I'd Skip the Recaros - 2015 Ford Mustang GT Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Ford Mustang GT: I'd Skip the Recaros

December 26, 2014

2015 Ford Mustang GT

The Recaro "racing-inspired" seats on our long-term 2015 Ford Mustang GT are a $1,595 option that "provide added support, even in the most severe lateral G's," according to ford.com.

They look cool, have side airbags in them and have the benefit of being covered under the factory warranty.

I have a thin build and I fit just fine in them. But here's why I'd never get them if it was my car.

2015 Ford Mustang GT

Opting for the Recaros means you have to skip out on heated and cooled seats, plus the power adjustment with memory for the driver's seat. I would use these features a lot more than the seat supporting me at severe lateral G's. Now admittedly, I'm not an enthusiast driver.

Judging by the photo below, the standard seats seem like they have plenty of side bolstering.

I'm sure the more spirited drivers on the staff will disagree with me. But I just can't get over the fact that I'd be paying more to get less.

What do you think? Are the Recaros worth the trade off?

Ronald Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor @ 245 miles


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