2017 Ford Mustang: Ultimate In-Depth Guide

History, Specs, Options, Performance & More

2017 Ford Mustang

2017 Ford Mustang Overview

The 2017 Ford Mustang has not undergone many changes since 2015 but it is still one of the top muscle cars on the road today.

Model: 2017 Ford Mustang
Generation: 6th Generation Mustang
Type: 2 Door
Body Styles: Fastback, Convertible
Engines: 3.7L DOHC EFI V6, 2.3L Turbo 4, 5.0L DOHC V8, 5.2L DOHC V8
Original Price: $25,185 (Base Fastback), $30,685 (Base Convertible)
Units Produced: 120,800

Additional 2017 Mustang Research: 2017 Research Center / Colors Details / Production Numbers / Prices & Options / Sales Brochures / Owner Manuals / Maintenance / Pictures / Videos / VIN Decoder / Special Editions

Background & Details

There are five trim levels for the 2017 Ford Mustang:

The basic model for the 2017 Ford Mustang holds the 3.7L V6 engine, which gets you roughly 18 MPG and pricing starts at $24,645. The V-6 engine has adequate power and performs quite well for an entry level model.

The next level going up the tier is the $25,645 turbo charged Basic EcoBoost engine model. The four cylinder engine comes standard with active noise cancellation, LED fog lights, 18″ wheels instead of the 17″ on the base model, and the option to add the Performance Package. The optional Performance Package includes a rear sway bar, larger brake rotors, a bigger radiator, and stiffer springs for extra stability.

The EcoBoost Premium model starts at $31,440 and features heated or cooled front seats, heated mirrors, dual-zone climate control, and sporty aluminum pedals. This package is considered special because it offers the new SYNC 3 interface, which is simpler, faster, and more user friendly.

The GT model can be purchased starting at $32,645. This model features a 5.0L V8 engine. The GT offers all the features from the models before it, plus performance features like engine oil cooler, hood vents for extra engine cooling, performance brake system, and standard 18″ wheels.

The GT Premium model starts at $36,645 and also comes standard with the V8 engine. The GT Premium holds many of the same features as the GT model, but offers upgraded interior features and the ability to add even more option groups like the $2,000 California Special package performance packages.

All the features and options for each trim level are found in the following section.

Special Edition Models & Variants

GT

For 2017, the Mustang GT model can be purchased starting at $32,645. Once again it features a 5.0L V8 engine. The GT offers all the features from the models before it, plus performance features like engine oil cooler, hood vents for extra engine cooling, performance brake system, and standard 18″ wheels. For a bit more money you can get the GT Premium which starts at $36,645 and also comes standard with the V8 engine. The GT Premium holds many of the same features as the GT model, but offers upgraded interior features and the ability to add even more option groups like the $2,000 California Special package performance packages.

Learn more about the 2017 Ford Mustang GT

2017 Ford Mustang GT/CS California Special

GT/CS California Special

The California special package is back for the 2017 model year Mustang after a one year break. For a few thousand dollar on top of your Mustang you get a sporty, black decklid spoiler, accent stripes, and leather/suede power seats with red accent stitching. The California Special option kit adds an extra dash of retro appeal onto an already cool package. This Mustang isn’t for everyone, true, but its demeanor makes it far more appealing to a wider audience than you’d imagine.

Learn more about the 2017 Ford Mustang GT/CS California Special

Shelby GT350

Two new options packages are available on the 2017 Ford Shelby GT350: the first is the Electronics package and the second is the Convenience package. Also, the contents of the previously optional “Track package” which included; adaptive suspension dampers, heavy-duty springs, a front suspension tower brace, powertrain coolers and adjustable drive settings are now standard!

Learn more about the 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Shelby GT350R

An options package for the 2017 Shelby GT350 is the GT350R which adds a large carbon fiber rear decklid spoiler, front splitters, red outlined stripes, red front grille badge, and interior deletes to make it lighter including no rear seats. “Ford Performance is always listening to customer feedback,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “At the end of last year we started offering a back seat option for Shelby GT350R due to customer demand. Now, we have adjusted the packages available to continue to provide more of what customers want on the Shelby GT350 Mustang.”

Learn more about the 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

ord Mustang Black Shadow Edition

Shadow Black Edition

The 2017 Shadow Black Edition is only offered in Europe and features black exterior accents on either the 5.0L GT or 2.3L EcoBoost Mustang. Other features include black wheels, stripes, window molding, emblems, and blacked-out grille. It is only available in the V8 fastback with either Platinum White, Triple Yellow, Race Red, or Grabber Blue paint.
Shadow Black Edition

Learn more about the 2017 Ford Mustang Shadow Black Edition

2017 Ford Mustang Blue Edition

Blue Edition

The 2017 Blue Edition, offered only in Europe, is an options package for the 5.0L V8 GT or 2.3L 4-cylinder EcoBoost. It comes only in Grabber Blue exterior paint with dissolve-effect black racing stripes, black 19-inch wheels, heated and cooled seats, Sync 3 system with 8 inch touchscreen, and a premium audio system.

Learn more about the 2017 Ford Mustang Blue Edition

Aftermarket Mustang Models

Coming Soon

 

Specifications, Options & Detailed Stats

Production Numbers

A total of 120,800 Mustangs were sold in the second year of the sixth generation Mustang. Unfortunately, we cannot get our hands on the detail breakdown by variant or option. We continue to dig around for it so if you have that information definitely let us know.

Options and Pricing

The base Mustang continued to be a bargain at $25,000 while the same could also be said for the top of the range Shelby GT350 which was a tad over $50,000 for performance equal if not better than the exotic competition from Germany. For more detailed options and pricing please check out our 2017 pricing and options research.

Exterior & Interior Colors

A total of 11 colors were available for the 2017 Mustang model year. For detailed colors, color palettes, codes and interior colors please check out our in depth 2017 colors information post.

Engine Specs

Most exciting engine for 2017 was easily the return of Voodoo 5.2-liter, naturally aspirated V8 engine once again used in both the Shelby GT350 and Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R. Featuring a dual overhead cam (DOHC) design, in a V configuration, the Ford Voodoo architecture has been part of the Ford Modular family since 2015. This engine is hand-built and was specifically designed for the Shelby GT350 and GT350R. Interestingly, the Voodoo engine utilizes a flat plane crankshaft. This reduces the engine’s overall weight while allowing it to rev faster and higher. The unique configuration also gives this engine a distinguished exhaust note when compared with other American V8 engines. An absolute masterpiece of the engine. The rest of the lineup was the same as the 2016 model year which is great because the 4 cylinder ecoboost, the standard V6 and the GTs V8 were all great performers.

For more information on engines for 2017, you can find the information here.

Dimensions & Weight

There were no major changes to the dimension and weight of the main models.

Performance

Below we have 0-60 mph, top speed and quarter mile times for the 2017 Mustang range where they are available. One look at the straight line numbers for the Shelby GT350 and GT350R shows that they are definitely the top dogs of the 2017 Mustang range.

VIN Information

Vin Decoder Mustang 2017

This link will take you to a page which contains the VIN tag information for all years of Mustangs. Previously this information appeared on each Mustang’s year page, but consolidating it has significantly reduced page loading times. To decode the build sheet, check out our 2017 VIN & Data Plate Decoder sheet.

Videos & Picture Galleries

We managed to find some great video reviews of the 2017 Mustang so definitely check those out. We also have a picture 2017 Ford Mustang Picture Gallery and photos of real Mustangs in each color that was available.

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