The 2012 Mustang line delivers more features and more refinement than any so-called pony car line-up before, not to mention a whole lot of performance per dollar. The Mustang V6 makes comfortable transportation with an emotionally appealing look, a muscular feel and excellent fuel economy for under $25,000. For about $30,000, the V8-powered GT is faster, quieter and more comfortable than any of its celebrated predecessors. The new Boss 302 will appeal to enthusiast drivers who love track days. The Shelby GT500 is expensive as Mustang's go, but it's the least expensive 550-hp high-performance machine on the market.
J.P. Vettraino reported from Detroit, with Jim McCraw and Kirk Bell reporting from Los Angeles.