Mustang, Explorer Pick up KBB 5-Year Cost to Own Awards
Not only did the Lincoln Motor Company brand wind up taking home the Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Best Luxury Brand Award, but two Ford vehicles also earned top honors in their segments.
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The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang GT was named Best High Performance Car with a projected five-year cost to own of $49,545. This makes the Mustang GT nearly $4,000 more affordable than the Camaro SS/ZL1/Z/28 and more than $16,000 more affordable than the Corvette Stingray.
The Mustang earns plaudits from KBB for its improved performance and technologies, all of which factors into its exceptional retained value. The EcoBoost engine option also makes it more attractive to those wanting to save money on fuel costs.
In the final year of its current iteration, the 2015 Explorer earned the title of Best Full-Size SUV/Crossover. Ford’s seven-million-strong-seller, which is the focus of a significant revamp for the 2016 model, carries a $48,840 five-year cost to own, besting the Mazda CX-9 and Dodge Durango.
Additionally, the Ford Taurus was the third place finisher in the full-size car category, the Focus ST was second in the sporty compact car category, and the F-150 was third in the full-size pickup truck category.
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