The 2015 Ford Mustang is something of a 50th anniversary car, as the original Mustang was launched in mid-1964.

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The new Mustang maintains pony-car attributes, such as a two-door coupe body and a long nose.

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In one big change, Ford swapped out the old live rear axle for an independent rear suspension.

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Rather than using separate rear side windows, Ford integrated the side graphic into a single opening.

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The Recaro seats are, fortunately, optional, as the bolsters make access difficult and they won't fit thicker-bodied drivers.

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The rear seats are reasonably comfortable, but the lack of headroom limits their usefulness.

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In this GT Premium trim, the cabin materials look and feel very good.

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Ford offers the Mustang in a wide range of trims, and will be offering it in more markets than ever before.

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The front end maintains the slash LED parking lights from the previous generation.

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The brawny hood on the Mustang GT includes two rear-facing vents.

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A strut brace crosses the heads of the 5-liter V-8.

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The GT Performance package adds these black 19-inch wheels.

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The Mustang is a surprisingly nimble car, belying its own brawny looks.

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With the V-8 engine, you can expect mediocre fuel economy.

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An electric power steering system contributes efficiency and direct response.

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Ford labels the speedometer "Ground Speed" somewhat unnecessarily.

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This six-speed shifter has a strong, mechanical feel and slots into each gear with good precision.

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These toggle switches, unfortunately made of plastic, control drive modes and steering programs.

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The Sport steering program is fine for everyday driving.

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Drive modes let you dial down torque for slippery conditions, or set a special Track program.

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The MyFord Touch navigation system loads its maps a bit slowly, but is basically usable.

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There are many destination entry options, but no online search.

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Sirius Travel Link brings in outside data, such as traffic, weather and fuel prices.

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Digital audio sources include USB ports, Bluetooth streaming and HD radio.

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The music library screen lets you browse a USB drive or connected iOS device.

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Satellite radio comes standard on the GT Premium trim.

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HD radio adds clarity and multiple channels to FM broadcasts.

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The 12-speaker Shaker audio option includes this big subwoofer in the trunk.

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Pool lights under the side mirror project the Mustang logo on the ground.

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This new generation of Mustang should be a success due to its styling and excellent driving character.

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