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2016 Ford Mustang Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Completely redesigned last year
  • Now has a fully independent rear suspension for better handling
  • Several new appearance packages and slight styling changes for 2016
The Ford Mustang got a massive overhaul last year and for 2016 adds a few new appearance packages and styling tweaks.

Ford redesigned the iconic pony car last year, as they began to sell the Mustang worldwide for the first time, just in time for its fiftieth birthday. All-new sheet metal gives the Mustang a sleek, fastback look that is modern and aerodynamic. The front grille has been updated and better matches the rest of the Ford lineup; it is flanked by new headlight clusters that have attractive three-lined LED daytime running lights. The entire profile has been changed as well, with a fastback design and a sloping roofline the leaves a very short rear decklid and gives the whole car a sleeker look. Out back, the tri-bar taillights return with sequential turn signals that are a fun, whimsical touch. 17-inch wheels come standard, with larger 18- and 19-inch cogs optional. For 2016, GT models also get another touch of nostalgia, with the return of turn-signal indicators to the hood vents which flash in the direction of the driver.

Under the hood, the Mustang has three engine options; the base engine is a 300-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 that will mostly be relegated to rental car duty. More intriguing is the new 310-hp, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost that makes 320 pounds-feet of torque. GT models feature a 435-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 that pumps out 400 pounds-feet of torque. Transmission options include a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Last year’s changes also included plenty of updates under the skin, most notably a fully independent rear suspension, which replaces the live rear axle that had been the Mustang’s signature for years. It improves the Mustang’s handling and ride immensely and don’t worry, if you still want to do burnouts GT models offer something called “electronic line-lock” which will lock the rear axle for tire-shredding fun.

Inside, the dashboard has a combination of old and new elements, with three large circular vents atop the center console and large round gauges. In front of the shifter are switches that control the hazard lights and driving mode (normal, snow/wet, sport, and track) among other things. Standard features including air conditioning, push-button start, SYNC, two USB ports for charging gadgets and phones, and Bluetooth connectivity. Also available are dual-zone automatic climate control, universal garage door opener, powered front seats, adaptive cruise control, a navigation system, leather upholstery, and a very nice pair of Recaro front seats that we really like.

The new Mustang has also added safety features, with a rearview camera now standard on all models and a new “active glove box” which serves as a knee airbag for the front passenger. Antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and eight airbags (including the active glove box) all come standard as well.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 15 - 22 MPG
  • Highway: 25 - 31 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

88 of 88 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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