Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 20

More 2015 Ford Mustang pricing information leaks [UPDATE]

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The big news this morning was that the 2015 Ford Mustang would start at $24,425, including its destination pricing. The big news this afternoon is, well, bigger.

Mustang6G.com has come up with what it claims is pricing info for the entire Mustang line, rather than just the V6. That means we know all about the EcoBoost and GT prices now, which, when combined with the dealer order sheets we reported on last week, gives us our clearest look yet at how the Mustang can be outfitted (we're still a bit short on pricing info for some standalone options, like paint premiums and such).

The base EcoBoost starts at $25,995, while the GT rings up at $32,925.

The base V6 wears the code-name 050A, while the base EcoBoost is 100A and the base GT is 300A. All prices include the $825 destination charge.

We already know the most basic, V6-powered Mustang, the 050A, starts at $24,425. The upgraded V6, which Ford identifies as 051A, costs $25,420 and adds 18-inch wheels, LED foglamps, a six-way power drivers seat and a body color spoiler.

The base EcoBoost starts at $25,995, while the GT rings up at $32,925 (a $1,715 increase). Regardless of engine, the Premium trims, code-named 200A and 400A, respectively, are virtually identical. They add selectable drive modes, a number of interior styling bits (ambient lighting, aluminum foot pedals, etc.), a nine-speaker stereo in place of the standard six-speaker setup and an eight-inch color display with MyFord Touch. Moving from the EcoBoost 100A to 200A drives the price up to $29,995, while upgrading the GT from 300A to 400A ups the ante to $36,925.

The Premium models themselves have an extra equipment pack, code-named 201A on the EcoBoost and 401A on the GT. Regardless of engine, this package adds a 12-speaker Shaker stereo, HD radio, memory seats with two settings and blind-spot monitoring. The EcoBoost 201A costs $31,790 while the GT 401A costs $38,720.

The GT Performance Pack, which adds a whole wealth of performance-oriented options including a strut-tower brace, a larger radiator, a stiffened suspension, six-piston Brembo brakes, 19-inch wheels and a 3.73 rear end, will cost $2,495 (identical to the 2014 GT Performance Pack's price). It's not entirely clear if the EcoBoost Performance Pack, which offers essentially the same options, is priced the similarly (although it seems reasonable to assume).

Other standalone options include navigation ($795), Recaro leather seats ($1,595, the same as 2014), an Enhanced Security Package ($395) and floormats ($85). The destination charge, which we included in all the prices above, is $825. Last, but certainly not least, the Fiftieth Anniversary Mustang GT will start at $46,995.

So, loyal readers, what do you think? Does this pricing strategy seem reasonable? Now that you know what each trim level costs, which would you choose? Have your say in Comments.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story included GT Premium 400A pricing that did not include destination and delivery fees. The source story has been updated to reflect this omission, and we have followed suit by changing our text to reflect pricing of $36,925 instead of $36,100.

More 2015 Ford Mustang pricing information leaks [UPDATE] originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 May 2014 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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May 20

Autoblog Podcast #381

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Episode #381 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Mike Harley talk about our recent experience with the Nissan Micra and Ford Mustang EcoBoost, Dan has an interview with Phil LeBeau of CNBC about the GM ignition switch recall and NHTSA fine, and we also consider the FTC's latest positive statements about Tesla's direct-sales plan. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Check out the new rundown below with times for topics, and you can follow along down below with our Q&A. Thanks for listening!

Autoblog Podcast #381:



Topics: In the Autoblog Garage:

Hosts: Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, Michael Harley
Runtime: 01:54:31

Rundown:
  • Intro and Garage - 00:00
  • Nissan Micra - 27:28
  • Ford Mustang EcoBoost - 38:51
  • Phil LeBeau interview - 49:14
  • GM Recalls - 01:12:42
  • FTC and Tesla - 01:20:35
  • Q&A - 01:36:17

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Autoblog Podcast #381 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 May 2014 15:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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May 20

Ford opens order banks for 2015 Mustang, pricing starts at $24,425*

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2015 Ford Mustang

Ford is officially selling its all-new 2015 Mustang, following today's release that the automaker has begun accepting orders for the fastback model. Accompanying the announcement came the long-awaited pricing for the entry level model, fitted with the 3.7-liter V6, which will start at $24,425 (*including destination and delivery).

As previously announced, there will be three available powerplants when the vehicle is launched. All are offered with a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters (horsepower and torque figures have not been finalized):
  • Naturally aspirated 3.7-liter V6, producing more than 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.
  • Turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, producing more than 305 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque.
  • Naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8, producing more than 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque.
The base price of the 2014 Mustang is $23,335 (including destination and delivery), which means the 2015 model arrives with a $1,090 premium over the outgoing model - an increase justified by an all-new platform with the new independent rear suspension. Other new standard features include HID headlamps, rear view camera system, keyless entry and SYNC connectivity with a 4.2-inch color display.

According to the press release, the Mustang will roll into North American showrooms this fall.

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Ford opens order banks for 2015 Mustang, pricing starts at $24,425* originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 May 2014 01:49:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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