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With the arrival of an independent rear suspension, the 2016 Mustang GT has become a world-class driving machine. The Mustang GT’s sharp handling and muscular V-8 engine make it a legitimate contender. Aside from its exciting performance, the legendary muscle car also looks stunning in any color.
Although the Mustang GT is fun, the base V6 model is a great choice as well. Many drivers will love its overall value. It is definitely a good option for drivers who are on a tight budget. Like its more powerful counterpart, the V6 Fastback also benefits from an outstanding safety rating. Use this comparison to help you choose between the GT and the V6 model.
In terms of sheer power, the Mustang GT’s V-8 engine is a monster. The 5.0-liter engine pumps out a thrilling 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. When launched from a standstill, the GT model is able to hit 60 mph in an impressive 4.5 seconds. Although the GT model is a powerhouse, the V6 Fastback is far from being slow. Designed with a Ti-VCT induction system, the V6 model produces a satisfying 300 horsepower. The V6-powered coupe only takes 5.8 seconds to reach 60 mph. Furthermore, you can look forward to getting an impressive 28 mpg on the highway. While the high-performance Mustang GT is faster, the V6 version will reward you with a great balance of speed and efficiency.
Fortunately, both the GT and the V6 model are equipped with an independent rear suspension. A multi-mode power steering system comes standard as well. While the comfort mode is great for long trips on the highway, the sport mode enables you to maximize the Mustang’s fun factor. If you are looking for the softest ride, the V6 Fastback is your best option. On the other hand, the Mustang GT’s optional sports-tuned suspension provides even better control on the road. However, keep in mind that the V6 model is nearly 200 pounds lighter.
For the 2016 model year, the base Mustang is loaded with a lot of nice features. This is a big advantage for car shoppers who are seeking affordability. To enhance outward visibility, a rear-view camera now comes as standard equipment. Not only do the sequential turn signals look cool, but they also help enhance the Mustang’s safety profile. Some of the other standard goodies include a Sync voice control system, Bluetooth technology, key-less ignition, and smart-charging USB ports. Although the Mustang GT is just a tad bit more luxurious, the V6 model is a legitimate bargain.
As you can see, both the Mustang GT and the V6 Fastback bring a lot to the table. While the high-powered GT is certainly tempting, the economical V6 version delivers more than enough muscle for most drivers. To see which model best suits your style, head down to our Five Star Ford Warner Robins dealer to take a test drive.
All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.