There is no doubt that the Ford Mustang stands alongside the F-series pickups and Model T as one of the most significant and iconic cars to hail from Dearborn. The original ‘pony car’ has been leading the pack among American sports cars for decades, and often beats pricey European rivals around the track and on the street. After a substantial, retro-fueled redesign for the 2005 model year, the Mustang began to cultivate a reputation as a comfortable daily driver that could double as a fun sports coupe or convertible. From the base model EcoBoost to the ludicrously fast GT350, there is a Mustang for every price point and personal style. If you’re looking for a 2019 Ford Mustang, you’ve come to the right place. 2019 models have already hit dealer lots and are ready to go home with you today. Be sure to visit your local certified Ford dealer today to inquire about the Mustang. We’ll help you learn everything you need to know about this accomplished American classic.
The 2019 Ford Mustang
If you sometimes feel surrounded by Mustangs, you may be right. The 10,000,000th car rolled off the production line in 2018 – that’s a lot of prancing pony badges. Ford didn’t hit that milestone by offering only a few varieties of their sports car; the Mustang comes in many flavors, from mild to wild. If you’re interested in the 2019 Ford Mustang, we will discuss the best features included in this model. For specifications for your particular model, be sure to consult with your local dealership.
The 2005 redesign was a pivotal moment in the Mustang lineage. Intended to reflect and improve upon the design of the 1960s classic, the retro-futuristic Mustang spurred a mini-revival of the original muscle car battle. Chevrolet and Dodge soon followed the Mustang’s lead with the reimagined Camaro and Challenger. While one may mistake today’s Mustang for a classic car at first, the signature LED headlights, sequential taillights, capless fuel filler, and quad-tip exhausts give it away as a thoroughly modern machine. Shelby GT350 models trade the classic pony badge for Shelby’s coiled cobra badge on the grill and trunk. Those looking to add an even more personal touch have quite a few options when it comes to extra paint touches*, such as:
- Tape stripes above each wheel arch, available in silver and ebony
- Painted black roof
- Racing stripe available in white and ebony**
- Down below the paint, Ford offers 17, 18, 19 and 20-inch wheels in various styles and colors. While the options differ per trim level, all models have quite a few selections to choose from.
Inside, the cabin is full of 21st-century technology. Standard features include Intelligent Access with push-button start, built-in performance metrics available in the digital instrument cluster, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and parking brake. For the screen addict in all of us, the Mustang comes with Ford’s Sync infotainment system, a rearview camera, and FordPass, a smartphone app that keeps you updated on scheduled services, gas prices and parking. Spend a little more on upgrades, and you can get remote start, the voice-activated navigation system with pinch-to-zoom capability, and the upgrades Sync 3 system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Put all of this technology together, and you get a vehicle built with a contemporary lifestyle in mind.
Undoubtedly, safety is one of the most important aspects to consider when purchasing a new vehicle. Nobody wants to be in a situation where they invest in a vehicle simply to find out it doesn’t have exemplary safety ratings or doesn’t contain the most up-to-date safety features on the market. With the 2019 Ford Mustang, this is not an issue. The overall NHTSA Crash Test Safety Rating is five out of five stars. Furthermore, it comes with all of the safety features one would expect for a class-leading vehicle. This is a car built with the customers’ best interest in mind. Some of our favorite safety features on the Mustang include:
- Lane Keeping System
- SOS Post-Crash Alert System
- Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support
These features allude to the fact that the 2019 Ford Mustang was built with passenger and pedestrian safety as a priority. The automatic emergency braking feature helps drivers to be prepared for an increasingly distracting world. Even the best driver can become preoccupied, and automatic emergency braking can be the difference between a lapse in attention and an accident. If an accident does occur, the SOS system is there to make sure other drivers avoid the vehicle while guiding emergency vehicles to you. Although the safety features vary slightly between trim levels, most models will contain the aforementioned features. If you’re interested in a 2019 Mustang, it’s time to see your local dealership!
The key to any sports car is a powerful engine, and the Mustang delivers horsepower and torque in spades. You should always consider the level of power you’re looking for prior to purchase. Recent engine technology has ensured that most cars can reach highway speed without anxiety, but once that basic milestone is met, power delivery can differ from model to model. The Ford Mustang offers a wide variety of engine options, from the pragmatically efficient to the ridiculously powerful. Your local dealer can help you find the perfect engine for your needs.\
The base engine, a 4-cylinder EcoBoost, puts out 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. It reaches 60 mph in 5.3 seconds while achieving a tremendous 21 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. Going up the performance ladder, the GT and GT350 models utilize 5.0L and 5.2L V8s rated at 460 and 526 horsepower, respectively. Each should reach 60 mph in under 4 seconds while remaining relatively economical – the V8s are rated at 16 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway. All three engine are offered with a 10-speed automatic or six-speed manual.
For better or worse, sports cars don’t bring up connotations of good gas mileage. It’s generally accepted that you trade good fuel economy for increased horsepower and better handling. But the 2019 Ford Mustang combines power with efficiency, giving you the best of both worlds. While it doesn’t offer the fuel mileage of a compact car or commuter vehicle, those vehicles don’t offer nearly the performance the Mustang manages to achieve. Ford has spent years working to perfect the EcoBoost engine that gives its drivers V6 performance with 4-cylinder efficiency. The V8 engines match the miles per gallon of their competition, and did we mention they can produce up to 526 horsepower? Whether you go for the miserly 4-cylinder or the sonorous V8s, odds are you’ll be spending less time at the pump in a 2019 Ford Mustang than owners of comparable sports cars.
Are you ready to join the 10,000,000-strong Mustang Club? Hopefully, after seeing everything the 2019 Ford Mustang offer, you’re prepared to explore what your local dealer has to offer.
*these features cannot be combined.
**White racing stripe not available with Need for Green paint