Ford Authority

Ford Mustang Is Third Most Satisfying Vehicle For Gen X

The Ford Mustang has produced some mixed results in recent studies, with the 2019 model ranking as the best mid-size sports car in terms of J.D. Power’s dependability ratings, but the lowest rated American sports car by Consumer Reports, while the latter organization also gave the Mustang a lower than average predicted reliability rating and named it one of the top 10 most satisfying vehicles to own. Now, the Ford Mustang has also landed as the third most satisfying vehicle among those that belong to Generation X courtesy of Consumer Reportsmost satisfying cars by age group list, joining the Ford Mustang Mach-E in that regard.

Like its lists of the most satisfying vehicles on the road today, Consumer Reports‘ group of the most satisfying vehicles by age group is also derived from its owner surveys, which focus on five different key areas – driving experience, comfort, value, styling, and audio controls. From there, the organization breaks down that list to find the five vehicles that appeared in at least two of four generational categories.

In that regard, the Ford Mustang made the cut by appealing to Generation X more than any other model except for the Toyota Sienna and Mustang Mach-E. The pony car beat out the Mach-E’s chief rival – the Tesla Model Y, which finished fifth on this particular list, as well as the Model 3. In all fairness, those two models did appeal to more age groups than the Mustang and the Mach-E, however, including Gen Z, Millennials, Boomers, and the Silent Generation.

In general, CR‘s findings included the fact that vehicles with a particular combination of appealing factors – such as being fun to drive, reliable, efficient, luxurious, and high tech – enjoy the most loyalty among owners, which doesn’t come as a massive surprise, as at least some of these qualities are present in the Mustang.

We’ll have more on the Mustang soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

Subscribe to Ford Authority

For around-the-clock Ford news coverage

We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates. It's totally free.


  1. Mark B

    It’s great to see that it is still relevant even with the curtain beginning to close on ICE only Mustangs. If Ford can continue to offer this same combination of satisfying attributes regardless of power train changes, I think our favorite pony car will be around for quite awhile.

  2. Chad

    This “Boomer” loves his his new 2022 Mustang Convertable. Absolute perfect SW Florida daily use full time fun car. Spends more time with top down than top up. Waited a WHOLE Lotta years to get the Stang and well worth it! Giving Ford an A+ on this one!

    1. chipster

      I’m 74. I love my 2019 and 2011 Mustang convertibles, both with manual transmissions. Both get up to 33 mpg on 87 octane if I drive sensibly, which I do. A convertible is for cruising and enjoying the scenery.


Leave a comment