2015 Ford Mustang GT: Should We Have Gone EcoBoost?
December 31, 2014
Should we have bought our long-term 2015 Ford Mustang with the new EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder? I've heard that question quite a bit, and with virtually no reservation, my answer is a resounding...
NO! No. No. Also, no. This is a Mustang and unless you're renting it from Hertz in Honolulu, eight cylinders should be pumping under hood. It's as simple as that.
Sure, the EcoBoost is new and could tell an interesting story at first, but you can read about it in detail here, and after a few posts about the turbo-4, you'd get 64 additional ones saying something along the lines of, "This thing sounds like a Focus. We should've got the V8. Good grief, what have we done?" Mark Takahashi would be depressed, Mike Magrath would be angry, Scott Oldham wouldn't be able to treat neighbors to daily burnouts.
So no, dear reader, we should not have ordered the EcoBoost. A Mustang should have a V8.
Now, should it be orange? To that I'm open to discussion.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor