2015 Ford Mustang GT: Tiny Side Mirrors
August 13, 2015
The side mirrors on the 2015 Ford Mustang GT have seemed small to me from the first time I drove the car. Like overly so. But I thought, "Maybe I'm just crazy?" Don't answer that.
So I figured why not compare the size of the mirrors in the Mustang to ones on an even sportier car?
Such as the 2016 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe AWD. We happened to have one in the office the other day, so I got out my trusty measuring tape and the battle was on.
The Mustang's driver-side mirror (the actual mirror, not the housing) came in at 6-1/8th inches wide by 3-1/4 inches tall. The Jaguar F-Type measured 6 3/8th inches wide by 4.0 inches tall. A significant difference in the world of side mirrors.
This was not an exact science, mind you. I measured both dimensions at their respective middles, not necessarily at their widest or tallest points. That seemed most fair.
Bottom line: The sleeker, sportier and considerably more exotic Jaguar F-Type R Coupe has more useable mirrors.
All of which proves: I'm not crazy. But does it really?
Mike Monticello, Senior Road Test Editor @ 12,512 miles