2018 Ford Mustang | Arlington, TX

2018 Ford Mustang: The Classic American Sports Car

The Ford Mustang has been the classic American sports car since it first hit the road in 1964. It's been a favorite of Arlington and Fort Worth area drivers ever since, and with its distinctive look and legendary performance, it's not hard to see why. If you're looking to stand out on the streets of Grapevine, Grand Prairie and beyond, there's no better sports car. While the 2018 variant sports a new bold look with customizable features, it is still unmistakably Mustang.

What's New for 2018?

A lot has changed for the Mustang for the 2018 model year, not least of all some exterior styling changes sure to get your attention. The headlights are now depressed into the body a bit, giving them an "eyebrow ridge" of sorts and a more determined appearance, the hood has been re-sculpted, and the grille has been redesigned on the exterior.

Under that re-sculpted hood, you'll find that there's no longer a V6 engine option, the MagneRide suspension is added, and there's even an available 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster that you can customize to your heart's content. There are more changes than just these - some design-based and some performance-based - so you'll have to visit us in Arlington to check one out for yourself!

Thrilling Power & Performance

Sports car drivers aren't all the same, so the Mustang allows you to choose your level of power; the 2018 offering provides three different engine options, all offering over 300 horsepower. First up, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine is the standard engine this time around and delivers 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque efficiently. Ford knows that if you have a real need for speed, you will want a V8 Mustang. That's why the Mustang has two powerful V8 engine options! Choose between a 5.0-liter V8 with 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, or a 5.2-liter V8 with 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque in the Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R models.

No matter what engine you choose, you'll enjoy impressive power, sharp handling, and an unforgettable driving experience. But only part of the exciting performance of the 2018 Ford Mustang is due to powerful engine options; the other half comes from amazing driving dynamics that will make every Ford fan in the Arlington and Mansfield areas feel like a race car driver.

To further enhance performance, the Mustang is equipped with Launch Control, Electronic Line-lock, and selectable driving modes. Selectable driving modes let you choose the handling dynamics and response characteristics to match your driving conditions with the flip of a switch. Choose between Normal, Snow/Wet, Sport or Track.

The Mustang's Electronic Line-Lock, unique to this model, allows you to have the front brakes locked while releasing the rear brakes, letting you accelerate to spin and warm up the rear tires to enhance grip. Launch Control combines brakes, traction control, and powertrain control for a smooth and consistent start, as well as to provide you with excellent torque balance, grip, and acceleration. Last but not least, the new MagneRide Damping System from the Ford Performance family of vehicles provides four sensors to improve responsiveness and performance from straightaways to tight turns and everything in between.

Impressive Convenience Features

You'll have all the information you need during the ride right in front of you in bright, bold digital colors; the new 12-inch LCD Digital Instrument Cluster with MyColor allows you to customize colors, choose your gauge layouts, and tailor your Selectable Drive Modes to your liking. More than just practicality, the available SYNC 3 infotainment system can be added to give you the latest and most cutting-edge apps and connectivity on the fly, even allowing for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Add on the available 390-watt Shaker Pro Audio System with HD Radio Technology, including 12 speakers and an 8-inch subwoofer, and you'll get crystal-clear audio all ride long.

Advanced Safety Features

While it is exciting to push the pedal to the metal and see what a 2018 Ford Mustang with 526 horsepower can do, you will also need some pretty serious stopping power. The GT Performance Package adds Brembo six-piston performance front brakes and calipers with larger rotors for ultimate stopping power.

The Mustang also offers advanced safety features to watch the road around you and can alert you of a potentially dangerous situation approaching with Blind Spot Information System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control with Rain-Sensing Wipers, and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection. Every Mustang also features SOS Post Crash Alert System which will automatically send help when a collision is detected.

Explore Available Trim Levels of the 2018 Ford Mustang

The 2018 Mustang is a fast, furious, and fun muscle car no matter which trim you pick but, fortunately for you, there are a total of 9 trim levels to choose from! Take a look below to get a quick overview of what they offer and their starting prices, and start to decide which one is best for your needs behind the wheel. Regardless of your choice, unparalleled on-road exhilaration is in your future.

EcoBoost Fastback

With a starting price of $25,585 MSRP, the 2018 Mustang EcoBoost Fastback comes with a 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine hitting 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. Features include a six-way power driver's seat, LED fog lamps, a blade decklid spoiler, and active noise cancellation.

EcoBoost Premium Fastback

At $30, 600 MSRP, the EcoBoost Premium Fastback provides an enhanced engine and improved handling. Inside, you'll get leather-trimmed heated and cooled front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, SYNC3, Intelligent Accent with push-button start, and blind spot mirrors, among other extras.

EcoBoost Convertible

The EcoBoost Convertible starts at $31,085 MSRP and includes everything from the EcoBoost Fastback, with the addition of the convertible roof and the exception of folding rear seats (to accommodate the roof).

EcoBoost Premium Convertible

The EcoBoost Premium Convertible starts at $36,100 MSRP and provides all the same additions to the EcoBoost Convertible that the premium fastback trim adds to the basic fastback trim mentioned previously.

GT Fastback

The GT Fastback trim starts at $35,095 and is all about power. You get a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine hitting 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, larger front and rear brake rotors, an electronic line-lock, the SYNC infotainment system, and front power seats.

GT Premium Fastback

A step up from the previous trim, the GT Premium Fast back starts at $39,095 MSRP and improves handling as well as including selectable driving modes. Inside, the front bucket seats are leather-trimmed as well as heated and cooled, you get the SYNC3 infotainment system, a 9-speaker audio system, and Intelligent Access with push-button start.

GT Premium Convertible

The GT Premium Convertible, starting at $44,595 MSRP, provides the same enhancements as the GT Premium Fastback with the addition of a convertible roof and the lack of folding rear seats.

Shelby GT350

Starting at $57,145 MSRP, the Shelby GT350 boasts a 5.2-liter V8 engine cranking out 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of toque. Inside you get RECARO cloth seats with Miko suede sport inserts, Shelby-exclusive aluminum trim, and a unique shift indicator light on the windshield.

Shelby GT350R

Even more powerful and ready for the track, the Shelby GT350R starts at $64,645 MSRP and comes with 19-inch carbon fiber wheels, a carbon fiber rear wing, a large front splitter, and a unique chassis. There are no rear seats, rearview camera, audio system, SYNC, auxiliary gauges, tire inflator, sealant kit, floor mats, or USB ports to lower the weight as much as possible.

Find Your Mustang in Arlington at Don Davis Ford

To really experience the 2018 Ford Mustang you will need to come down to Don Davis Ford at 633 N. Highway 360 in Arlington, Texas to take a test drive. Don Davis Ford is proud to serve drivers from all over the Mansfield, Grand Prairie, and Grapevine area, so what are you waiting for? Whether you're from Fort Worth or beyond, make the short trip down to the dealership today to discover which Mustang is for you.

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