2016 Ford Mustang

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Key Specs of the 2016 Ford Mustang

Mustang base trim shown

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

Our Take

The good

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

The bad

  • Optional Recaro seats not comfortable
  • Curb weight
  • Very tight backseat
2016 Ford Mustang exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Ford Mustang

  • 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 Road Test

Aaron Bragman

Editor's note: This review was written in December 2014 about the 2015 Ford Mustang. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2016, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.

Ford gets it right with the 2015 Mustang, thoroughly upgrading the historic muscle car inside and out while providing a welcome dose of the latest technology.

For 2015, Ford has completely redesigned its iconic pony car, an event that's happened only a handful of times in the car's 50-year history. This time, it's produced a visually trimmer, meaner sports car with a new mission: take the Mustang mystique to global markets.

Ford has sold the Mustang overseas before, but this new one — with its fully independent suspension, optional turbocharged four-cylinder engine and dramatically improved build quality — is made to challenge not only American competitors at home, but foreign coupes on foreign shores.

The 2015 model is a major redo compared with the outgoing 2014 (compare the two here), with new powertrains, a new interior, new technology and more. Yet a new Chevrolet Camaro is on the way and Dodge has just updated the 2015 Challenger. Is the new Mustang enough of an update to regain its status as king of the pony-car hill? I've driven two of the three powertrains available in the 2015 Mustang — the EcoBoost four-cylinder and the big V-8 (the V-6 has not yet been made available to sample... Read more

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Great performance

by Rubyred on February 20, 2018

Great performance with great looks - what more can you ask for. Best color is the Ruby red. The convertible which I have really looks great and the top works really well. Read full review

(5.0)

Most perfect car i have owned.

by SATU007 from Culver City on February 19, 2018

this car is perfect for 4 people obvio average body types, i drive it for short distance and long distance, in both scenarios it drives the best. Read full review

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