A head to head comparison of a 2016 Ford Mustang to a 2015 Volkswagen GTI in Engine Performance.


 
  • Jones Ford Casa Grande Journal
  • Jul 22nd 2017 - 255 days ago
  • Casa Grande, AZ
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Compared To Volkswagen GTI 2015



The Mustang has more powerful engines than the GTI:

Horsepower

Torque

Mustang 3.7 DOHC V6

300 HP

280 lbs.-ft.

Mustang ECOBoost 2.3 turbo 4 cyl.

310 HP

320 lbs.-ft.

Mustang GT 5.0 DOHC V8

435 HP

400 lbs.-ft.

GTI 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

210 HP

258 lbs.-ft.

GTI Performance Package 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

220 HP

258 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Car and Driver the Ford Mustang is faster than the GTI Performance Package (manual transmissions tested):

Mustang ECOBoost

Mustang GT

GTI

Zero to 60 MPH

5.5 sec

4.5 sec

5.8 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

13.3 sec

10.4 sec

14.4 sec

Quarter Mile

13.9 sec

13 sec

14.4 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

102 MPH

113 MPH

100 MPH

Top Speed

148 MPH

164 MPH

124 MPH

As tested in Motor Trend the Mustang ECOBoost 2.3 turbo 4 cyl. is faster than the GTI Performance Package (automatics tested):

Mustang

GTI

Zero to 60 MPH

5.6 sec

5.9 sec

Quarter Mile

14.1 sec

14.5 sec

In a Road & Track race course test, the Ford Mustang GT Fastback was clocked 3.54 seconds faster than the Volkswagen GTI 4dr (56.81 sec. vs. 60.35 sec.) at an average lap speed 15 MPH faster (127.2 MPH vs. 112.2 MPH).