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1988 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

Created by Taylor Ward
Last Updated 5/17/2021

Do you ever find yourself searching for the factory specs on your 1988 Ford Mustang? If so you have definitely come to the right place!

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1988 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features - 1988 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

Over half of all Mustangs that were sold in 1988 were powered by 5.0L V8 engines. This showed that enthusiasts preferred the additional performance benefits that the V8 provided over the alternative option with the 2.3L 4cyl engine. It is also important to note that the 1987-88 5.0L LX notchbacks with 5-speed transmissions were the fastest Mustangs of the Fox era (other than the 1993 Cobra).

The 1988 Mustang year model was considered a carryover year from '87 by Ford. Not many things changed on the redesigned Ford Mustang. The Mustang hunger for "yellow" was answered with only a few hundred Tropical yellow Fox Body Mustangs produced!


1988 Ford Mustang Engine Specs

Engine Options Engine Bore Compression Horsepower Torque Fuel Tank
2.3L 2V 4cyl 3.78 x 3.13 inches 9.5:1 90hp 122 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
5.0 V-8 EFI 4.00 x 3.00 inches 9.2:1 225hp 300 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.

1988 FORD MUSTANG EXTERIOR PAINT & INTERIOR TRIM OPTIONS

Exterior Paint Options Paint Code
Black 1C
Smoke Poly 1D
Smoke 1K
Medium Scarlet 2D
Medium Cabernet 2H
Sand Beige 8L
Medium Shadow Blue 3R
Dark Sable 6L
Dark Shadow Blue 7N
Bright Regatta Blue 7H
Oxford White 9L
Tropical Yellow 66
Interior Color Options Color Code
Blue B
Scarlet D
Smoke G
Sand Beige Y
Oxford White/Scarlet N
Oxford White/Blue Q
Oxford White/Smoke U

1988 FORD MUSTANG Curb Weight

Model Curb Weight
2.3L 4-cyl Manual 2,725 lbs
2.3L 4-cyl Automatic 2,725 lbs
5.0L V8 Automatic 3,080 lbs
5.0L V8 Manual 3,080 lbs

1988 FORD MUSTANG Production Numbers

Model Units Sold
1988 2dr Coupe 53,221
1988 3dr Hatchback 125,930
1988 2dr Convertible 32,074

1988 FORD MUSTANG Transmission Options

Engine Transmission Options
2.3L 4cyl T-5 Manual/4-Speed Automatic
5.0L V8 AOD 4-Speed Automatic/T-5 Manual