2022 Ford Mustang: Ultimate In-Depth Guide

History, Specs, Options, Performance & More

Cyber Orange 2022 Mustang Convertible

2022 Ford Mustang Overview

The Ford Mustang is synonymous with good times, potent power, and the smell of burning rubber. This, perhaps, is the most telling reason for the Mustang’s continued popularity across numerous markets, both foreign and domestic. For more than 50 years, the Mustang has captivated the hearts and minds of consumers of all ages.

The 2022 Mustang sticks close to the winning sales strategy that Ford has employed to move their prized pony car for generations. Maximum power, at a moderate price point, always equates to unmatched sales potential. However, Ford offers not just one way for consumers to get their kicks when purchasing the 2022 Mustang, but rather many, as a host of individual models are currently available.

From the EcoBoost-powered base model to the screaming GT500, complete with 700+ horsepower on-tap, Ford’s 2022 lineup offers a little something special for every Mustang fan alive. The automaker has even brought back the coveted 5.0L Coyote V8-powered Mach 1 for a sophomore season in the limelight.

Model 2022 Ford Mustang
Generation 6th Generation Mustang
Type 2 Door
Body Styles Fastback, Convertible
Engines 2.3L GTDI I-4, 5.0L Ti-VCT V8, 5.2L Cross Plane V8 Supercharged (GT500)
Original Price $27,470–$79,420
Units Produced 13,986 Mustangs produced in Quarter 1

2022 Ford Mustang Background & Details

Much like during the year model prior, 2022 saw Ford striving to up the bar in terms of inclusiveness, when ironing out the year’s Mustang roster. For all intents and purposes, this is a mission that proved relatively successful. This year, consumers can purchase Mustangs ranging from 310 horsepower to 700+ horsepower, and can even opt for an all-electric Mustang, should they so desire.

Perhaps more importantly, is the fact that Ford has gone to great pains to ensure that there are now Mustang variants available to consumers on almost every budget. At the base end of the spectrum, is the EcoBoost Fastback, which can be purchased for little more than most run-of-the-mill sedans.

Still yet, those with more than a few dollars to fold can also splurge, opting for nothing short of a supercar, with the purchase of a 2022 GT500. Equipped with a supercharged 5.2L V8, this muscular racehorse proves capable of posting sub-4-second 0-60 MPH time, and logging ¼ mile times of just over 11-seconds.

Serving as perhaps the ideal middle ground is Ford’s 2022 Mach 1, powered by a high-output version of Ford’s 5.0L Coyote V8. Coming standard with a six-speed manual transmission, the 2022 Mach 1 carries a rated output of 470 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. This particular offering served as the ultimate replacement for Ford’s Mustang Bullitt upon its 2021 release.

With so many options to choose from, it’s hard to imagine not being able to locate a Mustang that meets your particular needs or expectations. From mild to wild, Ford pulled out all stops in preparation for the 2022 model year.

Special Edition Models & Variants

Oxford White 2022 Mustang

EcoBoost Fastback/Convertible

The EcoBoost Fastback serves as Ford’s base-model Mustang during the 2022 model year. This serves as the most economical choice for consumers hoping to hop behind the wheel of their very own Mustang, without sacrificing anything in the way of a good time. The 2022 base Fastback features a turbocharged 2.3L EcoBoost I4 powerplant, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This combo proves capable of delivering a 310 horsepower payload, along with 350 lb-ft of torque.

When optioned with Ford’s Performance Package, the 2022 Fastback comes standard with a ten-speed automatic, as well as limited-slip rear gears. Other noteworthy add-ons include Ford’s 101A equipment package, which includes the addition of an upgraded infotainment interface, as well as custom wheels and a specialty Drive Mode controller.

The 2022 Mustang, in its base-Fastback format, can be purchased for as cheap as $27,470, making it among the most economical production sports cars on the domestic market. However, prices do inflate quickly with the addition of any specialty add-ons.

EcoBoost Premium Fastback/Convertible

The 2022 Mustang Ecoboost Fastback can be configured to include Ford’s additional Premium trim package. This package includes upgrades that enhance both the inside and the outside of the Ecoboost Mustang.

This package includes the following:

  • 18-inch machined-face aluminum wheels with high-gloss Ebony Black-painted pockets
  • Heated and ventilated leather-trimmed front seats
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • SYNC 3 with 8-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Nine-speaker audio system
  • Upgraded cabin trim
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Optional Recaro leather-trimmed front sport seats
  • Optional 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with subwoofer

2022 Grabber Blue Mustang

GT Fastback

If you simply cannot shake the notion that a non-V8-equipped Mustang is not truly a Mustang, then let us introduce you to the 2022 GT Fastback. Complete with a thundering 5.0L Coyote V8 beneath its hood, the GT Fastback provides expedient power, without breaking the bank. This powerplant proves more than capable, dishing out a total rated output of 450 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.

The GT Fastback comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, though the optional ten-speed SelectShift automatic has remained quite the popular choice among consumers.
Upgraded Brembo brakes, heavy-duty suspension, and premium 18-inch wheels also come standard on the 2022 Mustang GT Fastback.

GT Premium Fastback/Convertible

Within the GT trim, the 2022 Mustang’s optional Premium package offers a number of additional upgrades for both the exterior and interior.

This package includes the following:

Exterior features:

  • 18-inch machined-face aluminum high-gloss Ebony Black-painted pockets
  • Heated and body-colored side view mirrors
  • LED headlamps and LED signature lighting
  • LED fog lamps
  • LED sequential tail lights
  • Hood vents
  • Raised blade decklid spoiler
  • Optional over-the-top racing stripe

Interior features:

  • Leather-trimmed front seats
  • Power-adjustable, heated and cooled front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • SYNC 3 with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Dual Smart-Charging USB ports
  • Nine-speaker sound system
  • Rearview camera
  • Track apps
  • Optional Recaro leather-trimmed sport seats
  • Optional Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Optional 12-inch LCD digital instrument cluster with MyColor
  • Optional remote start system

Mach 1

Ford made quite the splash during the 2021 model year when reintroducing the coveted Mach 1 model variant. Serving at least partially as a successor to the previously offered Mustang Bullitt, the reissued Mach 1 blurred the lines between straight-line performance and road-course agility. Ford again expanded upon this development, with the introduction of the 2022 Mustang Mach 1.

The 2022 Mach 1 uses much the same powerplant as its base-GT brethren, albeit in an upgraded, high-output format. This engine proves capable of dishing out a maximum output of 470 horsepower. The Mach 1 also shares a wealth of additional tech with the Mustang GT, including its list of available transmissions, and specialty MagneRide dampers.

What does differ, however, is the Mach 1’s external characteristics and general facade. The 2022 Mach 1 includes a custom front fascia, sequential tail lights/turn signals, and distinct black hood and body striping.

2022 Mischievous Purple Mach I

Mach 1 Premium

The Mach 1 Premium adds a few luxuries, including leather upholstery and upgraded cabin trim and also comes with the Mach 1’s trademark styling, including its white cue-ball shift knob (for manual transmission models only). Among its cutting-edge tech features includes an expansive digital gauge cluster and a touchscreen infotainment system with complete smartphone integration.

This package includes the following:

  • Leather-trimmed front seats
  • Premium interior trim
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • SYNC 3 with 8-inch infotainment system
  • Nine-speaker sound system
  • Dual Smart-Charging USB ports
  • SYNC 3 with 8-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 12-inch digital instrument cluster
  • White cue-ball shift knob
  • Optional 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Optional remote start

Shelby GT500

One could likely guess that Carroll Shelby would be quite pleased to see what his iconic GT500 has become. Today, the GT500 pushes the envelope, serving as much as a supercar, as it does a performance vehicle. This, of course, has come as the result of continuous engineering efforts made on behalf of those within Ford’s design and development team.

The 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 features a highly-refined, supercharged 5.2L V8, officially rated at 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. This level of performance translates into sub-4-second 0-60 MPH times and recorded ¼ mile pulls of less than 11 seconds.

The Shelby GT500 comes standard with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, with no manual gearbox currently offered. Nonetheless, the GT500’s current automatic gearbox has been praised for its responsiveness and timely shift points.

Perhaps somewhat unexpectedly, the GT500 is also heralded by many as a capable road-course warrior, displaying more than its fair share of agility. This potent pony comes outfitted with a host of upgraded steering and suspension components, though further improvements can be made by opting for the addition of Ford’s upgraded Carbon Fiber Handling package. Included in this package are 20-inch carbon fiber wheels, enhanced aero elements, and adjustable strut top mounts.

2022 Shelby GT500 Mustang

Specifications, Options, & Detailed Stats

2022 Ford Mustang Production Numbers

During the first quarter of 2022, 13,986 Mustangs were produced.

2022 Ford Mustang Options and Pricing

The base 2022 EcoBoost Mustang continues to be a great value at $27,470, only a slight increase over the previous year. The GT Fastback is also still a great bang for your buck, coming in at only $38,045. The sleek Mustang Mach 1 commands a price tag of $56,270, while the priciest Mustang is the 2022 Shelby GT500 priced at almost $81,000.

Grouping Description Retail Price
Base Model 2 Door EcoBoost Fastback $27,470.00
Base Model 2 Door EcoBoost Premium Fastback $32,495.00
Base Model 2 Door EcoBoost Convertible $32,970.00
Base Model 2 Door GT Fastback $38,045.00
Base Model 2 Door EcoBoost Premium Convertible $37,995.00
Base Model 2 Door GT Premium Fastback $43,065.00
Base Model 2 Door GT Premium Convertible $48,565.00
Base Model 2 Door Mustang Mach 1 $56,270.00
Base Model 2 Door Mustang Mach 1 Premium $58,365.00
Base Model 2 Door Shelby GT500 $80,795.00

2022 Ford Mustang Exterior & Interior Colors

2022 Code Orange GT500

The 2022 Ford Mustang is available in the following 13 colors:

  • Code Orange
  • Atlas Blue
  • Grabber Blue
  • Oxford White
  • Cyber Orange
  • Race Red
  • Mischievous Purple
  • Carbonized Gray
  • Iconic Silver
  • Dark Matter Gray
  • Shadow Black
  • Eruption Green
  • Rapid Red

The car’s interior is available in the following colors or color combinations: Ceramic, Ebony, Tan, Dark Ceramic, Showstopper Red, Midnight Blue, White, Dark Ceramic,and Ebony Dove.

2022 Ford Mustang Engine Specifications

The 2022 Mustang is offered with a total of three individual engines, each of which corresponds to a specific trim package. The output of these engines range from 310 HP to 760 HP, and 350 lb.-ft. to 625 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows consumers to choose from a variety of outputs and varying price points.




Mustang GT




Mach 1



Engine 2.3L GTDI I-4 Engine 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 Engine 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 Engine 5.2L Supercharged Cross Plane Crank V8
Fuel Direct Injection Sequential Multi-port Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential Multi-port Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential Multi-port Electronic Fuel Injection


310 @ 5,500


450 @ 7,000


470 @ 7,250


760 @ 7,000




350 @ 3,000 RPM 410 @ 4,600 RPM 410 @ 4,800 RPM 625 lb ft @ 5,000 RPM

2022 Ford Mustang Dimensions & Weight

There are only minor differences between the base Mustang models and the Shelby GT500 model, in regards to weight and overall dimensions.

Description Mustang Fastback Mustang Convertible Mustang Shelby GT-500 Mustang Mach 1
Wheelbase 107.1 inches 107.1 inches 107 inches 107.1 inches
Exterior Length 188.5 inches 188.5 inches 190.2 inches 188.5 inches
Exterior Height 54.3 inches 54.3 inches 54.3 inches 54.3 inches
Width Excluding Mirrors 75.4 inches 75.4 inches 76.6 inches 75.4 inches
Trunk Capacity 13.5 cu.ft. 11.4 cu.ft. 13.5 cu.ft. 13.5 cu.ft.
Curb Weight


3,492 / 3,512 lbs 3,636 / 3,656 lbs 3,730 / 3,752 lbs 3,868 / 3,913 lbs

Race Red 2022 Ford Mustang GT500

2022 Ford Mustang Performance

Below we have 0-60 mph, top speed, and quarter-mile times for the 2022 Mustang models. Once again the GT500’s performance superiority is undisputed, making it one of the most potent of all American performance cars for the 2022 model year.

Variant 0-60 mph (sec) Quarter Mile Top Speed
2022 Ford Mustang EcoBoost/Premium 5.5 seconds 14.1 seconds 155 mph
2022 Ford Mustang GT & Premium Fastback 4.3 seconds 12.2 seconds 155 mph
2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 3.4 seconds 10.94 seconds 208 mph
2022 Ford Mustang

Mach 1

4.2 seconds 12.6 seconds 155 mph

2022 Ford Mustang VIN Information

The VIN information for the 2022 Mustang has not been released. However, below is an example of the 2021 Mustang VIN decoder chart.

Example of Ford Mustang VIN Diagram

This link will take you to a page that contains the VIN tag information for all years of Mustangs.

2022 Ford Mustang Videos

We managed to find some great video reviews of the 2022 Mustang, so definitely check those out.