Building My Ideal 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Fastback
The 2015 Ford Mustang fastback with the new 2.3L EcoBoost engine is offered in base and premium forms – and today I will focus on the base EcoBoost Mustang. This trimline doesn’t come with as many options or as many standard goodies as the EcoBoost Premium, but those buyers who want the most performance for the lowest price should find the non-Premium package to be the better buy, since the features of the Premium package really don’t add any performance.
Configuring the 2015 Mustang EcoBoost
When building my ideal 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost fastback, you are first prompted to pick between the 6-speed manual transmission or the 6-speed automatic transmission and since I am looking for performance and the most fun possible, I would pick the manual transmission. This gives the Mustang EcoBoost a starting price of $25,170…while the 6-speed automatic increases the price to $26,365. After selecting the manual transmission and moving to the exterior options, the price jumps to $25,995 thanks to the $825 destination fee.
As mentioned above, there are very few options for the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost, but you do get a full complement of color choices as well as a few key options that enhance the driving excitement levels. There are ten exterior colors to pick from including Black, Deep Impact Blue, Competition Orange, Guard, Ingot Silver, Magnetic, Oxford White, Red Race, Triple Yellow and Ruby Red. The first eight colors that I listed are free, while Triple Yellow adds $495 and Ruby Red adds $395. After picking your color (I picked Competition Orange as shown above), you have a few options including the Wheel and Stripe Package ($895), the Enhanced Security Package ($395), the Reverse Sensing System ($295), a Spare Tire ($195) and the EcoBoost Performance Package ($1,995). I would most definitely pick the EcoBoost Performance Package and the Enhanced Security package – adding $2,390 to the bottom line and bringing the price of my ideal Mustang EcoBoost up to $28,385.
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While there are very few options for the outside of the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost fastback, there are even less for the interior. There is no optional radio, no leather package and no sunroof. You can have any interior color you want – so long as you want black – and the only options are floormats and the Recaro race seats. Those race buckets are $1,595, but I loved the 2014 Mustang Recaro seats and I suspect that I will love the 2015 Recaros as well so any Mustang that I ordered would have them. Once those fancy buckets have been added, the price of my EcoBoost Mustang rises to $29,980.
Base EcoBoost or Base GT?
So if you are focused solely on performance and you don’t want your 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost to have leather seats or a fancy touch screen infotainment system, the car that I built above if your best bet – and it has an MSRP that sits just under $30,000. That includes 310 horsepower and 320lb-ft of torque which, when combined with the relatively lightweight drivetrain, should make the 4-cyinder Mustang a fun car to drive. It won’t dominate the quarter mile – but some people expect that this will be the better choice for those looking to go road racing. However, what if you arent sold on the EcoBoost compared to the GT?
Well, if you are buying your 2015 Ford Mustang on a budget, it all comes down to price – and how much you care about having the added power. If I configured a non-Premium 2015 Mustang GT with the Performance Package, the Enhanced Security Package and the Recaro seats, it has an MSRP of $37,410. The basic components of the two cars are somewhat similar shy of the engines, so you are basically paying an extra $7,500 for the bigger power.
So do you buy the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost for $29,980 or do you pony up the extra money and go for the 2015 Mustang GT? Tell us which you would pick in the comments below!