2015 Ford Mustang GT: More Refined But Still Plenty Fun
March 17, 2015
I really like what Ford has done with the newest 2015 Mustang. In prior years, Mustang GTs were plenty of fun to drive but you had to put up with a few negatives (like the ho-hum interior and non-independent rear suspension) that impacted daily driving appeal. This time around, Ford has polished off the rough edges but smartly maintained the car's core appeal.
Our Mustang reminds me of a BMW M3 or Audi S5 more than it ever did. Just like those cars, the new Mustang stands out with its dual-nature appeal. Got to slog home in heavy rush-hour traffic? The Mustang treats you to a pretty nice interior, a stout body structure and relatively comfortable ride quality, and the latest in infotainment options. Ready to hit up your favorite driving road on the weekend? The GT is at the ready with 435 horsepower, high levels of grip and confident handling.
Yeah, maybe the V8's stock exhaust isn't as loud as many of us would like, and maybe some people will view the car as being a little too far removed from its pony car heritage. But I really do like the latest Mustang GT. Compared to the current Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, it has the best mix of performance, refinement and daily usability.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 3,688miles