2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2019 MODEL
$44,855
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2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

here do you look at when you want a convertible sports car that gives you the thrill and also the bliss of open-top motoring? Do you look at the big, American muscle car convertibles or the smart and sophisticated German sports convertibles? 2019 brings with it the Mustang GT Convertible and it invites some stiff competition for itself.

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Pros

Powerful engine

Classic Muscle car looks

Good quality interiors which are well loaded with features

Good ride quality and refinement

Cons

Ride can be bumpy with the performance package

The doors are long and heavy

What's New?

Revised interior features

Several styling tweaks on the outside


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$44855

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

302

horsepower

460 hp @ 7000 rpm

torque

420 lbs.-ft @ 4600 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.3/64.9

dimensions

wheelbase

107.1 in.

length

188.5 in.

width

75.4 in.

height

54.9 in.

curb weight

3891 lbs.

ground clearance

5.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

35.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

11.4 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/18/23 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60,000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

 2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible in Burgundy Metallic color  2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible in Black color  2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible in Aluminum Silver color
Burgundy Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Premium

Premium

power
460 hp @ 7000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
18 combined

$44,855


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 6M) Starting at $44,855 MSRP (14/18/23) 460 hp @ 7000 rpm, 5 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive 4   Ingot Silver Metallic
  Magnetic Metallic
  Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  Oxford White
  Kona Blue Metallic
  Need For Green
  Shadow Black

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial August 13, 2019


The Mustang GT Convertible is powered by a 5.0L, naturally aspirated V8 engine which produces 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. It comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and power is sent to the rear wheels. Big, muscular and strong – that’s what the Mustang GT evokes in you.

Taking on competition against the Mustang GT Convertible is the Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible which is one of its truest competitors and then there are two Germans as well taking on against these muscle cars on grounds of similar performance. That’s the Mercedes AMG C43 and the BMW M40i. Quite a diverse range of cars but let’s get rolling.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Features

The Mustang GT Convertible comes in a single trim the GT Premium. Unlike the coupe which come in the base GT and the GT premium trims, the convertible comes only in the Premium trim. The mechanicals remain the same as that coupe i.e. a 5.0L, V8 engine mated to a 6-speed manual or an optional 10-speed automatic. As this is the only trim, it comes fully loaded with all that you can equip your Mustang with.

Trims

Ford Mustang GT

Ford Mustang GT Premium

MSRP

$35,355

$39,355

Key Features

Launch control

10-speed automatic transmission

 

Vented Four-wheel disc brakes

Selectable Drive Modes

 

Independent Rear Suspension

Pony projection lights

 

Raised blade decklid spoiler

Rear diffuser

 

Dual Exhaust with quad tips

Stiffer tuned suspension

 

LED Headlights with LED signature lighting

Ambient lighting with 4.2 inch instrument cluster display

 

LED sequential taillights

Larger brakes

 

Manual climate control

Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Climate Control

 

Rear view camera

8-inch Infotainment Display

The Mustang GT Convertible is powered by a 5.0L, naturally aspirated V8 engine which produces 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.

We Recommend

There is just one trim and no recommendation, therefore. The only recommendation would be to just go ahead and buy the car as it's an amazing car.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Engine

Engine and Transmission

The V8 engine produces 460 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 420 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm. The engine is really refined and energetic. It delivers power linearly and smoothly and when you put your foot down, it delivers a surge of power to push you on your seat. What's also amazing is the bassy burbling of the V8 engine. The engine note is really sweet.

The engine is mated to a six-speed manual or an optional 10-speed automatic. Both the gearboxes are pretty good indeed. The manual has short throws and slots into gears easily and the clutch is easy too. The 10-speed automatic is smooth and quick when left in auto mode but there is quite some delay in the manual mode when tapping at the paddles.

Models

Ford Mustang GT Premium convertible

Chevrolet Camaro 1 SS convertible

Mercedes AMG C43 convertible

BMW M 240i convertible

MSRP

$45,755

$43,995

$54,395

$51,395

Engine

5.0L, V8

6.2L, V8

3.0L, Turbocharged, V6

3.0L, Turbocharged, Inline-6

Transmission

6 Speed manual

6 Speed manual

9 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

Horsepower

460 hp @ 7000rpm

455 hp @ 6000rpm

385 hp @ 6100rpm

335 hp @ 5500rpm

Torque

420 ft-lbs @ 4600rpm

455 ft-lbs @ 4400rpm

384 ft-lbs @ 2500rpm

369 ft-lbs @ 1520 rpm

The Ford Mustang GT Convertible has one of the larger engines in the comparison with its 5.0L, V8 which produces the most power as well. The Camaro SS with its 6.2L, V8 still produces 5 horsepower less. The Mercedes and the Beemer have quite small engines with lesser cylinders and relatively less power but they sure are not short of any performance.

Acceleration

Models

Ford Mustang GT Premium convertible

Chevrolet Camaro 1 SS convertible

Mercedes AMG C43 convertible

BMW M 240i convertible

0-60 MPH

4.6 sec

3.9 sec

4.7 sec

4.7 sec

Quarter mile

12.5 sec

12.6 sec

N/A

12.7 sec

Engine

5.0L V8

6.2L V8

3.0L V6

3.0L i6

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

8.0

N/A

The Chevrolet Camaro SS is the fastest car to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The Ford Mustang GT Convertible does the 60 mph sprint in 4.6 seconds which is pretty average for the class. The acceleration is not out of the world but still thrilling enough.

What's surprising to see is that the Mercedes and the Beemer with way smaller engines and lesser power than the Mustang GT are not very far behind. Yes, the Mustang is the heaviest vehicle in the competition but the performance from the AMG C43 Cabriolet and the M240i Convertible is really commendable.

Ride and Handling

The Mustang GT Convertible is quite versatile when it comes to its ride quality. It has pretty decent ride quality for a sports muscle car. You can spend long hours here and you'd be surprised at its refinement considering how performance focused it is. Sure, the sharpest of bumps and potholes will manage to filter in but that's all right. Chopping off the roof certainly compromises on some structural rigidity but it's not much noticeable. Cabin turbulence has been well managed but with the soft top up, some noises do manage to filter in.

Does it mean that it compromises on handling? Certainly not. Body roll is very well contained through fast corners and you can easily carry good speeds into a corner. Opt for the performance packages and the car rewards with even better handling but the suspension gets stiffer of course. While ride quality may not be the best with the performance package, it really rewards you with a proper driver's car.

The steering is pretty good too. It remains light and easy at low speeds and weighs up quite adequately as you pick up the pace. There is good amount of feedback from the front wheels and you can actually tell how much grip your front tires have. It's precise and responsive.

Braking

Model

Ford Mustang GT Premium convertible

Chevrolet Camaro 1 SS convertible

Mercedes AMG C43 convertible

BMW M 240i convertible

Brake Front (in.)

13.9

13.6

14.2

13.4

Brake Rear (in.)

13

13.3

12.6

13.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3891

3956

4220

3790

60-0 MPH (ft.)

118

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Mustang GT Convertible takes 118 ft to come to a stop from 60 mph and that's not particularly great numbers for a sports coupe. It has the disadvantage of being the heaviest but the car remains pretty stable under hard braking. The pedal feel is adequately firm and inspires confidence and you find good stopping power when you put your foot down.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Fuel Economy

Model

Ford Mustang GT Premium convertible

Chevrolet Camaro 1 SS convertible

Mercedes C43 convertible

BMW M 240i convertible

MPG (city)

14

16

19

21

MPG (highway)

23

24

26

30

MPG (combined)

17

19

22

24

Fuel economy should not be your priority if you are looking at a big, burly, American muscle car. The Mustang GT Convertible is clearly a gas guzzler and it returns on 17 miles to the gallon combined. The Germans are way more efficient at this with the Mercedes AMG C43 returning 22 miles to the gallon and the Beemer with 24 miles to the gallon combined but that's of course from a much smaller engine.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Interior

Just like the exteriors, the interiors are characterized by strong lines and bold surfaces. The interior design is sporty but there are quite a few cheap plastics which is a letdown in such a car. The AC vents sit on top of the dashboard with the oil pressure gauge and fuel filler gauge in the center with the performance package. The 8-inch infotainment screen sits below it followed by the climate controls and toggle switches for various vehicle settings.

The toggle switches feel really cool to use. The gear selector is a nice chunky one and feels good to operate. On the passenger side, the dashboard has a Mustang' badge on a sculpted surface and you can trim your interiors with aluminum or carbon fiber. The optional 12-inch digital instrument cluster looks quite cool and is worth the upgrade. Overall, it's a good place to be and you could spend long hours here easily. Oh, and it also has ambient lighting.

There is however one fly in the ointment and that is the soft-top folding roof is not entirely automated. You have manually unlatch or latch a lever on the windshield and then the roof folds itself down or folds up again. Its rivals offer fully automatic roof mechanisms.

Seating

The seats are pretty comfortable and come wrapped in leather with contrast stitching. They are also heated and cooled and offer six-way power adjusts with lumbar support as well. They are quite supportive and hold you well indeed. The rear seats are unusable and can only fit small children if need be.

Model

Ford Mustang GT Premium convertible

Chevrolet Camaro 1 SS convertible

Mercedes C43 convertible

BMW M 240i convertible

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.6/56.3/45.1

38.4/NA/43.9

38.8/54.8/42

40.5/54.4/41.5

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

35.7/44.7/29.2

N/A

35.6/51.7/32

37.0/42.2/31.8

Infotainment System

The infotainment system is pretty easy to use and responses to touch quite adequately. It's still not the best system in the world as the German's are way ahead in terms of technology and offer much more than you could ask for. Also, for something in 2019, we would have liked better graphics on the central screen. The graphics on the digital instrument cluster are still better. There is smartphone integration as well if Ford's Sync 3 system is not to your taste. Still, it will get most things done quite well.

Interior Features

  • Aluminum foot pedals
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Bright chrome door speaker surround
  • Satin chrome instrument cluster register vents and cupholder surrounds
  • Angled Brush Aluminum instrument panel appliqu
  • Illuminated door-sill scuff plates
  • Intelligent Access with push-button start
  • Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel with Cruise and Audio Controls and Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Premium door trim
  • 9-speaker sound system with amplifier
  • SYNC 3 system

Cargo Capacity

Model

Ford Mustang GT Premium convertible

Chevrolet Camaro 1 SS convertible

Mercedes C43 convertible

BMW M 240i convertible

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

11.4

7.3

8.8

11.8

The Mustang GT Convertible has a pretty good boot size in this class of 11.4 cu.ft. In fact, it is one of the larger boots only after the BMW. It's large enough to pack in the luggage of two people for a weekend long drive.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Exterior

The Ford Mustang GT Convertible is certainly a head turner. It's probably one of the best looking muscle cars that you can buy. This year, the bonnet has been made to swoop further into the large grille with the pony sitting in the middle to give it an aggressive stance and also make it aerodynamic. The headlamps are sleek and full LED. The bumper has triangular air intakes along with LED fog lamps and also a subtle bumper lip.

The sides are flanked by two sharp lines which cut out the muscle of the car and make it really pronounced. A 5.0' badge proudly flaunts the front fender denoting it's a 5.0L engine. With the roof gone, we miss the beautiful sloping roofline but it still maintains a pretty good silhouette with the soft-top up. The standard 18 inch wheels look good enough but you can of course opt for larger ones to give it an even sportier look.

At the rear, the GT' badge sits in the middle flanked by the signature sequential LED tail lamps on the two sides. If you opt for the performance package you get a large deck lid wing or a subtle one if you keep it standard. Also, the quad exhausts along with the rear diffuser look very sporty indeed.

Model

Ford Mustang GT Premium convertible

Chevrolet Camaro 1 SS convertible

Mercedes AMG C43 convertible

BMW M 240i convertible

Curb weight (lbs.)

3891

3956

4220

3790

Length(in)

188.5

188.3

184.8

175.9

Width(in)

75.4

74.7

71.3

69.8

Height(in)

54.9

52.9

55.4

55.2

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

3.6

5.1

Wheelbase (in)

107.1

110.7

111.8

105.9

Track width (in) F/R

62.3/64.9

63/62.9

63.1/61.3

55.9/61.3

The Mustang GT Convertible is certainly a large car. It is in fact the longest vehicle here. It is also the widest and has the second longest wheelbase too. While it may be a large car, it strictly remains a two seater car.

Exterior Features

  • Raised blade decklid spoiler
  • Dual Exhaust with quad tips
  • Easy Fuel capless fuel filler
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Fog Lamps
  • LED Headlights with LED signature lighting
  • LED front park turn lamps
  • Hood Vents
  • Soft-top folding roof
  • LED sequential taillights
  • Heated body-colour mirrors with turn signals
  • Pony projection lights
  • Rear diffuser

2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Safety

The 2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible has not been tested by NHTSA or IIHS yet as it's a new car and we cannot offer you their ratings. However, by the amount of safety features that Ford has loaded into this car, we can tell you that it's going to be a pretty safe place to be in. Here's a list of the standard safety features found in a Mustang GT.

  • 3-point safety belt restraint system for all seating positions
  • Glove-Box-Door-Integrated Knee Airbag
  • AdvanceTrac with Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Dual front airbags
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Personal Safety System for driver and front passenger
  • Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Illuminated entry
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Remote keyless entry
  • SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System

2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Competition

Ford Mustang GT vs Mercedes-AMG C43 Convertible

The Mercedes C43 Convertible has also been freshly updated for 2019 and boy, it is a really good car. It's very different from the Mustang as its German and that sets all the difference. The C43 is not as powerful as the Mustang but still has equally competent performance. In its convertible guise, there are very few cars that can offer the fun of open-top motoring like this one and oh, it has an AMG engine most importantly.

Being German, the C43 Convertible is much more sophisticated than the Mustang. It's very well-engineered, has lots of tech and is the premium car among the two. The Mustang on the other hand is all about American muscle, V8 engine sound, and lots of drama. It ultimately comes down to personal taste. The Mercedes is significantly more expensive but you wouldn't mind paying that considering how much more of a car you are getting.

Ford Mustang GT vs BMW M240i Convertible

Just like the C43, the M240i is focused on performance. it's an extremely fun car. Its looks strong and aggressive and its interiors are impressive. It's German and it's obviously better with technology. The only down side of this car is its stiff suspension (or perhaps not if the track is your destination) but not to the point that it's harsh and slightly numb steering.

However, the M240i is more expensive than the Mustang and with a few options it could go even higher. Just like the Mercedes, the Beemer too manages to be more sophisticated than the Mustang. If you do not mind paying all the money for a more premium car and some more focused performance then it's absolutely worth it. For everything else, it's the Mustang GT.

Ford Mustang GT vs Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible

The Camaro SS Convertible is the truest competitor to the Mustang GT Convertible here. Both are thoroughbred muscle cars and both have large V8 engines churning out similar power outputs. In fact, the Camaro SS is the fastest car here in the competition.

Where the two cars differ is in their character. While the Mustang GT Convertible is a very versatile car, the Camaro SS Convertible is the one that is more performance-focused and has that extra bit of the thrill factor. Both cars look impressive inside out and with a price margin really small, it comes down to personal taste and preference here. Still, the Mustang GT Convertible is better value for money and would be our pick here.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Final Verdict

The Mustang has always been synonymous with classic American Muscle cars. No other car epitomizes the spirit of muscle cars as much as a Mustang does. The convertible version lets you enjoy this American muscle with the fun of open-top motoring. The Mustang has come a long way and its better than ever before. It looks handsome, has good interiors and packs in some decent amount of technology as well. While it may not be so good as it's European alternatives, it gives them a tough time for their money.

It's a very versatile car, it rides well and is great to live with every day. Yet, when the road gets twisty or you find that open stretch of road, put your foot down and the Mustang really comes to life. It handles well enough and it sure is a fast car. What's most impressive is the price at which the Mustang is offered. There is no doubt about it that at this price, there is no other car that has so much character and so much performance to offer. It really glorifies the pony on its hood.