaro is the only one that gets a turbo-four as standard. The Nissan 370Z's V6 is the most powerful putting out 332 hp while the Chevrolet Camaro courtesy of the turbocharger is the most torquey putting out 295 lb-ft of torque. Compared to the 370Z, Mustang puts out 32 hp less in power while compared to the Camaro, Mustang puts out 15 lb-ft less in torque.

2017 Ford Mustang Acceleration

The V6-powered 2017 Ford Mustang can sprint from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds and cover the quarter-mile in 14.1 seconds. The V8-powered Mustang took 4.4 seconds to go from 0-60 mph and 12.9 seconds to cover the quarter-mile. The 6-speed automatic transmission makes the Mustang go one-tenth of a second slower in both runs.

Models

2017 Ford Mustang

2017 Dodge Challenger

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Nissan 370Z

0-60 MPH (seconds)

5.5

6.1

5.3

5.1

Quarter mile

14.1

14.5

14.0

13.7

Engine

3.7-liter V6 3.6-liter V6 2.0-liter turbo Inline-4 3.7-liter V6

Being the most powerful, the Nissan 370Z evidently clocks the fastest 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds, 0.4 seconds quicker than the Mustang. The 370Z was also the quickest to cross the quarter-mile mark in 13.7seconds, again 0.4 seconds quicker than the Mustang.

2017 Ford Mustang Ride and Handling

Gone are the days when the handling of the Mustang felt nervous. The 2017 Ford Mustang feels sharper and nimble. It is eager to change directions and takes up bumps and undulations with ease. The lighter turbo-four engine strikes the perfect weight balance and is the most engaging to drive. Then there are various drives modes and individual modes which give you the freedom to control the steering response, throttle input, stability control, and shifts.

The drive modes ensure you extract the full potential of the Mustang whether it be the tracks or your daily commute to the office. The ride, for the most part, is forgiving but the optional performance upgrade that takes the ride and handling to atrocious high levels comes at the expense of the forgiving ride quality.

2017 Ford Mustang Braking

The 2017 Ford Mustang gets a 12.6-inches rotor both at the front and rear. The setup helps the 3,526 pounds Mustang brake from 60-0 mph in just 109 feet. The available Brembo brake setup on the higher trims can be equipped to further reduce the stopping distance although the stock brakes are also decent. 

Model

2017 Ford Mustang

2017 Dodge Challenger

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Nissan 370Z

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

12.6

N/A

12.6

Brake Rear (in.)

12.6

12.6

N/A

12.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,526

3,894

3,354

3,292

60-0 MPH (ft.)

109

105

112

117

The rivals also get similar size rotors as the Mustang but surprisingly the heaviest Dodge Challenger took 4 feet less than the Mustang to stop from 60-0 mph. While the Nissa 370Z took the longest to stop from 60 mph, approximately 8 feet more than what the Mustang took to stop.

2017 Ford Mustang Fuel Economy

6.0/10

As per the EPA estimates, the 2017 Ford Mustang returns 18 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. Opting for the turbo-four engine sees a rise in fuel economy figures and the Mustang returns 3 mpg more in both the city and on the highway. While the most powerful V8-engine powered Mustang returns 14 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. That said, a 16-gallon fuel tank is standard on the 2017 Mustang which is less for the segment thus requiring frequent gas fillups.

Model

2017 Ford Mustang

2017 Dodge Challenger

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Nissan 370Z

MPG (city)

18

19

20

18

MPG (highway)

27

30

30

26

MPG (combined)

21

23

23

21

Fuel Capacity (gallons) 16.0 18.5 19.0 19.0

All the rivals offer better gas mileage compared to the Mustang. While the Camaro that gets a smaller capacity turbo-four engine returns the best gas mileage which is 2 mpg more in the city and 3 mpg more on the highway compared to the Mustang. Another noteworthy fact is the gas mileage of the Dodge Challenger powered by a V6 is similar to what Camaro returns on the highway and combined while the Challenger returns 1 mpg less in the city compared to the Camaro.

2017 Ford Mustang Interior

7.0/10

“The front seats are comfortable and supportive, with ample head- and legroom for taller drivers. Opting for the available sport seats adds extra hip-hugging support, which comes in handy on twisting roads." -cars.usnews

2017 Ford Mustang Seating and Comfort

The 2017 Ford Mustang's cabin is a perfect amalgamation of classic and contemporary. You will love the way how Ford has managed to keep the retro cabin design of the Mustang intact without making it feel outdated. Overall the material used is of good quality and we didn't find any hard-touch plastics at prominent places. However, one thing to note is that the smaller touchscreen unit comes with physical control and knobs that get overwhelming to use and makes the center console look busy.  The front visibility is great and with some height adjustment you can even see the bonnet but the coupe-like design and rear headrest severely restrict the rear visibility. 

2017 Ford Mustang Dashboard

The 2017 Mustang offers seating for four, but the rear seats are best suited for small kids and toddlers only. The front seats on the other hand are the real deal here. They are comfortable, supportive, and accommodative for all-size adults while those who like driving aggressively can opt for the optional Recaro seats which will hold you well and prevent you from sliding out while attacking the corners. Although if you go for the Recaro seats then you have to lose the power adjustment and heating and ventilation function. 

Model

2017 Ford Mustang

2017 Dodge Challenger

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Nissan 370Z

Passenger capacity

4

5

4

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.6/ 56.3/ 44.5

39.3/ 58.5/ 42.0

38.5/ 55.0/ 43.9

38.2/ 54.4/ 42.9

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

34.8/ 52.2/ 30.6

37.1/ 53.9/ 33.1

33.5/ N/A/ 29.9

N/A

The Nissan 370Z among all only offers seating for two while the Dodge Challenger offers the highest seating for up to five passengers. In terms of cabin space, there is no match to how spacious the Dodge Challenger is in both the rows compared to the Mustang or for that matter the Camaro. This can be well understood from the fact that the Challenger is 9.6-inches longer and sits on a 9.1-inches longer wheelbase compared to the Mustang.

2017 Ford Mustang Infotainment System

The 2017 Ford Mustang gets a 4.2-inch SYNC infotainment system. The smaller screen is mediocre for the most part and looks cheap. The standard features that tag along with the infotainment include a CD player, six-speaker sound system, USB ports, Bluetooth, etc. For this year Ford has given a small respite in the form of an 8-inch touchscreen that runs on the all-new SYNC3 interface. The new interface is slick to use and very easy to navigate. The screen quality is brilliant and so is the touch response. Other upgrades with this infotainment include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, navigation, a 12-speaker Shaker sound system, SiriusXM, and a few more.

2017 Ford Mustang Infotainment

Interior Features:

  • Air conditioning
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Available dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats
  • Available Recaro sports seats

2017 Ford Mustang Cargo Capacity

The 2017 Ford Mustang offers 13.5 cubic feet of cargo space in its trunk. The Mustang convertible on the other hand offers around 11.4 cubic feet. That said, the Mustang coupe's rear seatback can be folded to liberate more space.

Model

2017 Ford Mustang

2017 Dodge Challenger

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Nissan 370Z

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

13.5

16.2

9.1

6.9

Among the rivals, the Dodge Challenger offers the biggest 16.2 cubic feet of trunk space which is 2.7 cubic feet more than what you get in the Ford Mustang. The Nissan 370Z comes with the smallest 6.9 cubic feet of trunk space.

2017 Ford Mustang Exterior

7.0/10

"The sleek lines, aggressive headlights and windswept design also make the latest Mustang totally relevant today.”-KelleyBlueBook

2017 Ford Mustang Dimensions and Weight

The exterior of the 2017 Ford Mustang was last redesigned two years back and now feels dated. Although the exterior just like the interior design strikes a fine balance between classic and contemporary. All the design cues from the older Mustang are cleverly incorporated in the new and sleeker profile. Every design element has been purposely retained and executed to aid the dynamics of the Mustang.

2017 Ford Mustang Angular Front View

Move to the sides and you would see the fastback styling still present on the Mustang with a straight beltline running through the front fenders and merging at the rear ones. Dimensionally it is 54.4-inches tall and 75.4-inches wide while it sits on a 107.1-inches of wheelbase. Moving to the rear, not much has been changed here with the similar brake light setup and dual-exhaust tips seen on the higher models. 

Model

2017 Ford Mustang

2017 Dodge Challenger

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Nissan 370Z

Curb weight (lbs.)

3,526

3,894

3,354

3,292

Length(in)

188.3

197.9

188.3

167.5

Width(in)

75.4

75.7

74.7

72.6

Height(in)

54.4

57.5

53.1

51.8

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

5.2

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

107.1

116.2

110.7

100.4

No doubt, the Dodge Challenger is the most spacious muscle car among all and it all boils down to its massive 197.9-inches of length, 57.5-inches of height, and a massive 116.2-inches of wheelbase. Compared to it the Mustang is 9.6-inches smaller, 3.1-inches shorter, and sits on a 9.1-inches shorter wheelbase.

2017 Ford Mustang Angular Rear View

Exterior Features:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic xenon headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Available rear spoiler
  • Available 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Available LED foglights

2017 Ford Mustang Safety

8.9/10

The 2017 Ford Mustang lacks a lot of advanced safety features yet it managed to score brilliantly in the crash-test ratings. The NHTSA gave a perfect score of five stars to the 2017 Ford Mustang in the overall safety ratings, front crash, side crash, and rollover mitigation. The IIHS gave the 2017 Ford Mustang the highest rating of 'Good' in four out of five parameters while the driver-side front overlap crash test was rated as the second-best 'Acceptable'. However, the ease of use of LATCH in the Mustang was rated the second-lowest 'Marginal' rating.  

2017 Ford Mustang IIHS Crash Test

Safety Features:

  • AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Rearview Camera
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • Available blind-spot monitoring system
  • Available forward-collision warning
  • Available rear cross-traffic alert

2017 Ford Mustang Competition

2017 Ford Mustang vs 2017 Dodge Challenger

The 2017 Dodge Challenger is around two grand expensive than the Mustang but for the money, it gets a much better 8-speed automatic, a more powerful engine, and better gas mileage. Although the Dodge Challenger remains slower in the 0-60 mph and quarter-mile runs compared to the Mustang. The Dodge Challenger is dimensionally bigger than the Mustang so it has better cabin space, adult-friendly rear seats, and a bigger boot.

2017 Dodge Challenger

That said, the Challenger due to its longer length is a bit cumbersome to maneuver in tight spaces. Also, the Challenger isn't as athletic as the Mustang. So you have to determine your needs and priorities to chose between the two as each one of them has its own hits and misses.

2017 Ford Mustang vs 2017 Chevrolet Camaro

The muscle car fanboys have always been split between the ones who go for the Camaro and the others who pick the Mustang. Sure each has its own persona that makes them unique in its own way. The Camaro comes with a turbo-four engine as standard while the Mustang gets a V6 in the base trim which is slower in both the 0-60 mph and quarter-mile run compared to the Camaro.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

Both the Camaro and Mustang have compromised cabin space with a cramped rear although the Mustang offers slightly better cargo space. The Camaro got a recent redesign and it now looks more modern and desirable than the dated Mustang. Thus we recommend you give both cars a shot and go for the one that clicks more to your heart.

2017 Ford Mustang Final Verdict

The 2017 Ford Mustang although comes with no major changes this year yet it still manages to pull the crowd towards it. The 2017 Mustang offers a variety of engine options that can cover almost every kind of customer needs. Speaking of needs the 2017 Mustang isn't a practical four-seater as the rear seats are cramped although you get a decent amount of cargo space which can further be increased by folding the rear seatback in case you aren't using it.

A lot has already been said about how well the Mustang rides and handles so no point repeating the facts. That said those who care little about gas mileage can surely pick the V8-powered Mustang otherwise the turbo-four powered Mustang which strikes a fine balance between performance and gas mileage is the way to go.


FAQs on the 2017 Ford Mustang

What is the horsepower produced by the 2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost?

The 2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost puts out 310 horsepower.

What is the Top Speed of the 2017 Ford Mustang GT?

The 2017 Ford Mustang GT has a top speed of 155 MPH.

How quick is the 2017 Ford Mustang GT?

The 2017 Ford Mustang GT manual can go from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and cover the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds while the Mustang GT automatic is one-tenth of a second slower in both runs.

Is the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro quicker than the 2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost?

Yes, the 2017 Camaro is quicker by two-tenths of a second in the 0-60 mph run and by one-tenth of a second in the quarter-mile run than the 2017 Mustang EcoBoost.

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