2015 Ford Mustang GT: What's New for 2016
by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on February 25, 2016
If you've spent the last year following our long-term test of the 2015 Ford Mustang GT, you know that we're huge fans of Ford's latest-generation pony car. You might even be considering laying down your hard-earned cash for one as well. Although we're already two months into the new year, dealerships are still full of last year's models.
The question now is whether to get a potentially sweet deal on a 2015 'Stang or nab a 2016 model. The updates listed below may sway your opinion one way or the other.
The biggest change for the 2016 Ford Mustang is the Sync 3 infotainment system. The previous system, dubbed MyFord Touch, never really hit it out of the park. The system got less buggy in later years, but always suffered from slow response times and on-screen buttons that were difficult to press.
And while the entire staff has not yet had the opportunity to stress-test Sync 3, early reports are positive. The system responds quickly to user inputs, the menus are logically arranged and the interface apes current smartphone app design.
After a limited run in 2015, Ford will make the high-performance Mustang GT350 in greater numbers this year. If the look of your new muscle car is a factor, there are several new packages that alter the Mustang's exterior appearance and cabin appointments, including the California Special and Pony packages.
Readers who were unimpressed by our Mustang's standard black wheels (included in the Performance Package) will be happy to know that you can now order the Performance Package with nickel-finished wheels. Additional changes are listed below.
-Expanded GT350 production
-GT 50 Years Limited Edition Dropped
-MyFord Touch replaced by Sync 3
-Hood and roof racing stripes available on all models
-Pony Package available for Ecoboost Premium models
-Wheel and Stripe Package available on Ecoboost Premium models
-Ecoboost and GT hardtop models available with black roof
-Interior and Wheel Package available on Ecoboost and GT (not Premium) models
-Turn signal indicators in hood vents for GT models
-Black Accent Package available on GT models
-Nickel-finish wheels available on models equipped with GT Performance Package
-California Special Package available for GT Premium models
-GT Performance Package available on GT Premium Convertible
-Prices increased $345 for V6 and Ecoboost models
-Prices increased $95 for GT models
Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor @ 21,568 miles