There isn’t a perspective on Mustang that hasn’t been covered & overdone many times over. That’s proof of its consistency. While rivals/sometimes rebel rousing cohorts from Dodge and Chevy disappear and return, it’s Ford Mustang that’s always been around to answer American muscle’s party door. So it goes, another model year, another impressive pony. 2012 Mustang drips consistency with valedictorian style, performance, and the right amount of bite.
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A 2012 Ford Mustang flavor for everyone’s taste
It’s not quite Baskin’ Robbins, but with so many trim options there’s a flavor for just about everyone.
Ford throws out 11 models of 2012 Mustang; 5 trim levels with convertible options on each save for the reintroduced Boss 302.
2012 Ford Mustang Power & fuel performance
Four Mustang engine choices are thrown into the mix: Base V6 (from $22,310) and its Convertible, Premium, and Premium Convertible counterparts are fitted with, yes, a V6. The V6 makes drivers feel a little less base by providing 3.7L and 305 HP with 280 lb.-ft. of torque.
Mustang V6 engines are 30 MPG capable with the automatic transmission option. Look for 19/31/23 MPG auto-tuned; standard manual driving doesn’t hurt too much either at 19/29/22.
GT trims (starting at $29,310- GT, GT Convertible, GT Premium, GT Premium Convertible) shift to V8 power; it’s a 5.0L V8 with 402 HP and 377 lb.-ft. of torque to be exact; add 412 HP and 390 lb.-ft. of torque with premium fuel- just look away from the price sign.
GT fuel numbers are 18/25/21 MPG for automatics, 17/26/20 for manuals.
2012 Ford Mustang – Who’s the Boss?
After a long vacancy, fans of 1969 can relive Mustang high performance with the Boss 302 model. It’s stripped down to provide performance perfection (there are no convertible or automatic options, among other niceties) but what drivers do get is a 5.0L 444 HP engine with 380 lb.-ft. of torque. For $40,000 plus owners receive reclining bucket seats, adjustable front & rear shocks, and a quad exhaust system for throaty racetrack sound. Bring cough drops.
Shelby GT500 trims are probably better left to Nic Cage movies, but if you’ve got $50,000 handy you can get a supercharged 550 HP V8 with 510 lb.-ft. of torque. Be warned that the GT500 isn’t an upgrade in interior elegance, just raw power; the 550 HP is what you’re paying for.
2012 Ford Mustang Madness
People will always flock to Mustang for its iconic look and powerful engine, but what’s on the inside is important too. After all, that’s where you’ll be spending time. V6 and GT will fit 4, with 42.4 inches of legroom up front and a tight 29.8 in the back. Luggage room offers 13.4 coupe cubic feet or 9.6 for convertibles.
SYNC monitors all things infotainment while MyKey limits unwarranted joyrides.
Standard options abound; other Premium trim options include ambient lighting and 125 different gauge colors for color coordination.
2012 Ford Mustang: Worth a ride?
There are more Mustangs on the street than potholes, but maybe there is a reason for this. Ford Mustang in name and incarnation still represents what drivers want when seeking classic muscle; now it’s got modern tech for a well-rounded experience.