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What Others are Paying: V6 2dr Car with no optional equipment

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  • $23,068*
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  • $24,425
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Ford Mustang Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.7 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 300 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2015 Ford Mustang

  • The 2015 Ford Mustang brings the iconic pony car into a more fuel-efficient future without sacrificing any of its trademark swagger or performance.

  • Safety | Reliability
  • Pros

    Wide range of engine options; new rear suspension promises better handling and ride dynamics; more refined interior.

  • Cons

    No lighter than before; cramped rear seat.

  • What's New for 2015

    The Ford Mustang has been fully redesigned for 2015.

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Customer Reviews

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I am in love....

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Vehicle: 2014 Ford Mustang

I bought the '14 base model Mustang. 0$ in extra features, but I say base model loosely. Base model includes a very good sound system, HID headlights, LED tail lights, electronically selectable steering feel (sport, standard, and comfort), electric everything except for the seats, side air bags, and I'm sure a ton else I cant think of right now. Additionally, this is the most fun car I have ever owned. Despite the V-6 it has 305 horse power stock and rockets off the line. Handling is significantly better than I expected, freeway on/off ramps are so much fun in my Mustang! Out the door I paid $18,100 before tax and license, sticker was $23,500.




420 hp is awesome

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Vehicle: 2014 Ford Mustang

Just upgraded my '03 GT to the 2014 GT. What a difference. The HP and ride is amazing. Bought one fully loaded with 6-speed, Nav, leather, & GT track pack. I have loved Mustangs since my 1965 in high school. I'm now 58 and like this one the best. Smile on your face every time you get in. Ford has really outdone themselves at this price range. $3000 rebates help. Not a fan of the '15 yet that is why I grabbed this one. Sterling Gray color with black leather.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

My 5.0 gt premium convertible

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Vehicle: 2014 Ford Mustang

There she was - 5.0 vert with a 6 speed, loaded, white with a black roof and interior. The car is very spritely, almost go kart like, especially after trading in a Hemi Challenger. She rides on rails, stops on a dime and is jack rabbit quick. The interior fit me better than the SS and sight lines are better in the GT. The interior, its comfortable & ergonomic. It's not gadgety or gimmicky. The GT is more suited to a 50+ year old than the SS. Wrap up - For me, it's a great choice with no regrets. Enjoy the ride.




Absolutely love it!

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Vehicle: 2014 Ford Mustang

My last 'Stang was a '96 GT. My V-6 is faster, and more fun to drive than that car was, though I loved it as well. Acceleration is excellent. More than enough to get me into or out of trouble. I took it on a mountain road, and it cornered great great. Always predictable. IRS will be nice, but I went fast enough to have some fun. I'm not Jeff Gordon. If you're looking for a fun to drive dependable car with plenty of power, and allot of looks, and comments, you'll love this car! Ya, the GT hauled, but I'm getting 29-33 MPG with my V-6. How fast do I need to go? Back seats are ok for 5'9, and under. Don't like Ford's Sync, but it was hardly a deal breaker. I love this car!!




Fun car

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Vehicle: 2014 Ford Mustang

I haven't had a "fun" car in 30 years due to family & company car requirements. My 2014 basic 6cyl manual is a totally fun "toy". I use the Mustang for daily cummute & weekend erands. The car gets an amazing 25.5MPG & the attention the Mustang gets at the gas station is surprising. The 6 speed manual is more fun the longer you own the car.



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V6 auto base model

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Vehicle: 2014 Ford Mustang

One reviewer said he was looking at Ford because they didn't take government money. I admit that was a consideration for me. I went looking for a Fusion but found they were pricey. I will have to drive the mini van in the snow but that's a necessary compromise in the Midwest. I have 1500 miles on my Mustang now, I'm getting 23 mpg so far (the same as my 08 Grand Prix) and this car makes me smile every time I look at it. You can modify a 'stang but I think mine looks great as is. I'm glad I didn't get a boring car. Bucket List! PS-I do have the auto tran but that wasn't an option for the review. Cost-under 22K. I get the feeling you can get an even better deal if you bargain better than me.



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Full 2015 Ford Mustang Review

What's New for 2015

The Ford Mustang has been fully redesigned for 2015.

Introduction

The 2015 Ford Mustang marks the model's 50th anniversary. To celebrate, Ford has decided that there's no better way to honor this sporty American icon's birthday than by putting something special underneath the hood. A 700-horsepower V8, maybe? A jet turbine, perhaps? Well, how about a four-cylinder engine? Yes, it is true: The fully redesigned 2015 Mustang can be had with a four-banger under that long, proud hood. But before you fire off an angry e-mail or tweet to Ford, you should know a couple of things. First: a muscle-bound V8 is still available, as is a V6. And second: This EcoBoost four-cylinder is turbocharged, and it's anything but a wheezing weakling.

Mustang mavens will know that this isn't the first time a 2.3-liter turbo-4 has been offered in the original pony car. But unlike those best forgotten mills of the late-1970s and early 1980s, this one packs much greater refinement and higher fuel efficiency, not to mention power. Ford says it will crank out an estimated 305 hp and 300 pound-feet of torque and still get well over 30 mpg on highway. A 3.7-liter V6 once again sees duty in the entry-level Mustang, while V8 fans can still enjoy the power and the glory of a 5.0-liter V8 in the GT model. Regardless of engine, one may choose either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic, the latter fitted with paddle shifters.

Underneath, the Mustang finally gets an independent rear suspension. True, the Mustang has gotten along quite well with its old-tech solid rear axle design the past few years. But this independent rear suspension will introduce welcome enhancements to the Mustang's on-road demeanor, particularly for ride comfort and handling. Ford claims the 2015 Mustang is more stable during braking and acceleration and steers more precisely. Despite rumors that the new Mustang would weigh significantly less, though, it has instead gained a few pounds, anywhere from about 20-80 depending on the model.

Styling for the new car is pretty distinctive, and Ford hopes it gives the Mustang a more aggressive look. Although the side window design calls to mind an Aston Martin (certainly not a bad association), classic Mustang styling cues abound elsewhere, from the large trapezoidal grille and angled-back headlights to the fastback roof line and three-bar taillights. The wheelbase and overall length are similar to the outgoing car, but the new one sits about 1.5 inches lower, is about 1.5 inches wider and has a 3-inch-wider rear track. Meanwhile, the cabin boasts higher-quality materials, more elbow room and a smaller, leather-wrapped steering wheel that both tilts and -- finally -- telescopes.

Our preliminary take is that the new Mustang drives better, has a nicer interior and still looks cool. But the 2015 Mustang has, in keeping with tradition, formidable competition from the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger. Like the Mustang, they both offer eye-catching styling, rear-wheel drive and available V8 power. The Chevy is a more direct competitor, given its similar proportions and small backseat, while the larger Dodge offers an adult-friendly backseat. Those shopping this segment may also consider the well-rounded Hyundai Genesis coupe. But should you place your money on Ford's horse, we think you'll be pretty happy with the ride.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2015 Ford Mustang is available as a coupe or convertible and is offered in six trim levels: V6, EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT, GT Premium and GT 50 Years Limited Edition.

The Mustang V6 comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, LED taillights, a limited-slip rear differential, keyless ignition and entry, integrated blind-spot mirrors, cruise control, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, the Sync voice control system (with 4.2-inch multifunction display) and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, two USB ports and an auxiliary audio jack.

Options include 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, rear park assist, a power driver seat and an anti-theft system.

The EcoBoost includes the V6's standard features along with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, foglamps, a rear spoiler, six-way power front seats, aluminum dash trim, active noise cancellation and a "tracks app" system that can provide performance data such as 0-60-mph and quarter-mile times, lateral acceleration and stopping distances from 60 mph or 100 mph.

Options echo those of the V6 but further include an EcoBoost Performance package (19-inch wheels with summer tires, firmer suspension calibrations, upgraded brakes, aluminum dash trim, added gauges and unique steering and chassis tuning) and Recaro sport seats.

To the EcoBoost's standard equipment, the EcoBoost Premium adds 18-inch wheels, selectable drive modes, aluminum and chrome interior accents, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a nine-speaker audio system, satellite radio and an 8-inch touchscreen with the MyFord Touch interface.

Options for the EcoBoost Premium echo those of the standard EcoBoost but further include different wheels, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, driver memory settings, an upgraded 12-speaker audio system, a navigation system, special interior trim and a 50 Years Appearance package (unique grille, wheels, gas cap and upholstery).

The Mustang GT includes all the EcoBoost's standard features along with the V8 engine, 18-inch wheels, chrome exhaust tips, line-lock (for track use), launch control (manual transmission), upgraded brakes and hood vents.

Options for the GT are similar to those for the Mustang V6. Also available is the GT Performance package that gets you 19-inch wheels with summer tires, a rear spoiler delete, a Torsen limited-slip differential, firmer suspension calibrations, upgraded Brembo brakes (manual transmission), additional bracing, added gauges, and unique steering and chassis tuning.

The GT Premium comes with the same added and optional features as the EcoBoost Premium.

The Mustang GT 50 Years Limited Edition includes all the GT Premium's features along with exclusive paint colors (Wimbledon white or Kona blue), unique 19-inch wheels, added chrome exterior trim, the GT Performance package, unique upholstery, the 12-speaker sound system, the navigation system and unique "50 Years"-emblazoned grille, gas cap, door sills, dash and floor mats.

Powertrains and Performance

A 3.7-liter V6 engine with an estimated 300 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque is standard on the base Mustang. The EcoBoost has a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine. Ford estimates that it will produce around 305 hp and 300 lb-ft. The GT boasts a 5.0-liter V8 good for at least 420 hp and 390 lb-ft. Note that all engine outputs are preliminary estimates by Ford. We will provide more concrete numbers once they become available. Any engine can be paired to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic (with paddle shifters).

Safety

Standard safety features for all 2015 Ford Mustangs include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, a rearview camera, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags (coupe only) and a driver's knee airbag. Also standard are Ford's MyKey system (which allows owners to limit speed and audio volume levels for young drivers) and, for manual-transmission models, hill-start assist.

Optional on the "Premium" trim levels and standard on the 50 Years Limited Edition are blind spot and cross traffic warning systems.

Interior Design and Special Features

The 2015 Ford Mustang's interior pays homage to Mustangs past with its dual-cowl-style dashboard while still offering all the latest modern conveniences. Depending on the trim level, even luxuries such as adaptive cruise control and heated and ventilated front seats can be had. Materials quality is generally improved, and drivers of all sizes should be able to get more comfortable behind the wheel of the latest Mustang, as that wheel now features a telescoping function in addition to tilt adjustment.

Sync's voice activation feature greatly simplifies operation of the audio, phone and navigation systems. The MyFord Touch interface is more controversial. There's a learning curve for getting the most out of the system, and operating the touchscreen can be distracting at times. In general, we prefer the easier-to-use touchscreen interface in the Dodge Challenger.

Both coupe and convertible body styles can accommodate four adults, but rear passengers will likely be cramped. If you regularly carry around larger folks in the backseat, the Challenger would be a better bet. The coupe's trunk provides 13.5 cubic feet of cargo space, fairly generous for a sport coupe, while the convertible offers 11.4 cubes. Standard split-folding rear seats on the coupe expand cargo capacity.

Driving Impressions

Although we have yet to drive the 2015 Ford Mustang, we're sure that, if past versions are any indication, the car will offer a lot of performance and driving fun for the dollar. Given that the previous car was pretty quick with the base V6, we'd expect the potent turbo-4 and of course the muscle-bound V8 to be thrill rides when you nail the throttle. And that new rear suspension should improve handling, especially while encountering midcorner bumps. We'd expect the ride quality to benefit as well.

Once we get our turn in the new Mustang's saddle, we will update this review with more concrete impressions and pertinent performance numbers.

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