The Ford Mustang is probably one of the best-known sport/muscle cars in America. It is also one of the longest running with production starting with the 64-½ model year and continuing, uninterrupted, through to the present 2011 model year. Of course, over the long production history the Mustang has had, there have been really good ones and ones no so favored by the American public. However, Ford has kept the pony car spirit alive in recent years and now the iconic Mustang name takes home another award from Kelly Blue Book (KBB)—Best Resale Value Award in high-performance car category for the 2011 Ford Mustang.

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

KBB, a long-time name in automotive values, took into consideration many factors when looking to name a high-performance car with the best resale value. Some of those include: overall value, style, powertrain options and economy. The overall goal of the award is to help consumers make a more informed car-buying decision by telling them which cars will maintain the greatest proportion of their original list price after five years of ownership.

“Ford has done a great job of recapturing the public’s interest and ‘romance’ for the Mustang since the arrival of the Camaro and Challenger,” James Bell, executive market analyst for Kelly Blue Book said. “The 412 horsepower from the new 5.0, a price near $30,000, and with styling evocative of the original Mustang contribute to its high residual value. Equally strong and impactful to residual value is the new V6 option with 305 horsepower that offers 31 mpg on the highway at a price around $23,000. Both of these vehicles represent many potential buyers’ vision of the classic pony car – great power and great looks at a great price.”

We have to agree; the Mustang may not always be our first choice in sports cars if the sky is the limit, it is still one of the most practical and enjoyable American high-performance cars to own from its usable trunk space to its tolerable backseat to good highway fuel economy, the Mustang proves you don’t have to sacrifice to drive an iconic American performance vehicle.

 

[Source: TheFordStory.com]