You might think that Ford is only good for mid-range family cars and subcompacts for the ladies, but that’s far from the truth. The company is also known for Mustang – any fella’s dream wrapped up in a box with a ribbon on it. This is one of those 100% American rides. As for Ford Mustang 2019, the latest version, it’s almost the same as the 6th generation that saw the light of day back in 2015.
The car is all about power and style. You can choose between a V8 and a V4, both of which were specifically designed to excel in aggressive racing, not every-day rides to the school and back. Let us go ahead and see whether the 2019 edition is worth paying a top dollar for or not. We’ll go over all the available trims and help you make the right choice.
A Pony Car Worth Every Single Penny
Before getting into the differences between EcoBoost and Bullitt, let us talk a bit about Mustang in general.
As you might’ve known, 4 years ago, in 2015, Mustang received an independent rear transmission. It took Ford 5 decades to come around with the idea. That, plus the introduction of better styling, aerodynamics, and a comfier cabin turned the beast into a monster (in a good way).
And now, the 2019 model is finally bringing Bullitt back.
The best news about this car: you don’t have to empty your bank account to enjoy it. Even the most basic trim is a piece of art. Chevy’s Camaro and Dodge’s Challenger are its all-time rivals, but with the changes that we just discussed, Ford Mustang 2019 might just be the winner of this competition. It definitely is a well-rounded option, that’s for sure.
How Does The Car Perform?
The most important question still stands: how does this vehicle perform? The short answer – beautifully. For a vehicle that is fast, the Mustang is very easy to drive (and highly enjoyable to be in the passenger’s seat). Say, GT Premium can go from zero to 60mph in 4.6 seconds (an average result for this segment). Braking is solid, although it’s not as responsive as I’d like it to be.
At low speeds, steering is light; at higher speeds, it feels heavier, which is exactly how a pony car should behave. Steering and handling are impressive, even without any additional packages that improve the car’s performance. I had a blast testing GT Premium and didn’t ever want to leave this bad-boy.
Checking The Comfort Level
Back in the day, the words “muscle car” and “comfort” didn’t really go together well. These days, big-timers like Ford are doing everything possible to please the drivers. In Ford Mustang 2019, the overall comfort level is 8.5/10. I’m happy to say that you won’t complain after spending hours in the saddle, which can’t be said about many performance cars.
The engine roars just like it should; yet, inside the cabin, noise levels are more than acceptable. You won’t be able to adjust the front seats much; the back seats, in turn, are very tiny and will only be cozy for kids. Then again, this is a sporty car, not a family-friendly vehicle.
How Cool Is The Mustang On The Inside?
As for the dashboard and the controls, everything looks just right for this type of car. You’ll find that some of the knobs are a bit retro, while the dashboard is very modern. Compared to Camaro, Mustang’s biggest rival, the interior looks and feels significantly better. The knobs allow the driver to control several systems; they’re located all over the place but are always within reach.
Historically, muscle cars have always been somewhat outdated in terms of tech. That’s not the case with Ford Mustang 2019. It comes packed with tons of up-to-date features, and the insides look quite “futuristic.” Plus, even a little kid will make sense of the infotainment system, which is another pro. Functionality and ease of use – that’s what the dashboard is all about.
Sorting Through The Available Trim Levels. Pricing.
For an average customer, all those configurations might sound like gibberish. Well, let me give you a quick tour. There are five trim levels to pick from: EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT, GT Premium, and Bullitt (which made a comeback in 2019).
Plus, you can pick between fastback and convertible body styles (GT and Bullitt are only fastbacks, though).
EcoBoost Fastback is the most affordable model: it can be yours for only 26.4K. Bullitt, in turn, is the ultimate trim and costs 46.6K on the American market. The entry-level EcoBoost is powered by a 2.3-lit 4-cyl turbocharger, good for 310 horses and 350 lb-ft. It is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission; you can switch it for a 10-speed automatic. With this trim, you’ll get 17-inch wheels, a 4.2-inch display, keyless entry/ignition, and a 6-speaker system.
EB Premium (31.4K) adds leather upholstery, 9 speakers for the sound system, (dual-zone) automatic climate control, Smartphone compatibility, a bigger (8-inch) screen, and Sync 3 (Ford’s infotainment system).
Now, GT (35.3K) is where the fun begins. With it, you’ll become the lucky owner of a powerful 5.0-lit V8 (460HP-strong, 420 lb-ft of torque). GT Premium (39.3K) is what EcoBoost Premium is to the entry-level configuration.
The Ultimate Trim And Additional Features
And finally, we have Bullitt (46.6K). This trim is all about appearance. The paint, the wheels, and the logos are unique, making the latest Mustang look even more badass. Plus, the engineers tweaked the engine a bit, and the V8 inside of the Bullitt is 20HP-stronger, packing 480 horsepower.
Now, if you want some of those fancy features from the Premium trims on the regular EcoBoost and GT, you can always go with the Performance package. It includes 19-inch wheels, better tires, larger breaks, a shorter differential ratio, and more. And if you’re a fan of race-tracking, the Level 2 Performance package should also be on the list. It comes with Michelin tires, track-oriented suspension, steering, ABS, adaptive dampers, and a rear wing.
Rich folks can purchase Recaro seats, 12 speakers for the sound system, navigation, 20-inch wheels, and various security features (like forward collision warning and blind-spot monitoring, to name a few).
Don’t forget to check the video below to see Ford Mustang 2019 up-close and personal.