2017 Ford Mustang Gets Updates And Price Bumps

By James Yu , Dec 26, 2016 09:05 AM EST

It appears that 2017 is going to be an exciting year for the legendary pony called Ford Mustang. Both fans and the automaker have a few things to look forward to. The 2017 Ford Mustang will get some updates that will benefit the consumers. In addition, the 2017 Ford Mustang will also get some price bumps that will make the automaker's effort in building the car worth it.

That Which Remains

In a report from Cars, it was mentioned that nothing changes in the aspect of engine and transmission options. The 3.7-liter V6 with a six-speed manual transmission and optional six-speed automatic gearbox is still the powertrain for the base convertible and coupe models. The EcoBoost and GT will also still have the same 2.3-liter four-cylinder and 5.0-liter V8 engines respectively that have similar gearbox options as the base trim.

The Updates

Apparently, the updates in the 2017 Ford Mustang are just a few minor tweaks in the aesthetic aspect and some changes in the functionality. As reported, one of the most notable changes in the 2017 Ford Mustang is the turn signals that are situated in the hood vents of the car that have been there since the late 60s. The functionality improvement includes an independent rear suspension to improve handling along with a boost in fuel economy.

The Price Bumps

Reports state that the price bumps for the 2017 Ford Mustang is spread across its tree powertrain options. It was mentioned that the 3.6-liter V6 is now priced at $25,815. The EcoBoost 2.3-liter has a price tag of $26,820 while the top trim is now $33,820. Compared to the price of the previous model, the new model has increased by a $770, $275 and $525 for respectively as reported.

Are The Bumps Worth It?

At the end of the day, those that will be purchasing the 2017 Ford Mustang will be the ones to pay the price. Given this fact, whether the increase in prices is worth it or not will be decided by the consumers.

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