New Car Overview of the 2005 Ford Mustang Sporty Mid-Size Coupe
Description: Sporty Mid-Size Coupe
Base MSRP Range: $18,785 - $25,705
Invoice Price Range: $17,262 - $23,489
Where built: USA
Ford's pony car arrives in 2005 riding a new platform with a six-inch wheelbase stretch and new powertrains packed below that classic long hood. The RWD chassis carries MacPherson struts and a three-link live axle with Panhard rod.
Exterior styling is fresh although familiar Mustang signatures have been retained -- those C-scoops on flanks, tri-part lamps on the tail and a galloping pony in chrome planted at the center of the prow.
Mustang's cockpit also earns a make-over with new accessories like chrome gauge rings and aluminum trim panels, while an optional color-configured instrument cluster brings 125 color choices for backlighting of dashboard gauges. More standard equipment is aboard, such as one-touch up/down power windows, a keyless entry system and power locks.
Two powertrains motivate the new Mustang. Standard plant is a new 4.0-liter V6 for the base model pumping 210-hp. Mustang GT stocks a 4.6-liter V8 ripper pushing 300-hp. 5-speed manual transmissions are standard. The V8 has a Tremec 3650 gearbox, while the V6 uses a Tremec T5. Optional is a 5-speed automatic.
Trims work with packages -- V6 Deluxe and V6 Premium, GT Deluxe and GT Premium.