Profile: The 2019 Ford Mustang – What’s New?

November 8, 2018
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The world’s best-selling sports coupe gets new technology and special editions for 2019.

  • The iconic Mustang Bullitt returns with an exclusive 480-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine, plus distinctive design and trim.
  • Classic California Special returns with Shelby-inspired design and trim enhancements, along with distinctive five-spoke painted machined rims.
  • Three new vintage-inspired stripes further enhance pony personalization.
  • Rev-matching shifting comes to 6-speed Mustang GT, while EcoBoost® gets an optional quad-tip fully active exhaust.

All-new custom-tuned 1,000-watt B&O PLAY by HARMAN high-performance sound system and available Apple CarPlay™ compatibility for Ford+Alexa and Waze via SYNC® 3 will satisfy audiophiles. FordPass™ Connect in-vehicle Wi-Fi replaces SYNC® Connect. It is now standard on Mustang EcoBoost and GT Premium editions. New colors: Velocity Blue, Need for Green, Dark Highland Green (Bullitt only)


  • 12V powerpoints (2)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ambient lighting with MyColor® (Premium)
  • Audio – AM/FM stereo with 6-speakers
  • Audio – SiriusXM® Radio with 6-month trial subscription (Premium)
  • Cruise control
  • Engine – 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 (EcoBoost)
  • Engine – 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 (GT)
  • Front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Intelligent Access with push-button start
  • LED headlamps with LED signature lighting
  • Limited-slip rear differential
  • Mirrors – Power sideview with integrated blind spot mirrors
  • Power windows and door locks
  • Rear sequential light-emitting diode (LED) turn signal lamps
  • Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
  • Remote Keyless Entry System
  • Selectable-effort electronic power-assisted steering
  • SYNC® with 4.2-inch color LCD screen in center stack
  • SYNC 3 with 8-inch color LCD capacitive touchscreen with AppLink,® 911 Assist® and 2 smart-charging USB ports (Premium)
  • Tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Transmission – 6-speed manual
  • Transmission – 6-speed manual with Rev Matching (GT, GT Premium)


  • AdvanceTrac® electronic stability control
  • Airbags – Driver’s knee, glove-box-doorintegrated knee, front-seat side, and side-curtain airbags (fastback)
  • Brakes – 4-wheel disc with Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Illuminated Entry System
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS; excludes spare)
  • LATCH – Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children in rear outboard seating positions
  • MyKey®
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Personal Safety System™ for driver and front passenger with dual-stage front airbags
  • Rear view camera
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™


  • 12″ LCD instrument cluster with MyColor
  • Active valve performance exhaust
  • Adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Audio – B&O™ Premium Audio System
  • Engine block heater
  • MagneRide™ Damping System
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Selectable drive modes with 4-gang toggle switch pack
  • Transmission – 10-speed SelectShift® automatic with paddle shifters, and Remote Start System
  • Voice-activated Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link® with 5-year subscription


  • Black Accent Package
  • California Special Package
  • Carbon Sport Interior Package
  • EcoBoost Performance Package
  • Enhanced Security Package
  • Ford Safe and Smart™ Package
  • GT Performance Package
  • GT Performance Package Level II
  • “Over-the-Top” Racing Stripes
  • Pony Package
  • Premium Plus Package
  • Wheel & Stripe Package

Jonathan Lamas has a passion for the Ford Mustang that spans more than 30 years. In addition to his work as an automotive journalist, Jonathan has spent quality seat time in countless Mustangs as both an owner and an enthusiast. He's also a member of the Mustang Club of American. He's owned more than a dozen Mustangs over the years, and is the proud owner of a 2008 Bullitt Mustang.

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