Apr 11, 2016
Reviewed By Jim Pickering
Price as Tested $42,275: 5.0L 435-hp TI-VCT V8, 6-speed manual transmission, HID headlamps and LED taillamps w/sequential turn signal, 8-inch touchscreen with Sync 3, heated and cooled leather seating, Shaker Pro audio, 3.31 limited slip axle, California Special package, Track Apps w/integrated line lock.

Great looks. 5.0 gives off a throaty growl and boasts big showy fender badges. Comfortable seating, even in the rear. Decent shifter, good clutch feedback, and loads of power. Adjustable driving modes tune engine performance and nanny interference. Cool Mustang lights shine down on the ground from side mirrors upon unlock. Hood-mounted turn signal indicators? Is it 1970 again? Cool.


Soft rear suspension feels like it came out of the V6 Mustang. It’s compliant and nice for daily driving, but it squats and rebounds a lot more than I want when banging that 6-speed under hard acceleration. Ride sometimes feels floaty — is it 1970 again? Not cool.


The GT adds powerhouse grunt to the new Mustang’s good looks, but it doesn’t exactly feel like a comprehensive package. Modern muscle tends to focus on tight suspension and engine power jointly, and this GT didn’t have that feel. What we’re left with is a true throwback muscle car that won’t beat you up when driven daily. Whether or not that’s a good thing really comes down to you.

Fun to Drive
4.0 rating
Fun to Look at
5.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating
Horsepower 435
EPA Mileage 15/25

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