…Look no further. The 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost has it all. Borgman proudly joins Ford in their initiative to make a Pony Car that’s fit for even the eco-conscious fanatics in Grand Rapids. From re-design to the compact 2.3L engine (with more power than the old 4.6 L!), this new Mustang is stealing the hearts of die-heard V8 owners.
Autoblog does a comprehensive review on the 2015 Mustang EcoBoost, navigating all the specs of the vehicle. The new Mustang doesn’t sacrifice the innate luxury and power of the acclaimed vehicle – Recaro seats, leather features, technology, dual exhausts, 18-inch alloys, electric power-assisted steering, and HID headlamps. Mesh that with 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque, 32 highway mpg and a 200-pound weight shed and you have the Eco-Pony Car at its finest.
Here are a few highlights from the Autoblog article:
The Test Drive
“The lane-spanning road imperfections and potholes were basically ignored in the 2015, while a 2014 over the same stretch would have been side-stepping and shuddering itself to pieces. Instead, it was like the EcoBoost simply smiled and asked us to add on more speed. The light nose led to an even sharper turn-in than we were originally expecting, although the minimal body motions, particularly in regards to roll, had us questioning whether we were driving an American muscle car or something more… European. It’s absolutely astonishing, particularly if your last Mustang experience involved a solid-rear axle.”
“While you can get a Mustang EcoBoost for $25,300, you’d be a fool to do so. Instead, you want the $29,300 Premium trim, which adds as standard Sync with MyFord Touch, Selectable Drive Modes, heated, vented and powered leather seats, dual-zone climate control, ambient lighting, a nine-speaker stereo with SiriusXM and HD radio and heated side mirrors. You’ll also need to opt for the Premium if you want to add things like the twelve-speaker Shaker stereo, blind-spot monitoring or the 50 Years Appearance Package. Regardless of which EcoBoost trim you ultimately choose, plan on dropping $1,195 for the six-speed automatic gearbox, if that’s your thing.”
“For the first time in a long time, we can recommend, wholeheartedly, that you should buy a Mustang without the V8. It’s very, very good. But more than that, it feels like something unique and exciting, rather than merely playing second fiddle to the 5.0-liter GT. People are still going to give you flak for buying the turbo rather than the V8. Just ignore them, though, because at the end of the day, you’ll be driving a 3,500-pound, turbocharged, rear-drive coupe with 310 horsepower. The Mustang badge on the nose is just a bonus.”