2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

MSRP $45,130 - $46,725

Ranked #1 in Convertible

7.3

Overall Rating

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 26, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Ford has been designing the Mustang for ages carrying forward its legacy. The Ford Mustang GT’s soft-top guise is still a head-turner just like its Coupe counterpart. The 2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible returns essentially unchanged from the previous year’s Mustang. Under the hood lies a potent 460-hp naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces a 420 lb-ft of torque. This rear-wheel-drive muscle car manages to offer best in class drive experience with a ten-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual gearbox. It not only pleases the driver with added comfort, but it's a lot more than just a Convertible as a daily commute. 

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Pros

Powerful V8 engine

Excellent ride and handling

Impressive design styling

An array of safety features

Cons

Poor fuel economy

Cramped rear seating

Coupe model is sharper

What's New?

Standard CoPilot360 driver assistance features including blind-spot monitoring and lane-keep assist

New Mustang Mach 1 trim introduced


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45130

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

302 cu.in.

horsepower

460 hp @ 7500 rpm

torque

420 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm

transmission

5 speed manual w/OD

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13.9/13 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

107.1 in.

length

188.3 in.

width

75.4 in.

height

54.9 in.

curb weight

3825 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

80.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

11.4 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

12.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/19/24 mpg

highway range

384 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

GT Premium$45,130 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible in Absolute Black color
Absolute Black

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

Pricing and Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

9.4

Final Verdict

8.9

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


For 2021, Ford has decided to restructure some of the notable features, and the changes are seen in the GT Convertible as well. New color schemes are joining the lineup, namely, Antimatter Blue Metallic, Grabber yellow, and Carbonized Gray Metallic. The rear seats can be eliminated for making extra storage space with no illuminated glove box option. For better safety, Ford has added Co-Pilot 360 tech that includes standard lane-keep assist and blind-spot monitoring. The 2021 Mustang GT Convertible goes up against rivals like Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, BMW 4 Series Convertible, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible. 

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible front view
2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible rear view

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

9.4/10
Competition

8.9/10
Final Verdict


2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Features

Bringing a new Ford Mustang GT Convertible home won't cost you a fortune. This performance muscle car lies in an affordable price range with an MSRP of $45,620 excluding taxes and a destination fee of $1,195. Compared to the Chevy Camaro 1SS Convertible price, the Mustang GT Convertible is $2K costlier but cheaper than the Camaro 2SS. for 2021, the Mustang GT Convertible is essentially unchanged and comes with CoPilot360 driver assistance features that include blind-spot monitoring and lane-keep assist.

Model

Mustang GT Convertible

MSRP

$45,620

Key Features

18-inch machined alloy wheels

 

Brembo performance brakes

 

MagneRide adaptive damping suspension

 

Power-adjustable driver’s seat

 

Heated and cooled front seats

 

Nappa leather upholstery

 

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

 

CoPilot360 driver assistance

 

FordPass Connect with SYNC 3 Infotainment System

 

Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control

 

Rear Parking sensors

With a single trim on offer, you can add the Black Accent Package available for an extra $995. For additional safety, there's Ford Safe and Smart Package that includes adaptive cruise control, a voice-enabled touchscreen navigation system with SiriusXM, and Travel Link.

Priced at $6,295, the GT Performance Package might fulfill the performance needs of most buyers with chassis improvements including larger wheels, a Brembo brake kit, sticky tires, enhanced rear differential, and a bigger radiator. 

Which Trim should you buy?

With a single trim on offer, we would bundle the Mustang with the Performance Package Plus that adds major enhancements in braking and handling performance. The Package comes at a premium of $6,295 and is must-have stuff in the Mustang GT Convertible. 

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The 2021 Mustang GT Convertible packs a 5.0-liter V8 engine churning out a 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The engine is coupled with either a six-speed manual or ten-speed automatic along with the rear-wheel drive. A 3.55 limited-slip differential allows the Mustang to keep its power under control. With such a potent V8 engine, the Mustang manages to do a 0 to 60 mph sprint in 4.1 seconds and offers a top speed of 155 mph. 

Models

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2021 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Convertible

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible

MSRP

$45,520

$43,500

$64,000

$65,500

Engine

5.0-Liter V8

6.2-Liter V8

3.0-Liter Twin-Turbo Inline-6

3.0-Liter Twin-Turbo V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

AWD

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

Power

460 hp @ 7,000 rpm

455 hp @ 6,000 rpm

382 hp @ 5,800 rpm

385 hp @ 6,100 rpm

Torque

420 lb-ft. @ 4,600 rpm

455 lb-ft. @ 4400 rpm 

369 lb-ft. @ 1,800 rpm

384 lb-ft. @ 2,500 rpm

0-60 MPH

4.1 sec

4.0 sec

4.2 sec

4.5 sec

Quarter Mile

12.2 sec

12.2 sec

12.3 sec

12.2 sec

Top Speed

155 mph

165 mph

155 mph

155 mph

The Mustang GT Convertible is a pure RWD muscle car and it surprisingly offers better power and torque output compared to its close rivals like the Chevy Camaro and BMW 4 Series. As a daily driver, the Mustang asks for a little more fuel but offers sharp and confident handling. You can enjoy the Mustang GT even more with Ford's GT Performance Package that enhances the performance with improved front suspension, K-brakes, and notable chassis tweaks. 

How well does the 2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible handle?

The Mustang GT Convertible has a basic steering setup just like its Coupe counterpart. There's nothing special about the steering wheel and the controls. The steering is responsive at low speeds and offers decent feedback while cruising at high speed on highways. The leather-wrapped steering wheel is premium to touch and feel. The Convertible comes equipped with an electric power-assisted steering system that promises a turning radius of 39.3-feet, which is quite impressive while cornering. 

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible ride and handling

When it comes to driving and handling, the Mustang GT brings inside some nominal amount of feel. However, the car comes equipped with a MacPherson strut suspension and an independent multi-link suspension capable of absorbing bumps. Driving the Mustang can be made more smooth by adding a $1,695 worth of optional MagneRide damping system, making the ride fun and composed. 

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Braking Performance

Weighing around 4,554 pounds, the 2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible manages to come to a halt from 60 mph in 118 feet. The front brake rotors measure 13.9 inches that are clamped with four-piston calipers and the rear gets 13-inch brake rotors. Braking is great with the Mustang as it gets safety aids like ABS with AdvanceTrac as standard. 

Models

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2021 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Convertible

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

13.9

13.6

13

14.2

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

13.0

13.3

11.8

13.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,554

3,932

4,328

3,825

60-0 (feet)

118

108

N/A

109

The Chevrolet Camaro weighs minimal compared to the rivals and thus, offers better braking performance in mixed driving conditions. The Mustang gets bigger brake rotors and wheels that allow it to offer better grip and stability while pushing the hard brake, yet still, the Ford muscle car scores at the bottom of the table by stopping almost 10-ft more than the table leader Camaro.

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Fuel Economy

5.0/10

It is quite easy to believe that the potent 460-hp V8 powering the Mustang GT convertible is a gas guzzler. As per EPA, the 2021 Mustang GT Convertible with 10-speed automatic transmission returns the best possible fuel economy figures of 15 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. EPA has not rated the trim with a six-speed manual. 

Models

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2021 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Convertible

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible

MPG (City)

15

16

23

19

MPG (Highway)

23

24

33

27

MPG (Combined)

18

19

27

22

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

16.0

19.0

15.6

17.4 

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)

288/384/312

304/456/380

359/515/437

331/470/400

The Chevy Camaro with a bigger 6.2-liter V8 returns a slightly better fuel economy of 20 mpg combined when coupled with automatic transmission. The Mustang gets a 16-gallon fuel tank that promises a driving range of 288 miles in the city. The BMW 4 Series Convertible leads the table in terms of fuel economy with a combined 27 mpg figure. 

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Interior

9.0/10

The two-door Mustang Convertible offers a spacious front row, but passengers might not have similar comfort and space in the rear, as there's a lack of legroom. The front seats are supportive with an adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support and a four-way power seat for the front passenger.

​  2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible cockpit area

With the front seats, the forward visibility is good while Ford offers a rearview camera with a reverse sensing system that helps with the rearward visibility. 

​  2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible front seats

Models

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2021 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Convertible

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.6/56.3/45.1

38.4/55.0/43.9

40.6/55.1/41.8

38.8/54.8/42.0

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

35.7/44.7/29.2

33.4/50.3/29.9

36.1/43.9/32.5

35.6/47.8/32.0

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

11.4

7.3

9.0

8.8

Open the trunk, and you get welcomed with 11.4 cubic feet of space. This is enough room for storing groceries and small items. Comparatively, the Coupe offers 13.5 cubic feet, so slightly less space in the soft-top isn't a bad deal at all. Rivals like the Chevy Camaro Convertible offer just 7.3 cubic feet of trunk space. The Mustang's small center console storage bin, glove box, and door pockets allow storing small things. There's a cup holder for front-row passengers. Some of the major interior features include:

  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Tilt & telescopic multi-function steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel and shift knob
  • Color-adjustable footwell lights
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Intelligent Access with push-button start
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Reverse sensing system

What’s there to keep you entertained?

Ford has included an array of entertainment features inside the Mustang GT Convertible. You will miss the V8's roar with a decent 9-speaker audio system. The dashboard gets an 8-inch touchscreen mounted on top with finger pinch zoom and swipe functionality. 

The infotainment works seamlessly with in-built features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Voice Recognition, AppLink, and SYNC 3 operating system. If you are ready to shed $2,200 extra for the 401A package, you get a 12-inch digital instrument cluster with MyColor and a voice-supported navigation system. The notable infotainment features include:

  • 8-inch touchscreen display
  • 9-speaker sound system
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Voice Recognition
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android auto
  • AppLink
  • 911 Assist

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Exterior

7.0/10

The Mustang’s splendid design styling can make head turns instantly. The exterior is somewhat the same as what we have already seen in the previous model years. The front fascia is bold and keeps the spectators hooked with the flashy LED headlamps with DRLs. 

​  2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible 

The Mustang is a mature muscle car that has seen all seasons of track days. The Mustang GT in the Convertible guise is more aerodynamic and modern compared to its Coupe counterpart. You can easily distinguish the GT Convertible with its hood design, rear spoiler, and roof-top that is quite flexible to open. 

Models

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2021 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Convertible

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,554

3,932

4,171

4,231

Length (in)

188.5

188.3

188.0

184.8

Width (in)

75.4

74.7

72.9

71.3

Height (in)

54.9

52.9

54.6

55.3

Ground Clearance (in)

5.7

4.5

5.0

3.6

Wheelbase (in)

107.1

110.7

112.2

111.8

The Camaro and 4 series makers need to learn a lot from Ford Mustang’s design team. The present-day Mustang boasts a wider body without any major enhancements. The car carried forward its legacy from the 60's Mustang and makes the design look like no other machine. The car's wide front fascia gives it a sleek outlook and the design line flows smoothly towards the rear into the sporty tail lamps. Some of the notable exterior features are:

  • 18-inch machined alloy wheels 
  • Blacked-out grille
  • Rear decklid spoiler
  • LED headlamps with DRLs
  • LED Fog Lamps
  • LED taillights
  • Power mirrors
  • Dual exhaust outlets with quad tips

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Safety

6.0/10

The 2021 Mustang GT Convertible comes with a Co-Pilot 360 suite that includes an array of standard safety features like Blind-spot assistance with rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeps assist, driver alert, pre-collision assist with auto braking, pedestrian detection, and forward-collision warning. 

The 2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible has not been crash-tested for its crashworthiness by the NHTSA. Since it shares most of its mechanicals with the Coupe sibling, it can be estimated with a five-star safety rating. Meanwhile, IIHS has awarded the Convertible with 'Good' ratings in a few tests. Some of the notable safety features are listed below:

  • AdvanceTrac with Electronic Stability Control
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System 
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Forward Collision Alert

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Competition

9.4/10

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible vs. 2021 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Convertible

The Chevrolet Camaro in its Convertible guise closely matches the Mustang GT's pricing, engine configuration, and performance. The Chevy churns out a 455-hp and 455 lb-ft of torque from its 6.2-liter V8 powerful. Just like the Mustang, Chevy's engine sends power to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual or ten-speed automatic gearbox. Being similarly sized, the Mustang GT Convertible offers a spacious cabin compared to the Camaro. However, the Camaro's interior is better built and the Mustang offers an array of standard features, making it practical enough for daily commute. 

2021 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Convertible

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible vs. 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible

The BMW 4 Series Convertible comes powered by a 382-hp 3.0L twin-turbo 6 cylinder engine and costs around $64,000. Even with a meager 382 hp, the Bimmer gives a tough competition to the Mustang. The BMW is nicely equipped and offers better fuel economy than the Mustang Convertible. The Mustang is cheaper compared to the M440i and offers an array of standard features and safety suites, making its most desirable car in the class. 

2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible

The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 Convertible comes at an MSRP of $65,600, making it quite expensive than the Mustang GT Convertible. Compared to the AMG C 43, the Mustang GT produces 75 horsepower more but turns out to be fuel-thirsty. Meanwhile, the AMG C43 delivers good fuel economy and is spacious in the class. The Mustang offers a better handling and spacious cargo area compared to the AMG C43. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible

 

2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Final Verdict

8.9/10

Only a few sports cars like Mustang offer a perfect amalgamation of practicality, handling, and power output. With the peppy 5-liter V8 engine, the Ford Mustang GT Convertible is a true muscle car that is fun to drive as a daily commute. The interior appears elegant with fine pieces of exclusive features. With the additional GT Performance package, the Convertible adds more safety tech into the chassis. Ford's Co-Pilot driver assistance suite makes the Mustang GT convertible a sensible buy.