The V6 Mustang, A Sports Car You Should Consider
What happened to the marketing of the Mustang? Is the V6 engine about to be gone from the lineup altogether? The Mustang for 2015 has received a lot of coverage but mostly at the either the EcoBoost level or above leaving the base model to basically collect dust. Many rental car companies have certainly enjoyed renting out the base model Mustang and in reality you should consider this car as a daily driver for you when you aren’t looking to move up the power lineup to the 5.0-liter V8 engine which is the top of the offering.
Why should you consider this Mustang? This is a sports car that offers you rear-wheel drive for under $25,000 which is extremely rare. It’s a Mustang and when you are driving down the road you will still get the looks and stares of others and you can enjoy driving this Mustang every day without worrying about expensive maintenance or advanced tuning that needs to be done on some of the top end sports cars. You can actually get in, drive, feel great and have a lot of fun on the road in a car that still gives up good power and performance from the V6 setup.
For this base model you get a 3.7-liter V6 engine that puts out 300 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. Throw in the six-speed manual transmission and you can enjoy the ride. Not only will you get plenty of power and speed out of this car, its actually 100 pounds less in weight than the EcoBoost coming in at 3,588 pounds making it a light and agile runner. If you must have the six-speed automatic transmission you can, but that adds $1,195 to the price you have to pay and takes away some of the fun of driving a sports car.
When put up head to head against the EcoBoost which carries in a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque, the base model V6 held its own. The run to sixty mph of 5.5 seconds was even with the manual transmissions but with the automatics the turbo was slightly faster. The V6 trailed in the quarter mile run only slightly as well and the 22 mph that was enjoyed during driving was equal to the turbo four, making it easy to see why you might want the V6 instead of the more expensive EcoBoost.
The drawbacks to buying the V6 are simply that of Ford being stodgy with the upgrades. You can’t get the Performance package on this car nor can you get the 19-inch wheels with the performance tires. If you aren’t going to be doing any high performance driving and simply enjoy the look, feel, and ride of the Mustang, the V6 does make a sensible option, especially if you are on a budget and can only handle the price this car comes with.
Not only can you enjoy driving the V6 Mustang, but you won’t find a sports car with a better cabin to reside in. Ford remembered you might bring others along with you and designed a comfortable an enjoyable cabin for you to take full advantage of and relax.
Unfortunately because Ford has limited the promotion of this vehicle, given it few if any options and made it so you almost have to buy the EcoBoost, the V6 Mustang has made its way to the bargain bin and its ready to be relegated as a rental car only. That is really good news for you if you are considering buying one of these little beauties because you should be able to find one at a very reasonable price as dealers start to make room in their inventory for the 2016 models, head on down to your Ford dealer and see what they have to offer you on the 2015 Mustang, you just might feel like you are getting a great deal.