The 2018 Ford Mustang's 10-Speed Automatic Makes It a Quicker Pony
But it doesn't enliven the Mustang's pulse.
The 2018 Ford Mustang, like pony cars in general, pairs best with a manual transmission. Its stoplight-racing, smoke-'em-if-you-got-'em attitude begs for three pedals of driver involvement and a slick, row-your-own shift lever between the front seats—regardless of engine choice. But with Ford and General Motors having co-developed a new 10-speed automatic, the latest's Mustang's mid-cycle update provided an opportunity for Ford's seminal pony car to receive the brand's newest transmission. While the automatic remains an option we'd skip out of personal preference, the result is indeed a quicker and more flexible Mustang … read more