2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe

2019 MODEL
$35,355 - $39,355
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2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

hat comes to your mind when we talk of big, American muscle cars? Would it be a Chevy? Or a Dodge? It was the Ford Mustang, we are sure. The classic American muscle car has been an icon for decades now and Ford has brought in a few updates for the 2019 model year to our delight.

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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?

Legendary Bullitt Trim re-introduced

Revised interior features

Several styling tweaks on the outside


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$35355

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

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

54.4 in.

curb weight

3705 lbs.

ground clearance

5.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

34.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.5 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/18/24 mpg

highway range

384 mi.

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.


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Styles

 2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe in Dark Highland Green Metallic color  2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe in Ingot Silver Metallic color  2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe in Kona Blue Metallic color  2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe in Magnetic Metallic color
Dark Highland Green Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Base

Base

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

$35,355


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 6M) Starting at $35,355 MSRP (15/18/24) 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
  Orange Fury Metallic Tri-Coat
  Kona Blue Metallic

 2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Premium

Premium

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

$39,355


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 6M) Starting at $39,355 MSRP (15/18/24) 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
  Orange Fury Metallic Tri-Coat
  Kona Blue Metallic

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial August 13, 2019


The Mustang GT 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 is the Chevrolet Camaro SS which is one of its truest competitors and there are two Germans as well taking on against these muscle cars on grounds of similar performance and they are the Mercedes AMG CLA 45 and the BMW M2 Competition. Quite a diverse range of cars but let’s get rolling.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Features

The Mustang comes in two trims the GT and the GT Premium. Both the trims are powered by the same engine but the GT premium gets some performance upgrades like stiffer suspension, larger brakes, raised decklid spoiler and also a rear diffuser. You can also have the 10-speed automatic gearbox in the GT trim as an option. Along with these mechanical changes, the GT premium gets some zing to the interiors as well.

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

We'd Recommend

The GT Premium is just $4,000 more expensive than the standard GT and if performance is on your mind then it's certainly worth it. If performance is not your mind, you wouldn't be considering this car anyway. Also, there are further two levels of performance package which enhances the dynamics of the car a little more and they too seem worth considering.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe 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

Mercedes-AMG CLA-45

BMW M2 Competition

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Ford Mustang GT

MSRP

$53,100

$58,900

$49,995

$35,355

Engine

2.0L, Inline-4 turbocharged engine

Twin-Turbo, 3.0 L Inline-6 engine

6.2L, V8 engine

5.0L, V8 engine

Transmission

7 speed dual-clutch transmission

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-speed Manual

Horsepower

375 hp @6000 rpm

405 hp @5230 rpm

455 hp @ 6000 rpm

460 hp @ 7000 rpm

Torque

350 lb.-ft. @ 2250 rpm

406 lb.-ft. @ 2350 rpm

455 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

420 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm

The Ford Mustang GT 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 but the power output and performance in very much competitive.

Acceleration

Models

Mercedes-AMG CLA-45

BMW M2 Competition

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Ford Mustang GT

0-60 MPH

4.1 sec

4.0 sec

3.9 sec*

4.6 sec

Quarter mile

12.3 @ 113 mph

12.5 sec @ 113 mph

12.3 sec @ 118 mph*

NA

Engine

2.0 Liters

3.0 Liter

6.2 Liter

5.0 Liters

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

TBD

8.4

TBD

TDB

The Chevrolet Camaro SS is the fastest car to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The Ford Mustang GT does the 60 mph sprint in 4.6 seconds which is the slowest in the segment and 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 beat the Mustang GT by quite a margin. Yes, the Mustang is the heaviest vehicle in the competition but the performance from the CLA-45 and the M2 Competition is really commendable.

Ride and Handling

The Mustang GT 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.

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.

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

Models

Mercedes-AMG CLA-45

BMW M2 Competition

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Ford Mustang GT

Brake Front (in.)

13.8

15.7

13.6

13.9

Brake Rear (in.)

13

15.0

13.3

13

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3450

3600

3685

3705

70-0 MPH (ft.)

150

NA

149

NA

The Mustang GT 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 Coupe Fuel Economy

Models

Mercedes-AMG CLA-45*

BMW M2 Competition

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Ford Mustang GT

MPG (city)

23

18

16

15

MPG (highway)

26

21

25

25

MPG (combined)

30

26

19

18

Fuel economy should not be your priority if you are looking at a big, burly, American muscle car. The Mustang GT is clearly a gas guzzler and it returns on 18 miles to the gallon combined. The Germans are way more efficient at this with the Mercedes CLA-45 returning 30 miles to the gallon combined but that's of course from a much smaller engine.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe 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.

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.

Models

Mercedes-AMG CLA-45

BMW M2 Competition

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Ford Mustang GT

Passenger capacity

5

4

4

4

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

38.2/56/40.2

40.1/54.4/41.5

38.5/55/43.9

37.6/56.3/45.1

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

35.4/53.2/27.1

36.5/53.4/33

33.5/50.3/29.9

34.8/52.2/29

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

Models

Mercedes-AMG CLA-45

BMW M2 Competition

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Ford Mustang GT

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

13.1

13.8

9.1

13.5

The Mustang GT has a pretty good boot size in this class of 13.5 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. You can also fold down the rear seats for more practicality.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Exterior

The Ford Mustang GT is certainly a head-turner. It's probably one of the best-looking muscle cars that you can buy. The bonnet swoops gently into the large grille with the pony sitting in the middle. The headlamps are sleek and full LED. The fog lamps too are LED units. The front bumpers boost of some beautifully sculpted air scoops along with 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. 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 decklid wing or a subtle one if you keep it standard. Also, the quad exhausts along with the rear diffuser look very sporty indeed.

Exterior Dimensions

Models

Mercedes-AMG CLA-45

BMW M2 Competition

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Ford Mustang GT

Curb weight (lbs.)

3450

3600

3685

3705

Length(in)

184.7

176.2

188.3

188.3

Width(in)

88.0

73

74.7

75.4

Height(in)

55.7

55.5

53.1

54.4

Ground clearance (in)

3.7

4.8

TBD

TBD

Wheelbase (in)

106.3

106

110.7

107.1

Track width (in) F/R

61.3/61.5

62.2/63

63.0/62.9

62.3/64.9

The Mustang GT is certainly a large car. It is second longest vehicle after the Mercedes along with the Camaro SS. It is also the second 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
  • LED sequential taillights
  • Heated body-color mirrors with turn signals
  • Pony projection lights
  • Rear diffuser

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Safety

The 2019 Ford Mustang GT 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 Coupe Competition

Ford Mustang GT vs Mercedes-AMG CLA 45

The AMG CLA 45 is very performance-focused. It has just a 2.0L, In-line 4 cylinder engine and yet it produces so much power. It's faster than the Mustang and really stands by the AMG prefix. It also has four usable seats but the tallest passengers would still not be comfortable at the rear.

That said, the CLA 45 is an aging car now. The exteriors and interiors are from the last generation Mercedes' and it does not make much sense to buy it in the year 2019. Also, the price is exorbitantly high. The Mustang does a much versatile job at a much lower price and that would be our pick among the two.

Ford Mustang GT vs BMW M2 Competition

Just like the CLA 45, the M2 is focused on performance. It is the perfect track toy and it's extremely fun. 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) and slightly numb steering.

However, the M2 Competition is almost twice the price of the Mustang and with a few options it could go even higher. Also, it's not as suited to daily driving as the Mustang. The Mustang remains the more versatile car even here. If you do not mind paying all the money and if performance is your only priority then the M2 is worth it. For everything else, it's the Mustang GT.

Ford Mustang GT vs Chevrolet Camaro SS

The Camaro SS is the truest competitor to the Mustang GT 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 is a very versatile car, the Camaro SS 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 is better value for money and would be our pick here.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe 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 2019 iteration as the Mustang GT 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.

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.