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2016 Ford Mustang Overview

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2016 Ford Mustang GT Black Package (4)

2016 Ford Mustang GT Black Package

The 2016 Ford Mustang takes the formidable formula put forth with the next-gen 2015 Mustang and adds a few new wrinkles, making one of the hottest vehicles of the past year even more appealing for new car shoppers. Whether it’s the base V6 model or the ungodly fast Shelby GT350R, the 2016 Mustang is one of the most fearsome vehicles Ford has ever built.


More New 2016 Mustang Features: Shelby GT350R becomes first mass produced vehicle to come standard with carbon fiber wheels


2016 Ford Mustang GT California Special Convertible

2016 Ford Mustang GT California Special Convertible

 What’s New for the 2016 Ford Mustang?

Upgrades for the 2016MY are few, but significant. The 2016 Mustang GT goes old school with secondary turn signals integrated into the hood vents–a callback to the first-ever Mustang GT. Three new packages are available for 2016: Black Accent Package, Pony Package, and the return of the California Special. All fastback models are now available with a painted black roof, and both fastback and convertibles are available with racing stripes. Finally, the 2016 Mustang sees the addition of SYNC 3, which includes an 8-inch center LCD touchscreen, AppLink, and 911 Assist.

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2016 Ford Mustang GT CS Convertible (1)

2016 Ford Mustang GT CS Convertible

 2016 Ford Mustang Exterior

The 2016 Mustang returns the bold exterior of the 2015 model, complete with all the hallmark touches that make it an unmistakable presence on the road. With shark-bite nose, tri-bar taillamps, trapezoidal grille, and recessed side flanks, there’s no mistaking this for anything else on the road. New colors and available painted black roof and racing stripes will punch up the Mustang’s look even further, as will the available California Special and Black Accent appearance packages.

2016 Ford Mustang GT Black Accent Exterior Photos:

Exterior available on V6 Fastback/Convertible 

  • Automatic headlamps with wiper activation, Decklid spoiler delete, Dual bright exhaust with slashed cut tips, HID headlamps with signature lighting, LED sequential taillamps, Body-color mirrors with integrated spotter mirrors, Rear-window defroster, 17-inch Sparkle Silver painted aluminum wheels

Exterior available on EcoBoost Fastback: 

  • 18-inch Magnetic Gloss painted and machined aluminum wheels, LED fog lamps

Exterior available on EcoBoost Premium Fastback/Convertible:

  • Rear diffuser, Pony projection lights, Heated body-color mirrors with integrated spotter mirrors and turn signal indicators, Blade decklid spoiler

Exterior available on GT Fastback: 

  • Dual Bright exhaust with rolled polished tips, Raised blade decklid spoiler

Exterior available on GT Premium Fastback/Convertible:

  • Rear diffuser, Pony projection lights, Heated body-color mirrors with integrated spotter mirrors and turn signal indicators, Raised blade decklid spoiler

Exterior available on Shelby GT350:

  • 19-inch Ebony Black painted aluminum wheels, Michelin Pilot Super Sport 295/35 ZR 19 front tire, Michelin Pilot Super Sport 305/35 ZR 19 rear tire

Exterior available on Shelby GT350R: 

  • 19-inch carbon fiber wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 305/30 ZR 19 front tires, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 315/30 ZR 19 rear tires, Carbon fiber rear wing, Chin splitter

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5.2-liter flat-plane crankshaft V8 Shelby GT350

5.2-liter flat-plane crankshaft V8 Shelby GT350 engine

2016 Ford Mustang Performance

The 2016 Ford Mustang is offered with four engine options: 3.7-liter V6, 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4, 5.0-liter V8, and the 5.2-liter flat-plane crankshaft V8 for the Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R. Output is 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque for the V6; 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque for the EcoBoost; 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque for the V8; and the 5.2L Ti-VCT V8 with Flat Plane Crank generates 526 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque.

5.2-Liter Flat-Plane Crankshaft V8 Shelby GT350 Engine Photos:

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2.3-liter EcoBoost engine

2.3-liter EcoBoost engine

2016 Ford Mustang Efficiency

The 2016 Ford Mustang’s fuel efficiency varies depending on powertrain and transmission. The base V6 returns 17 mpg city/28 mpg highway/21 mpg combined (manual) and 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway/22 mpg combined (automatic). The EcoBoost engine returns 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway/25 mpg combined (manual) and 21 mpg city/32 mpg highway/25 mpg combined (automatic). The V8 returns 15 mpg city/25 mpg highway/19 mpg combined (manual) and 16 mpg city/25 mpg highway/19 mpg combined (automatic). The Shelby GT350 returns 14 mpg city/21 mpg highway/16 mpg combined with the manual transmission, and the Shelby GT35oR returns 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway/16 mpg combined with the manual transmission.

2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Photos:

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Shelby GT350R Mustang Interior

Shelby GT350R Mustang Interior

2016 Ford Mustang Interior

The 2016 Ford Mustang is offered with a high-quality interior that focuses on comfort, technology, and sportiness. Soft-touch materials exude a feeling of luxury, and the latest in SYNC with MyFord technology ensures connectibility at all times. The GT350R is the most unique interior, cutting seating capacity to two and ditching amenities including radio and air conditioning to decrease weight and increase performance, yet retaining an air of luxury despite somewhat Spartan conditions.

2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Interior Photos:

Shelby GT350R Mustang Interior

Interior available on V6 Fastback/Convertible 

  • 2-way manual front-passenger seat, 4-way adjustable front head restraints, 4-way manual driver’s seat, 50/50 split folding rear seat, Cloth front bucket seats, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, Manual climate control, Aluminum finish instrument cluster, Cabin air filter, Center console with full armrest, Center high-mounted dome lamp, Chrome-accent 4-gauge instrument cluster, Driver footrest, Easy Fuel® capless fuel filler, Carpeted front floor mat, Intelligent Access with push-button start, Interior trunk release, Leather-wrapped parking brake handle, Leather-wrapped steering wheel with speed and audio controls, Power driver and passenger windows with global open, Two powerpoints, Sun visors with illuminated mirrors, 50/50 split folding rear seat delete (convertible), Center high-mounted dome lamp delete (convertible)

Interior available on EcoBoost Fastback: 

  • 6-way power driver seat with power lumbar, 6-way power front-passenger seat

Interior available on EcoBoost Premium Fastback/Convertible:

  • Ambient lighting, Premium door trim, Illuminated sill plates, Aluminum foot pedals, Heated and cooled leather-trimmed front seats, 50/50 split folding rear seat delete (convertible), Center high-mounted dome lamp delete (convertible)

Interior available on GT Fastback: 

  • Ambient lighting, Premium door trim, Illuminated sill plates, Aluminum foot pedals, Heated and cooled leather-trimmed front seats

Interior available on GT Premium Fastback/Convertible

  • Ambient lighting, Premium door trim, Illuminated sill plates, Aluminum foot pedals, Heated and cooled leather-trimmed front seats, 50/50 split folding rear seat delete (convertible), Center high-mounted dome lamp delete (convertible)

Interior available on Shelby GT350:

  • 50/50 split folding rear seat, RECARO® cloth/Miko® suede Sport Seats, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, Manual climate control, Aluminum foot pedals, Cabin air filter, Center console with full armrest, Center high-mounted dome lamp, Two Cupholders, Driver footrest, Easy Fuel® capless fuel filler, Carpeted front floor mats, Gray accent gauge cluster and register vents, Intelligent Access with push-button start, Interior trunk release, Leather/Alcantara®-wrapped steering wheel with tilt/telescoping steering column, Leather-wrapped parking brake handle, Power driver and passenger windows with global open, Two powerpoints, Premium Miko® Suede door trim, Sun visors with illuminated mirrors

Interior available on Shelby GT350R: 

  • Rear seat delete, Air conditioning delete, Auxiliary gauges delete, Floor mat delete, Tire inflator and sealant kit delete

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2016 Ford Mustang GT CS Convertible (4)

2016 Ford Mustang GT CS Convertible interior

2016 Ford Mustang Safety

The 2016 Ford Mustang returns the same safety features that earned it a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from NHTSA.

Standard Safety Features

  • 3-point safety belt restraint system for all seating positions
  • Active Glove Box
  • Belt-Minder® front safety belt reminder
  • Driver’s knee airbag
  • Dual front airbags
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children)
  • Personal Safety System™ for driver and front passenger
  • Rear view camera
  • Safety Canopy® side-curtain airbags
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Illuminated entry
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Securilock® Passive Anti-Theft System

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