The 1999 Ford Mustang represents part of the fourth generation of pony cars produced by Ford Motor Company. In fact, the Mustang created this particular class of American automobiles when it debuted in early 1964. The pony car class includes sports car coupes with short rear decks and long hoods. With a history stretching back to the mid-1960s, the Mustang marks Ford’s most successful launch and the third-oldest nameplate still in production by the company.
Body Styles: two-door convertible, two-door coupe
Engines: 3.8-liter V-6, 4.6-liter GT Modular V-8, 4.6-liter Cobra Modular V-8
Transmissions: five-speed manual, five-speed automatic
Models: Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang GT
The 1999 Ford Mustang receives a fresh sports-car-type styling and improved under-skin changes. The 3.8-liter engine and SOHC V-8 applied to the GT improve its horsepower rating. The GT suspension, steering gear, and V-6 engine also show improvement.
The 1999 Ford Mustang has been redone a little. Specifically, the front and rear clips show revision. The headlights and taillights are new as well, and the rocker panel moldings, C-pillar appliqués, and side scoops have been redone. The door, deck lid, hood, and quarter panel sheet metal see revision as well.
The interior of the Mustang has been one of its strongest features. The 1999 Ford Mustang features supportive front chairs, clear views out the side and front windows, and well-placed controls inside the car. The dashboard and seats have used very good materials since the 1994 redesign, but the 1999 model offers even more. Specifically, the front passenger and driver seats have been given a full inch of aft adjustment. The 1999 Ford Mustang also features new interior colors, new leather and cloth upholstery, and improved placement of seat-adjusting controls.
Performance & Handling
The 1999 Ford Mustang boasts improved performance for both of its engines. The 3.8-liter V-6 generates 190 hp at 5250 rpm and 220 lb-ft of torque at 3000 rpm. The 4.6-liter V-8 delivers 260 hp at 5000 rpm and 302 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. The advanced SVT Cobra also offers a greater power rating of 320 hp at 6000 rpm. For the first time in the Mustang’s history, the Cobra comes with a standard independent rear suspension.
The driving experience of the 1999 Ford Mustang has been enhanced by a new steering system that reduces kickback and the turning radius, improving road feel. The rear suspension also improves to absorb more bumps, which caused a problem for previous models. The GT receives standard four-wheel anti-lock brakes.
The Mustang has always been a safe car, and the 1999 model is no different. The 1999 Ford Mustang offers the highest scores from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, or NHTSA. The Mustang also features a new all-speed traction control system, and this marks the first time such a system has been added for the car. The Mustang has a traction control defeat switch for bypassing the system for some time.
EPA Fuel Economy
Ford Mustang: 15/22 mpg city/highway
- Roomier and faster than before
- More capable than previous versions
- Iconic Mustang badge
You Won't Like
- Stereo system difficult to control
- Not as fast as the Camaro
- Styling may not appeal to everyone
The timeless Mustang remains strong in the hearts of enthusiasts.
If You Like This Vehicle
- Pontiac Firebird
- Chevrolet Camaro