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2021 Ford Mustang Trim Levels Explained

by Frank

2021 Ford Mustang Trim Levels Explained: The 2021 Ford Mustang offers plenty of aesthetic and performance options, ranging from the basic EcoBoost to the fully loaded V8-powered GT. Along with being up to date with the most recent technological advancements, it also pays the proper homage to the Mustang’s legacy. The Mustang is a formidable competitor among modern muscle cars.

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2021 Ford Mustang Trim Levels

There are seven trim levels for the 2021 Ford Mustang Fastback: EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT, GT Premium, Mach 1, and Mach 1 Premium. A two-door coupe is the conventional body type. With the exception of the Mach 1 trim level, a folding fabric-top convertible variant is also available. Although the rear seatbacks in convertibles are not folding, they do provide extra security measures and active noise reduction. The Shelby GT500 is another trim level that represents a significant improvement in performance.

Which 2021 Ford Mustang Trim Level to Buy?

As for which of the 2021 Ford Mustang trim levels to buy, I would suggest going with the GT trim level since it comes standard with a powerful V8 engine and gives you the feeling of driving an actual muscle car. In addition, if you want to get the most out of your Mustang, I recommend keeping the manual gearbox, despite the fact that the automatic transmission is somewhat faster and more fuel efficient.

2021 Ford Mustang Standard Features

Now let’s go over the MSRP, standard features, and available packages for the 2021 Ford Mustang trim levels starting with the base model EcoBoost which has a starting MSRP of $27,205.

2021 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Fastback – $27,205

ecoboost trim level

A 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine powers the base Mustang EcoBoost. A 10-speed automatic gearbox is an option in addition to the six-speed manual transmission that comes standard. Features that stand out include:

MECHANICAL
  • 3.31 Limited-slip Rear-Axle
  • Electronic Line-lock (Track Use Only)
  • Engine – 2.3L EcoBoost (310 horsepower, 350 lb-ft of torque)
  • Independent Rear Suspension
  • Launch Control (Manual Transmission Only)
  • Transmission – 6-speed Manual – Reverse Lockout Pull Ring
EXTERIOR
  • Dual Bright Exhaust with Rolled Tips
  • Easy Fuel Capless Fuel-Filler
  • Hood Vents
  • LED Front Park/Turn Lamps
  • LED Taillamps with Sequential Turn Signals
  • Pony Appliqué Badge
  • Tire Inflator and Sealant Kit
  • Tires – P235/55R17 BSW All-Season
  • Wheels – 17” X 7.5” Sparkle Silver-painted Aluminum
INTERIOR/COMFORT
  • “Carbon Zag” Instrument Panel Finish
  • Climate Control
  • Console – Full Armrest
  • Cupholders – two (2)
  • Driver Footrest
  • Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Floor Mats – 1st Row Carpeted, Black
  • Leather-wrapped Gear Shift Knob (Manual Only)
  • Leather-wrapped Mechanical Parking Brake Handle
  • Satin Chrome Instrument Cluster Register Vents and Cupholder Surround
  • Cloth Buckets Seats
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Windows, Power – Front One-touch-Up/Down with Global Open
SAFETY/SECURITY
  • 4-Way Adjustable Head Restraints Front-Seats
  • AdvanceTrac with Electronic Stability Control
  • Airbags
  • Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Illuminated Entry
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children)
  • LED Headlamps with Configurable Daytime Running Lamps
  • Manual-folding Body-Color Power Side Mirrors
  • MyKey
  • Personal Safety System
  • Rear-window Defroster
  • Remote Keyless-Entry System
  • Security
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Vented Four-wheel Disc Power Brakes
FUNCTIONAL
  • 6 Speaker Audio
  • Electric Power-Assisted Steering with Selectable Effort
  • Electronic Sound Enhancement
  • FordPass Connect
  • Intelligent Access with Push-button Start
  • SYNC

All 2021 Ford Mustang Trim Levels Feature Ford Co-Pilot 360

All 2023 Ford Mustang trim levels include FORD CO-PILOT360 TECHNOLOGY. Features include:

  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System (includes Lane-Keeping Assist, Lane-Keeping Alert, and Driver Alert)
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Dynamic Brake Support
  • Rear View Camera
  • Headlamps – AutoLamp (automatic on/off)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers

Available Packages

There are two notable available packages for the base trim level EcoBoost.

2.3L High-Performance Package
  • 3.55 Limited-slip Rear-Axle
  • 19″ X 9″ Machined-face Aluminum with Low Gloss Ebony painted pockets Wheels
  • 255/40R19 (Summer Only) Tires
  • Active Valve Performance Exhaust
  • Black Painted Strut-Tower Brace
  • “Engine Spun” Aluminum Instrument Panel
  • Carbonized Gray Mirror Caps
  • Gauge Pack (Oil Pressure and Boost)
  • GT Performance Package Front Splitter and Belly Pan
  • Hood Accent Stripe
  • Heavy-duty Front Springs
  • Larger Brake Rotors with Four-Piston Fixed Calipers
  • Larger Radiator
  • Paddle Shifters (Automatic Transmission Only)
  • Raised Blade Decklid Spoiler – Carbonized Gray (Fastback Only)
  • Spoiler Delete (Convertible Only)
  • Unique Chassis Tuning
  • Unique EPAS, ABS, and Stability Control Tuning
  • Upsized Rear Sway Bar
EcoBoost Handling Package (Available on Fastback only)
  • 19” X 9.5” Magnetic-painted Aluminum Wheels
  • 265/40R19 Pirelli Corsa4 (Summer Only) Tires
  • 3.55 TORSEN Limited-slip Rear-Axle
  • MagneRide Damping System
  • Brembo Six-Piston Front Brake Calipers – Black with Larger Rotors

2021 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback – $32,225

ecoboost premium trim level

With an MSRP of $32,225, the EcoBoost Premium adds a number of comforts, technology, and convenience amenities like:

MECHANICAL
  • Selectable Drive Modes with Toggle Switches
EXTERIOR
  • Blade Decklid Spoiler – Body-Color
  • LED Fog Lamps
  • Tires – 235/50R18 BSW All-Season (A/S)
  • Wheels – 18” X 8” Machined-face Aluminum with High gloss Ebony Black-Painted Pockets
INTERIOR/COMFORT
  • Aluminum Foot Pedals
  • Ambient Lighting with MyColor and 4.2” Cluster
  • “Angled Brush” Aluminum Instrument Panel
  • Bright Door SpeakerSurround
  • Climate Control – Dual-zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
  • Illuminated Door-sill Scuff Plates
  • Premium Door-Trim
  • Satin Cup Holder, Air Vent, and Instrument Cluster Surrounds
  • 6-way Power Driver With Power Lumbar
  • 4-way Power Passenger
  • Climate Controlled (Heated and Cooled; Driver and front passenger only)
  • ActiveX Seating Material
  • Soft Door Rollover
SAFETY/SECURITY
  • Mirrors – Heated and Pony Puddle Lamp
FORD CO-PILOT360 TECHNOLOGY
  • Reverse Sensing System
FUNCTIONAL
  • Nine Speaker Sound System with Amplifier
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System
  • 8″ LCD Capacitive Touchscreen in Center Stack with Swipe Capability
  • AppLink
  • 911 Assist
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility
  • Smart-Charging USB ports – two (2)

Available Packages

There is one notable package for the EcoBoost Premium trim level.

Ford Safe and Smart Package
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with Pinch to-Zoom Capability
  • SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link

2021 Ford Mustang GT Fastback – $36,285

2021 mustang gt fastback trim level

The 5.0-liter V8 is included in the GT trim level. Both a 10-speed automatic and a six-speed manual are available. The GT adds the following amenities in addition to the ones found in the base EcoBoost trim:

MECHANICAL
  • 3.55 Limited-slip Rear-Axle
  • Engine – 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 (460 hp, 420 lb-ft)
  • Engine Oil Cooler
  • Larger Brake Rotors with Four-Piston Fixed Calipers
  • MT82-D4 Manual Transmission (5.0L only) – Includes DualMass Flywheel and Twin Disc Clutch
  • Rev Matching included with MT82-D4 Manual Transmission
EXTERIOR
  • 5.0L Fender Badge
  • Dual Exhaust with Quad Tips
  • GT Rear Appliqué Badge
  • LED Fog Lamps
  • Raised Blade Decklid Spoiler – Body-Color
  • Tires – 235/50R18 BSW All-Season (A/S)
  • Unique High Gloss Black Painted Front Grille
  • Unique Rear Valance
  • Wheels – 18” X 8” Machined-face Aluminum with High gloss Ebony Black-Painted Pockets
INTERIOR/COMFORT
  • 6-way Power Driver Seat w/Power Lumbar – Cloth
  • 4-way Power Passenger Seat – Cloth
  • “Silver Arrow” Aluminum Instrument Panel Finish
FORD CO-PILOT360 TECHNOLOGY
  • Reverse Sensing System

2021 Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback – $40,285

gt premium fastback trim level

The GT Premium gets all the standard features of the EcoBoost Premium, plus:

MECHANICAL
  • Selectable Drive Modes with Toggle Switches
INTERIOR/COMFORT
  • Aluminum Foot Pedals
  • Ambient Lighting with MyColor and 4.2” Cluster
  • “Angled Brush” Aluminum Instrument Panel
  • Climate Control – Dual-zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
  • Illuminated Door-sill Scuff Plates
  • Premium Door-Trim
  • Leather-Trimmed (front) Seats, Vinyl (Rear)
  • Climate Controlled (Heated and Cooled; Driver and front passenger only)
  • Soft Door Rollover
SAFETY/SECURITY
  • Mirrors – Heated and Pony Puddle Lamp
FUNCTIONAL
  • Nine Speaker Sound System with Amplifier
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System
  • 8” LCD Touchscreen in Center Stack with Swipe Capability
  • AppLink
  • 911 Assist
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility
  • Smart-Charging USB ports – two (2)
  • Universal Garage Door Opener

Available Packages

The GT Performance Package, which adds the following, is available for both GT trim levels.

  • 19″ X 9″ (F) 19″ X 9.5″ (R) Ebony Black-painted Aluminum Wheels
  • 255/40R19 (F) 275/40R19 (R) (Summer Only) Tires2
  • Brembo Six-Piston Front Brake Calipers – Black with Larger Rotors
  • “Engine Spun” Aluminum Instrument Panel
  • Gauge Pack (Oil Pressure and Vacuum)
  • Heavy-duty Front Springs
  • K-Brace
  • Larger Radiator
  • Performance Rear Wing
  • Black Painted Strut-Tower Brace
  • TORSEN Differential with 3.73 Axle Ratio (Manual)
  • TORSEN Differential with 3.55 Axle Ratio (Automatic)
  • Unique Chassis Tuning
  • Unique Stability Control

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 – $53,400

2021 mustang mach 1 trim level

The power output is up to 480 horsepower on the new Mach 1 trim level. In contrast to the standard GT trim, you get:

MECHANICAL
  • Active Valve Performance Exhaust System w/Revised Tuning
  • Black Painted Brake Calipers
  • Brembo Six-Piston Front Brake Calipers with Larger Rotors
  • Engine – 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 (480 HP)
  • Engine Oil, Transmission, and Differential Coolers
  • Gauge Pack (Oil Pressure and Vacuum)
  • Heavy-duty Front Springs
  • Incandescent Park / Turn Lamp
  • Increased Top Speed (V-Max) to 168MPH (Manual only)
  • Larger Radiator
  • MagneRide Damping System
  • Open Air Induction System
  • Revised PCM Calibrations
  • Transmission – TREMEC 6-speed Manual (w/Rev Matching)
  • TORSEN Differential with 3.73 Axle Ratio
  • Unique Chassis Tuning
  • Unique EPAS, ABS, and Stability Control Tuning
  • Unique Intake Manifold
  • Upsized Rear Sway Bar
EXTERIOR
  • 19” X 9.5” (F) 19” X 10” (R) Tarnished Dark-painted Low Gloss Aluminum Wheels
  • 255/40R19 (F) 275/40R19 (R) (Summer Only) Tires
  • Bright 4” Exhaust Tip Finish
  • Hood Accent Stripe
  • Performance Rear Spoiler
  • Side Stripe
  • Unique Front and Rear Lower Fascia
  • Unique Front Upper Grille with Pony Badge
  • Unique Lower and Outboard Grilles
INTERIOR/COMFORT
  • 12” LCD Digital Instrument Cluster with MyColor
  • “Dark Spindrift” Aluminum Instrument Panel
  • Mach 1 IP Badge with Unique Chassis Number
  • Premium Floor Mats with Accent Stitch
  • Illuminated Door-sill Scuff Plates w/Logo
  • 6-way Power Driver Seat with Power Lumbar
  • 4-way Power Passenger Seat
  • Rear-Seat – Split-bench, folding
  • Color-accented Cloth Seats
  • White Cue Ball Shift Knob

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Premium – $55,300

mach 1 premium trim level

The Mustang Mach 1 Premium trim level upgrades the Mach 1 from its non-Premium counterpart in a number of ways, including:

  • Heated and cooled Seats
  • Heated steering wheel

Available Packages

There’s one notable available package for the Mach 1 trim levels.

Mach 1 Handling Package
  • 19” X 10.5” (F) 19” X 11” (R) Tarnished Dark-painted Aluminum Wheels
  • 305/30R19 (F) 315/30R19 (R) Tires
  • Adjustable Strut Top Mounts
  • Performance Rear Spoiler w/Gurney Flap
  • Performance Front Aero Splitter
  • Revised Chassis Tuning
  • Rear-Seat – Split-bench, folding
  • Rear-Wheel Lip Molding – Black

2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – $72,900

2021 ford mustang shelby gt500 trim level

A very fast version of the base Ford Mustang is the 2021 Ford Shelby GT500 trim level. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox coupled to a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 (760 horsepower, 625 lb-ft) powers the rear wheels. Unique standard features specific to the GT500 include:

MECHANICAL
  • Aluminum Front Bumper Beam
  • Brembo Calipers – 6-piston (front), 4-piston (rear) – Red Painted
  • Composite Carbon Fiber Drive Shaft
  • Engine – 5.2L Supercharged Cross Plane Crank V8 (760 horsepower, 625 lb-ft)
  • Engine Oil, Transmission, and Differential Coolers
  • Fixed Top Mounts – Front Struts
  • Integrated Driver Control System
  • Large Front Radiator Block Off Plate
  • Magnesium Tower to Tower Brace
  • Transmission – TREMEC 7-speed Dual Clutch (DCT)
  • Two-piece, smooth-ventilated brake rotors
EXTERIOR
  • Dual Exhaust with Electronic Valves and Quad Tips
  • Easy Fuel Capless Fuel-Filler
  • Intelligent 3-blink Turn Signal
  • LED Sequential Taillamps
  • Rear Diffuser
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Tire – Micheline Pilot Sport 4S
  • Unique Front Fascia, Fender, Grill, and Splitter
  • Unique Hood with Hood Pins
  • Unique Rear Valance
  • Wheel – 20” Flow-Formed High-Gloss Black Aluminum
INTERIOR/COMFORT
  • Ford Performance Aluminum Scuff Plate
  • Instrument Cluster – Gray accent gauge cluster and register vents
  • Performance Shift Indicator Light
  • Leather-trimmed Sport Seats
  • Climate Controlled Front-Seats (Heated/Cooled)
  • Shelby Exclusive Aluminum Instrument Panel
  • Shelby Exclusive Trim Package
  • Steering Wheel – Leather/Alcantara-wrapped with Paddle Shifters
  • Wrapped Center Console with Accent Stitch
FORD CO-PILOT360 TECHNOLOGY
  • Launch Control (Track Use Only)
FUNCTIONAL
  • TORSEN Differential with 3.73 axle ratio in the rear
  • Track Apps
  • Track Attack Program

Available Packages

There are four notable available packages for the Shelby GT500 trim level.

Carbon Fiber Track Pack
  • 20” Exposed Carbon Fiber Wheel
  • Adjustable Strut Top Mounts
  • Catch Can
  • Exposed Carbon Fiber Instrument Panel
  • Exposed Carbon Fiber GT4 Track Wing
  • Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 Tires (Front – 305/30R20, Rear – 315/30R20)
  • Rear Seat Delete
  • RECARO Leather-trimmed Seats w/ Miko® Suede
  • Splitter Wickers
  • Wheel Locking Kit
Carbon Fiber Handling Package
  • 20” Black-painted Carbon Fiber Wheels
  • Adjustable Strut Top Mounts
  • Catch Can
  • Gurney Flap
  • Splitter Wickers
Technology Package
  • B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen, 12-Speakers including Subwoofer in-trunk
  • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Mirrors – Heated, Memory, Turn Signal, and Cobra Puddle Lamps
  • Power 6-way Driver Seat with three (3) memory settings
Handling Package
  • Adjustable Strut Top Mounts
  • Catch Can
  • Gurney Flap
  • Splitter Wickers

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Image Gallery (28 Pictures)

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