2009 Ford Mustang Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$20,430-$47,950
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What Changed for 2009:

  • Glass roof offered as an extra on V-6 and GT trim levels to celebrate Mustang's 45th anniversary
  • Premium options include ambient lighting, satin aluminum instrument panel trim, interior upgrades and Sirius satellite radio
  • \"Bullitt\" and \"Warriors in Pink\" Mustang Editions return
  • Optional GT Security package with anti-theft system
  • Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic exterior color choice added
Overview
The rear-wheel-drive Ford Mustang midsize sports car celebrates its 45th birthday in 2009. To celebrate the event, Ford adds a factory-installed glass roof (a $1,995 premium) on both the V-6 and GT models. The third roof option-in addition to convertible and coupe choices-taps into consumer focus group requests for an open roof vista. Ford cites J.D. Power and Associates research that indicates 62 percent of buyers of midsize sporty cars are interested in a sunroof or moonroof on their next vehicle. In addition to providing a sky view, the optional roof's reflective glass reduces energy used by the car's air conditioning system by 20 percent, according to Ford, and also keeps interior fabric from fading. A manually operated roller blind allows owners shade from the sun on bright days. There's also special noise and vibration control damping with sound-absorbent vinyl layered within the glass.

Model Lineup
The 2009 Mustang comes in two body styles: coupe and convertible. All convertibles have a power-operated folding top with a heated glass rear window. The V-6-equipped models and V-8-powered GT Mustangs are available in Deluxe and Premium trim levels, which now include more standard features such as Sirius satellite radio, ambient lighting, satin aluminum instrument panel and upgraded interior. GT models come standard with fog lamps, rear spoiler, sport suspension, and 17-inch aluminum wheels. The GT Premium has leather upholstery. A new, optional GT Security package includes an active anti-theft system and wheel-locking kit. In addition, Ford adds a Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic to its exterior color choices for 2009.

The \"Warriors in Pink\" package, designed to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure, returns. The special package is available on Mustangs in three colors: Black, Metallic Silver and Performance White. The package features pink ribbon and pony fender badge, pink Mustang rocker tape striping, charcoal leather trimmed seats with pink stitching, aluminum-spoke steering wheel with pink stitching, and charcoal floormats with pin ribbon and contrasted stitching. Ford will donate $500 from each sale of these special Mustangs to breast cancer research.

In addition, the Mustang Bullitt, inspired by the car chase movie Bullitt with Steve McQueen, returns for 2009. This powerful Mustang has a 4.6-liter V-8 engine with 315 hp and 325 lb.-ft. of torque mated with a special 5-speed manual transmission. The engine and suspension are modified with Ford Racing Technology to make what Ford claims is one of the best-sounding and best-handling Mustangs. In 2009, Ford will offer a limited production run of 3,000 Mustang Bullitts. Each will be offered in Highland Green or black with modified 18-inch special wheels, modified badging, and special stainless steel exhaust tips among their features.

Powertrain
The 2009 Ford Mustang V-6 coupe and convertible are powered by a 4.0-liter, 210-hp 6-cylinder engine with 240 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or optional 5-speed automatic. The performance-oriented GT models receive a 4.6-liter, 300-hp V-8 engine with 320 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a standard 5-speed manual transmission, with a 5-speed automatic as an option. Options include: high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlamps, 18-inch wheels on the V-6 coupe, and a customized instrument panel with mix-and-match lighting. Fuel-economy ratings for the model powered by a V-6 engine are 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway with the manual transmission and 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway with the automatic transmission. The V-8 Mustang earned EPA ratings of 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway with manual transmission and 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway with the automatic transmission.

Safety
When compared to the 2008 model, Ford has added even more standard safety equipment to the 2009 Mustang. Each model now includes driver and passenger front air bags, front-seat side air bags, and safety belt pre-tensioners. Special sensors adjust the deployment of the air bags based on passenger weight and crash severity.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Ford Mustang receives 5-star ratings (the Administration's highest scores) for the driver and passenger in frontal impacts. The convertible and coupe also earn the best rating of 5 stars for rollover resistance. The coupe receives 4 stars in the side-impact, rear-seat crash test. Although the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not yet conducted tests on the 2009 Mustang, the 2008 convertible received \"Acceptable\" ratings in frontal offset crash tests and the best \"Good\" ratings in the side-impact tests.

Technology
The seats in all 2009 Ford Mustangs are made with new technological and environmentally-friendly materials, the automaker says. The pony car's bucket seats are made with foam that includes a small percentage of soy-derived materials instead of petroleum-based products. Ford plans to continue this program across their model lineup-in in the near future, the automaker plans to have 40 percent of its model lineup use foam in seats and headrests.

What Changed for 2009:

  • Glass roof offered as an extra on V-6 and GT trim levels to celebrate Mustang's 45th anniversary
  • Premium options include ambient lighting, satin aluminum instrument panel trim, interior upgrades and Sirius satellite radio
  • \"Bullitt\" and \"Warriors in Pink\" Mustang Editions return
  • Optional GT Security package with anti-theft system
  • Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic exterior color choice added
Overview
The rear-wheel-drive Ford Mustang midsize sports car celebrates its 45th birthday in 2009. To celebrate the event, Ford adds a factory-installed glass roof (a $1,995 premium) on both the V-6 and GT models. The third roof option-in addition to convertible and coupe choices-taps into consumer focus group requests for an open roof vista. Ford cites J.D. Power and Associates research that indicates 62 percent of buyers of midsize sporty cars are interested in a sunroof or moonroof on their next vehicle. In addition to providing a sky view, the optional roof's reflective glass reduces energy used by the car's air conditioning system by 20 percent, according to Ford, and also keeps interior fabric from fading. A manually operated roller blind allows owners shade from the sun on bright days. There's also special noise and vibration control damping with sound-absorbent vinyl layered within the glass.

Model Lineup
The 2009 Mustang comes in two body styles: coupe and convertible. All convertibles have a power-operated folding top with a heated glass rear window. The V-6-equipped models and V-8-powered GT Mustangs are available in Deluxe and Premium trim levels, which now include more standard features such as Sirius satellite radio, ambient lighting, satin aluminum instrument panel and upgraded interior. GT models come standard with fog lamps, rear spoiler, sport suspension, and 17-inch aluminum wheels. The GT Premium has leather upholstery. A new, optional GT Security package includes an active anti-theft system and wheel-locking kit. In addition, Ford adds a Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic to its exterior color choices for 2009.

The \"Warriors in Pink\" package, designed to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure, returns. The special package is available on Mustangs in three colors: Black, Metallic Silver and Performance White. The package features pink ribbon and pony fender badge, pink Mustang rocker tape striping, charcoal leather trimmed seats with pink stitching, aluminum-spoke steering wheel with pink stitching, and charcoal floormats with pin ribbon and contrasted stitching. Ford will donate $500 from each sale of these special Mustangs to breast cancer research.

In addition, the Mustang Bullitt, inspired by the car chase movie Bullitt with Steve McQueen, returns for 2009. This powerful Mustang has a 4.6-liter V-8 engine with 315 hp and 325 lb.-ft. of torque mated with a special 5-speed manual transmission. The engine and suspension are modified with Ford Racing Technology to make what Ford claims is one of the best-sounding and best-handling Mustangs. In 2009, Ford will offer a limited production run of 3,000 Mustang Bullitts. Each will be offered in Highland Green or black with modified 18-inch special wheels, modified badging, and special stainless steel exhaust tips among their features.

Powertrain
The 2009 Ford Mustang V-6 coupe and convertible are powered by a 4.0-liter, 210-hp 6-cylinder engine with 240 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or optional 5-speed automatic. The performance-oriented GT models receive a 4.6-liter, 300-hp V-8 engine with 320 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a standard 5-speed manual transmission, with a 5-speed automatic as an option. Options include: high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlamps, 18-inch wheels on the V-6 coupe, and a customized instrument panel with mix-and-match lighting. Fuel-economy ratings for the model powered by a V-6 engine are 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway with the manual transmission and 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway with the automatic transmission. The V-8 Mustang earned EPA ratings of 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway with manual transmission and 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway with the automatic transmission.

Safety
When compared to the 2008 model, Ford has added even more standard safety equipment to the 2009 Mustang. Each model now includes driver and passenger front air bags, front-seat side air bags, and safety belt pre-tensioners. Special sensors adjust the deployment of the air bags based on passenger weight and crash severity.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Ford Mustang receives 5-star ratings (the Administration's highest scores) for the driver and passenger in frontal impacts. The convertible and coupe also earn the best rating of 5 stars for rollover resistance. The coupe receives 4 stars in the side-impact, rear-seat crash test. Although the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not yet conducted tests on the 2009 Mustang, the 2008 convertible received \"Acceptable\" ratings in frontal offset crash tests and the best \"Good\" ratings in the side-impact tests.

Technology
The seats in all 2009 Ford Mustangs are made with new technological and environmentally-friendly materials, the automaker says. The pony car's bucket seats are made with foam that includes a small percentage of soy-derived materials instead of petroleum-based products. Ford plans to continue this program across their model lineup-in in the near future, the automaker plans to have 40 percent of its model lineup use foam in seats and headrests.

Available Trims for the 2009 Ford Mustang
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2dr Cpe Transmission Automatic MSRP 20430.00 Engine 4.0L/244 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
Name Premium (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 22520.00 Engine 4.0L/244 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
Name GT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27210.00 Engine 4.6L/281 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
Name GT Premium (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29160.00 Engine 4.6L/281 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
Name Shelby GT500 (2dr Cpe) Transmission Manual MSRP 43125.00 Engine 5.4L/330 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name 2dr Conv Transmission Automatic MSRP 25255.00 Engine 4.0L/244 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
Name Premium (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27345.00 Engine 4.0L/244 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
Name GT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32035.00 Engine 4.6L/281 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
Name GT Premium (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33985.00 Engine 4.6L/281 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
Name Shelby GT500 (2dr Conv) Transmission Manual MSRP 47950.00 Engine 5.4L/330 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
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INTERIOR
  • Front bucket seats
  • 4-way manual adjustable driver seat w/height adjust
  • Manual 2-way adjustable passenger seat
  • Rear bench seat
  • Center console -inc: armrest, storage bin
  • Front color-keyed floor mats w/driver retention hook
  • Driver footrest
  • Tilt steering wheel w/cruise controls
  • (4) gauge instrument cluster w/air registers
  • Pwr windows -inc: 1-touch up/down front windows
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system (PATS)
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • (2) cupholders
  • (2) pwr points
  • Front door map pockets
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors
  • Center dome lamp
  • Illuminated entry
  • Fold-flat rear seat storage system
  • 6-way pwr adjustable driver seat w/pwr lumbar & 2-way adjustable head restraints
  • Satin scuff plates
  • Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel w/cruise controls & satin spokes
  • Message center
  • Polished aluminum instrument panel applique
  • Satin vent covers & door latches
  • Dark charcoal door panels
  • Ambient lighting
  • Bright shift knob
  • Front sport bucket seats
  • "Mustang" logo cloth seat trim
  • "Stampeding Horse" logo cloth seat trim
  • Aberdeen embossed leather-trimmed seat trim
  • Unique leather seat trim w/cobra logo
  • Scuff plate w/bright "SVT" insert
  • Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel w/red stitching & unique thumb pads
  • Brushed aluminum accented (6) gauge instrument cluster -inc: boost gauge, message center, SVT graphics
  • Pwr windows
  • Active anti-theft system -inc: perimeter/intrusion alarms
  • Cruise control
  • Aluminum accented air register vents
  • Soft vinyl door trim inserts
  • Header-mounted dome lamp
  • My Color customizable 125-color interior lighting system
  • Unique shift knob w/leather shift boot & parking brake handle
  • Rear 50/50 split fold-down seat
  • Lighted bezel
EXTERIOR
  • P215/65R16 all-season tires
  • 16" painted aluminum wheels w/bright machined face
  • Mini spare tire/wheel
  • Black rocker panel moldings
  • Complex reflector halogen headlamps
  • Dual pwr exterior mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • 16" painted aluminum wheels w/bright machined face -inc: chrome spinner cap
  • P235/55ZR17 performance all-season BSW tires
  • 17" premium painted cast aluminum wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Color-keyed rocker panel moldings
  • Front fog lamps
  • 18" x 9.5" GT500 unique bright machined wheels w/SVT center caps
  • Wheel locking kits
  • P255/45ZR18 performance front tires & P285/40ZR18 performance rear tires
  • Tire inflation kit
  • Over-the-top racing stripes & GT500 side stripes
  • Unique aluminum hood w/functional air vents
  • Unique color-keyed front/rear fascia
  • Unique rear spoiler
  • Unique upper & lower grilles
  • Convertible soft top
  • GT500 side stripes
  • Black cloth convertible top
MECHANICAL
  • 4.0L SOHC V6 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Pwr steering
  • Pwr vented 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Stainless steel single exhaust system
  • 4.6L SOHC 24-valve V8 engine
  • Stainless steel dual exhaust system
  • 5.4L 32-valve DOHC supercharged & intercooled V8 engine
  • 6-speed Tremec manual transmission
  • Limited-slip differential
  • SVT-tuned MacPherson strut front suspension w/unique dampers & coil springs
  • SVT-tuned live-axle rear suspension w/unique dampers & coil springs
  • Pwr vented 4-wheel disc brakes w/Brembo front rotors & calipers
  • Stainless steel tuned X-pipe design dual exhaust
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Side intrusion door beams
    • Dual-stage driver/front passenger airbags w/crash severity sensor, occupant sensors
    • Seat mounted side-impact airbags for driver & front passenger
    • 3-point active safety belts in all seating positions
    • Front seat Belt Minder
    • LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system on rear outboard seats
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/traction control
    • Second generation front air bag system for driver & front passenger w/occupant sensors
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Premium AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: clock, auxiliary audio input jack
    • Shaker 500 audio system -inc: AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer, MP3 player, (8) speakers, auxiliary audio input jack
    • SIRIUS satellite radio w/6 month subscription

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