The 2014 Ford Mustang hasn't changed all that much since the previous year's model. There are suspicions that Ford has something special planned for the 2015 model to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Mustang. It's likely, but in the meantime we'll just have to wait and see.
However, the 2014 model of Mustang is a steady progression of build from the breakthrough changes we first saw in the 2010 Mustang. Year on year, Ford has added and enhanced the Mustang, and while the 2014 model is not all that much changed from the 2013 model, it still is an improved car.
What's new? Well, performance has once again been at the forefront of enhancements. No one can now say that Ford's V6 engine for the Mustang needs it all. It has now firmly established itself as having the power and the fuel economy to make it a very attractive engine indeed. Need more power? There's still that mighty V8 to enjoy.
The leaner, tighter sculpted body that we first saw in the 2010 model is even more aggressive and racy looking than ever. The more prominent grille, introduced in the 2013 model, still dominates the look of the front. It's a bold, supremely confident stance that makes the 2014 Mustang stand out from the crowd.
The 2014 Ford Mustang comes as either a coupe or a convertible. There are four trim levels: the base V6 and GT V8, with a Premium version of each one. Sadly, when Ford promised to retire the extremely popular Boss 302 in 2014, they kept their word.
At the top of the performance league there's the 5.0 L V8 engine GT Coupe. It explodes into a highly impressive 420 horsepower at 6,500 rpm. Whatever may appear in the 2015 Mustang, it has to be said that the 2014 model remains perhaps the strongest performing of all coupes when measured by value for money.
The cheap looking plastic trim is still very evident inside the 2014 Mustang. That's been an annoyance for many Mustang fans for a number of years. The driving position is still not perfect, mainly because of the lack of a telescoping steering wheel. That's also been around for a number of years to cause annoyance.
All in all, the interior of the 2014 is pretty familiar to anyone who has seen the inside of a 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013 Mustang. It isn't bad, though. The central stack still has a kind of retro look, as does the main gauges behind the wheel. This year sees a couple of new color choices for inside: Ruby Red Metallic and Oxford White. They complement last year's introduced colors of Deep Impact Blue, and the improbable and not particularly tasteful, Gotta Have It Green.
The V6 Coupe and the GT Coupe are both available as the V6 Premium Coupe and the GT Premium Coupe. The engine and gearbox specifications are the same. The difference lies in their use of premium gasoline, which provides an enhanced performance level.