2015 Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang has been with us for almost 50 years now. In that time a lot has hanged and yet very little has changed. When the Mustang was first introduced for model year 1964.5, it was a very good looking car and with the later help of Carol Shelby, it became a catalyst in the horsepower wars.
In all the time of its production, the style has changed and horsepower has gone up and down, but it has always had a form of the early solid rear axle design. For the 2015 Ford Mustang this is about to change for the better.
The new muscle car will be the best handling version ever thanks to its independent rear suspension. Now all that power won’t kill you when you get to a bend in the road.
The styling of the new 2015 Mustang retains some of the lines of the outgoing model, but moves the car more in line with the company’s new design. Noticeable changes include things such as the distinct new front grille and headlights.
Where the 2014 model had a front grille that closely resembles the design of the ’60s and ’70s cars, the 2015 model has one with additional angles that bring it more in line with cars like the Fusion. They manage to do this while still maintaining the essence of the classic mustang style.
The new car is wider, has a lower roof line and still retains the fast back styling of the last generation. This gives it a more sporty and purposeful look. The headlights are now smaller giving the front an angrier appearance which makes it look more like a car that you don’t want to race.
The rear end has become less angular with smoother edges. The taillights are redesigned, but still retain the feel of the last generation.
The interior in the new 2015 Ford Mustang looks like a good one. Quality materials are used for it and options like Leather give the car the feel of being higher end. Where past Ford interiors felt very plastic, the newer interiors feel much more high quality.
Overall the design of the interior is nice with pleasant angles. If you go with the all black interior it can feel a bit stark, but the same could be said of classic Mustangs.
One off looking item is that the angles on the passenger dash match those of the driver side. Without the instrument cluster this makes for a somewhat strange look.
The 2015 Mustang is powered by one of three power plants. A 5.0-liter V8, 3.7-liter V6 or 2.3-liter EccoBoost 4-cylinder engine.
Of these choices the 5.0-liter V8 will be the most coveted. It puts out 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. This gives the pony car plenty of power to keep up with most performance cars on the road.
Surprisingly in the next powerful car the 2.3-liter 4-Cylinder engine is the next powerful option. The EccoBoost engine is turbocharged to put out 305 horsepower and 300 poud-feet of torque. If this vaguely sounds familiar that is because a similar setup was available on the Mustang in the early ’90s, although with less available power.
The 3.7-liter V6 may be the least powerful engine, but it still manages 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. It wasn’t that long ago that those figures would have been near the top of the lineup outputs.
Pricing will be announced closer to launch.
If you want a fun American muscle car that can actually handle pretty well then the 2015 Ford Mustang should be on your list. While not as powerful or as good looking as the Dodge Challenger, it looks to be a good overall package. We applaud the move to independent rear suspension (finally) and can’t wait to see the higher performance variants.
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