New for 2015:Ford Cars
Jeff Youngs | Sep 17, 2014
2015 Ford Cars OverviewThere's significant news coming out of the Ford car lineup this year, as a totally redesigned 2015 Mustang makes its debut, accented by all-new but still recognizable styling, independent rear suspension in lieu of the traditional solid axle, more powerful GT model with standard launch control, and a host of content upgrades. Enthusiasts may be concerned to hear that a 4-cylinder engine returns to the Mustang stable, though all fears should be allayed when they learn that this one is a 320-horsepower turbocharged EcoBoost.
While Ford was clearly busy overhauling its venerable muscle car, the company also found time to make a number of upgrades to its other models. The tiny Fiesta arrives with new colors and upholstery, Focus models offer revised styling and an available 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine, and the midsize Fusion sedan ups its game by way of a standard rearview camera and expanded availability of all-wheel drive (AWD). As for the full-size Taurus, it moves a variety of amenities into the standard column.
The front-wheel-drive (FWD) 2014 C-Max wagon is available in Hybrid and plug-in Energi trim levels, with the latter offering an electric-only driving range of up to 19 miles and the former earning EPA ratings of 42 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway, and 40 mpg combined.
- 2015 model-year information not yet available
- Magnetic Metallic paint color
- Upgraded cloth upholstery
- Revised option packages
In addition to powertrain changes, the 2015 Focus arrives with updated styling, retuned suspension designed to improve ride and handling, a quieter cabin, standard rearview camera, and safety options such as lane-keep assist and a blind-spot monitoring system. Ford has also tweaked the Sync infotainment system with enhanced functionality and improved voice recognition.
- Freshened styling
- Reduced interior noise
- Retuned chassis
- Standard rearview camera
- Available 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine
- Upgraded Sync infotainment system
- Optional safety systems
In addition to the SE and Titanium trim levels, the 2015 Ford Fusion is also available in base S guise, with power coming from one of two 4-cylinder engines. Hybrid and plug-in Energi Fusions continue as part of the lineup as well.
- Standard rearview camera and alloy wheels
- Four new exterior paint colors
- Terracotta package for SE and Titanium trim levels
- Expanded availability of AWD
- Power passenger seat standard on SE and Titanium
Mustang buyers will continue to have their choice of fastback or convertible body styles, both equipped with one of the aforementioned engines, or a standard 3.7-liter V-6.
- Completely redesigned
- Available 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine
- Additional passenger room
- More powerful and efficient V-8 engine
- Revised automatic transmission with paddle shifters
- Re-engineered chassis includes independent rear suspension
- Improved braking
- Standard push-button start and Sync infotainment system
- Launch control standard on Mustang GT
- Upgraded interior materials
- Safety options including intelligent cruise control
- Convertible top lowers faster
Ford offers the Taurus sedan in FWD and AWD configurations, as well as SE, SEL, and Titanium trim levels. Residing under the hood is either a 288-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 or a turbocharged, 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine. A separate AWD Taurus SHO model is also offered, dialing up performance courtesy of a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that produces 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.
- Bronze Fire, Magnetic Metallic, and Caribou paint colors
- Rearview camera and Sync system now standard on all trim levels
- Limited adds power moonroof and power-adjustable foot pedals
- SEL adds push-button start and rear park-assist sensors
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