2011 Ford Mustang GT Gets EPA fuel rating, 17/26 Cty/Hwy

Not only do you get 412 horsepower and 390 foot-pounds of torque with your brand spanking new Mustang GT, with the previously reported 5.0-liter V8, you get decent fuel mileage to go with it!  Ford has announced that the Environmental Protection Agency rated its 2011 Mustang GT at 17 MPG City and 26 MPG Highway, when equipped with the manual transmission.  Automatic transmission-equipped cars get 18/25, City/Highway.

Those are big numbers when you remember the aforementioned horsepower the new engine puts out.  The outgoing GT only got 16/24 City/Highway for the manual, and 15/23 for the automatic, so the new engine gets way more power and much improved gas mileage.

When the announcement came that the 2011 Mustang GT was going to be outfitted with the 5.0-liter V8, nobody was worried about gas mileage, but now that it’s out, look for even more orders to be placed prior to the official launch.  Already, the 2011 Mustang has received twice as many pre-orders as the 2010 model, which in itself was a fairly major refresh.

The Mustang’s most direct competitor, the Chevrolet Camaro, in SS guise, achieves 16/24 City/Highway with its manual transmission, while the automatic transmission-equipped model gets 16/25 City/Highway mileage, another win for the Mustang, at least on paper.

by John Suit

Source: Ford

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