2011 Ford Mustang V6 rated 31 mpg highway, most efficient 300+ model
The fierce battle between muscle cars has been waged ever since the first models were introduced in the 1960s. In present days, the Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang are trying to win customers with powerful engines, improved fuel economy or lower price.
With the beginning of the year though, Ford’s Mustang has received quite a lot of attention, thanks to the introduction of the 2011 model year, complete with the iconic 5.0-liter V8 engine. It will join the new 3.7-liter V6, capable of 305 HP, one more pony than the Camaro’s V6 unit.
Now a new win was recorded by the Blue Oval, as official fuel average numbers put the V6 ‘Stang at 19 mpg in the city and, *drumroll please* 31 mpg highway. This is already hyped up by Ford, which claims its car is the first 300+ HP model to climb past the 30 mpg mark, trumping the Camaro’s 29 mpg highway figure.
This impressive feat was achieved with the more efficient six-speed automatic gearbox, the improved aerodynamics and the electric power steering, according to the company.
While Camaro or Charger fans are certain to get upset, we still need to give credit where credit is due.
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