When people talk about iconic American sports cars, some might mention the Chevy Camaro or the Dodge Challenger. None of them come close to the reputation and performance prowess of the Ford Mustang, however.
Last year, in 2017, the Mustang managed to stay one step ahead of the competition with the advent of the refreshed 2018 version. Ford Mustang sales continued to thrive amidst an industry-wide slump in sports car sales, thanks to the revamped 5.0-liter V8 engine, which enabled it to achieve the record of the fastest Mustang model ever built.
While the Ford Mustang itself saw a decline in sales between 2016 and 2017, it still stayed afloat when considering the industry’s overall sports car sales. For example, sales stats for the Chevy Camaro experienced a 6.6% drop; the brand sold 14,000 fewer vehicles than the Mustang. Meanwhile, the Dodge Challenger sold over 17,000 less units than the Mustang. In total, the Ford Mustang still managed to sell a whopping 81,866 vehicles in 2017.
Ford Mustang sales have taken a strong stance at the top of the industry ever since Ford introduced the next-generation model in 2014. Discover what makes the Ford Mustang so great for yourself, when you visit Sanderson Ford for a test drive.