2016 Ford Mustang
The 2015 Mustang was revamped, so the 2016 Ford Mustang really didn’t need too many changes. The newest model continues to appeal to consumers thanks to its muscle car design with a luxury crossover feel that will persuade a lot of potential luxury car buyers to consider the Mustang.
Don’t worry, the 2016 still has the same muscle car appeal and power it had in the past.
Under the Hood of the 2016 Ford Mustang
Performance is offered with every Mustang, and three engine options are offered that either lower or higher the power and economy of each vehicle. All vehicles come with either a six speed automatic or manual transmission.
- 3-Liter 4 Cylinder: The turbocharged EcoBoost model features 310 hp and 320-lb of torque. This vehicle offers (22/31) mpg with a manual transmission, and (21/32) mpg with an automatic.
- 3.7-Liter 6 Cylinder: The standard engine offered. The V6 offers 300 hp with 280-lb of torque. This model gets (17/28) mpg with a manual and (19/28) with an automatic.
- 0-Liter 8 Cylinder: Powerful from start to finish. The V8 is where Mustang enthusiasts will find the real power they’re craving. This engine features 435 hp and 400-lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy is slightly lower at (15/25) mpg with a manual and (16/25) with an automatic.
Edmunds conducted a speed test to see how the EcoBoost performed with impressive results. The EcoBoost went from 0 – 60 in 5.9 seconds and the manual hit 60 in just 4.7 seconds. This is the ultimate option for the eco-friendly driver that still wants the power and speed that the Mustang name demands.
Interior and Exterior Changes
A coupe and soft-top convertible is offered. There are five trim levels to choose from, with V6, EcoBoost and GT being the standard models. You’ll find that these models all share similar features with slight upgrades available:
- V6: Standard 17-inch alloy wheels with optional 18-inch option. Xenon headlights and LED taillights are offered. Keyless ignition, leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rearview camera and a 4.2-inch central display screen is included. MyKey parental controls allow parents to set a speed limiter to avoid high-speed driving by kids.
- EcoBoost: The EcoBoost includes everything the V6 offers and the optional packages as standard. Wheel size can be increased to 19-inches and optional inclusions offered are upgraded brakes, stability, dash trim and additional gauges.
- EcoBoost Premium: Leather Recaro sport seats and 19-inch wheels come standard with the premium. A navigation system is included as well as automatic wiper and blind-spot monitoring. A front collision alert system is also present, with 6 added speakers and driver memory settings.
- GT: The interior of the GT is exactly the same as the standard EcoBoost with the major difference being the larger engine. The optional additions are also virtually the same with color differences.
- GT Premium: Again, the GT Premium is the same as the EcoBoost Premium.
Sensors for rear parking can be added to all models, and both premium models can be updated to 20-inch wheels.
2016 Ford Mustang Safety Features
The Ford Mustang Coupe earned a 5-star rating in overall crash protection in government crash tests. Ford includes numerous standard safety options, such as:
- Side curtain airbags
- Driver knee airbags
- Parental controls
- Hill-start assist
- Antilock brakes
- Traction and stability control
- Rearview camera
The Premium models come with forward collision and blind-spot alerts. These models also can be equipped with a performance brake option that allows the vehicle to come to a complete stop after 108 feet when driving at 60 mph. This is a far better performance than other vehicles in this category.
The Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic muscle cars of America, and the price starts at a very low base MSRP of $24,625. Pricing is based on the V6 coupe and includes a destination charge. The EcoBoost will cost slightly more at $26,125 to start, and the GT costing $32,300 – $36,300 before any additional options are added.
The Mustang has a late summer release date.
Ford just released the prices for the 2016 Shelby GT350, which is priced at $47,795 to start. Optional packages can drive the price up to $61,295 with further performance enhancements. Last year’s model had a limited run of just 100 models produced.