2022 Ford Mustang

MSRP $26,820 Est.

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2022 Ford Mustang Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 17, 2021

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Nathan Dyer

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Ford’s most successful car ever is undoubtedly its historic muscle that powered and revolutionized the American auto industry for countless years now. For most of us, it is clearly the finest sports coupe to exist. Over the years, the demand and craze for Ford Mustang grew rapidly but because of its heavy consumption of fuel and implementation of the emission norms, this segment was affected the most. The effects of which are seen today where the public has shifted to more practical and/or utilitarian options.

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Pros

Surreal power and performance

Available in attractive colors

Great handling and suspension

Simple and comfortable interiors

Cons

Greater the power, lesser the fuel economy

The cabin can get too noisy at times

What's New?

A vibrant range of colors and paint jobs

Refreshed exterior


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$26820

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

engine type

horsepower

310 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

350 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Trims

Base $26,820 Est. onwards

310 hp @ 5500 rpm |

Colors and Styles

2022 Ford Mustang in Dark Highland Green Metallic color 2022 Ford Mustang in Race Red color
Dark Highland Green Metallic

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Currently, Ford revised its Mustang lineup where the Mach 1 trim has been slotted between the GT and the Shelby GT500. This could mean that for 2022 the Ford Mustang would be continued. There have been a few rumors of some major upgrades could be seen but for the upcoming model, the chances of that happening are very low. While a lot of them have gone extinct, the Mustang now fairs true competition with only two vehicles of its kind which also have a similar history and reputation, these are none other than the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger

2022 Ford Mustang Features

The 2022 Ford Mustang coupe comes in two trim levels – Mustang and Mustang Premium. The starting price of the 2021 model is $27,155 for the base model while the range-topping Premium is priced from $33,770. The same trim levels are expected to be carried forward in the 2022 model. Both the trims come powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that produces 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. The premium trim gets a High-Performance EcoBoost engine, which returns 330 hp and 350 lb-ft.

Trims

Ford Mustang Standard

Ford Mustang Premium 

MSRP

$27,155

$33,770

Key Features

Automatic LED headlamps

Heated and cooled front seats

 

Active noise cancellation

Leather seats

 

Keyless ignition

Sync 3 infotainment with 8.0-inch touchscreen

 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

Six-speaker sound system

Digital instrument cluster

 

Rearview camera

Upgraded leather with accent stitching

 

Premium door trim

Heated steering wheel

The High-Performance package comes at an additional cost of $4,995, adding features such as a reverse sensing system, cabin particulate air filter, lane-keeping system, 4-way manual driver seat, and FordPass Connect. The 101A Equipment Group Package includes Blade decklid spoiler, dual-zone climate control, 6-way power driver seat, selectable drive modes, and SiriusXM radio.

We Recommend

We would recommend the Mustang Premium as it comes with some additional features such as heated and cooled front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, upgraded leather stitching, and a heated steering wheel.

2022 Ford Mustang Price

The price for the 2022 Ford Mustang will most probably start from $28,000 as a coupe whereas the convertible will cost $33,000. The Premium Fastback is expected to start from $33,000 and will go up to $38,000 for the convertible version.

Though there is a lot to configure for the new Mustang, an important mention is the optional high-performance package that is specially made for the lower-spec EcoBoost trim and is expected to cost an additional $5,200.

2022 Ford Mustang Release Date

There is no official information on this but Ford could probably give a hint about the new Mustang mid-2021 and could tease the upcoming model by the end of this year or early in 2022.

2022 Ford Mustang Engine and Performance

Ford has not released any information about any powertrain upgrades and so for the 2022 Mustang, the current configuration will hold good. The base model will have a 2.3L EcoBoost engine generating good power and torque of 310 HP and 350 lb-ft. The power increases to 332 HP while more torque is available with the high-performance package.

This package comes with a bigger turbo compressor, recalibrated engine, and a larger radiator making it the most powerful 4-cylinder engine ever to be on a Mustang. The upcoming muscle is a rear-wheel-drive along with a 6-speed manual transmission. Moreover, the muscle car also handles pretty well with the independent suspension on all four wheels as standard whereas MagneRide dampers are available to make the ride smoother and easier to control.

Since the engine and powertrain are supposed to remain the same, the 2022 Ford Mustang will have a similar performance as well. The 2021 Mustang accelerates from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.1 seconds and can reach top speeds of 155 MPH. The quarter-mile is completed in 13.7 seconds. With the high-performance package, these timestamps will further reduce while the top speed would remain the same.

Models

2022 Ford Mustang EcoBoost*

2021 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT

2021 Dodge Challenger SXT

2022 Nissan 400Z

MSRP

$28,000.00

$27,000.00

$28,500.00

$35,000.00

Engine

2.3L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

3.6L V6

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

8-speed automatic

6-speed manual

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD/AWD

RWD

Power

310 hp @ 5,500 RPM

275 hp @ 5,600 RPM

305 hp @ 6,350 RPM

300 hp @ N/A

Torque

350 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

295 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

268 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

N/A

*2021 MY data for reference

The Ecoboost of the Mustang is the most powerful engine within the competition. Comparing the 4-cylinder engines, the Camaro’s 2.0L engine lacks the power but the torque is better. The Challenger has the biggest engine of all but it is not as powerful as that of Ford’s 2.3L. Nissan’s 400Z boasts an equally-powered engine and is likely to overpower the Chevy. Moreover, the Mustang squeezes out a little more juice with the help of the high-performance package.

2022 Ford Mustang Fuel Economy

Since the upcoming Mustang will have the same engine, the MPG figures will mostly be the same as the current year. The base Ecoboost trim has a fuel tank capacity of 15.5 gallons and its engine, which is fuel-friendly, has an MPG estimate of 21 in the city, 30 on the highway, and 24 combined for the manual transmission while figures for automatic transmission improve to 32 MPG on the highway and 25 MPG combined.

These figures pretty much ensure that there is less time spent at the gas station and more of it spent in joyous and fun driving. The Ford Mustang not only has a powerful engine but also the most efficient one, however, because of its smaller fuel tank, the range is limited. Since a 3.6L V6 powers the Dodge, MPG figures are not a great point but only because of a bigger fuel tank, the Challenger gets good range.

Models

2022 Ford Mustang EcoBoost*

2021 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT

2021 Dodge Challenger SXT

2022 Nissan 400Z

MPG (City)

21

20

19

20

MPG (Highway)

30

30

30

28

MPG (Combined)

24

23

23

N/A

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

15.5

19.0

18.5

N/A

Range in miles (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

326/465/372

380/570/437

3512/555/426

N/A

*2021 MY data for reference

With the least powerful engine, Chevrolet plays smart and its Camaro has the best range because of equally good MPG figures and the biggest fuel tank in the segment. The new 400Z is expected to give those MPG figures but nothing is concrete until it is made official.

2022 Ford Mustang Interior

Just like the other features, the cabin styling and interiors are also going to be the same as the current model for the upcoming Mustang. The cabin is wide and spacious and welcomes seating for four. Having said that, the front seats equipped as standard are manual adjusting but this can be upgraded to a 6-way and 4-way power driver and passenger’s seat.

The rear has a 50/50 split-folding bench seat that allows seating only for two and the headroom is not as good as it should be. All the seats are covered in a synthetic cloth trim with grippy surfaces and great bolstering. Moving towards the dashboard, a simple and clean layout is seen with all the control handy to the front occupants. There are sufficient buttons and are small-sized to maintain minimal styling on the inside. The doors carry over the same look but there are hidden armrests on the front side.

Ford has smartly made use of viable materials like hard plastics and machine-finished metal trims all around the cabin whereas the steering is covered in leather. These materials are more durable and have very impressive noise-cancellation features. There is plenty of room for storage as well, two cup holders, a good-sized glovebox, small but enough storage under the front center armrest, a hidden storage compartment to the left of the steering, and a little open space just ahead of the gear knob is all that is available.

Models

2022 Ford Mustang EcoBoost*

2021 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT

2021 Dodge Challenger SXT

2022 Nissan 400Z

Seating Capacity

4

4

5

2

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

37.6/56.3/45.1

38.5/55.0/43.9

39.3/58.5/42.0

N/A

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

34.8/52.2/29.0

33.5/50.3/29.9

37.1/53.9/33.1

N/A

Trunk capacity (cubic feet)

13.5

9.1

16.2

N/A

*2021 MY data for reference

Moreover, the center infotainment screen is a 4.2-inch digital display that can be upgraded to a SYNC 3 system with an 8-inch color touchscreen with a clear and high-definition display that also includes a small digital screen in the instrument cluster that gives way more details about the car than expected.

Since the Challenger has a wider body, the total room offered in it is the best and it also has the best cargo volume. Looking at the Mustang and Camaro, the data given here is for the coupes and the former seems to have a better room than the latter. Considering the convertibles, Ford shows a slight improvement in the rear headroom and legroom whereas the Camaro has no notable changes.

2022 Ford Mustang Exterior

The 2022 Ford Mustang will look the same as the current model from the outside. The 2021 MY has some intense body styling along with few funky shades. A much similar approach is expected for the upcoming model where Ford will add a few more colors and related customizations. Having said that, the current model offers a good variety of hood styles that have optional “over-the-top” racing stripes color schemes which adds an amusing feel and brings back all those good memories of that 60’s and 70’s muscle.

The front grille looks great alongside a few cuts on the front side fenders look pretty aggressive whereas the LED headlights and DRLs sitting deep inside are sharply styled. The front bumper is kept simple for it to appear wide, like a proper muscle. Moving ahead the side view of this car is amazing as there are numerous wheel rim sizes and designs to choose from. In addition to that, the front half of the car is plain and simple but the Mustang’s true nature is reflected at the rear half where the integration of the wheel wells is slightly wider to give that muscular build to it.

The rear is more heavily styled and the eye-catching signature LED taillights have evolved a lot over the years and the recent design is definitely a marvel in the industry. These sit in a black-colored trim that brings out more contrast whereas the bumper and decklid have some bold cuts to them.

Models

2022 Ford Mustang EcoBoost*

2021 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT

2021 Dodge Challenger SXT

2022 Nissan 400Z

Curb weight (lbs)

3,492

3,351

3,858

3,251

Length (inches)

188.5

188.3

197.9

N/A

Width (inches)

75.4

74.7

75.7

N/A

Height (inches)

54.3

53.1

57.7

N/A

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

5.0

5.2

N/A

Wheelbase (inches)

107.1

110.7

116.2

N/A

*2021 MY data for reference ^Nissan 400Z

Chevrolet has the shortest and lowest car but the wheelbase is quite long, it also weighs the least of all. On the other hand, Mustang has the shortest wheelbase and is the narrowest whereas it is only a little longer and taller than the Camaro.

The Challenger gets all of its room from the bulky body style it has, Dodge has taken the meaning of muscle cars too seriously and that is proved by looking at its figures. Nissan will not change the layout for the 400Z and so it will remain a two-seater coupe, but by the looks, the interior dimensions will surely be better than the 370Z.

2022 Ford Mustang Safety

Since the muscle car is going to remain the same for the upcoming model, there will be no difference in the level of safety provided. The current model is pretty safe and has always been so after such cars were made from a unibody construction using pure steel. This is strongly supported by the overall 5-star NHTSA rating and almost all “good” ratings from the IIHS.

Looking towards the rivals, the Camaro offers similar features but they are very limited whereas Dodge does not seem to be interested in providing any additional safety. Unlike its competition, Ford has understood the importance that safety plays in an automobile and so, it offers a few advanced-level safety features such as:

  • Lane-keep assist
  • Blind-spot information with cross-traffic alert
  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
  • Auto-high beam headlamps
  • Ford CoPilot360
  • Reverse sensing system

2022 Ford Mustang Competition

2022 Ford Mustang vs 2021 Chevrolet Camaro

These two have been the closest rivals since the start of their time as both of them were initially pony cars but later on, with growing demand, were modified into pure muscles. While the Mustang gives out more power and torque, the Camaro has an unbeatable range and is slightly cheaper than the Ford. The interiors of both cars are dark, plain, and simple but the Mustang’s layout makes it look cooler than the Chevy.

From the outside, both cars look very handsome but Chevrolet’s front does not match the quality of Ford whereas the Camaro comes with a lot of customizable and additional packages that cost more than that of the Mustang. The Camaro is a little more compact than the Mustang but Ford has equipped its muscle car with some standard safety tech that Chevrolet cannot afford to do that in a Camaro.

2022 Ford Mustang vs 2021 Dodge Challenger

While the Challenger has been the muscle car of all time, Mustang is a very strong contender to it. The top-of-the-line Challenger SRT Hellcat and Super Stock might be the most powerful but the lower-spec base models have heavier engines that are overpowered by the Mustang’s 2.3L Ecoboost. Besides, the exteriors of the Challenger are not as attractive as the Mustang’s and neither is the former available in a convertible model, regardless both of them are equally customizable.

Moving over to the interiors, Dodge offers better seating with good quality material surrounding the cabin whereas leather-appointed seats are also available. The infotainment system might not be as user-friendly as Ford’s but it surely has more features than the Mustang provides. That being said, the Mustang has an advantage over the historic muscle from Dodge which is the level of safety provided in the car. Although Dodge provides a couple of them along with a package, Ford has made them standard on the Mustang.

2022 Ford Mustang vs 2022 Nissan 400Z

While Nissan’s 400Z is a new coupe that looks to be a wider version of the 370Z, it will compete with the starter-pack of the Mustang. Though there is not much data available on the Nissan, it will have a bigger engine that will probably be outperformed by that of the Ford. The rest of the powertrain components look very similar and so the Japanese coupe manages to rival the Mustang.

From the inside, the 400Z is just as simple and sporty as the Mustang. However, while Mustang is a four-seater, Nissan will mostly be a two-seater coupe that will massively affect the interior dimensions in the segment. Moving over to the exteriors, we know that Mustang looks very hot but the 400Z is nothing less as it appears a little like an Aston Martin. However, this impression disappears soon because the rear is quite clumsy and brings back the traditional Japanese look to the Nissan.

2022 Ford Mustang Final Verdict

Even though the segment is slowly going extinct, Ford, along with its worthy competitors is working to keep the muscle car segment alive in its native country. With every year, the excitement for the new Mustang grows because of the rumor that a new generation and a major redesign might arrive anytime soon, springing the segment back to life.

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