2014 Ford MustangBuying Guide • Review • Research
The Top 10 Reasons Why You May want to Buy a 2014 Ford Mustang:
Since the 2015 model is going to be completely redesigned, the 2014 Ford Mustang is virtually unchanged from the previous model. A few minor changes include the addition of new colors such as Red Metallic and Oxford White and the discontinuation of a few other colors. For the Mustang V6 Premium there are updated 17 inch wheels. The Shelby GT500 comes with heated front seats that are standard. Finally, the BOSS 302 has been discontinued.
Ten Reasons to Buy a 2014 Ford Mustang - The Pros1 It's a Gorgeous Sports Car
When it comes to purchasing a sports car, looks matter. The 2014 Ford Mustang still retains its classic look while adding a few new modern features. The overall shape, design, and exterior styling make the 2014 Ford Mustang one of the most recognizable and beautiful cars on the road.
2 It's Amazingly Fun to Drive
Having a good time behind the wheel is one of the primary reasons people purchase a sports car. Nimble handling and great overall performance make the Mustang a must-have for those who enjoy the journey as much as being there. The car is light and agile, making it irresistible on winding roads.
3 There's More Than Adequate Trunk Space
For a car this size, there's a fair amount of trunk room. The coupe provides 13.4 cubic feet of space in the trunk. This beats the Camaro, the Mustang's primary competition.
4 It's Got Power
The V-8, with 420 horsepower, has got the power and take-off speed that equals many higher priced sports cars. Traveling in a straight line, the V8 Mustang can reach 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. Edmonds clocked it at 4.7 seconds. This beats or equals some Camaro models. The V6 with the automatic made it to 60 in 6.8 seconds. Drivers looking for power can't go wrong with the 2014 Mustang.
5 There's a Price to Fit Every Budget
The MSRP ranges from $22,510 to $40,310. Just a few of the different models include the V6 Coupe, the V6 Premium, and the Shelby GT500. With such a wide variety of prices and styles, there's something to fit almost everyone's personality and budget.
6 Good Gas Mileage
The Mustang offers good gas mileage, especially for a V6. The manual transmission gets approximately 19 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway. The automatic gets the same in the city and an estimated 31 on the highway.
7 Recaro Leather Seats
These manual leather seats are optional, but can make a big difference in the interior of the car. For those who decide to go ahead and make the splurge, a driver will experience comfort even after driving for hours.
8 Good Safety Record
The 2014 Mustang received above average marks for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Safety features in the car include airbags to the side of the front seats, stability control, traction control and antilock disc brakes.
9 Lots of Options
Although the Mustang comes with a lot of great standard features, there's still room for improvement. The V8 Mustang GT can be upgraded with Brembo brakes. A few other options include a powercode remote start system, over-the-top racing stripe, rear video camera, and a Shaker pro audio system.
10 The Last of the Ninth Generation
This is the final year of the ninth generation of the Ford Mustang. Since 2005, the current model has been both successful and influential. While some may view this as a reason not to purchase the car, others who love the current design should make sure to purchase the 2014 Ford Mustang.
Reasons you may not want to buy a 2014 Ford Mustang - the Cons1 Weak Interior
The overall interior of the Fort Mustang is lacking and might even be considered bland. Some reviews have called the interior cheap looking. With the seats as the primary exception, most everything else in the interior could use some improvement. It's an overwhelming array of black plastic.
2 Confusing Technology
Some of the tech features in the car can be confusing, even difficult to use. The SYNC systems don't always respond well to voice commands. Some drivers consider the SYNC system difficult to use with the stereo buttons.
3 2015 Overhaul
While there are a lot of good reasons to purchase the 2014 Ford Mustang, one of the best arguments against it is the anticipation of the newly designed 2015 model. Which one will ultimately be better is a matter of interpretation, but the excitement alone may be enough reason for some buyers to hold off and wait a year.
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Drivers who are planning on transporting more than one other passenger at a time on a regular basis might think twice before purchasing the 2014 Mustang. It's simply not known for its roomy backseat.
5 Transmission Shifter Blocks Climate Controls
This may seem like a minor transgression, but after awhile it can become annoying. The climate controls are mounted low enough to make it a problem.
While there are definitely some drawbacks, the 2014 Ford Mustang offers a lot more to like than dislike. The Mustang is a vehicle that still lives up to its early reputation as a great all around sports car.