The 2015 Mustang gives you a choice of three engines: a naturally-aspired V6, a turbo-charged I4, and a naturally-aspirated V8. The folks at Edmunds have decided to forego the vee-six and gee-whiz and opt for the grunt of the V8-powered Mustang GT.
In fact, “The V8 gives the Mustang a chance to put its best foot forward in the pony car race, so we figured it was only fair.” Edmunds spec’d out its Mustang GT with the Premium trim, which adds:
- Leather seats with cooling and heating
- Selectable drive modes
- Additional wheel choices
- Dual-zone climate control
- Nine-speaker audio system
- Satellite radio and ambient lighting
The publication also added the following equipment:
- Competition Orange paint
- GT Performance package, which includes:
- Black 19-inch wheels
- Rear spoiler delete
- 3.73 Torsen rear axle
- Strut tower brace
- Upgraded brakes
- Recaro seats
- Adaptive cruise control with collision warning
- Rear parking sensors
- Equipment Group 401, which includes:
- The 12-speaker Shaker audio system
- HD radio
- Memory settings for driver seat/mirrors
- Blind-spot monitoring system
- Enhanced Security package, which includes:
- Wheel locking kit
- Active anti-theft system
- Locking center console
So, while the 2015 Ford Mustang GT carries a base price of $32,925, the GT Premium adds $4,000 to that. Then, all of the options bring Edmunds’ long-term Mustang tester to an MSRP of $45,490.
The biggest questions Edmunds has are as follows:
- Will the independent rear suspension make a difference in everyday livability?
- Will the Recaro seats seem comfortable for an entire year?
- Will they be able to justify the $8,565 worth of options they added to our car?
The publication has 12 months and 20,000 miles of fun to find out.