The 2017 Ford Mustang Offers Fun, Performance, and Style All Wrapped In One Fabulous Sports Car.
Canada’s favourite sports car, the Ford Mustang, was completely redesigned two years ago down to every nut, bolt. and bracket. While the exterior styling is aggressively contemporary, it’s inspired by the timelessness of the 1960s Mustang fastback. Modelled after the classic fastback, the 2017 Ford Mustang
has a sleek, sporty, aerodynamic look, standard HID headlamps, and tri-bar LED tail lamps
with sequential turn signals. And beneath that exterior are a myriad of changes.
Besides being the best-selling sports car in Canada, the Ford Mustang has also outsold the Chevrolet Camaro every year since 1985, according to data from the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association.
New Independent Rear Suspension Improves Ride and Handling
One significant upgrade was the addition of an independent rear suspension as standard equipment. With the exception of the SVT Mustang Cobras of 1999-2004, of which only a few thousand were sold, all previous Mustangs going back to the very beginning had a solid rear axle. The integral link independent rear suspension helps minimise body roll and isolate road imperfections for a responsive ride and precise handling.
2017 Ford Mustang Offers a Choice of Three Different Engines
Enthusiast customers will continue to enjoy the sports car’s range of powerful engines. The standard 3.7-liter V6 offers up 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, while the available 2.3-liter EcoBoost puts out 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. The Mustang GT 5.0 L V8 engine kicks out 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. All Mustang models come with a dual exhaust system.
Mustang Offers Several Brake Package Options to Meet Your Needs
The standard brake lineup includes front twin-piston with 12.5-inch vented rotors on V6 and EcoBoost models. GT Model and EcoBoost Performance Package receive four-piston with 14-inch vented rotors front and single piston with 13-inch rotors rear. On the V-8 powered GT Performance Package brakes are six-piston Brembo callipers with 15-inch vented rotors and a single piston with 13-inch rotors.
No need to feel limited by the choices. The Mustang EcoBoost Performance Package offers unique chassis tuning, summer-only tires*, aluminium wheels and more, available on Mustang EcoBoost. The Mustang GT Performance Package consists of Brembo six-piston front brake callipers with larger rotors.
The 2017 Mustang Comes Ready For The Track
If you plan on heading to Saratoga Speedway or even Mission Raceway Park, Mustang has the features a casual or competitive drag racer seeks. Standard on all models is Tracks Apps accessible through a five-button selector on the steering wheel can track real-time 0-60 and 1/4 mile acceleration times, G-forces and braking distances displayed instantly on the 107-mm message centre in the instrument cluster. Also available is Electronic Line-Lock** (GT models only) which keeps front brakes locked while the driver warms the Mustang GT rear tires prior to a pass, and Launch Control (GT manual only), which integrates brake, traction control, and powertrain output to help ensure smooth, consistent starts.
Mustang, a Sports Car Outside and In
The 2017 Mustang is than just speed. In the cockpit, you’ll find low-set six-way power-adjustable leather-trimmed driver and front passenger seats in EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium models, which are both heated and cooled. The driver’s seat includes power lumbar support and available driver memory. A racing-inspired small-diameter steering wheel allows for quick steering response while the steering column manually telescopes and tilts so the steering wheel can be positioned to suit the driver. The steering can be set to one of three modes, to suit conditions and driver preference: Normal, Sport, or Comfort.
Functional, Integrated Technology for Communications, Entertainment and Safety
Additional available features include BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, and available Adaptive Cruise Control and Rain-Sensing Wipers. A 390-watt Shaker Pro Audio System with HD Radio Technology is optional on EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium models. The system includes AM/FM stereo, single-disc CD/MP3 player with 12 speakers including an eight-inch subwoofer mounted in the trunk.
Ford’s SYNC 3 is available. SYNC 3 offers enhanced voice recognition communications and entertainment system with improved responsiveness, more reliable voice recognition capabilities, an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen with swipe capability, available navigation software with easy destination entry and pinch-to-zoom functionality, integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and automatic updates over Wi-Fi.
Whether it’s a Mustang GT with its 5.0 L V8 and classic fastback styling or it’s a Mustang convertible with the fuel-sipping yet powerful 2.3 L EcoBoost engine that tickles your fancy, come see all the different variations available of
the 2017 Ford Mustang at Westview Ford Sales Ltd in Courtenay, BC
*Ford does not recommend using summer tires when temperatures drop to approximately 5°C or below (depending on tire wear and environmental conditions) or in snow/ice conditions. If the vehicle must be driven in these conditions, Ford recommends using all-season or snow tires.
** The Electronic Line-Lock feature should be used only at the track.