2015 Mustang GT Review (plus video review)

I’ve long dreamt of owning a fastback Mustang.  A fastback from the Steve McQueen era.  Too bad they’re beyond expensive, provided you want something in decent shape.  Yes, they’re that sought after.  The alternative?  Perhaps the all new, 2015 Mustang GT.

Under the hood is a 5.0l V8 that spits out 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.  Not too shabby for a car that costs just north of $30,000 (our review car didn’t include a “for sale” slip so I can’t tell you how much it cost).  For those seeking less power and better bang for their gas buck, there is a turbo 4 cylinder or a naturally aspirated v6 that both produce horsepower in the 300s.  Neither are as guttural sounding, though they should be just as spritely.

Which brings me to what is perhaps my biggest gripe with the Mustang GT: it’s just too soft for my liking.  The suspension is set despite having 4 drive modes (normal, sport, racetrack, wet/snow), but none of them influence or dampen the suspension.  That said, this is the first Mustang with a rear independent suspension, so handling has been vastly improved, though I’ve never driven a prior generation so I can’t comment on how it compares.

But that short coming aside, I’m all together impressed with the 2015 Mustang GT.  The interior feels top notch for a car of this price point.  The Sync system ain’t half bad, the included audio system from Shaker does just that (shake things), and the interior space (and trunk space) is very accommodating, save for the backseat, which is there largely for show.

2015 Mustang GT-3

My Mustang GT was manual, and rightfully so, since if you’re to opt for the automatic you’re, from my understanding, precluded from Ford’s performance package.  It includes upgraded 19-inch tires, Brembro brakes, and a Torsen limited slip diff.  Yes, those are things you want.  So you best get learning on your Dad’s 5-speed manual.

Other features found inside the Mustang GT include launch control, track data (0-60 and other stuff), along with something called line lock, which literally locks up the front tires and allows you to perform perfect burn outs (aka destroy your tires).   And while the seats are electronic (or motorized), the back of the seat is not and must be manual adjusted.  It’s a head scratching feature, or lack there of, but I’ll take what I can get in a Ford.

So without further ado, please hit the play button on the above video and have yourself a gander.

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

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5 Comments

  1. How would you let the passenger in the rear if your seat back was powered? It needs to be quick release so they make it manual. Imagine waiting for the motorized seat to lean forward far enough to let the passenger out.

  2. The Mustang demoed is not a performance pack. No oil gauges in the interior and no Brembo brakes. Hence non of the other features. Just FYI to possible future buyers.

    1. Right. We did have the 19-inch wheels, though. Ultimately, my issue is in the suspension of the car; too soft. And I don’t think that changes when you get into the performance package. The limited slip would be a nice addition, no doubt about that.

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