The 2014 model carries on the distinct Mustang style with an aggressive design featuring a prominent grille. A powerful splitter adds to the appearance, while functional heat extractors on the hood of the GT are specifically designed and placed to help move hot air out of the engine compartment and cool the engine. For 2014 the FP6 and FP8 Appearance Package is available for V6 and GT models respectively. The package includes black-painted side mirrors and rear spoiler plus body-color rear quarter window louvers. All Mustang models with the Appearance Package get black-painted aluminum alloy wheels, 18 inches in diameter on the V6, 19 inches on GT. Two new colors are available for 2014, Ruby Red and Oxford White.
The GT Track Package is available only on manual Mustang GT with a 3.73 axle, giving track enthusiasts an engine cooler, upgraded radiator, performance friction brake pads and a Torsen differential for improved power delivery to the pavement. The package includes 14-inch vented front discs, unique 19-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires. Other optional packages include the Brembo Brake Package on both manual and automatic Mustang GT models and the V6 Performance Package.
Inside, all 2014 Mustang models get new cleaner, easier-to-read instrument cluster graphics. A 4.2-inch LCD productivity screen lets Mustang drivers access information related to fuel economy and vehicle performance. The screen is navigated through a five-way control button located on the steering wheel and offers Track Apps, which delivers performance metrics for drivers right from the factory. The app measures g-forces, shows acceleration times in quarter-mile and 0-60 increments, and displays braking times, complete with automatic and countdown starts.
The standard 3.7-liter V6 offers 305 horsepower and the 5.0-liter V8 delivers 420 horsepower. All Mustang models feature six-speed transmissions with a SelectShift automatic as an alternative to the standard manual. This advanced control strategy offers the driver a choice between fully automatic operation and manual control. With SelectShift, manual control is truly manually controlled, allowing the driver to hold a gear right up to redline if desired.
Mustang also offers customers selectable steering that tailors the driving experience to fit their needs. With a choice of three settings, the feature allows a customer to select the steering effort, depending on his or her style of driving. Sport mode provides the most road force felt through the steering wheel and requires the highest level of steering effort, allowing the driver to be more in tune with how the car reacts to the road. Comfort mode provides the least amount of road force felt through the steering wheel and requires the least amount of steering effort, which is ideal for long, relaxing drives. A standard mode provides a balance between the comfort and sport settings. The settings are accessed and programmed through the message center.