The new 2016 Ford Mustang takes most of its configurations from the previous year’s model. It is available as soft-top convertible or coupe with five trims including V6, EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT, and GT Premium.
Mechanical parts of the new car remain exactly the same as its predecessor, but there are some important additions in technology department.
Sync 3 touchscreen with simplified and smartphone-like interface has replaced the MyFord Touch Information system which was an optional in the 2015 model. Because there is no mechanical difference between the new and previous models, our 2016 Ford Mustang review is based only on trim levels and their optional packages.
Mustang V6 comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights (with sequential turn signals), automatic xenon headlights, keyless ignition and entry, limited-slip rear differential, 4.2-inch screen display screen, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel wrapped in leather, air conditioning, cruise control, adjustable driver seat, auto dimming rear view mirror, Bluetooth, 6-speaker system, MyKey parental control (geofencing, volume limiter, speed limiter), CD player, and dual USB ports. Optional features include 18-inch wheels, LED fog lights, 6-way driver seat, and rear spoiler.
EcoBoost model includes every aforementioned feature as standard, but with its own wheels design. It adds turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, 6-way adjustable passenger seat, aluminum dashboard trim, and noise cancellation. EcoBoost Performance package is an optional upgrade which adds 19-incyh wheels, shorter gearing, larger radiator, upgraded brakes, sport-tuned suspension, stability control setting, sport-tuned steering, additional gauges, spoiler delete, summer tires, and distinctive aluminum dash trim. Recaro sport seats are available as optional as well.
EcoBoost Premium adds heated mirror, rear diffuser, selectable driver modes, chrome and aluminum interior accents, ambient interior lighting, 9-speaker system, satellite radio, and Sync 3 information system which includes 8-inch touchscreen interface and voice controls. The package also has leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and dual-zone climate control.
Mustang GT is built on regular EcoBoost trim, but it brings V8 engine, electronic line-lock, upgraded brakes, and launch control for manual transmission.
The top of the range GT Premium has the same features as EcoBoost Premium, but it offers California Special package with 19-inch black alloy wheels, trim details on both exterior and interior, as well as a more prominent spoiler.
Both coupe and soft-top convertible models are considered four-seaters, but the backseats are probably too cramped for adults.
The trunk on the coupe provides 13.5 cubic feet of cargo space, while the convertible one has 11.4 cubic feet only. The 2016 Ford Mustang price starts at $24,145 to $41,895.
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