One of the most iconic and popular American cars of all time, the Ford Mustang has just been given its first complete makeover since 2005. The changes are most evident in the Mustang’s sleekest profile yet, but two new engines have been designed and are offered as well, all of which will serve it well in the ever-competitive sports car segment. With so many cosmetic and engineering changes the one thing that hasn’t changed for the Mustang is its diversity of configurations. Ford continues to offer one that fits nearly any possible budget maintaining the Mustang’s reputation as the sports car everyone can afford.
What's New for 2015
The Ford Mustang has had a top-to-bottom makeover for 2015.
Choosing Your Ford Mustang
Selecting a Mustang has never been an easy task, and with the new 2015 update Ford has not made that job any easier. The choice between coupe and convertible is still a difficult one. However, where Ford used to only offer a choice between two engines -- a V6 and V8 -- Mustang buyers now must choose between three engines, two of which are new.
One of the all-new engines is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four engine projected to deliver more than 305 horsepower with more than 300 pound-feet of torque. It is slotted below the V8 but above the six-cylinder model. Details at this point are still ambiguous as Ford is keeping their cards close to their chest and this vehicle won’t be available until later this year.
Returning is the 3.7-liter V6 which generates over 300 horsepower and delivers 19 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. It comes with a standard six-speed manual transmission and an optional six-speed automatic transmission. This engine is available on the:
The V8 option is a newly designed 5-liter powerplant with 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. It has twin independent variable camshaft timing and delivers an estimated 15 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. It comes with a standard six-speed manual transmission with a six-speed automatic transmission optional. This engine comes with the:
If you're not committed to the classic idea of V8 Mustang then the V6 Premium continues to be our recommendation. The V6 Premium gets better has mileage while still performing comparably to recent V8s. That being said, we're excited to see where the 2.3-liter Ecoboost fits in when it's finally released.