2019 Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback Features and Specs
The Ford Mustang continues to be an icon of American muscle. It was one of the first cars to offer drivers high performance and power at an affordable price. Today’s Mustang GT continues this tradition, thanks to a starting price comparable to some compact cars and SUVs, and is less expensive than many sports cars that don’t offer the balanced performance of the Mustang GT.
By why stop at the 2019 Ford Mustang GT? With so many new amenities finding their way into a range of vehicles, the buyer of a Mustang GT can make a small upgrade in price for the Premium Package and receive a sizeable list of desirable options.
There are two Mustang body types: a coupe that Ford calls a Fastback, and a Convertible. When equipped with the legendary 5.0-liter V-8, the model is referred to as Mustang GT. Buyers of the Mustang GT can upgrade to the Mustang GT Premium Fastback, while the Premium Package is standard on convertible Mustang GT models.
2019 Mustang GT Premium Fastback is a solid choice given the price range. It’s also the sole option to get the 460-horsepower engine in a Convertible, and it’s also the most powerful Convertible Mustang model, as the Shelby GT350 and GT500 are Fastback-only.
In Ford cars lingo, the GT Premium is called the 400A package, the short of it is that the Premium trim offers a more luxurious experience, with leather seats, more technology, improved sound system, and nicer interior trim. In specific, the GT Premium trim offers the following options over the base GT trim: Heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, Pony projection lights, selectable drive modes with toggle switches, heated and cooled leather-trimmed front bucket seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, aluminum foot pedals, ambient lighting with Ford MyColor and 4.2” digital instrument screen chrome door speaker, instrument cluster, vent, and cupholder trim. There’s also brushed aluminum instrument panel appliqué, illuminated door-sill scuff plates, premium door trim, soft door rollover, and a universal garage door opener.
On the connectivity and infotainment side, the GT Premium includes a 9-speaker sound system with amplifier, Ford SYNC 3, SiriusXM Satellite Radio capability (with a 6-month prepaid subscription included).
So how does that all break down?
If you want leather seating, the only option is to order the Premium trim. Also, music lovers may find it necessary to upgrade from the 6-speaker system in the base trim to the 9-speaker premium sound system in the Premium trim level.
The GT Premium features a larger 8-inch SYNC 3 screen versus the small 4-inch screen in the base models. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are considered virtual necessities these days, and they don’t come with the standard base trim infotainment system. The standard GT does come with a back-up camera, however included only in the Premium GT are the helpful proximity alert sensors.
The Premium trim also offers the selectable drives modes (five with the manual transmission, four if you order an automatic) with nifty toggle switches as standard equipment. The base trim comes with steering modes, but there are only three and they are less performance-focused that the available drive modes.
So, if you’re looking for a sleek Fastback or a sunny Convertible that both propels and pampers, you owe it to yourself to come test drive the all-new 2019 Ford Mustang GT Premium at any of your nearby Southern California Ford Dealers.