2009 Ford Mustang

  • 2009 Ford Mustang Base Convertible
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      210/240
    • ENGINE
      4.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $25,255
  • 2009 Ford Mustang Base Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      210/240
    • ENGINE
      4.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $20,430
  • 2009 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      300/320
    • ENGINE
      4.6L V8
    • MSRP
      $32,035
  • 2009 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      300/320
    • ENGINE
      4.6L V8
    • MSRP
      $27,210
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2009 Ford Mustang Review

A powerful classic, attractively priced.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2009 Ford Mustang is a two-door pony (sports-car-like coupes with short rear decks and long hoods) car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. The first generation Mustang was introduced in 1964, and the 2009 Ford Mustang is the first fifth-generation car manufactured under the Mustang Series.

Ford took considerable effort to improve the fifth generation Mustang’s overall performance by introducing new engines. However, few changes were made to the car’s exterior and interior. Although attractively priced, the car is not very fuel efficient, which somehow overshadows the vehicle’s affordability.

The Range

Body Styles: two-door sports-like coupe or hatchback
Engines: four-liter V-6 engine, 4.6-liter V-8 engine
Transmissions: five-speed manual, six-speed manual, and an optional five-speed automatic
Models: Deluxe, Premium, GT Deluxe, GT Premium Coupe

What's New

Ford made several changes to the 2009 Mustang, including the introduction of a four-liter Cologne SOHC V-6 engine. Ford also changed some of the car’s standard and optional equipment. Multicolored ambient lighting, upgraded interior trim, and satellite radio became standard in the V-6 and GT premium trims. A glass roof option was available in the V-6 and GT premium trims as well.

Exterior

The car’s exterior remained unchanged in 2009. However, Ford introduced several changes to the 2010 Mustang’s exterior. The revamped design was meant to make the vehicle look more muscular and leaner. Some added features in 2010 included Xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a glass roof.

Interior

Although the changes are not very significant, Ford certainly tried to improve the interior of the 2009 Ford Mustang by incorporating some enhancements. The seating is quite comfortable, and a majority of the controls are very easy to operate. The trunk capacity is good. The coupe offers 12.3 cubic feet of trunk space, while the convertible offers 8.7 cubic feet of trunk space. Remote ignition, iPod integration, Bluetooth, an upgraded Shaker sound system, and a touchscreen navigation system are optional in different trim levels.

Performance & Handling

Engine upgrades improve the Mustang’s performance in 2009. The V-6 engine is quicker and provides enough torque as well as good throttle response. The four-wheel disc brakes can bring the Mustang from 60 mph to a halt in less than 125 feet. Tuning the solid-axle rear suspension can help improve handling of the car in tight corners and also render a comfortable ride. With manual transmission, the 2009 Ford Mustang GT model is capable of going from zero to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds.

Safety

The 2009 Ford Mustang has a variety of safety features that are new to the series. Some of the standard safety features include four-wheel disc brakes and front side-seat airbags, Features, such as traction control and anti-lock brakes are standard in the GT model and optional in the V-6 models.

EPA Fuel Economy

Ford Mustang 4.0-liter V-6 engine: 17/26 mpg city/highway
Ford Mustang 4.6-liter V-8 engine: 15/23 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Muscular and sleek look
  • High performance
  • Good value for the money

You Won't Like

  • Plastic and other cheap materials used in the interior
  • Average fuel economy

Sum Up

A powerful classic, attractively priced.

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