Ford Mustang GT
Ford Mustang GT
Ford Mustang

2019 Ford Mustang GT coupe

Pros: Sporty handling; good interior quality, especially in higher-end models; invigorating performance of V8 models; surprisingly robust 4-cylinder engine option

Cons: Cramped, difficult-to-access back seat; some complicated controls; a bit heavy compared to some sporty/performance rivals; topline models get pricey

CG Says: The 2019 Ford Mustang lines gains a Bullitt model. The new Mustang Bullitt is a tribute to the Mustang fastback driven by Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt 50 years ago. Bullitt is a Mustang GT with special trim and performance modifications that raise power of the GT’s standard 460-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 to 480 hp. The Shelby GT350 gets some chassis and aerodynamic improvements. A Shelby GT500 with a supercharged V8 is expected late in the model year. Other Mustang models are essentially unchanged following last year’s refresh. Mustang’s base engine is a 310-hp EcoBoost turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine, while the Shelby GT350 has a 529-hp 5.2-liter V8. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard with all engines and a 10-speed automatic is optional with 2.3-liter and 5.0-liter engines. The Mustang is a sporty/performance car that is available in coupe and convertible bodystyles. Available features include autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot alert, cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, Wi-Fi hotspot, limited-slip differential, electronic line-lock, and an exhaust system with controllable volume. Mustang’s 2015 redesign brought some key improvements—such as an independent rear suspension and a peppy turbocharged 4-cylinder engine option—that brought it up to date with most other sporty/performance 2-doors. Mustang offers an excellent lineup of powertrain choices and optional performance, technology, and convenience equipment, so it can be tailored to a broad range of tastes and budgets. In whatever form it takes, the Mustang makes a fine case for itself against a wide variety of competitive vehicles.

The Facts
Class Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices EcoBoost coupe: $27,115
EcoBoost convertible: $32,615
EcoBoost Premium coupe: $32,130
EcoBoost Premium convertible: $37,630
GT coupe: $36,350
GT Premium coupe: $40,350
GT Premium convertible: $45,850
Bullitt coupe: $47,590
Shelby GT350 coupe: NA
Shelby GTR350 coupe: NA

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder (EcoBoost)
Horsepower
310
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
10-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-32

Optional Engine
5.0-liter V8 (GT, Bullitt)
Horsepower
460 (480 Bullitt)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
10-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-25

Optional Engine
5.2-liter V8 (Shelby GT350, Shelby GTR350
Horsepower
529
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
NA
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
NA