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2015 Ford Mustang GT Reveal Shows 34 MPG EcoBoost, Compares To Corvette Stingray

2015 Ford Mustang GT

The 2015 Ford Mustang GT reveal is also showing off a 4-cylinder engine option that is rumored to get in the ballpark of 34 MPG yet still output good horsepower. But who wins the 015 Ford Mustang vs 2014 Corvette Stingray battle over engine efficiency?

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the manual edition of the 2014 Corvette Stingray gets an amazing 17/29 MPG even though it’s powered by a 455-hp 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 with 460 lb-ft of torque.

Ford executive vice president for global marketing Jim Farley announced the 2015 Ford Mustang in this fashion:

“We crafted this car with the goal of creating a contemporary interpretation of Mustang — an American icon that symbolizes optimism and freedom.”

And apparently part of that freedom is the ability to choose to not be a gas hog. But that’s not to say there won’t be power. The 2015 Ford Mustang GT engine is an upgraded 5.0 liter V8 that outputs 420 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. The Ford Mustang 2015 also has a base model with a 3.7-liter V6 putting out 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

But the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost option might be of interest to greenies and hipsters all over the world. This 2.3-liter V4 (yes, that’s right… a 4-cylinder in a Mustang) is turbocharged and manages to outperform the base model with 305 horsepower without shooting butterflies and rainbows out its exhaust (although, maybe Ford could make that an option).

The 2015 Ford Mustang is the first time Ford has put a four-cylinder performance engine in a Mustang since the ill-fated Mustang SVO model from the 1980s. Despite matching the V8 Mustangs for power, the Mustang SVO was a lot more expensive, and a four-cylinder muscle car was a hard sale. But now that gas prices are so darn high (despite the United States exporting more oil than Saudia Arabia as of this fall) some people might find this option much more palatable.

Earlier evaluations were rumored to claim the 2015 Ford Mustang as returning 34 MPG on the highway although Ford hasn’t submitted the new Mustang for its EPA rating quite yet. The 5.6-liter manual 2014 Mustang GT got 15/24 MPG so it’s possible a 2015 Ford Mustang vs 2014 Corvette Stingray battle over engine efficiency is likely to tip in favor of the Corvette unless Ford greatly improved the gas efficiency of the V8 engine in the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. But anyone interested in gas efficiency in a muscle car probably isn’t going to be flooring it or racing so the lesser powered EcoBoost Mustang is likely to be of great interest since there isn’t even a Stingray model that gets 30+ MPG.

What do you think about the 2015 Ford Mustang GT reveal?

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14 Responses to “2015 Ford Mustang GT Reveal Shows 34 MPG EcoBoost, Compares To Corvette Stingray”

  1. Dale DeThomas

    I think its very stylish and very agressive looking. So you think your fox body Mustang looks better? You would be the only one who thinks so.

  2. Jaime Reyes

    Looks like a Fusion on Steroids!!! Love the Ass but don't know about the nose…. And yes my fox is way better than that shit

  3. Wayne-Chuck Reynolds

    Dale DeThomas , I agree with Jaime! If you like the new body style, then buy one. To each his or her own! I have owned both vehicles and enjoyed both. I would not buy the new Mustang because I think it is ugly!

  4. Randy Brine

    I don't think this new generation deserves the ugly badge. I think it would take some getting used to, back in the 80's when I went new car shopping , I found the stangs resembles tempo/taurus . but when i sat in showroom contemplating if this is "me" …nope… left. took home brochure, went back , fell in love. But to my disappointment, the last 5.0 was sold underneath my nose and all they had left was half a dozen 4 bangers. I walked out and bought a Daytona Shelby. MY POINT.. (lol finally) IS that sometimes something appears ugly until you gaze at it in person a couple times. Some cars do NOT look good sitting on a pc screen but looks good in person. Beautiful 5.0 by the way Jaime .

  5. Bruce Thompson II

    This article is full of incorrect information and/or typos. Somewhat unprofessional in my honest opinion. -_-

  6. Mike Russo

    The 4 cyl engine is an inline engine not a v4. I wonder if the cylinder head of the ecoboost engine is a derivative of the coyote engine or maybe the reverse.

  7. Anonymous

    So many errors in this post. It's an Inline-4, not a V … and 2014 GT had a 5.0 that was rated at 18/25, and the 2014 GT500 had a 5.8L that was rated at 15/24, there was no 5.6L in the GT, and there wasn't even a 5.6L offered in the Mustang … You could probably mess it up more if you tried, but I don't see how :)

  8. Ian Frew

    Will the Mustang that shoots butterflies and rainbows out its exhaust come with a copy of "Do You Believe in Magic" by The Lovin Spoonful?