Ford Mustangs are available in coupe and convertible body styles and flavors ranging from mild to wild. The quintessential “pony car,” a term coined after the nameplate’s successful launch in the mid-1960s, the 2022 Ford Mustang remains an aspirational dream car for not only Americans but also driving enthusiasts around the world.
2022 Ford Mustang Configurations
Ford sells the 2022 Mustang in Fastback (2-door coupe) and Convertible body styles. Depending on the body style, you can get the following configurations:
- Mustang Ecoboost (Fastback and Convertible) — With a turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 310hp, the Ecoboost is the most affordable pathway to Mustang ownership.
- Mustang Ecoboost Premium (Fastback and Convertible) — Premium trim adds 18-inch wheels, fog lights, driver-selectable driving modes, ambient interior lighting, aluminum interior trim, dual-zone automatic climate control, ActiveX simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, Sync 3 infotainment with an 8-inch touchscreen display, satellite radio, a 9-speaker sound system, and rear parking sensors. With the automatic transmission, it has remote engine starting.
- Mustang GT (Fastback only) — Builds on the Ecoboost with a 460-hp V8 engine, rev-matching for the manual transmission, larger wheels, bigger brakes, a dual exhaust system, fog lights, rear parking sensors, a rear spoiler, aluminum interior trim, and power-adjustable front seats.
- Mustang GT Premium (Fastback and Convertible) — Closely follows Ecoboost Premium trim but has leather front seats with heating and ventilation.
- Mustang Mach 1 (Fastback only) — The Mach 1 is a high-performance version of the GT. It offers a modest 20-hp increase in power but a substantial improvement in handling and is essentially track-ready right out of the factory. Highlights of its complete engineering upgrade include an adaptive damping suspension, performance brakes, upgraded induction and cooling systems, an active valve performance exhaust system, and structural modifications. It sits on 19-inch wheels, includes a 12-inch digital instrumentation display, and has cloth power-adjustable seats and a retro-style white cue-ball shift knob.
- Mustang Mach 1 Premium (Fastback only) — This version of the Mach 1 has heated and ventilated seats wrapped in leather, a heated steering wheel, memory for the driver’s settings, and aluminum pedals. Ford offers a handful of exclusive packages for the Mach 1 Premium, too.
- Mustang Shelby GT500 (Fastback only) — Equipped with a supercharged 5.2L V8 making 760 hp and a standard 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission, the Shelby GT500 supplies the most power, performance, and handling in a Mustang. It has revised front styling for maximum cooling and aerodynamic downforce, 20-inch wheels, sticky performance tires, and additional mechanical enhancements to support the car’s mission as the top-performing Mustang. Equipment is similar but not the same as what you’ll find in Premium trim, blended with unique detailing and leather-trimmed sport seats. New for 2022 is the Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition package, which lends it a unique Brittany Blue and white stripe color combo that pays tribute to the original 1967 GT500.
Note that the Ford Mustang Mach-E (not pictured here) is something else entirely. It is an electric crossover SUV with Mustang-inspired styling and a shared name but is otherwise a completely different vehicle.
What’s New for the 2022 Ford Mustang?
After reviving the Mach 1 and canceling both the Hollywood-inspired Bullitt and the track-ready Shelby GT350 last year, Ford makes minor changes to the 2022 Mustang lineup. New wheel designs, fresh paint colors, and three new appearance packages debut. The Stealth, Ice White, and Coastal Limited packages feature 19-inch wheels, unique detailing, and other minor changes.
Ford Mustang Competitors for 2022
The 2022 Ford Mustang faces two primary competitors: the Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger. However, because of the depth and breadth of the Mustang lineup, it offers a value-rich alternative to luxury coupes such as the Audi A5 and BMW 4 Series. In addition, two-seat sports cars such as the Toyota Supra and sportback grand tourers like the Kia Stinger might also prove appealing to some Mustang shoppers.
Ford Mustang Features
Made in Michigan, the 2022 Ford Mustang enters its 58th year of continuous production. America’s pony car has never offered more performance, more technology, or more sophistication than it does today, and there is a version to meet almost any budget or need for speed.
- MyKey — Standard feature with programmable settings to encourage safe teen driving
- Pre-Collision Assist — Available forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking system*
- Blind Spot Information System — Standard blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning system
- Lane Keeping System — Standard lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assistance, and driver monitoring system
- Adaptive Cruise Control — Available feature* automatically maintains a safe following distance to vehicles ahead
- Track Apps — Standard feature to track performance metrics
- FordPass Connect — Standard connected services including Wi-Fi access
- Sync 3 — Available 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system*
- Digital instrumentation — Available 12-inch configurable display panel*
- Line Lock and Launch Control — Available tire warming and maximum acceleration launch system*
- Ecoboost — 2.3L turbocharged four4-cylinder, 310-332 hp
- GT — 5.0L V8, 460 hp
- Mach 1 — 5.0L V8, 480 hp
- Shelby GT500 — 5.2L supercharged V8, 760 hp
- 6-speed manual, 10-speed automatic, 7-speed dual-clutch (GT500)
- 17 mpg to 25 mpg in combined driving (14 mpg for GT500)
- Dual-zone automatic climate control — Available feature*
- Leather seats — Available feature*
- Heated and ventilated front seats — Available feature*
- Heated steering wheel — Available feature*
- Premium sound system — Available feature* with 12 speakers
*Availability is subject to specific trim level selections