Ford recently launched the Build & Price site for the 2019 Mustang, which will hit the streets this summer. This site lets you easily point and click through the sometimes-complicated palette of options available on the latest pony car. This is quite helpful in planning such a major purchase with base prices ranging from $25,845 (for an EcoBoost fastback) to $46,595 (for a Bullitt) before destination and delivery.
“The 2019 Mustang is designed to custom-fit the way you drive, down to the last detail,” says Ford. “From the look of the instrument panel to the sound of its growl to the way it feels tackling a curve, this legend was born to make your own.”
And you can do just that on this site. However, be warned, even if you aren’t planning to buy one this moment, it is good fun building your virtual dream Mustang — if you have the time. In other words, don’t launch this site at work or you might spend an hour building hypothetical Mustangs like we did, because it is just too much fun to dream.
We ended up creating several versions worth considering, from a relatively low-optioned Mustang GT to a California Special convertible and from a Mustang GT with the Performance Pack Level 2 to the highly anticipated Bullitt. Interestingly, the Shelby GT350 isn’t yet available to build and price, which probably saved us from going down the rabbit hole even farther.
In the end, we built cars that ranged from around $46,000 for the PP1 Mustang GT with the automatic to about $53,000 for a nicely optioned Bullitt. The latest Mustang is a wonder, but the days of a cheap V8 pony car are behind us. If you are on a budget, EcoBoost is where it’s at, but the fun of the Build & Price site is dreaming and not sweating those option prices.
So, if you were creating your ideal modern pony car, which options would you select? If you are excited to buy a new Mustang, or you have an hour or two to kill, you can visit the Build & Price site here.