2015 Ford Mustang
Onto a prancing horse of a very domestic kind, we’re fresh off of a quick spin in the all-new ford mustang!
Easily the most anticipated ride of the year is the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. And, we’ve just returned from taking our first Quick Spin.
It’s the 6th generation of America’s original pony car, but this one is designed for global outreach.
Thus, powertrain choices have broadened. In addition to the expected V6 and V8, you can opt for a 2.3L EcoBoost I4. Not the first turbo-4 in a ‘stang, but the first since 1986. Its robust 310-horsepower slots it in between the V6 and the V8. 6-speed manual and autos fit all engines.
The big hardware news, however, is a first time standard independent rear suspension. Now Mustang can really perform like a world class sporty coupe.
2015 also mark the return of fastback styling, which truly complements the overall wider and lower stance.
The front end looks more subdued in person, and not at all like the Fusion-inspired early photos that had all of the keyboard hot-rodders worked up.
In back, the tri-bar taillights remain, but with look that’s even more 3-dimensional.
There are a lot more electronics onboard including selectable drive modes, perfect for track day. Plus, launch control and even line lock for ¼-mile types.
Inside, the basic layout is familiar, but materials climb a notch, maybe two; and there’s more space and comfort to be had.
Brian Robinson: With every new Mustang design, some people are going to love it, some are going to hate it; nothing you can do about that. But, after spending some time behind the wheel, the haters are going to have to try really hard to find anything to hate on. It still has that lightweight feeling of before, but now just feels more solid and capable.
John Davis: So, a new generation of Mustang begins, and the 2015s are arriving now, with a slight base price increase to around $24,000.
Engine: V6/ V8/ 2.3L EcoBoost I4
Price: Around $24,000