Lets talk about why the 2018 Mustang GT is such an improvement over the 2015-2017 Mustang. In 2015 the new chassis named S550 was released worldwide, it was an improvement in lap times over the previous generation mustang from 2011-2014 due to the introduction of the independent rear suspension for the first time in a production Mustang GT. Also the brakes where beefed up in the performance package, along with a larger radiator, larger sway bars, stiffer suspension and a strut tower brace. All of these additions made for the fastest Mustang GT around a track, but it was a little slower in the 1/4 mile although the trap speed was higher. The mustang gained about 150 pounds from the previous generation mustang but also gained about 23 horsepower to make up for the weight.
The 2015 Mustang was also better insulated from noise which made the car feel like it wasn’t going as fast as it actually was. The stock exhaust system on the 2015-2017 Mustang reduced the interior noise but you didn’t get to hear the 435 horsepower coyote V8. The introduction of the rear independent suspension also helps with keeping the rear tires hooked up during cornering. The 2015 Mustang was finally getting some respect from others.
For 2018 they addressed all of these complaints, they increased the exhaust volume, added adjustable exhaust, adjustable mageneride suspension, increased the engine horsepower, even added a 10 speed automatic transmission which is the biggest improvement along with the redesigned coyote engine making 460 horsepower. The transmission also has a “drag mode” if you opt for the Performance Package.
The 2018 Mustang bridges the gap between the GT350 and the 2015-2017 Mustang GT but the price has also increased accordingly, with all the options you are going to pay up to $54,000 which is close to the price of a GT350 which will not lose value quite as much as the Mustang GT.
The 2020 Mustang GT is right around the corner and I’m surprised we haven’t heard more about it so far!
Would you rather have two used 2015 Mustang GTs or 1 brand new 2018 Mustang GT fully loaded, because that is the choice you can make with the prices of the 2018 Mustang GT topping out at $54,750. What would you chose and why?