1988 Mustang GT vs. 5.0L GLX, GL & L

Differences - '88 GT vs. 5.0L LX

We get lots of questions about the differences between the GT and 5.0L LX Mustang so here's a quick summary.


1988 Mustang GT
1988 Mustang 5.0L LX
Exterior Standard Equipment
fog lamps
not available on LX
ground effects package
(front air dam and side and rear skirts with integrated spats embossed with "Mustang GT")
not available on LX
unique GT rear spoiler (NA on convertibles)
standard Mustang rear spoiler (only on hatchbacks)
louvered (body color) wraparound taillamps with bi-colored lenses
non-louvered taillamps
16-spoke cast aluminum wheels
10-hole cast aluminum wheels
P225/60VR15 BSW performance tires
same as GT
"5.0" fender badges
same as GT
other standard Mustang features - remote control mirrors and interval windshield wipers
same as GT
Interior Standard Equipment
articulated front sport seats in cloth with power lumbar support and adjustable side bolsters
not available on LX
alert lights for low coolant, low fuel, low washer fluid and low oil check
not available on LX
tilt steering and tinted glass
available as options on LX
electronic AM/FM stereo seek radio with 4 speakers and digital clock
same as GT
full instrumentation - tach, trip odometer, voltmeter, temperature, fuel, oil pressure gauges
same as GT
dual illuminated visor mirrors
same as GT
other standard Mustang features - pivoting header-mounted map light (hatchbacks), console with armrest, split-fold rear seat, cargo area cover (hatchbacks), light group
same as GT
Functional Standard Equipment
sport tuned dual exhausts - turn down tips exiting under rear skirt
sport tuned dual exhausts - chrome tips extending from back of rear wheel to rear bumper
5.0L EFI HO V8 engine
same as GT
5-speed manual transmission
same as GT
traction-lok axle
same as GT
handling suspension incl: modified MacPherson front suspension with coil springs (variable rate), larger diameter stabilizer bar and nitrogen gas-pressurized hydraulic struts, 4-bar link rear suspension with coil springs and nitrogen gas-pressurized hydraulic struts, quadra-shock rear suspension with vertically mounted nitrogen gas-pressurized hydraulic shocks, horizontally mounted axle dampers with freon-filled bag, .79" stabilizer bar, and variable-rate coil springs
same as GT
other standard Mustang features - power rack and pinion steering with 14.7:1 ratio, power front disc/rear drum brakes
same as GT
some interior and exterior colors available on LX are not available on GT
some interior and exterior colors available on GT are not available on LX