Has The 2019 Ford Mustang Retained Its Character Or Has It Become Soft?

The sixth-generation Ford Mustang has been an immense success for Ford. It’s the world’s best-selling sports coupe, and for the 2018MY, the automaker has decided to give it a visual and technical boost.

While nobody who isn’t a Mustang fan can probably tell the facelifted iteration apart from its predecessor, it’s worth noting that it has some exterior changes and a few upgrades in the cabin. There’s an optional digital cluster, active valve exhaust system in V8-powered models, and more safety assist systems as well.

Thus, on paper at least, the latest Mustang more mature than ever. But is it still an American icon in the vein of the ‘60s legend wrapped in a modern package, or has it gotten softer to satisfy a larger number of customers?

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It’s very likely that, regardless of the answer, which in this case comes from CarBuyer’s review shared below, if one is looking to buy Blue Oval’s muscle car, nothing can change their mind. Not even the fact that there’s hardly any headroom at the back and that the boot opening is very narrow due to those retro-styled taillights.

On the plus side, the V8 engine sounds great. And it’s quite punchy, too, although the reviewer recommends staying away from the new 10-speed auto and opting for the good old 6-speed manual gearbox instead.

Also, it seems that the 5.0-liter V8 is the one to go for, because as appealing as that 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder may be tax wise, there’s no denying that the Mustang has been designed to work with a V8. Plus, the EcoBoost unit has lost a few horses with the midlife refresh, whereas the V8 has gained more.


  • Six_Tymes

    I personally still think the previous gen body style was much better, this version from the side view is too damn long. but to each their own. I hope the next Mustang is more impressive with its styling

    • Matteo Tommasi

      I find the rear end just bad looking: those tail lights are terrible!

      • TheAmerican

        Weird. I love the taillights (but not the white ones) yet I hate the front end of the 2019 models. I like the 2015-17 model headlights way better

  • Jhon electron

    The last Mustang with character was the ’14 GT. Since then, has become a soft car.

  • Craig

    I don’t like it very much. And I’m not even sure why. It’s nice enough. But maybe that’s the problem. Enough isn’t enough.

    • ErnieB

      This one just needs a bit more flare .. it looks bland..

    • Bash

      That’s exactly how I feel about the mustang. Always been.


  • ErnieB

    I own a 2015 tuned ecoboost .. there I said it-it’s not that soft.. but Next one I get will have a V8. I prefer the 15-17 s550 look though..

  • john1168

    I think it’s the best looking Mustang in a long time. Rumor has it the rear suspension could use a bit more travel. The magnetic setup does the most with the limited travel it has and makes it handle quite well but still with some limits. A loaded PP1 with a 10 speed or a loaded PP2 seems like the way to go. Of course I love the Bullitt.

  • rodriguez256

    I personally love Mustangs. The recaro seats is an option I’d like to go with. They got me perfectly when I was able to sit in them at the auto show. I imagine there little to no movement while sitting in those things. Perhaps as a daily it may be too much, losing some comfort perhaps.

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