2012 Ford Mustang  -  $41,105


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $41,105
Base Invoice: $37,794
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe Boss 302
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 20 | City: 17 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 2dr Cpe Boss 302
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 5.0L 4V Hi-Po Ti-VCT V8 engine

Pros

Strong acceleration; excellent convertible; good fuel economy in the V6; iconic shape and style; track-ready Boss 302


Model Highlights

The main Mustang lineup remains offered in Base, Premium, GT, GT Premium and Shelby GT500 versions, with Coupe and Convertible versions of each trim.

Coupe models get a 50/50-split fold-down back seat to accommodate larger cargo, and the trunk is surprisingly spacious. Convertible models give up some seating space in back, but they still have ample space to either cruise with back-seat passengers or tote around the baggage for a weekend road trip. The Convertible's soft top is power-operated and quite simple to operate, stowing in less space than retractable hardtop designs. It's also surprisingly quiet inside with the top up.

Even base Mustangs come with cruise control, keyless entry, power windows, locks, and mirrors and Ford's customizable MyKey system. Premium models add 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, upgraded leather bucked seats, upgraded trim, an ambient lighting system and a premium Shaker audio system with satellite radio and Sync Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and audio connectivity.

The 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 remains the highest-performance street version of the Mustang. It's powered by a 550-hp, 5.4L supercharged V8, with a 6-speed manual gearbox, 4-wheel vented disc brakes with Brembo front calipers, a stainless-steel exhaust, and other upgrades and comes with most of the same interior features as Premium models. Ford has tested it to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.

In the Boss 302, the GT's engine has been given revised camshafts, boosting power to 440 hp. It also has a special intake system and new quad exhausts to reduce backpressure. To help handle the power and the demands of the track, the Boss 302 gets a stronger clutch for its short-throw, close-ratio 6-speed manual gearbox and the Boss 302 gets a 3.73 performance rear axle and limited-slip rear differential. To aid handling, the Boss 302 gets adjustable shocks, stiffer anti-roll bars and stiffer springs. Unique traction and stability controls and special 19-inch black-painted lightweight alloy racing wheels and Pirelli PZero summer performance tires round out the package and eleven pounds of sound insulation are removed, compared to other Mustang models. Additionally, a Torsen limited-slip rear differential and Recaro sport seats are offered together in an option package.

A Laguna Seca package for the Boss 302 brings an even more serious package, deleting the back seat entirely and adding Recaro cloth sport seats, brake cooling ducts, a front air splitter, the Torsen limited-slip differential, a gauge package and further changes to springs, wheels and tires.

The rest of the Mustang lineup returns with either a 305-hp, 3.7L V6 or a 412-hp, 5.0L V8. V6 and GT models can both be had with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Across the entire Mustang lineup for 2011, steering effort is now driver-selectable; with comfort, normal and sport modes, the electric power steering system.

A host of trim and appearance options, such as special wheels and paint striping, can give the Mustang an individual appearance. Other standalone options on the Mustang include HID headlamps, and a large glass roof that brings some of the advantages of the Convertible with all-season weather-tightness.


Value Writeup

Ford's pony car got an all-new, much more powerful engine lineup last year, which complemented the host of improvements, ranging from interior to chassis and refinement that the Mustang had received in the two model years prior.

The Mustang remains a very strong performance value, with the power and acceleration of, in some cases, exotics costing much more. Its iconic appearance has been well-maintained, with the interior especially feeling at once both contemporary and nostalgia-inducing. Fuel economy ratings remain impressive, too, EPA ratings of up to 26 mpg for the V8 and 31 for the V6.

The Boss 302, Ford says, is the quickest and best-handling regular-production Mustang ever offered.


Model News

Last year the Mustang received an all-new engine lineup. For 2012, a new track-oriented Boss 302 model--inspired by the 1970 racing legend--joins the 2012 Mustang lineup, offering a higher-output version of the new V8. The serious racing-oriented model includes adjustable front struts and rear shocks, a quad exhaust and a number of additional upgrades and appearance enhancements.

Otherwise, the changes for 2012 are relatively minor. The electric power steering system gets a selectable effort feature throughout the entire Mustang lineup and all Premium models get a universal garage-door opener.

Three new option packages are offered: a Recaro Sport Seats and Helical Differential package; a Reverse Sensing System and Security package; and an HID Headlamps and Security package. The new Lava Red interior is offered on V6 and GT Premium models. Lava Red Metallic is the new color throughout the Mustang line for 2012, while Sterling Gray Metallic has been discontinued. Competition Orange is a new color exclusive to the Boss 302.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
272.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
416.00 mi

Engine Order Code
99U

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.0L/302

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
444 @ 7400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
380 @ 4500

Trans Order Code
44X

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.69

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
83.3 ft³

Front Head Room
38.5 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.3 in

Front Hip Room
53.4 in

Second Head Room
34.7 in

Second Leg Room
29.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
51.6 in

Second Hip Room
46.8 in

Wheelbase
107.1 in

Length, Overall
188.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.9 in

Height, Overall
55.1 in

Trunk Volume
13.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3631 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Solid Axle

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Panhard rod

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.4 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
1.0 in

Front Tire Size
255/40ZR19

Rear Tire Size
285/35ZR19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 9.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 9.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.0 x 1.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.8 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V024000

Mfg's Report Date
January 10, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
654,695

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2012 Ford Fusion and Mustang and Lincoln Zephyr and MKZ vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Ford is recalling certain 2009 Ford Ranger, Edge, Fusion and Mustang, Lincoln MKX, MKZ and Zephyr and Mercury Milan vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Ford is recalling certain 2007-2008 Ford Ranger, Edge and Lincoln MKX, 2006-2008 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, L...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners of the recall and that parts are not yet available are expected to begin February 27, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S01.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V190000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 30, 2012

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BACK UP LIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
10,500

Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 FORD F-150, 2012 EXPEDITION AND LINCOLN NAVIGATOR, AND 2012-2013 MUSTANG VEHICLES, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NOS. 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT" AND 108 "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR (TRS) THAT WAS CALIBRATED OUT OF SPECIFICATION FOR REVERSE GEAR.

Consequence
IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THE TRANSMISSION MAY NOT GO INTO REVERSE OR WHEN THE DRIVER PUSHES THE SHIFT LEVER IN THE REVERSE "R" POSITION AND THE VEHICLE'S TRANSMISSION DOES GO IN REVERSE, THE "R" MAY NOT ILLUMINATE ON THE DASHBOARD OF THE F-150, EXPEDITION, OR NAVIGATOR MODELS AND/OR THE BACKUP LAMP ON THE REAR OF THE F-150, EXPEDITION, NAVIGATOR, OR MUSTANG VEHICLES MAY NOT ILLUMINATE. THESE CONDITIONS INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH OR A PEDESTRIAN BEING STRUCK DUE TO THE VEHICLE'S NOT SIGNALING IT IS IN REVERSE.

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE TRS AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JUNE 25, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 12C23. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V319000

Mfg's Report Date
May 28, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,018,622

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2005-2014 Mustang vehicles manufactured April 6, 2004, to June 21, 2014, and 2005-2006 GT vehicles manufactured February 20, 2004, to September 22, 2006. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver side air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on June 10, 2016. Even if interim repairs were performed under safety recall 14V-802, owners must bring their vehicles in for the final remedy. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S21. Note: This recall supersedes safety recall 14V-802.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V248000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 27, 2016

Component
POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
184,000

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured August 19, 2011, to March 9, 2012, 2012 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator vehicles manufactured August 19, 2011, to December 19, 2011, and 2012 Ford Mustang vehicles manufactured August 19, 2011, to February 21, 2012. The affected vehicles are equipped with an automatic transmission that may unexpectedly downshift to first gear, regardless of vehicle speed.

Consequence
An unexpected downshift into first gear can cause the vehicle to slow down suddenly without warning and the rear tires may slide or lock, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module with updated software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 23, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S19.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
8.7%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

5.0L 4V Hi-Po Ti-VCT V8 engine -inc: unique engine cover w/production number plate

6-speed manual transmission

Rear wheel drive

3.73 limited slip rear axle

Adjustable front/rear shocks

Unique front/rear springs

Unique strut tower brace

Electric power-assist steering (EPAS)

Pwr vented 4-wheel disc brakes -inc: Brembo front rotors & calipers

Unique side/rear exit quad exhaust

Easy Fill capless fuel filler system

19" black painted aluminum wheels -inc: 19" x 9" front wheels, 19" x 9.5" rear wheels, summer tires

Tire mobility kit

Modified front facial w/splitter

Black decklid spoiler

Unique hood stripe & reverse "C" side stripe *roof painted to match stripes*

Unique front grille

Black pwr mirrors -inc: integrated blind spot mirror

Premium AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: clock, auxiliary audio input jack

Unique cloth sport bucket seats -inc: gray embroidered Boss logo

Rear split fold-down seat

Locking center console -inc: armrest, storage bin

(2) Covered cupholders

Front black floor mats

Driver footrest

Bright aluminum pedal covers

Unique door scuff plates

Alcantara suede-wrapped steering wheel

(4) gauge unique dark aluminum instrument cluster

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry

MyKey system

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system (PATS)

Air conditioning

Satin-aluminum register surrounds -inc: black vanes

Rear window defroster

Vinyl-wrapped door trim

Satin-aluminum door release handles

Unique black shift knob

Leather-wrapped parking brake handle

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

AdvanceTrac electronic stability control (ESC)

Driver/front passenger airbags w/occupant sensor

Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for driver & front passenger w/head extensions

LATCH (Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children) system

SOS Post crash alert system *Activates hazard lights & sounds horn upon airbag deployment*

Personal Safety System -inc: seat belt pretensioners, load limiting retractors

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
5.0L 4V HI-PO TI-VCT V8 ENGINE
$0

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
500A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE
$0

 
501A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE
$6,995

 
PERFORMANCE WHITE
$0

 
KONA BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
RACE RED
$0

 
YELLOW BLAZE METALLIC TRI-COAT
$495

 
BLACK
$0

 
INGOT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
COMPETITION ORANGE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
RACE RED TAPE STRIPE
$0

 
OFFSET WHITE TAPE STRIPE
$0

 
GLOSS BLACK TAPE STRIPE
$0

 
CHARCOAL BLACK, CLOTH SPORT SEATS
$0

 
CHARCOAL BLACK, RECARO CLOTH SPORT RACING SEATS
$0

 
BOSS 302 ACCESSORY PKG
$475

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
RECARO CLOTH SPORT SEATS & TORSEN HELICAL DIFFERENTIAL
$1,995

 
PRICED DORA
$0


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