1982 Mustang GT vs. 5.0L GLX, GL & L

'82 GT vs. 5.0L GLX, GL & L

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

 


1982 Mustang GT
1982 Mustang 5.0L GLX, GL & L
Standard Exterior Equipment
side "GT" decal, "Mustang GT" decal on rear deck lid and black tape stripe on hood with "GT" identification
not available on GLX, GL or L
"blackout" treatment on exterior window trim, door handles
chrome exterior trim on L and GLX, black out trim on GL
non-functional hood scoop
optional on GLX, GL or L
front air dam with fog lights
not available on GLX, GL or L
rear spoiler (only on hatchbacks)
not available on GLX, GL or L
P185/75R14 BSW performance tires
same as GT
cast aluminum wheels
same as GT
"5.0" fender badges
same as GT
Standard Interior Equipment
console with armrest, electronic digital clock and graphic display systems monitor
available as options on GLX, GL or L
"blackout" treatment on dash / instrument panel
standard dash / instrument panel (woodgrain)
reclining low back bucket bucket seats
same as GT
AM radio with dual front speakers
same as GT
full instrumentation - tach, trip odometer, voltmeter, temperature, fuel, oil pressure gauges
same as GT
Standard Functional Equipment
5.0L 2V HO V8 engine
same as GT
4-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, stabilizer bar, and variable-rate coil springs
same as GT
sport tuned exhausts - chrome tips extending from back of rear wheel to rear bumper on driver's side
same as GT
other standard Mustang features - power rack and pinion steering with quick ratio, power front disc/rear drum brakes
same as GT
Colors
some interior and exterior colors available on LX are not available on GT (i.e. - only Black and Red interior colors and Black, Red and Silver Metallic paint colors are available on GT)