What Is the Mustang V-6?

While the Ford Mustang is typically viewed as a muscle car equipped with a powerful V-8 engine, many Mustang models have featured different versions of six cylinder engines over the years. This was the case in 1966. Although that year proved to be the biggest ever in terms of total Mustang units sold, the V-8 was by far the more popular choice.

Ford attempted to boost lagging six cylinder sales in 1966 by offering a limited-edition six cylinder Mustang called the “Springtime Sprint.” This model was targeted toward the female car buyers of the era, who typically preferred style and safety over power and performance.

V-6 MustangThe 2011 Mustang V-6

Not every Mustang V-6 model required drivers to make a substantial power sacrifice. The 2011 Mustang V-6 serves as a prime example of a Mustang that offered a solid combination of power, handling and fuel economy — and at an affordable price.

The 2011 Mustang was equipped with a high-tech 305 hp, 3.7L V-6 engine that delivered more power and performance than many previous Mustang V-8 models, while also providing superior handling capabilities. Buyers could also benefit from the 31 mpg on the highway, especially at a time when gasoline prices were soaring through the roof.

V-6 Test Results

Although the 2011 V-6 may have lacked the straight-ahead speed of its V-8-equipped GT counterparts, it was still capable of reaching 60 mph in 5.4 seconds for the six-speed manual transmission model and burning off a quarter-mile in 14 seconds flat. This proved to be only about a half-second slower than the Mustang GT from the previous year. Complex Rides thought so highly of the 2011 V-6 that it ranked the model at #14 on its list of “The 100 Best Mustangs of All Time.”

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