2013 Ford Mustang GT Coupe

MSRP $30,750

Ranked #4 in Coupe

7.4

Overall Rating

2013 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 10, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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There is a special place in the hearts of people around the world for a Mustang, and the GT’s meaty V8 grunt from under its hood strikes a different chord altogether. Although the current generation of Mustang is on its way out soon, the 2013 Ford Mustang GT still offers great value for money with its potent engine, sharp handling, latest infotainment system, and the long list of performance upgrades that have forever kept the craze going for it.

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Pros

Powerful V8 engine

Plenty of performance upgrades and customization availability 

Agile handling and driving dynamics

Intuitive SYNC infotainment system

Cons

Lack of telescopic steering adjust

Cheap quality interior trims

What's New?

Updated exterior styling

Optional Recaro sport seats

More powerful V8 engine

Manual shift control for automatic transmission


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$30750

bodystyle

dr Coupe

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$30,750 onwards

Colors and Styles

2013 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

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

6.0

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.4

Overall Rating


The MSRP of the 2013 Mustang begins at $31,545, which is very competitively priced against its ancient rival American muscle cars, the Chevrolet Camaro SS and the Dodge Challenger R/T alongside undercutting the best of Japan, the Nissan 370Z NISMO. 


7.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2013 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Features

The 2013 Ford Mustang GT is offered in only two major trims, namely the base and Premium. The base trim offers pretty much all the basics and a few more additional functionalities, while the Premium trim adds more technology and creature comforts. Though most of the premium features are offered only on the higher trim, one can opt for optional packages to save some money as well. 

Trims

Base

Premium

MSRP

$31,545

$35,545

Key Features

Post-Collision Safety System

Universal Remote Transmitter

 

Dusk Sensing Xenon HID Headlamps

6 Months Of Satellite Radio Service

 

4-speaker audio system

8-speaker 370W audio system

 

Leather Steering Wheel

Alloy Interior Trim

 

Power Heated Mirrors

6-Way Power Driver Seat

 

Cloth Upholstery

Leather Upholstery

 

18-inch Painted Alloy Wheels

 

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As the price hikes considerably for the Premium trim, it is preferred to just opt for the base trim and then further choose the preferred features through the optional packages and get the Mustang GT tailor-made at an affordable price. For us, spending an additional 4,000 dollars for the Premium trim is not a sensible choice. 

2013 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The 2013 Ford Mustang GT is powered by a mighty 5-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine grunting under its hood that generates a whopping 420 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission with an option to choose from a six-speed automatic transmission with a manual shifting mode, both of which power the rear wheels as standard. 

The performance of the Mustang GT is exceptional, managing a 0-60 mph sprint in just 4.3 seconds while covering the quarter-mile in 12.7 seconds. With so much power available, the Mustang is pretty light on its feet and yet does not feel too imposing to drive. It handles and rides well in most scenarios, but the heavy rear suspension setup does rattle the car when encountering a bump at high speeds. 

Model

Ford Mustang GT Base

Chevrolet Camaro SS 1SS

Dodge Challenger R/T Base

Nissan 370Z Nismo

MSRP

$31,545

$33,535

$30,990

$43,810

Engine

5.0L, Naturally Aspirated V8

6.2L, Naturally Aspirated V8

5.7L, Naturally Aspirated V8

3.7L, Naturally Aspirated V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Power

420 hp @ 6,500 rpm

426 hp @ 5,900 rpm

376 hp @ 5,150 rpm

350 hp @ 7,400 rpm

Torque

390 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm

420 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm

410 lb-ft @ 4,300 rpm

276 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

4.3

4.2

5.4

5.1

Quarter Mile (sec)

12.7

12.4

13.6

14.8

Top Speed (mph)

152

155

162

155

The Dodge Challenger R/T, with lower power but higher torque output, is more affordable than the Mustang, while the Chevrolet Camaro SS has much more power and torque to offer and hence costs more too. That being said, it is only marginally quicker than the Mustang, while the Challenger is over a second slower off the line. The Nissan 370Z has the smallest engine on offer with two less cylinders, and although it is quicker than the Dodge, it costs a whopping $10k more than even the Camaro.

2013 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The higher-performance V8 engines were never meant to be frugal, and frankly, the ones buying this coupe don't really care much about either the government or even the rising fuel prices. Therefore, the 19 mpg rating for a combined city and highway driving should not upset most of the target audience of the Mustang GT. Although the smaller 16-gallon fuel tank would mean that one has to visit the gas station a lot more frequently with a maximum driving range limited to about 400 miles. 

Model

Ford Mustang GT

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Dodge Challenger R/T

Nissan 370Z Nismo

MPG (City)

15

16

15

18

MPG (Highway)

26

24

23

26

MPG (Combined)

19

19

18

21

Fuel Tank Capacity (gal)

16.0

19.0

19.5

19.0

Range (City / Highway / Combined) (miles)

240 / 416 / 304

304 / 456 / 361

293 / 449 / 351

342 / 494 / 399

The Camaro SS also has similar fuel efficiency ratings from the EPA, while the Dodge Challenger R/T sips more fuel due to the larger dimensions and heavier weight of the car. The smaller capacity V6 engine under the hood of theNissan 370Z returns a much better fuel economy, and together with a large gas tank on offer, the driving range is pretty usable. The Camaro and Challenger both employ much larger gas tanks than the one on the Mustang GT. 

2013 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Interior

8.0/10

The Ford Mustang features all the modern-day conveniences that we would expect from it and yet feels very classy and old-school in terms of its feel. The lack of telescopic adjustment for the steering wheel is something that we don’t understand in a car of this segment and price, but luckily, most drivers would be able to find a comfortable driving position in the driver seat. The cabin is almost identical to the regular Mustang, hence the lower quality plastic door panels and the center console are what you get here as well.

The standard front seats are very supportive and comfortable, but the new optional Recaro sport seats available this year take things up a notch further. There is plenty of space at the front, but the rear seat is better to be used as an additional luggage storage space as even kids wouldn’t be much happy here. The trunk is pretty large for a coupe at 13.4 cu-ft but does not expect folding rear seats here.

Model

Ford Mustang GT

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Dodge Challenger R/T

Nissan 370Z Nismo

Seating Capacity

4

4

5

2

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

38.5 / 55.3 / 42.4

37.4 / 56.9 / 42.4

39.3 / 58.2 / 42.0

38.2 / 54.4 / 42.9

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

34.7 / 47.8 / 29.8

35.3 / 50.4 / 29.9

37.4 / 53.9 / 32.6

N/A

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

13.4

11.3

16.2

6.9

Both the Mustang GT and Chevrolet Camaro SS have similar cabin space to offer, with the Camaro being slightly wider than the Ford. That being said, the Mustang GT has a much larger trunk to offer. TheDodge Challenger is the go-to choice if practicality is what you need, while the 370Z lies on exactly the opposite end of the spectrum. The Challenger offers a much more usable rear seat, while the Nissan does not even offer one. Major interior features include:

  • 6-way power driver seat w/4-way adjustable head restraint and power lumbar
  • Leather front bucket seats
  • Rear split fold-down seat
  • Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel
  • 4.2-inch MyColor instrument cluster
  • MyColor customizable interior lighting system
  • Bright aluminum accent dash appliques and shift knob w/chrome speaker surrounds
  • Universal garage door opener

How intuitive is the 2013 Ford Mustang GT Coupe’s infotainment unit?

The SYNC infotainment system on offer with the 2013 Mustang GT is something that we have seen and used on various other Ford products in the recent past. It is slick and intuitive to use, but the quality of buttons and knobs isn’t very confidence-inspiring and feels like it would break loose over the course of time. The voice commands work very well and offer a layer of convenience for the driver while on the move. Major infotainment features include:

  • SYNC infotainment system w/voice commands
  • 6-speaker Shaker sound system w/8-inch subwoofers
  • SIRIUS satellite radio w/6-month subscription
  • Turn-by-turn navigation and real-time traffic
  • 911 assist
  • Bluetooth capability

2013 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Exterior

7.0/10

The exterior styling and silhouette of the Mustang, although very iconic, now has started to age as well. Yet, the Mustang hasn’t lost its appeal, and the GT with its large grille at the rear, muscular hood, and the dark chrome pony emblem on the grille looks particularly appealing. The LED fog lights and LED sequential tail lamps do add a modern element to the car and are specific to the Mustang GT only. 

Model

Ford Mustang GT

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Dodge Challenger R/T

Nissan 370Z Nismo

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,618

3,860

4,041

3,340

Length (in)

188.2

190.4

197.7

173.4

Width (in)

73.9

75.5

75.7

72.6

Height (in)

55.8

54.2

57.1

51.8

Ground Clearance (in)

5.4

4.0

5.7

4.7

Wheelbase (in)

107.1

112.3

116.0

100.4

Although theChevrolet Camaro is larger than the Mustang, both have similar cabin space, while the Mustang in fact offers a larger boot than the Camaro. The Dodge Challenger is obviously much larger than all the coupes in this comparison and hence it also weighs the most. It also offers the best ground clearance. while the Camaro has the lowest stance here. The Nissan, on the other hand, is the most compact and lightweight coupe here. Major exterior highlights of the coupe include:

  • HID headlamps and LED fog lamps
  • LED sequential tail lamps
  • Body-color pwr mirrors w/integrated blind spot mirror
  • Dark chrome grille pony emblem
  • Rear spoiler
  • 18-inch sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels

2013 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Safety

7.0/10

The high-performance nature of the Mustang GT might make a few people anxious about their safety, but Ford has all of you covered. With plenty of safety features available as standard and solid safety test ratings, the 2013 Mustang GT should offer a safe haven for you no matter the scenario. The NHTSA has rated the Mustang with a 4-star overall rating, and it also does well in the crash tests conducted by the IIHS for the 2013 model year. Major safety features include:

  • AdvanceTrac electronic stability control (ESC)
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System
  • MyKey system
  • Driver/front passenger airbags w/occupant sensor
  • Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for driver & front passenger w/head extensions
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2013 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Final Verdict

The Ford Mustang GT is one of the most iconic muscle cars all over the world and is one of the major reasons for the popularity and growth of Ford as well. Even after being in production in its current incarnation for so long, the 2013 Mustang still offers an appealing value to its customers with potent performance, a striking exterior, a feature-loaded cabin, and a price that isn’t out of reach.