What Are the Ratings for a 2015 Mustang Convertible Car?


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The 2015 Ford Mustang convertible is considered the best affordable convertible car according to critics by news website US News & World Report. Its styling, power and handling are all praised by critics, with most complaints directed at a cramped back seat and the unintuitive MyFord audio controls.

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The 2015 Ford Mustang convertible is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine producing 300 horsepower and 280 foot-pounds of torque. Upgraded engine options include the turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four in the EcoBoost Premium edition that produces 310 horsepower and 320 foot-pounds of torque, and the 5-liter Coyote V8 used in the GT and GT Premium trims that has a peak torque output of 400 foot-pounds and 435 peak horsepower. One compelling feature of the EcoBoost engine upgrade is that it achieves peak torque at only 2,500 rpm, as opposed to 4,000 rpm for the naturally-aspirated V6 engine, allowing it to reach peak acceleration more quickly than the V6. A six-speed manual transmission is standard for all trims.

The 2015 Ford Mustang has performance to match its sporty looks, especially in the EcoBoost Premium and GT trims. The Mustang GT coupe accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds, though the convertible is likely to be slightly slower due to its additional weight. Reviewers also praised the Mustang's significant improvements in handling due to its new rear suspension design, though many reviewers recommended the Track package with upgraded Brembo brakes for serious drivers.

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