2011 Ford Mustang GT Coupe

MSRP $29,645 - $32,845

Ranked #3 in Coupe

7.7

Overall Rating

2011 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 5, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Ford Mustang GT went through numerous changes last year and no one was expecting any major changes in the 2011 model year. But to everyone’s surprise, Ford has worked this year to improve the powertrain options of the Ford Mustang which also includes the 2011 Mustang GT. This year the Mustang GT gets a bigger 5.0-liter V8 engine which is a jump over last year’s 4.6-liter V8 motor.

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Pros

Capable powertrain

Impressive acceleration

Comfortable ride

Cons

Cramped rear-seat space

No telescopic steering wheel is available

What's New?

Revised powertrain 

Revised suspension tuning


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$29645

bodystyle

dr Coupe

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$29,645 onwards

Premium$32,845 onwards

Colors and Styles

2011 Ford Mustang GT Coupe in Kona Blue Metallic color
Kona Blue Metallic

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 Feature

7.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

7.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


The 2011 Ford Mustang GT starts at an MSRP of $29,645 which seems very competitive against the rivals. The improved powertrain makes it an even more appealing option compared to the earlier model years. The 2011 Ford Mustang GT competes against the likes of Dodge Challenger R/T Coupe, Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Coupe, and Nissan 370Z.


8.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2011 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Features

The 2011 Ford Mustang GT is offered in two trim levels GT and GT Premium. The standard features with the base GT trim include 17-inch alloy wheels, limited-slip rear differential, keyless entry, side spotter mirrors, cruise control, air-conditioning, full power accessories, and a CD audio system. The upgrade to the GT Premium will add upgraded 17-inch wheels, leather upholstery, color-adjustable gauges, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Power driver seat, upgraded interior trim, Ford's Sync system, and Shaker 500 stereo system. 

Trim

GT

GT Premium

MSRP

$29,645

$32,845

Key Features

18-inch alloy wheels

Upgraded 18-inch wheels

 

Limited-slip rear differential

Leather upholstery

 

Keyless entry

Power driver seat

 

Side spotter mirrors

Ford's Sync system

 

Cruise control

Color-adjustable gauges

 

Air-conditioning

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

Full power accessories

Upgraded interior trim

 

CD audio system

Shaker 500 stereo system

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The Ford Mustang GT remains mechanically the same irrespective of the trim you select. Both the trim offers the same engine and transmission options. The only difference is that the GT Premium gets some added features at some extra price. If these extra features matter for you and you can pay the premium for it then you can go for the GT Premium. If that extra price does not justify for you, then you can go with the base GT. 

2011 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The 2011 Ford Mustang has dropped the previous year’s 4.6-liter V8 engine that was powering the Mustang GT for well over a decade. The 2011 Mustang GT gets a new and bigger 5.8-liter V8 engine that produces 412 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. 

You can get the same engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission which is optional. The increased power and new transmission make the performance more exciting for the Mustang GT. The 2011 Mustang GT takes only 4.2 seconds to reach from 0 to 60 mph which is very impressive for the segment. The quarter-mile time is also very impressive at just 11 seconds with the new engine.

Models

Ford Mustang GT Coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T Coupe

Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Coupe

Nissan 370Z

MSRP

$29,645

$29,895

$31,070

$31,450

Engine

5.0 L V8

5.7 L V8

6.2 L V8

3.7L V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Power (hp @ RPM

412 

376 

426 

332

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

390

410 

420

270

0-60 MPH (seconds)

4.2

5.1

5.1

5.1

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

11

13.5

12.1

13.4

Top-Speed (MPH)

146

160

173

N/A

The 2011 Ford Mustang beats all its rivals in the competition when it comes to outright acceleration. It is better than all the other cars in the competition in 0 to 60 mph and the quarter-mile run. The Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Coupe has the largest and most powerful engine of the lot, still, it takes 5.1 seconds to reach from 0 to 60 which is equal to the other two rivals in the competition. The Mustang GT defeats all three cars with a margin of 0.9 seconds in the 0 to 60 mph run. 

2011 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Fuel Economy

6.0/10

Muscle cars are not a popular choice for impressive fuel economy figures and especially with the more powerful and capable Mustang GT, the situation gets only worse. The 2011 Mustang GT manages to deliver a very decent fuel economy considering the segment. It delivers 17 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and a combined fuel economy of 20 miles per gallon. The only thing that really takes away from the Mustang GT is the smallest fuel tank in the competition. It gets a 16-gallon fuel tank which results in a very average highway range.

Models

Ford Mustang GT Coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T Coupe

Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Coupe

Nissan 370Z

MPG (City)

17

15

16

18

MPG (Highway)

26

24

24

26

MPG (Combined)

20

18

19

21

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

16

19.1

19

19

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

272/416/320

287/458/343

304/456/361

342/494/399

The Nissan 370Z offers the best-in-class fuel economy figures and also comes with a bigger 19-gallon fuel tank. The Dodge Challenger R/T Coupe gets a marginally bigger 191-gallon fuel tank but loses out on fuel economy. The Challenger manages to deliver 15 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg of combined fuel economy, which is the worst in the competition.

2011 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Interior

8.0/10

The Ford Mustang GT follows a very retro design language in the interior. The interior looks just fine and the front row offers good space for the driver and the co-passenger. The driver gets a very comfortable driving position. The controls for the driver are also very easy to navigate. The controls are within the reach of the driver. 

The only shortcoming for the driver from the interior is that it has no telescopic steering wheel. The quality used inside the cabin is better than the previous generation Mustang GT and looks good enough for the price. However, the rear seats have very limited space which makes it uncomfortable for the adults to sit there. The kids will also not like to sit in there for a long period.

Models

Ford Mustang GT Coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T Coupe

Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Coupe

Nissan 370Z

Seating Capacity

4

5

4

2

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.5/55.3/42.4

39.3/58.2/42.0

37.4/56.9/42.4

38.2/54.4/42.9

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

34.7/51.6/29.8

37.4/53.9/32.6

35.3/50.4/29.9

N/A

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

13.4

16.2

11.3

6.9

None of the coupes in the segment offers a very spacious second row. The Nissan 370Z doesn’t even offer the second row of seating. The Dodge Challenger R/T Coupe offers the best in class legroom for the rear passengers. All the coupes offer good space for the front passengers. The Dodge Challenger R/T Coupe also takes the lead in the cargo area while the Nissan 370Z has the smallest cargo area in the competition. Standout interior features include:

  • Keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Air-conditioning
  • Power driver seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

How good is the infotainment of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT?

The Ford Mustang GT gets a very basic CD audio player infotainment system with the standard Mustang GT. However, the Mustang GT Premium gets a better Shakers 500 audio system. It features an 8-speaker audio system that is good enough to keep you entertained inside the cabin. 

The infotainment also gets Ford’s Sync 3 system for seamless connectivity. The connectivity features include Bluetooth, USB, and Auxiliary connectivity. It also gets SiriusXM satellite radio with a 6-month subscription included. The infotainment features include:

  • CD audio player
  • Shakers 500 8-speaker audio system
  • Ford’s Sync system 
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • SiriusXM satellite radio

2011 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Exterior

9.0/10

The 2011 Ford Mustang GT carries forward the same old-school muscle car look from the outside. The bonnet gets a very sharp and muscular look with some sleek lines on it. The front grille enhances the overall stance in the black color. On both sides of the front grille, it houses very sleek-looking headlights and daytime running lights. 

The side gets 18” alloy wheels that compliment the overall look of the car very well. The rear gets long taillamps split into three parts. In the center, it gets the GT badge on the tailgate. The Mustang is a very popular car in the American market, and the looks remain easy enough for the Mustang GT lovers to identify it in the crowd.

Models

Ford Mustang GT Coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T Coupe

Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Coupe

Nissan 370Z

Curb Weight (lb)

3605

4082

3860

3232

Length (inches)

188.1

197.7

190.4

167.2

Width (inches)

73.9

75.7

75.5

72.6

Height (inches)

55.8

57.1

54.2

51.8

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.3

5.1

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (inches)

107.1

116

112.3

100.4

The Dodge Challenger R/T Coupe is the longest coupe in the competition and also offers the longest wheelbase. The Nissan 370Z on the other hand is the shortest coupe and gets the shortest wheelbase, as it has exempted the rear rows. The Mustang GT is the shortest coupe in the 4-seater configuration and that is very evident in the interior also. Standout exterior features include:

  • 18” alloy wheels
  • Automatic headlights
  • Dual bright rolled exhaust tips 
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Rear spoilers

2011 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Safety

9.0/10

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have not crash-tested the 2011 Ford Mustang yet. However, the standard safety tech with the Ford Mustang GT is very impressive and with so many years in the market, it has proved to be a safe vehicle. The standard driver assistance features are also very generous for the segment. It gets electronic brakeforce distribution, post-collision safety system, stability control, tire pressure monitoring system, and traction control. The safety features include:

  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring

2011 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Final Verdict

The 2011 model of the Ford Mustang GT has made the legendary Mustang GT an even more attractive package. The bigger and more powerful engine delivers better performance than the previous cars. The exterior of the coupe also looks very impressive after the update it got last year. The new transmission is also more responsive than the last one. If you want to get a Mustang GT, then the 2011 Mustang GT is the best option for you.