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Some may be disappointed to hear that the 2015 Ford Mustang is actually going to have worse fuel economy than it predecessor. This is largely due to the 2015 model being a bit heavier.

This info comes via leaked EPA data published on an internet forum. What are the actual numbers? The V6 engine gets 17 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. That's a 2 mpg drop in the city, and a 1 mpg drop for highway driving when compared to the previous generation Mustang.

Now turning to the four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. It gets 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, 26 mpg combined.

Can you be happy about these numbers? Are you upset that they are worse than the previous model, or do you care that much about one or two mpg of difference?
 

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I can live with the estimated 22 mpg city, but was hoping for a 33 mpg highway, also a combined 26 mpg is rather disappointing.
On the other hand, Ford hasn't really announced the exact numbers yet. Maybe we'll get to know them within a few days.
 

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I dont think we're going to get any better. MKC 2.3 AWD is 18 city/26 hwy/21 combined...

I can agree with your point of view, but here in Europe fuel consumption is an important matter, gasoline prices are here too high, due to taxes.
..... and if Ford wants to sell a large numbers of Mustangs here in Europe, the price tag on the car better be very attractive.
 

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It's weird because I think that fuel consumption wasn't a big priority for Ford with previous Mustangs. This one they are having to think about it more especially because they are selling them in Europe now. It must be hard for them to balance that.
 

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I can see why, MPG is what the industry is focusing on largely and this is a new model of theirs that will last a while, maybe as long as 10 years, they might as well try to get it off on the right start
 

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It's weird because I think that fuel consumption wasn't a big priority for Ford with previous Mustangs. This one they are having to think about it more especially because they are selling them in Europe now. It must be hard for them to balance that.
Thats patently untrue. The Mustang II was created specifically for the 73 oil embargo and since 1975 Ford has been building the Mustang (and the rest of its lineup) to comply with CAFE regulations...
 
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