2006 Ford Mustang GT: Ultimate Guide

2006 Ford Mustang GT

2006 Ford Mustang GT

The 2006 Mustang GT was pretty much a carryover year. The Mustang GT continued to come in two options packages: the Deluxe and the Premium. The muscular new engines from the prior year stayed and provided the 2006 Mustang GT with more than adequate performance to keep its bang for your buck crown.

Only slight differences in the 2006 Mustang GT are apparent, with the most obvious being the addition of some meatier and wider 18″ wheels and tires to get all that horsepower to the ground. The GT interior remained relatively unchanged with no meaningful updates.

The 4.6-liter all-aluminum V8 in the 2006 Mustang had three-valve heads and was good for 300 horsepower. It had an aluminum block so weight was down 75 pounds  versus the prior cast-iron design. Add 40 more horsepower than the 2004 engine and take away that kind of weight and you saw a big improvement in overall performance and not just in a straight line. 0 to 60 mph for the 2006 Mustang GT was over in 5.1 seconds and the quarter mile took 13.7 seconds at 103 mph.

The 2006 Mustang GT comes standard with a rear spoiler, but a spoiler delete option is available. A TREMEC five-speed manual transmission is standard, but for the first time, a five-speed automatic transmission is available.


Features (2006 Mustang GT) GT Deluxe GT Premium
4.0 SOHC V6 Engine
4.6 L 3 valve V8 engine Std Std
5 speed manual transmission – with 3.31 rear axle
5 speed manual transmission – with 3.55 rear axle Std Std
5 speed automatic transmission – with 3.31 rear axle Opt Opt
Limited slip differential – Optional on 3.31 Automatic transmissions Std Std
16″ steel wheels with wheel covers
16″ machined bright aluminum wheels
16″ bright machined aluminum wheels with chrome spinners
17 ” painted aluminum wheels Std Std
17″ bright machined aluminum split spoke wheels Opt Opt
18″ premium aluminum wheels Opt Opt
18″ polished aluminum wheels ( late availability) Opt Opt
P215/65R16 All season tires
P235/55ZR17 all season performance tires Std Std
P235/55ZR18 performance tires Opt Opt
Anti lock brake system and traction control Std Std
Stainless steel single exhaust
Stainless steel dual exhaust Std Std
Active anti theft system Opt Opt
Front seat side airbag system Opt Opt
Wheel locking kit Opt Opt
6 way power drivers seat with power lumbar Std Std
Leather trimmed bucket pockets
Leather trimmed sport bucket seats – (V6 requires red interior accent package) Opt Std
Full center console with cup holders and arm rest Std Std
Drivers footrest Std Std
Tilt steering wheel Std Std
Steering wheel mounted cruise control Std Std
Power door locks Std Std
2 powerpoints Std Std
Air conditioning Std Std
Remote keyless entry Std Std
Personal safety system for driver and passenger Std Std
Power rack & pinion Std Std
Power 4 wheel disc brakes Std Std
Power windows Std Std
Power side view mirrors Std Std
Rear window defroster Std Std
Intermittent windshield wipers Std Std
AM/FM Radio with single CD player Std
Shaker 500 sound system with in-dash 6 CD changer, 8 speakers and MP3 capability (500 watt) Opt Std
Shaker 1000 sound system with in-dash 6 CD changer, 10 speakers and MP3 capability (1000 watt) Opt Opt
Convertible soft boot Opt Opt
Fog lamps Std Std
Rear spoiler Std Std
Spoiler delete Opt Opt
Exterior sport appearance package
Interior sport appearance package Opt Opt
Interior upgrade package Opt Opt
Pony package
Red interior accent package Opt Opt
Tape stripe delete option (exterior sport and Pony package)