2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe

MSRP $35,355 - $39,355

Ranked #8 in Midsize Coupe

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2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: January 14, 2022

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The elder sibling to the regular Mustang coupe, the Mustang GT coupe proudly wears the “5.0” badge on its fenders to say out loud that downsizing isn’t always the way to go, even for a car with the Ford blue oval on it. The exceptional performance from the naturally aspirated V8 engine is very well complemented by the plush and comfortable ride quality, while the modern cabin with a retro-themed design stirs different levels of emotions in our hearts. 

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Pros

Powerful performance from the V8 engine

Plush and pliant and ride quality

A modern and classic cabin design

Cons

The rear seat is hardly useful

Ingress and egress isn’t very convenient 

What's New?

A new rev-matching function has been added to the manual variant


2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Consumer Reviews and Ratings

8.0

based on 5 ratings


8.4/10Features
7.6/10Interiors
8.8/10Design
8.0/10Safety
8.0/10Reliability
8.2/10Deal Value

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Sonia Hunter

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe

Premium 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 6M)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 14, 2022

Wish the cabin looked as sporty as the cars performance

Pros - Adaptive suspension – Monstrous V8.

Cons - Dull looking cabin – A useless trunk.

Practicality is just not the Mustangs thing This is the car you need if you’re an adrenaline junkie as the V8 on the Mustang GT is a powerhouse and the handling is precise and all thanks to the adaptive suspension that works to put out a very well balanced and sharp drive dynamics. The cabin however doesn’t hold a sporty styling and the only storage unit in the Mustang is the trunk but the space is just below par making it very impractical. I was hoping that the staffs abided to the covid protocols in the way they carried the entire process but sadly while checking the car out, I could see fingerprints on a few bits of the cars interiors. Must have been from another customer checking the car but...

7/10
Features
5/10
Interior
7/10
Design
6/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
3/10
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GB

Glenda Browning

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe

2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 6M)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 10, 2022

Its all about POWER!

Pros - *Stout V8 engine *Quick throttle response *Fully-loaded cabin *Smooth clutch feel

Cons - *Hefty doors *Limited backseat room

Exceptional rides and fun-filled handling I'm in love with my Mustang GT and still can't forget the first driving experience on a track named "Wake County Speedway" in Raleigh, NC. Its cornering skills and quick throttle response from a stout V8 engine acts as real show-stealers at high-speed drives. The driving cabin feels fully loaded and the controls are accessible from the driver seat. The clutch feels smooth and I can shift between gears without any hassles. My experience at the Crescent Ford was extraordinary! I got guidance from the sales consultants throughout the process and I got the GT trim with more power. The finance department took responsibility for the loan approval and it was a ...

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
9/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Molly Lee

2018 Ford Mustang GT Coupe

Premium 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 6M)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: December 24, 2021

stunning muscle car that's a blast to drive

Pros - Stunning looks, muscular acceleration, agile handling, civilized ride quality and good safety scores.

Cons - Confined rear seats, not very reliable and mediocre cabin access.

refined, rapid and rewarding Mustang last year around September I was finally able to fulfill my dream of owning a Mustang. The external design is stunning. I occasionally go into the garage late at night just to look at the vehicle. Although the standard suspension feels less planted and the exhaust note is a little muted, it is nevertheless, both strong and incredibly gentle. The trunk is rather large. Because of the limited room in the rear seat, I seldom transport anyone. Overall, it performs admirably , gives a smooth ride and manages to grab all the attention I want. Excellent sales department, fantastic pricing for a slightly used vehicle arrived in immaculate condition — highly recommend...

8/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$35355

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

157 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

302 cu.in.

horsepower

460 hp @ 7000 rpm

torque

420 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm

transmission

6 speed manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

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

dimensions

wheelbase

107.1 in.

length

188.5 in.

width

75.4 in.

height

54.3 in.

curb weight

3705 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

84.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.5 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

12.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/18/24 mpg

highway range

598.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$35,355 onwards

  • 18-Inch wheels
  • Auto-Dimming rearview mirror
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Limited-Slip rear differential
  • Power-Adjustable front seats
  • Rear parking sensors

Premium$39,355 onwards

  • 8-Inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Nine-Speaker audio system
  • Power-Adjustable front seats
  • Revised cabin trim

Colors and Styles

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe in Kona Blue Metallic color
Kona Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

9.4

Final Verdict

8.9

7.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.2

Overall Rating


Although there aren’t many visible differences between the regular Mustang and the GT, the drawbacks like the tight rear seat and limited rearward visibility remain constant. With hardly any changes made for the 2019 model year, the 2019 Ford Mustang GT starts at an MSRP of $36,450 which makes it the most affordable coupe against the likes of the Chevrolet Camaro SS, Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack, and Nissan 370Z


7.0/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

9.4/10
Competition

8.9/10
Final Verdict


2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Features

The Ford Mustang GT is offered in only two trims with no engine and drivetrain options available. Even the base trim is packed with features that are enough for daily usage, while the higher Premium trim adds leather upholstery, more creature comforts, and a better audio system with the inclusion of satellite radio. 

Trims

Base

Premium

MSRP

$36,450

$40,450

Key Features

Dusk Sensing LED Headlamps

Universal Remote Transmitter

 

Front Fog/Driving Lights

6 Months Of Paid Satellite Radio Service

 

6-speaker audio system

9-speaker audio system

 

Rear Parking Sensors and Rear View Camera

Dual Zone Front Climate Control

 

Tilt And Telescopic Leather Steering Wheel

Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support

 

6-Way Power Front Seats

Heated/Ventilated Front Seats

 

Cloth Upholstery

Leather Upholstery

 

18-inch Painted Alloy Wheels

 

Which trim should you buy?

Although the Mustang GT base trim is pretty much loaded to suit almost every need of the buyer, the lower price tag means one can consider the higher Premium trim which adds many features and functions that are worth the additional sum and actually adds value to the car. 

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The 2019 Mustang GT is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 roaring under its hood which is mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic transmission that powers the rear wheels. And before anybody jumps to conclusions, we must say that the automatic transmission is pretty slick and equally fun to drive, even for someone who prefers the three-pedal setup. 

The engine is rated to produce 460 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque which propels the Stang in a lightning-quick 0-60 mph dash of 3.9 seconds with both the manual and automatic transmissions, such as the finesse of the automatic transmission. The 12.2 seconds timing to cover the quarter-mile might intimidate many amateurs away from the car, but the car is surprisingly docile and easy to drive when driving in a civil manner. 

Model

Ford Mustang GT Fastback

Chevrolet Camaro SS 1SS

Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Nissan 370Z Nismo

MSRP

$36,450

$37,995

$41,740

$46,715

Engine

5.0L, Naturally Aspirated V8

6.2L, Naturally Aspirated V8

6.4L, Naturally Aspirated V8

3.7L, Naturally Aspirated V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Power

460 hp @ 7,000 rpm

455 hp @ 6,000 rpm

485 hp @ 6,100 rpm

350 hp @ 7,400 rpm

Torque

420 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm

455 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

475 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm

276 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

3.9

4.2

4.2

4.7

Quarter Mile (sec)

12.2

12.4

12.6

13.2

Top Speed (mph)

155

148

150

142

The Chevrolet Camaro SS may be the better handler amongst all the pony cars but even with the higher engine output, it too can’t defeat the Mustang GT in terms of its acceleration prowess. The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack is not only the more expensive one, but it also has class-leading power and torque output to offer, and yet it is placed third in the straight-line acceleration tests. The 370Z is the most expensive coupe here and is placed last due to the much lower engine output. 

How does the 2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe handle?

The easy-to-drive Mustang GT is even more convenient with the automatic transmission, although the gear shifts aren’t the quickest in auto mode. As standard, even without any additional track packages as such, the Mustang GT is very capable and handles well with very little body roll even when pushed hard into corners. The steering is fairly light at low city speeds while at highway cruising speeds it weighs up pretty well. 

The front wheels offer a good amount of feedback through the steering and the tires easily communicate to the driver when the tires are about to lose grip. The ride quality is decent with the standard suspension setup, combing out small road undulations, but sharper bumps will filter through. The optional adaptive suspension does better in this regard, although there isn’t a huge difference as such. 

2019 Ford Mustang GT Braking Performance

The firm brake pedal feel of the 2019 Mustang GT instills confidence and yet makes sure to not be uncomfortable or too heavy to use in city traffic conditions. The car stays composed even in panic braking situations and the 13.9-inch front and 13-inch rear brakes do a great job of stopping the 3,700 lbs coupe in a braking distance of 105 feet, which is pretty solid for the segment. 

Model

Ford Mustang GT Fastback

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Nissan 370Z Nismo

Brake Rotors - Front (in)

13.9

13.6

14.2

14.0

Brake Rotors - Rear (in)

13.0

13.3

13.8

13.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,705

3,685

4,232

3,457

60-0 mph (ft)

105

103

117

105

The Camaro SS weighs almost the same and employs larger rear brakes, and hence has the shortest braking distance in this comparison. Both the Mustang GT and the Nissan 370Z travel a couple of feet more than the Camaro SS in the 60-0 mph braking test. The Challenger R/T on the other hand not only weighs a lot more, in spite of employing larger brakes, but it also has the longest stopping distance here. 

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Fuel Economy

5.0/10

The large and brawny muscle car engines were never built with efficiency in mind and 18 mpg of combined city and highway driving EPA rated fuel efficiency is a testament to that. Add to that the 16-gallon fuel tank that is smaller than what its peers offer, manages to offer a driving range of well under 300 miles on a single tank of gas, gun the throttle pedal and one has to make frequent visits to the gas station. 

Model

Ford Mustang GT Fastback

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Nissan 370Z Nismo

MPG (City)

15

16

14

17

MPG (Highway)

24

24

23

26

MPG (Combined)

18

19

17

20

Fuel Tank Capacity (gal)

16.0

19.0

18.5

19.0

Range (City / Highway / Combined) (miles)

240 / 384 / 288

304 / 456 / 361

259 / 426 / 315

323 / 494 / 380

The smaller capacity engine under the hood of the Nissan 370Z returns the best fuel economy figures, which together with the large gas tank translates to a pretty long driving range. The Chevy Camaro SS too has a better fuel efficiency than the Mustang GT and also employs a larger gas tank. The Challenger R/T on other hand has a higher fuel consumption, but its larger fuel tank capacity means the Mustang has the lowest driving range. 

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Interior

8.0/10

With the refresh last year in 2018, the Mustang GT now features an optional 12-inch LCD gauge display which can be used to access a plethora of performance details of the car. The design in general is pretty much the same as that of the regular Mustang which has enough retroelements to keep the Mustang nostalgia alive. The buttons and controls are thoughtfully paced and do not make the dash look cluttered and also offer redundant controls to make it easy to use when on the move.

The cabin is pretty spacious for front-seat occupants but the rear seat is too tight even for kids and it is best to be used as an additional luggage storage space as the 13.5 cu-ft of trunk capacity is, although pretty good for its class, won’t hold much cargo. Getting in and out is a bit of a task in tight parking spots with wide doors but there are enough adjustments available to offer you your perfect driving position. The overall fit and finish are pretty solid and apart from a handful of hard plastics, the materials feel top-notch as well. 

Model

Ford Mustang GT Fastback

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Nissan 370Z Nismo

Seating Capacity

4

4

5

2

Front Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

37.6 / 56.3 / 44.5

38.5 / 55.0 / 43.9

39.3 / 58.5 / 42.0

38.2 / 54.4 / 42.9

Rear Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

34.8 / 52.2 / 30.6

33.5 / 50.3 / 29.9

37.1 / 53.9 / 33.1

N/A

Trunk Capacity (cu-ft)

13.5

9.1

16.2

6.9

The Dodge Challenger offers seating for 5 occupants while the Nissan 370Z offers seating for only 2. That being said, Camaro SS and the Mustang GT both offer more space upfront than the other two. The rear seats are tight for the two but this is where the Challenger shines with a much usable rear seat and a trunk that is on par with the modern-day midsize sedans. The 370Z on other hand has a tiny trunk that can only fit a week’s worth of groceries. 

  • 6-way power front seats w/driver power lumbar, driver memory recline, 4-way adjustable front head restraints, and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
  • Climate Controlled Heated/Ventilated Front Seats
  • Leather Bucket Seats and Gear Shifter Material
  • 50-50 Folding Bench Folding Vinyl Rear Seat
  • Tilt/Telescoping Leather Steering Wheel
  • Dual Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Garage Door Transmitter

What’s there to keep you entertained in the 2019 Ford Mustang GT?

Muscle cars are never known to be tech-laden but with the latest SYNC 3 infotainment system which features smartphone integration voice commands and several other handy functions, the Mustang is an exception. The interface of the infotainment system is very recognizable and is very intuitive to use. The standard audio system is pretty good as well but the optional Shaker music system delivers crisp audio and punchy bass that complements the rumble of the V8 engine well.

  • 8.0-inch LCD touchscreen SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Enhanced Voice Recognition
  • AppLink and 911 Assist
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio w/6 months prepaid subscription
  • 9-speaker audio system w/subwoofer

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Exterior

7.0/10

The aesthetic appeal of the Ford Mustang GT is unchanged from last year and is equally appealing as well. The LED headlights and the triple LED taillights are quintessential to the Mustang design nowadays, while the spoiler at the rear and the “5.0” badging signifies the GT trim if the large “GT” moniker at the back wasn’t enough. Ford offers 18-inch wheels as standard while the 19-inch ones are optional, both of which look very striking with the low stance of the car.

Model

Ford Mustang GT Fastback

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Nissan 370Z Nismo

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,705

3,685

4,232

3,457

Length (in)

188.3

188.3

197.9

170.5

Width (in)

75.4

74.7

75.7

73.6

Height (in)

54.4

53.1

57.5

51.8

Ground Clearance (in)

5.6

4.5

5.2

4.8

Wheelbase (in)

107.1

110.7

116.2

100.4

Both the Camaro SS and the Mustang GT are pretty much similar in terms of dimensions and also weigh almost the same as well. That being said, the Camaro SS rides much lower to the ground and also has a marginally longer wheelbase as compared to the Mustang. The Challenger is the obviously larger and heavier one here while the 370Z is the most compact and the lightest one in this comparison. 

  • Automatic Projector Beam LED Daytime Running Headlamps
  • LED Brakelights
  • Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Black Grille and Side Windows Trim
  • 18-inch Machined-Face High-gloss Ebony Black-painted Aluminum Wheels

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Safety

6.0/10

Although the Mustang hasn’t been specifically crash tested, the regular Mustang on which the car is based, scores well in the tests conducted by the IIHS while scoring a perfect 5-star overall rating from the NHTSA. There aren’t many modern-day driver assistance features on offer with the Mustang GT, but the available safety features aid in maneuvering the car easily and provide enough safety for all its occupants. A highlight of the available safety features is listed below. 

  • AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Driveline Traction Control
  • Dual Stage Front & Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Reverse Sensing System Rear Parking Sensors
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Mykey System
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Competition

9.4/10

2019 Ford Mustang GT vs Chevrolet Camaro SS

The biggest and the closest competitor to the Mustang GT, the Chevrolet Camaro SS has a higher power output and is also a better handler. It is also marginally more frugal and has a better braking performance to offer as well. That being said, the Mustang has a lower price tag, is more spacious up front, and has a larger trunk than improves practicality. Therefore, it is a matter of preferences and hence we consider it as a tie between the two. 

2019 Ford Mustang GT vs Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

The Dodge Challenger although is a direct competitor to the Mustang, it is larger in dimensions which has both positive and negative attributes to it. The car is more spacious and offers more room for both people and their luggage. On the contrary, the larger and heavier car means that the Mustang is quicker and efficient than the Challenger. The Mustang GT is also the better handler and also offers more technology and features, which makes it the preferred choice between the two. 

2019 Ford Mustang GT vs Nissan 370Z Nismo

The more powerful version of the base 370Z, the Nissan 370Z is considered one of the most enjoyable coupes available in the market. Although, with only two seats on offer and just a V6 engine, the high price tag of the car isn’t justifiable. The Mustang has better performance, more space for both passengers and cargo, and costs a lot less. There is also plenty of technology available with the Mustang GT and hence is the obvious winner here. 

2019 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Final Verdict

8.9/10

The Ford Mustang GT is the one that many youngsters wish to get their hands on in their college days. It offers impeccable performance, agile handling, spacious and feature-loaded cabin, and yet doesn’t break the bank. With plenty of optional features available apart from the long list of standard features, the 2019 Mustang is definitely worth every penny and then some more. 

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Top User Reviews

6

User Overall Rating

Wish the cabin looked as sporty as the cars performance

Practicality is just not the Mustangs thing

by Sonia Hunter

10

User Overall Rating

Its all about POWER!

Exceptional rides and fun-filled handling

by Glenda Browning

7

User Overall Rating

stunning muscle car that's a blast to drive

refined, rapid and rewarding Mustang

by Molly Lee

9

User Overall Rating

Nothing can match my Mustang!

A proud Mustang owner

by Lonnie Wilkinson

8

User Overall Rating

A Distinctive Driving Machine from Ford!

High-octane performance

by Gary

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