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2019 Ford Mustang

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 Editors' Pick
Autoblog Rating
8

An even burlier V8 provides robust thrills with a bombastic soundtrack. Some automatic transmission glitches and cheap interior materials annoy but don’t stop the fun.

Industry
9
The 2019 Ford Mustang is the best Mustang ever built. It won't be remembered like the 1965, and it's not even the first year of a new generation, but there's none better. It's faster than ever, rides better than ever, and handles better than ever. It charges hard and corners flat, at least with the right package. Passenger-carrying isn't the best, but that's par for the course. It's a sports car-and for its performance, it's a bargain.

The Mustang was redesigned in 2015, and last year it got tweaks to its face, including standard LED headlamps, a more pouty mouth, and lowered nose. It might be argued that 2018 was just as good, because there are no mechanical changes for 2019, except for ? drum roll ? the return of the Bullitt, a 480-hp near-identical clone of the Mustang GT.

For 2019, Ford makes active exhaust standard equipment, and bundles a new 1,000-watt audio system with some models. Also, every model now has optional forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, which not all rivals offer.

The Mustang comes as a coupe called Fastback or convertible called Convertible, the V-8 GT, the Bullitt, and the ultimate prancing pony, the track-ready Shelby GT350.

The base engine is a 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. If you're worried about a 4-cylinder Mustang, don't. Its 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque will squash any early V-8 Mustang made. It doesn't have the deep rumbling exhaust note, but that's what the GT is for. The former V-6 engine is gone.

Turbo-4s are today, period. The Mustang with the turbo-4 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in less than six seconds, shifting with a great 6-speed manual or a fine 10-speed automatic. Standard equipment includes something called Line Lock, which enables burnouts at the touch of a button and a drop of the hammer. Line Lock is easily the most lunatic and necessary standard feature of any 2019 model-year vehicle.

If that isn't enough to make it pure, fine. The GT carries a 460-horsepower, 5.0-liter, double-overhead-cam V-8 under its long hood, and makes itself known with an active exhaust system. Fit with available adaptive dampers, it can handle with almost anything on the road.

The Ecoboost is EPA-rated at 21 mpg city, 32 highway, 25 combined, with the 10-speed automatic transmission, and 1 less mpg with the 6-speed manual. The heavier convertible gets 2 less mpg. Premium fuel is required, wiping out the economy of 25 mpg.

The GT with the automatic gets 16/25/19 mpg and 18 mpg with the 6-speed. The Shelby GT350 gets 16 mpg.

As for crashworthiness, especially important in a car like this, the NHTSA gives the Mustang five stars overall, with five stars in every test. Some cars get five stars even with one or two four-star ratings in specific tests, so there should be a …
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The 2019 Ford Mustang is the best Mustang ever built. It won't be remembered like the 1965, and it's not even the first year of a new generation, but there's none better. It's faster than ever, rides better than ever, and handles better than ever. It charges hard and corners flat, at least with the right package. Passenger-carrying isn't the best, but that's par for the course. It's a sports car-and for its performance, it's a bargain.

The Mustang was redesigned in 2015, and last year it got tweaks to its face, including standard LED headlamps, a more pouty mouth, and lowered nose. It might be argued that 2018 was just as good, because there are no mechanical changes for 2019, except for ? drum roll ? the return of the Bullitt, a 480-hp near-identical clone of the Mustang GT.

For 2019, Ford makes active exhaust standard equipment, and bundles a new 1,000-watt audio system with some models. Also, every model now has optional forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, which not all rivals offer.

The Mustang comes as a coupe called Fastback or convertible called Convertible, the V-8 GT, the Bullitt, and the ultimate prancing pony, the track-ready Shelby GT350.

The base engine is a 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. If you're worried about a 4-cylinder Mustang, don't. Its 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque will squash any early V-8 Mustang made. It doesn't have the deep rumbling exhaust note, but that's what the GT is for. The former V-6 engine is gone.

Turbo-4s are today, period. The Mustang with the turbo-4 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in less than six seconds, shifting with a great 6-speed manual or a fine 10-speed automatic. Standard equipment includes something called Line Lock, which enables burnouts at the touch of a button and a drop of the hammer. Line Lock is easily the most lunatic and necessary standard feature of any 2019 model-year vehicle.

If that isn't enough to make it pure, fine. The GT carries a 460-horsepower, 5.0-liter, double-overhead-cam V-8 under its long hood, and makes itself known with an active exhaust system. Fit with available adaptive dampers, it can handle with almost anything on the road.

The Ecoboost is EPA-rated at 21 mpg city, 32 highway, 25 combined, with the 10-speed automatic transmission, and 1 less mpg with the 6-speed manual. The heavier convertible gets 2 less mpg. Premium fuel is required, wiping out the economy of 25 mpg.

The GT with the automatic gets 16/25/19 mpg and 18 mpg with the 6-speed. The Shelby GT350 gets 16 mpg.

As for crashworthiness, especially important in a car like this, the NHTSA gives the Mustang five stars overall, with five stars in every test. Some cars get five stars even with one or two four-star ratings in specific tests, so there should be a …
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Retail Price

$31,410 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 2.3L I-4
MPG 21 City / 31 Hwy
Seating 4 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd man w/OD
Power 310 @ 5500 rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel
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