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2010 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review

The Pony Car

A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Ford Mustang GT Coupe

In short: A heavy metal coupe.


T
hroaty acceleration, deft handling, sculpted body and a hearty dose of machismo. Yes, this fun-to-drive performance vehicle is definitely a Mustang. Showing off larger wheels, a retuned suspension and a robust 315-horsepower V8 engine, the rear-wheel-driving Mustang GT Coupe is capable of launching to 60 mph in less than five seconds. Yet, in spite of its speed-happy ways, this Mustang can be reined in with its all-wheel power-assisted disc brakes and an AdvanceTrac system with electronic stability control.

The 4.6-liter V8 engine under the hood of a 2010 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
The 2010 Ford Mustang GT Coupe's EasyFuel Capless Fuel-Filler system

Inside, the four-passenger coupe reveals a relatively quiet cabin with cloth bucket seats and plenty of safety features. Our tester, a GT Coupe Premium, came standard with a rear decklid spoiler, dual powered side mirrors and an EasyFuel Capless Fuel-Filler system. Optional equipment featured on our test vehicle included heated front seats, a six-way power passenger seat and an auto-dimming mirror with a compass. Voice-activated navigation, Sirius Travel Link, a rear video camera, a glass roof and a Shaker 1000 audio system are among other options available.

Read a review of the 2006 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty; five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.


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Base Price: $30,995 / As Tested: $33,330

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, rear-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe

Engine: 4.6-liter SOHC V8
Horsepower: 315 hp @ 6,000 rpm (est.)
Torque: 325 lb-ft. @ 4,250 rpm (est.)
Transmission: 5-speed manual

Curb weight:
3,401 lbs
Wheelbase: 107.1 in
Length/Width/Height: 188.1/73.9/55.6 in
Turning circle: 37.7 ft

Brakes:
all-wheel power-assisted vented disc with ABS
Suspension: reverse-L independent MacPherson strut in front; 3-link solid axle with coil springs in rear; stabilizer bars in front and rear
Traction: AdvanceTrac with electronic stability control

0-60 mph: 4.9 seconds (est.)
60-0 mph: 108 ft (est.)
Top Speed: 151 mph

EPA City: n/a
EPA Highway: n/a

Safety: dual front airbags; driver and front passenger side-impact airbags and personal safety system; tire pressure monitoring system; SOS post-crash alert system.

Likes: n/a
Dislikes: n/a

 

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