Autoblog Drives the 2015 Ford Mustang
The folks at Autoblog recently took the new 2015 Ford Mustang for a spin through Los Angeles, and they returned with this advice: “forget everything you know about the Mustang. This new car shames the old, redefines the model and gallops far ahead of anything else in the segment.” While Plainfield and Naperville drivers should be thrilled with this assessment, we encourage you to read on to learn more about Autoblog’s impressions.
A Note About the 2014 Ford Mustang
The Mustang brand itself warrants little introduction, with 50 years of legendary status in American culture. Before testing the 2015 model’s performance, however, the folks at Autoblog decided to “introduce” themselves first by testing out two previous-gen 2014 Mustangs, one fitted with the V6 and one with the heavier V8.
Driving round a canyon road, the blogger described the 2014 V8 model’s performance as excellent in terms of the throttle response and engine. The V6 was vastly improved in terms of cornering performance and the precision of steering was impressive.
The High-Performance 2015 Ford Mustang
As for the 2015 Ford Mustang, Autoblog reports, “It’s not a new chapter in Mustang history, it’s a new book.”
Beginning with the innovative 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which achieves 320 lb-ft of torque, Autoblog reports that power delivery and throttle response were absolutely consistent, and that for the entire 90 minutes of driving the twin-scroll compressor pulled without a fuss. In terms of steering, “Compared to the 2014, the steering of the 2015 Mustang is so talkative it could be labeled loquacious.” Autoblog chalks this up to the 2015 Mustang’s smaller-diameter wheel and the highly responsive Sport mode, which makes good use of the new front suspension system.
Driving with the SelectShift transmission, Autoblog reports that the redesigned case with cast-in ribs, less friction, and revised clutches paid off, making for a dreamy ride.
Returning to suspension, Autoblog reports, “it’s hard to overstate how much the double-ball joint MacPherson struts in front and the multi-link rear suspension mean to the experience.” Apparently the Mustang is no longer vulnerable to bumps, its one true shortcoming in the past.
Next, the folks at Autoblog drove the high-performance 420-hp 5.0L V8 GT model around another canyon road, and reported that the same unevenness of road and pitfalls that bothered the 2014 V8 model had no effect on the 2015 edition — no bobbling, no chirping tires. In terms of performance thrills — and Autoblog reports plenty — they had to say simply: “According to Ford, the new GT is quicker around a track than the last Boss 302. Our money would go straight here.”
Call us at 630-897-8900 or visit our dealership in Oswego to learn more about the 2015 Ford Mustang. We proudly serve drivers from Naperville, Plainfield, and the surrounding communities, and we hope to see you soon!