The 2015 Ford Mustang has all the features you’d expect from a quality Ford car, but the 2015 model has upped the ante in terms of performance and specs. It’s available in 435-hp 5.0-liter V-8, 310-hp 2.3-liter, 4 cylinder and 300-hp 3.7-liter V-6 variants, and in 6-speed manual or automatic. In addition, the Mustang has several new features like an independent rear suspension for superior cornering and control.
The 2015 model has been revamped so the proportions are superior to previous editions in terms of appearance, and the long hood complements the look. Just like previous Mustang models, the 2015 edition has low greenhouse, compact, and has pronounced cheekbones and sheet metal that give it a unique look. Inside, the interior is spacious and comfortable, and it comes with all the amenities and electronics you’d come to expect from the company.
The interior design pays some homage to classic Mustangs, but the materials used are unquestionably modern and superior to most others out there. The improvement also extends to the switchgears as they have that striking aluminum look to them. Riding the back seat is pretty comfortable and that’s not surprising given its length.
Power and Performance
This is a bona-fide V-8 GT, and it is equipped with a direct-injected EcoBoost engine that rivals other 8 cylinders. As for the transmission, it goes through the gears smoothly, manual or automatic, and the acceleration is something that has to be experienced. Suffice to say that the speedometer hits three digits rapidly, as the car is capable of 0 to 60 mph 4.5 seconds and 150 mph in less than 30 seconds. In other words, this is a powerful, fast car any way you look at it.
But the 2015 Mustang isn’t just about power as it’s also graceful and handles well. It comes with 19 inch wheels and upgraded brakes and bracing that makes handling smooth and easy, and another reason for this is the integral-link independent rear suspension. For many years Ford stuck with the solid rear axle for its models, and it wasn’t so bad, but the new suspension design just makes a huge difference in terms of handling and keeping things together.
Driving the Mustang into corners is effortless, and turn-ins feel natural too thanks to the redesigned chassis. But it’s not just the chassis, as it is also due to the precision steering that comes with the package. Unlike other cars, the 2015 Ford’s steering has sophisticated electronics assistance, but it doesn’t feel digital and is very natural so it doesn’t affect your driving.
If you’ve ever driven a car with poor steering design, you know how difficult it can be to get it into turns and corners. It’s something that Ford seems to be aware of and they’ve licked the problem here that’s for sure.
Mustangs have always been a pleasure to drive, but the 2015 model is just several notches above the rest. The six-speed transmission shifts and slots effortlessly, and there’s this polished feeling running throughout the car. Thanks to the interior design, you’ll have no problems finding a suitable seating location, and the views from all the seats are nice too.
Bottom line is driving the car is a very enjoyable experience thanks to the numerous refinements that have been added. The car has a certain maturity in the design and the numerous tweaks have increased the fun factor a lot. In short, the 2015 Mustang is the kind of car you’ll want to drive for a cruise, and it’s practical and durable enough for day to day use.
The 2015 Ford Mustang retails for around $32,000, but it can go up to $35,000 if you add all the extra options. The base model will do fine for day to day driving, but if you’re looking for power then the extra three thousand or so is worth the price. Regardless whether you go for the basic model or those with the options, the handling will still be smooth.
• Type: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe
• Engine: DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum heads and block, port fuel injection
• Torque: 400 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
• Power: 435 hp @ 6500 rpm
• Displacement: 302 cu in, 4951 cc
• Transmission: 6-speed manual
• Curb weight: 3810 lb
• Width: 75.4 in
• Height: 54.4 in
• Length: 188.3 in
• Top speed: 164 mph
• Top gear, 50-70 mph: 9.0 sec
• Top gear, 30-50 mph: 9.6 sec
• Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.9 sec
• Zero to 60 mph: 4.5 sec
• Fuel economy: EPA city/highway: 15/25 mpg,
The 2015 Ford Mustang is available in convertible and coupe form, and it appeals to fans of the Mustang and should have no trouble converting other drivers as well. It’s sleek, stylish and comfortable to ride, and very important, upholds the Mustang tradition and design.
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