Loudon Motors Ford Reviews the 2019 Ford Mustang

when you think of Ford, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it is always the Ford Mustang. It is one of the most iconic vehicles in history and has been in production for 54 years. The Ford Mustang has been so popular that it can be considered a movie star. The Mustang was an integral part of the movie “Bullitt”, starring Steve McQueen, produced in 1968. Ford even released a 2019 model of the Mustang that was used in Bullitt, and we currently have one on our lot! 


When you think Mustang, you think power. So, how much power does the 2019 model have? At the base levels, the EcoBoost and EcoBoost Premium, your Mustang will have a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that pushes 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque paired with a six-speed manual transmission. If you aren’t a fan of stick shift, a 10-speed automatic is optional. When you get into the GT trims of the Mustang, the power starts to rise. The 2019 Ford Mustang GT has a 5.0-liter V8 engine that can push 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and the option of a 10-speed automatic. The GT Premium has the same power as the GT, but adds the comforts of the EcoBoost Premium trim. The highest trim, the Bullitt, has the same engine as the GT and the GT Premium, but is equipped with a modified intake manifold that bumps the horsepower up to 480. 


Now, let’s talk technology and comfort. Ford brought out all the stops for the 2019 Mustang, as it has so many awesome features. 


From Edmunds’ online review of the 2019 Ford Mustang, “EcoBoost models are equipped with a surprising amount of racy hardware as standard: a limited-slip rear differential, launch control (only with the manual gearbox) and an electronic line-lock to facilitate burnouts (at the track only, of course). Standard creature comforts are more pedestrian and include 17-inch wheels, manual cloth seats, keyless entry and ignition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 4.2-inch center display screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, two USB ports and a six-speaker sound system.


The EcoBoost Premium keeps all the same hardware but adds 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, revised cabin trim, power-adjustable front seats, a nine-speaker audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an 8-inch touchscreen with the Sync 3 infotainment system.


GT models really step up the Mustang's performance game. They come with 18-inch wheels, a 5.0-liter V8 (460 hp, 420 lb-ft), the power-adjustable front seats and rear parking sensors. The manual transmission is standard and the automatic is optional. The GT Premium adds the creature comforts of the EcoBoost Premium trim.


The Bullitt differentiates itself from the GT largely through aesthetics. Changes include a Dark Bullitt-specific Highland Green paint option, special wheels, various Bullitt logos and deletion of the rear spoiler. The Performance package (see below) is standard on the Bullitt. And thanks to a modified intake manifold, the Bullitt's V8 sees a 20-hp bump to 480 hp. Torque stays the same at 420 lb-ft.


Some of the features of the Premium trims are available on the regular EcoBoost and the GT. A Performance package is available for EcoBoost and GT models. This includes larger brakes, 19-inch wheels and summer tires, a shorter differential ratio, a bigger radiator, stiffer front springs and a larger rear stabilizer bar. This package additionally allows access to getting the MagneRide adaptive suspension dampers. A Level 2 Performance package (coupe with manual transmission only) includes the adaptive dampers and also has wider wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, a special front air splitter and rear wing, and specialized track-oriented suspension tuning for the suspension, steering, stability control and ABS system.


Other notable optional features for the Mustang include adaptive suspension dampers, an active valve exhaust, 19- or 20-inch wheels, a digital gauge cluster, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, various exterior and interior styling packages (including the California Special package for the GT Premium), Recaro front sport seats, a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.” 


At Loudon Motors Ford, we have an array of trim and color variations for the 2019 Ford Mustang, including the Bullitt! Come down to the dealership and check them out, or check our online inventory here!


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