Ford Mustang - Most Exhilarating Ride in Fresno, CA

The vibrant Ford Mustang cars at our Ford showroom always bring style and high performance to the table. In fact, with a wide-range of exciting Ford Mustang trim packages available, it can be difficult to narrow down your decision. Whether you're interested in the Ford Mustang V6, EcoBoost, GT, EcoBoost Premium or the GT Premium, Lithia Ford of Fresno can ensure you get in the model you've been waiting for.

Ford Mustang Fresno, CA

Ford Mustang Fresno

Considering a Used Ford Mustang or Adding ROUSH Performance Parts? We've Got You Covered

What could be better than experiencing your first time behind the wheel of a new Ford Mustang? Maybe you're looking for the ultimate sporty ride for weekend driving or looking forward to enhancing your driving experience by adding on some of our favorite ROUSH Performance parts. In either case, Lithia Ford Lincoln of Fresno has the selection of new or used Mustang models and parts to give you the ultimate Ford Mustang experience.

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Mustang EcoBoost

With the all-new Ford Mustang EcoBoost, not only will you get the sports car you've longed for but you'll get it for a price without burning a hole in your pocket. The EcoBoost has the power, engine and noise that comes to mind when you think of any Ford Mustang. Enjoy easy power and handling, even if you choose to give it full throttle through the corner.

Learn more about the Ford Mustang EcoBoost specs, find pricing or browse through our current section to find your next new Mustang EcoBoost in Fresno below.

Mustang GT

When you drive the new Ford Mustang GT, the first thing that comes to mind for most is its performance. With all trims delivering at least 300 horsepower, why wouldn't you enhance your driving experience. Having a sleek, sporty feel of the Mustang, you also have the ability to choose from several standard and optional ride and handling features.

So don't wait, cruise the Fresno, California streets in the all-new Ford Mustang GT and let Lithia Ford of Fresno help you personalize your Mustang to your individual taste. Choose from high-performance ROUSH auto parts or browse through our current Ford accessories.

Mustang V6

Get a smooth, comfortable and affordable sports car while enjoying a V6-engine when you purchase the new Ford Mustang V6 from Lithia Ford of Fresno. One of the many factors that keeps sports car enthusiasts coming back for more is its independent rear suspension. Even in the most basic trim, the Ford Mustang V6 feels more like a sports car than a traditional American muscle car.

From the Mustang V6 HID headlamps, down to the standard signature LED Tri-bar tail lamps, the all-new 2016 Ford Mustang V6 continues to grab the attention of drivers in the Fresno, Clovis, Friant and Madera area from every angle. Browse our current lineup of Ford Mustangs for sale below or swing by our Fresno Ford dealership today.

Vehicle Highlights

Max Seating Capacity:
  • 4 (2 for GT350R)

Drive Type:

  • Rear Wheel Drive


  • 300 hp @ 6500 rpm (3.7L V6)    
  • 310 hp @ 5500 rpm (2.3L EcoBoost®, 93-octane fuel)    
  • 435 @ 6500 rpm (5.0L V8, 93 octane fuel)    
  • 526 hp @ 7,500 rpm (5.2L FPC V8, Premium fuel)


  • 280 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm (3.7L V6)    
  • 320 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm (2.3L EcoBoost®, 93-octane fuel)    
  • 400 lb.-ft. @ 4250 rpm (5.0L V8, 93-octane fuel)    
  • 429 lb.-ft. @ 4,750 rpm (5.2L FPC V8, Premium Fuel)


  • 6-Speed Manual, standard    
  • 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic with Paddle Shifters, optional    
  • TREMEC® 6-speed manual, standard on GT35


  • 107.1"

Wheels Available:    

  • 17" sparkle silver painted aluminum (standard on V6 and EcoBoost®)    
  • 18" Foundry Black painted aluminum (optional on V6, EcoBoost®, EcoBoost® Premium, GT and GT Premium)    
  • 18" Magnetic painted/machined aluminum (standard on EcoBoost® Premium, GT and GT Premium)    
  • 19" Ebony Black painted aluminum (included in GT Performance Package on GT and GT Premium)    
  • 19" Ebony Black premium painted aluminum (included in EcoBoost® Performance Package on EcoBoost® and EcoBoost® Premium)    
  • 19" Luster Nickel painted aluminum (Optional on GT Performance Package on GT and GT Premium)    
  • 19" Dark Stainless premium painted aluminum (optional on GT Premium)    
  • 19" Low-Gloss Black painted/machined aluminum (included in Interior and Wheel Package on EcoBoost® and GT, and Wheel & Stripe package on EcoBoost®, and EcoBoost® Premium)    
  • 19" Ebony Black Painted Aluminum Wheels (Included in Black Accent Package) GT & GT Premium    
  • 19" Ebony Black Painted/Machined Aluminum (Included in California Special Package) GT Premium    
  • 20" Foundry Black painted/machined aluminum (optional on EcoBoost® Premium and GT Premium)    
  • 19" x 10.5" front, 19" x 11" rear, Ebony black painted aluminum (standard on GT350)    
  • 19" x 11" front, 19" x 11.5" rear, Ebony black painted carbon fiber (standard on GT350R)

Ford History: Five Decades of Fast Fun with the Ford Mustang

By Larry Printz

  It's rare that a car debuts and its success creates a whole new class of car. The Ford Mustang is that kind of car, creating the pony car class, and giving America killer styling and breathtaking performance at an affordable price. Indeed, many of its performance variants are just as well known, be it a Shelby, Boss, Cobra Jet, Mach 1, KR, SVO, or GT.
Its initial success was so remarkable, no car since has matched its initial sales record; and few come close to matching its impact on the auto industry or American culture. Let's ride through a brief history of America's prized pony.


Lee Iacocca, Ford Division's head honcho, wants a "good-looking, little youth car." The specs: a 108-inch wheelbase, 2,500-pound curb weight and a base price of $2,500. The result was the Mustang. Debuting on April 17, 1964 as a coupe or convertible, a fastback coupe, engine choices range from a 2.8-liter inline six rated at 101 horsepower, to a four-barrel 4.7-liter V8 producing 271 horsepower. The Shelby GT350, with a 306-horsepower V8, is added in 1965.
The good: Ford sells 22,000 Mustangs on the first day; by 1966, 1 million.
The bad:  Underneath, it is a modified version of the humdrum Falcon.
The odd: In March 1966, a '66 Mustang is parked on the 86th-floor observation deck of the Empire State Building. 
Did you know?  The name Cougar is considered, but instead is used for Mercury's version of the Mustang.


When redesigned for 1967, the Mustang grows 2 inches longer and 2.7 inches wider. To help offset the weight gain, and tap into the booming market for performance cars, Ford introduces its big-block engines, although the Mustang's wheelbase and the number of body styles remain unchanged. A more luxurious Mercury version, the Cougar, is introduced that same year.
The good: Horsepower grows to 375 by 1970.
The bad: A new Grande model, complete with a vinyl roof, debuts. It is a sign of things to come.
The odd: Road & Track magazine calls it "chunky" and "old-fashioned."
Did you know?  The Mustang's success leads to corporate patron Lee Iacocca's promotion. He is named Ford's executive vice president of North American Operations.


For its third iteration, the 1971 Mustang grows another 2 inches longer, 3 inches wider and 400 pounds heavier. This porky pony is the largest Mustang ever, so a new 370-horsepower, 429-cubic-inch V8 engine is placed under the hood. This would be the last Mustang to use a Falcon platform. As before, coupe, fastback and convertible models are available. 
The good: High performance persisted despite the car's growing girth.
The bad: Shelby models were discontinued, as did the big block engines after 1971.
The odd: Fifty-two red, white and blue "Olympic Sprint" convertibles are built in 1972 for the annual cherry blossom parade in Washington, D.C.
Did you know?  The '71 Mustang is developed under former GM executive Bunkie Knudsen, who briefly joins Ford Motor Co. before being forced out by Iacocca.


Looking to get back to basics, and haunted by the 1973 OPEC oil embargo, Iacocca has 19 inches of length and 490 pounds in weight removed from the Mustang by switching the car to the Pinto platform. An 83-horsepower, 2.3-liter four-cylinder and a 97-horsepower, 2.8-liter V6 were available. As if the size reduction doesn't prove that this was a horse of a different color, the vehicle is named the Mustang II.
The good: Although unloved today, Iacocca's instincts are correct. Sales triple in 1974 as nearly 386,000 built.
The bad: No convertible is offered.
The odd: Proving that journalists sometimes get it wrong, Motor Trend magazine named this slow horse its "Car of the Year" in 1974.
Did you know? 1974 is the only model year that a V8 engine isn't offered in a Mustang. A 5.0-liter V8 returns for 1975, rated at 122 horsepower.


In an effort to make a fresh statement and improve fuel efficiency, Ford unveils a European-influenced, aerodynamic pony car for 1979. Offered as a hatchback and notchback coupe, this Mustang is built on the new Fox platform, which underpins the Ford Fairmont. Horsepower slowly reappears. Four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines are offered with as much as 140 horsepower.
The good: True performance returns with the debut of the Mustang GT in 1982. A convertible model returned in 1983. A turbocharged SVO Mustang debuts in 1984.
The bad: Despite tweaks in performance and style, the car sees few major changes.
The odd: For 1988, Ford almost replaces the Mustang with a Mazda-built Ford Probe. Outraged pony car fans cause the company to abandon the plan, mostly by calling Ford execs every name in the book.
Did you know?  In 1979, the Mustang is offered with its first turbocharged engine.


Having narrowly escaped death, a new Mustang appeared for 1994, just in time for the car's 30th anniversary. The car has a slim development budget, so the new Mustang still uses the old Fox platform and mechanicals. Instead, much of the money is spent endowing the car with heritage styling cues from the 1960s. Offered as a coupe and convertible, the hatchback is dropped. A further redesign appears for 1999.
The good: Performance, not fuel economy, was the Mustang's focus as the four-cylinder engine is dropped and the V8's horsepower grows from 240 in 1994 to 390 in 2004.
The bad: The car still uses the aging Fox platform.
The odd: A Bullitt Mustang appears in 2001 in honor of the car that actor Steve McQueen drove in the movie of the same name more than three decades earlier.
Did you know? In 1997, Tommy Kendall wins a record 11 consecutive victories in the Trans Am racing series driving a Mustang Cobra before winning the championship.


Although Ford designers continue to channel 1960s-era Mustangs, the car receives its own platform, rather than using one engineered for an economy car. Buyers can choose either a 210-horsepower V6 or a 300-horsepower V8 in their coupe or convertible. By 2014, even V6 buyers get a fast pony. With horsepower rated at 305, this V6 is one horsepower shy of the 1965 Shelby GT350. At the other extreme was Shelby GT500, powered by an aluminum 5.8-liter supercharged V8. Producing 662 horsepower, the engine is considered the world's most powerful V8 production engine.
The good: An old name returns for 2007: the Shelby GT500, powered by a 500-horsepower 5.4-liter V8. Yum.
The bad: Ford considers the ancient solid rear axle a Mustang tradition.
The odd: The Mustang's sales success leads Chevrolet and Dodge executives to revive the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger.
Did you know?  When introduced, the revamped car is so popular that by March 2005, nearly one of every two sports cars sold in the United States are Mustangs.


Ford finally engineers a Mustang good enough to be sold worldwide, with all models gaining a fully independent suspension. Styling is a futuristic takeoff of the classic Mustang look, with coupes getting a European-style double bubble roof. A 3.7-liter double-overhead-cam V6 with 300 horsepower and a 5.0-liter DOHC V8 with 435 horsepower carry over, while a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost DOHC four-cylinder with 310 horsepower slot between the two.
The good: The Shelby GT350 returns for 2016, powered by a new 5.2-liter V8, rated at 526 horsepower, and 429 pound-feet of torque.
The bad: Um, let me think for a minute…
The odd: Because engineers wanted to use an independent rear suspension on all models, the entire platform had to be redesigned.
Did you know?  Mustang prices start at $23,895.

  Larry Printz is Editor-In-Chief, Automotive at He can be reached at

Plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, $80 dealer document processing charge, any electronic filing charge and any emission testing charge. (Eff 7/1/12)