Having been completely redesigned and improved in pretty much every imaginable way, the 2015 Mustang is one awesome pony, especially with its independent rear suspension, advanced technology, and tasteful design. But how does the all-new, sixth-generation Stang compare to the outgoing model in power? That’s what we’re here to find out.
|MODEL||2015 MUSTANG||2014 MUSTANG||+/- 2015 MUSTANG|
|3.7L V6 POWER (HP):||300||305||-5|
|3.7L V6 TORQUE (LB-FT):||280||280||0|
|2.3 TURBO ECOBOOST POWER (HP):||310||N/A||N/A|
|2.3 TURBO ECOBOOST TORQUE (LB-FT):||320||N/A||N/A|
|5.0L V8 POWER (HP):||435||420||15|
|5.0L V8 TORQUE (LB-FT):||400||390||10|
3.7-Liter Naturally-Aspirated V6
For reasons that still confound us, the base 3.7-liter V6 in the 2015 Mustang loses five horsepower (300) over the 2014 model (305), with torque remaining at the same at 280 pound-feet. But when going from one generation to another, no product should go back (or lose) anything.
2.3-Liter Turbo I4 EcoBoost
Moving up to the new Mustang EcoBoost and its new 2.3-liter turbo-charged inline four-banger will net you 310 horses and 320 pound-feet of torque. Nice power numbers for a light engine, wouldn’t you say?
5.0-Liter V8 Coyote
But the real news is the fact that the 2015 Mustang GT makes 15 more ponies (435) and 10 more pound-feet of torque (400) over the 2014 model thanks to the revised Coyote V8. Those are the kinds of gains we would have liked to see from the base 3.7L V6 as well, but alas, that’s not in the cards.