Four years into its latest generation, the 2019 Ford Mustang is even more refined and customizable than its predecessors, and now available with an all-new, special BULLITT trim. With trim level prices ranging from $25,845 to $45,595, building the muscle car you’ve always wanted, and within the confines of your budget, is easier than ever.*
The underside of the 2019 Ford Mustang’s hood is a complex place. You get your pick between three engines and two transmissions, and as if to complicate matters further, you can choose between five driving modes — including Track and Drag Strip — from the cockpit. The base 2.3-liter EcoBoost® produces 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, which is respectable until compared with the 5.0-liter V8 that makes 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. In the track-focused GT350, the V8 gets 0.2 liters of additional displacement and a whopping 526 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. Pair that with a ten-speed automatic with paddle shifters and a 3.55 TORSEN® limited-slip differential and the Ford Mustang becomes a veritable force to be reckoned with.
Technology is front and center in the 2019 Ford Mustang. The large, 12-inch LCD digital instrument cluster displays everything you need to know, and you can use it to set your driving preferences down to the very last detail, even including exhaust and steering settings. But while there’s plenty of technology designed to enhance the performance driving experience, there’s just as much devoted to improving your ride. From the B&O PLAY™ Premium Audio System with 12 speakers to the Ford Safe and Smart™ Package, there’s little the Mustang doesn’t do with regards to convenience, entertainment and safety.
Some sports cars are happy to get by with an understated look, but it’s important for the one-and-only American muscle car to really look the part. It’s not just the muscular lines or the menacing LED headlights but also the stripes, scoops, striking colors, various unique grilles and the 14 different wheel designs that really make it stand out. For 2019 it brings back what is arguably the most famous Mustang ever with a BULLITT edition complete with green accent hand stitching, white cue ball shift knob and wheels with high gloss black-painted pockets. You don’t have to be a fan of the classic 1968 film to appreciate the beauty that is that car.
It would be easy for the Mustang to rest on its laurels as the reigning king of muscle cars, but Ford seems to have no interest in letting the car rest. It gets something new every year, and 2019 may be its best year yet.
*MSRP for base vehicle shown excluding destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax.
This article is presented by Rich Ford in Albuquerque, New Mexico.