If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it, says The News Wheel. That’s the mantra Ford took when designing the 2017 Mustang. The new model varies only slightly from its 2016 predecessor at the base trim, and that’s a good thing.
The 2017 Ford Mustang is available in the same 10 trims as its 2016 predecessor, including a convertible. But the changes for the new year lie within those trims.
At the upgraded Shelby GT350 trim level, many of the optional features from the 2016 model year have become standard for 2017. Those include a rear decklid spoiler, an aluminum strut tower brace, MagneRide active dampers, and extra coolers. In 2016, those accessories were a part of the $6,500 Track Package. Now they are just par for the course.
A technology package upgrade includes two extra audio speakers with an amplifier tossed in for good measure. And power leather bucket seats are now available for the interior as part of a new convenience package.
Two more things are different about the new Mustang’s appearance. For one, a set of 19-inch polished aluminum wheels are now available, something that was not an option a year ago. And second, three new color schemes join the fray. The 2017 Ford Mustang comes available in Grabber Blue, Lightning Blue and Ruby Red Metallic in addition to the remaining seven colors. And if the mood strikes you just right, consider splashing one of the three racing stripe color schemes onto the body of your all-new Mustang.
Another thing that hardly changed was the sticker price. The 2017 Ford Mustang checks in at $24,645, or just a tick above the 2016 MSRP of $24,145. This is undoubtedly pleasing to Mustang lovers who can get a brand new pony for relatively the same price. Plus, the $500 difference in sticker price can be negated by County Ford’s $500 trade-in assistance offer!