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2015 Ford Mustang

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 7/9/2014 Christian Seabaugh

Vehicle Overview

The original ponycar is all-new just in time for its 50th anniversary. Now destined for global markets, the 2015 Ford Mustang sports new styling that harks back to its heyday while still looking to the future. The Mustang's new interior is more upscale, with soft-touch materials and sporty design traits.

A fast array of engines sits under the hood of the 2015 Ford Mustang. The base engine is a carryover 3.7-liter V-6 producing 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Next up the ladder is an EcoBoost 2.3-liter turbocharged I-4, with the top-rung occupied (for now) by a 5.0-liter V-8 making more than 420 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. Final power figures for the turbo-four and V-8 will be announced closer to the Mustang's launch date. A six-speed manual will be standard, while a beefed-up six-speed auto is optional.

Not only does the 2015 Mustang get powertrain updates, but it's also all-new under the skin. The biggest change is the addition of an independent rear suspension, which finally sets the solid-rear axle out to pasture. This should make the Mustang handle even better and drive even faster.

New for 2015

The 2015 Ford Mustang is all-new this year. Expected to be announced later is a 50th Anniversary Edition model, as well as the successor to the 661-hp Shelby GT500. Rumored to be called the GT 350, the Shelby follow-up will be designed to take down heavyweights such as the BMW M4, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, and, of course, the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.

You'll Like

  • Sharp new looks
  • Classy new interior
  • Extensive engine lineup
  • Independent rear suspension

You Won't Like

  • The Mustang if you're a Camaro guy
  • The lack of a solid rear axle if you're a drag racer

Key Competitors

  • BMW 4 Series
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Dodge Challenger
  • Hyundai Genesis Coupe
  • Nissan 370Z

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