Browse over 9,000 car reviews

Sorry, there are no cars that match your search

You are here

Ford Mustang GT Fastback manual 2016 review: Top 3 features we like video

Malcolm Flynn road tests and reviews the 2016 Ford Mustang GT Fastback manual
EXPERT RATING
9
Malcolm Flynn road tests and reviews the 2016 Ford Mustang GT Fastback manual.

Malcolm Flynn road tests and reviews the 2016 Ford Mustang GT Fastback manual.

The arrival of the Ford Mustang in Australian showrooms is pretty exciting for all sorts of reasons, but the V8 manual GT coupe is arguably the most 'Mustang' of them all. Here are the top three features we like about it.

#1 Design depth

The new Mustang has all the classic Mustang design cues, but the sixth generation adds a big chunk of sophistication to its lines and proportions. Unlike some of the clumsy-looking Mustangs of the past, the new model has wheels that fill the wheelarches, a nice low ride height, and bodywork details that will keep surprising you for weeks.

#2 Near-analogue performance

Unlike most modern engines, the new Mustang's 306kW/530Nm, 5.0-litre V8 doesn't have a turbocharger or supercharger. This leaves it with a nice and linear power delivery, that's particularly enjoyable with the manual transmission. The available power is dependent on revs alone, so when you put your foot down, you always know what you're going to get.

#3 Just enough practicality 

A Coupe is more about looks than anything, but the Mustang has a surprisingly useful boot, with split-folding rear seats, and a back seat that's just big enough for shorter adults. It's no SUV, but it will carry more than you think.

Watch Malcolm's Mustang GT manual road test video here.

Find out more about the Mustang here.

See other sports cars here.

Click here to see more 2016 Ford Mustang pricing and spec info.

Pricing guides

$51,888
Based on 207 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$39,950
Highest Price
$65,990

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
2.3 Gtdi 2.3L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $30,500 – 39,930 2016 Ford Mustang 2016 2.3 Gtdi Pricing and Specs
GT 5.0 V8 5.0L, PULP, 6 SP AUTO $38,700 – 49,500 2016 Ford Mustang 2016 GT 5.0 V8 Pricing and Specs
Fastback 2.3 GTDI 2.3L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $26,600 – 35,200 2016 Ford Mustang 2016 Fastback 2.3 GTDI Pricing and Specs
Fastback GT 5.0 V8 5.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $32,800 – 43,010 2016 Ford Mustang 2016 Fastback GT 5.0 V8 Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
9
Malcolm Flynn
CarsGuide Editor

Share

Pricing Guide

$39,950

Lowest price, based on 198 car listings in the last 6 months

Have you considered?
Check out more Coupes
View cars for sale
Disclaimer: The pricing information shown in the editorial content (Review Prices) is to be used as a guide only and is based on information provided to Carsguide Autotrader Media Solutions Pty Ltd (Carsguide) both by third party sources and the car manufacturer at the time of publication. The Review Prices were correct at the time of publication.  Carsguide does not warrant or represent that the information is accurate, reliable, complete, current or suitable for any particular purpose. You should not use or rely upon this information without conducting an independent assessment and valuation of the vehicle.