So this is our third test of the 2015 Ford Mustang and you know what? It still amazes us! Let me explain. The second you chop the roof off of anything, you compromise the structural integrity of the car. Instead of a nice firm chassis you get something akin to wet spaghetti. To solve that dilemma, manufacturers have to shove heavy and complicated bracing to get at least a semblance of rigidity back but its usually never the same. See old 240s ‘verts as a prime example.
Is this 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost convertible a wet thing of spaghetti? Nope. Not at all. It rides, handles and soaks up bumps just like the coupe. So in other words, unless you look up and see the 5 million miles of headroom, you’ll have a hard time telling the difference while driving. This is a such a stratospheric change compared to the prior generation convertible which just plopped, crashed and complained all over the road.
The interior is still a great place to sit in. I actually prefer these seats to the optional Recaros in the coupe for the added comfort, adjustability and call me spoiled…the heated and cooled functions.
You can read about the virtues of the EcoBoost motor here, but regardless to say this thing hauls butt! The only sour note (this is just my own personal opinion) it just doesn’t sound good. It sounds just rough and to quote another journalist ‘agricultural’. Some people love it but some people don’t…but that’s what the aftermarket is there for.
As with everything nowadays the Mustang comes with Electric Steering. So it gives you three different modes to choose from: standard, sport and comfort. It doesn’t change the ratio, so the only thing you’re really changing is stiffness of the wheel. It being an electric unit it does suffer from the dreaded lack of feedback but that’s inherent in it’s design and you’ll get quickly accustomed to it.
The car does exhibit excellent turn in and grip. And it being a Mustang… just goose the throttle in mid corner and you’ll have a smile on your face immediately.
So to sum up…what is the EcoBoost Mustang Convertible? Damn Good.