Mustang Magic: A quick ride in the 2015 Ford Mustang

Mustang Magic: A quick ride in the 2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang has been discussed at length, and the switch from a live axle to an independant suspension may be heresy in the eyes of naysayers, but unfortunately I think the live axle technology was taken to its limit in the last model.  Theoretically, it could be made better, but it would be kind of like perfecting a black-and-white TV by making it an OLED flatscreen. You could make it, but why?

I was able to take a quick spin in one of the loaded EcoBoost 2.3 2015 Ford Mustangs that features 310 horsepower being pumped out of the four-cylinder. What’s nice? A memory seat with seat positions in the Mustang?! Yes, one for comfort, one for track, and one for the Missus. The six-speed automatic with paddle shifters also is really nice – I know, but remember they still make a GT for those who want to shift themselves.  There is even discussion of letting customers pick their own rear end ratio in the EcoBoost model, just like the old days. Acceleration or economy?

The engine start button is in the right place on the dashboard for nostalgia – located low and next to some older-school toggle switches.

Overall, when you think of the Mustangs 5.0s of my Vanilla Ice youth were rated at 225 horsepower, we have come a long way.  A 310-horsepower four-cylinder that isn’t some SVO special edition?!

And if you were wondering what the Coyote 5.0 can do when the Pirellis are on Ford check out the video below:
Mustang Magic: A quick ride in the 2015 Ford Mustang


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