2016 Ford Mustang

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$24,145

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2016 Ford Mustang
2016 Ford Mustang

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Fastback styling
  • Interior quality
  • V-8 and turbo acceleration
  • Handling

The bad:

  • Optional Recaro seats not comfortable
  • Curb weight
  • Very tight backseat

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Ford Mustang trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New Sync 3 multimedia system available
  • Choice of three engines, including turbo four-cylinder
  • Independent rear suspension
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive, limited-slip differential
  • High-performance Shelby GT350, GT350R versions offered

2016 Ford Mustang review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2016 Ford Mustang?

The 2016 Ford Mustang is a four-seat sports car that competes with the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger. It's available in coupe and convertible body styles, as well as five trim levels: base, EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT and GT Premium. High-performance Shelby GT350 and GT350R versions are also available, and are covered separately.

What's New on the 2016 Ford Mustang?

For 2016, the Ford Mustang can be had with an available black-painted roof and racing stripes, plus Black Accent, California Special and Pony packages. The Ford Sync 3 touchscreen multimedia system is also optional.

How Does the 2016 Ford Mustang Compare to Other Sports Cars?

Completely redesigned in 2015, the Ford Mustang's fresh look and technologies give it an edge over competitors. Additionally, its price range is wide. Compared with the Chevrolet Camaro, the Mustang offers greater visibility and a nicer interior. The Dodge Challenger presents more powerful engines and competitive fuel economy, but isn't available as a convertible. Some unorthodox competitors, such as the Subaru BRZ, Hyundai Genesis coupe and Honda Accord coupe, are comparably priced but don't match the Mustang's performance.

What Features in the 2016 Ford Mustang Are Most Important?

The 2016 Ford Mustang comes standard with a 300-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine, six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. The Mustang rides on 17-inch wheels. Additional features include dual exhaust tips, a backup camera, remote keyless entry, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cruise control and air conditioning. As required in all new vehicles in this model year, front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are also standard.

Available engines include a 310-hp, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder and a 435-hp 5.0-liter V-8. A six-speed automatic transmission is optional, as is a spoiler. Interior add-ons include the Sync 3 multimedia system, a navigation system, and heated and ventilated front seats.

Should I buy the 2016 Ford Mustang?

The 2016 Ford Mustang is a stylish fastback coupe or convertible with powerful acceleration from its V-8 and turbo engines. Although interior quality is impressive, its tight backseat and optional Recaro seats do nothing to improve comfort.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.1

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4.1

Mustang

I enjoy driving a mustang. Good car and holds the road well. This is my third mustang, first was a 1967. It rides well and great crash rating

5.0

This car has enough power and comfortness

This car is great for a sport car. It looks good, drives well, and is very well worth its price. The color pop it has to eat is also one of its greatest features. I have never received many compliments on a car before.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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