2015 Ford Mustang coupe

Pros: Handling and interior quality are much improved over outgoing model; invigorating performance of GT’s V8; surprisingly robust 4-cylinder engine option

Cons: Cramped, difficult-to-access back seat; some complicated controls; still a bit heavy; topline models get pricey

CG Says: Ford celebrates the 50th anniversary of the original “pony car” for 2015 with a redesigned, sixth-generation Mustang. Highlights of the new model include rakish new styling, an independent rear suspension (a first for a mainstream production Mustang), and a peppy new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine option. Every engine in the model lineup produces more than 300 horsepower, so any model delivers satisfying acceleration. The long-awaited 2015 Mustang should more than satisfy both diehard enthusiasts and casual buyers who want a sporty, fun-to-drive coupe. The new car rectifies the primary shortcomings of its predecessor (a so-so interior and archaic solid rear axle) and adds welcome technology features, all while retaining the fun-to-drive personality and familiar styling cues that make a Mustang a Mustang.

The Facts
Class Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices V6 coupe: $23,600
V6 convertible: $29,100
EcoBoost coupe: $25,170
EcoBoost Premium coupe: $29,170
EcoBoost Premium convertible: $34,670
GT coupe: $32,100
GT Premium coupe: $36,100
GT Premium convertible: $41,600
GT 50 Years Ltd Edtn coupe: $46,170

Base Engine
3.7-liter V6
Horsepower
300
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
310
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31-32

Optional Engine
5.0-liter V8
Horsepower
435
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

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2015 Ford Mustang convertible