The fifth-generation Ford Mustang is the 2015 AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Car of the Year.
Ford’s iconic pony comes with important changes for its fifth generation including an independent rear suspension, revised components for the V8 GT model and a new 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine option. The V6 remains to power base models, but the biggest news is probably that the new GT model equipped with the optional performance package is – according to Ford – a better track weapon than the now-gone Boss 302.
But the coolest feature for the 2015 model is arguably the new factory line lock that will hold the front brakes while the driver roasts the rear tires. With a new Camaro just around the corner, there’s an epic battle brewing that Ford looks more than ready to take part in.
“Congratulations to everyone involved with the new Mustang and to the entire Ford team,” said AutoGuide.com Editorial Director Colum Wood. “I’m not at all surprised. From the new independent rear suspension, the EcoBoost engine option, aggressive styling and modern interior, Ford has continued to evolve the Mustang into a world-class sports car.”
“I’m excited at the response from AutoGuide readers and from our vast forum community,” Wood continued. “Social media, continued to play an increasingly large role in engaging readers to get involved and have their say.”
With seven different vehicle categories voted on in the 2015 AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Car of the Year Awards, Ford also took home top honors in the trucks category with the 2015 F-150 being named the Reader’s Choice Truck of the Year.