of the 2019 Ford Mustang. Base trim shown.
The motion picture "Bullitt" begins in Chicago in the late 1960s. Coincidentally, so did I; between that and being the only editor who had driven the first two Bullitt-edition Mustangs — a 2001 and 2008 — when they were new, I was a logical choice to attend Ford's national media drive for the third Mustang Bullitt, held in San Francisco — the city that hosts the bulk of the film and one of the most beloved car chases in cinema history. (Per our ethics policy, Cars.com pays for its airfare and lodging at such automaker-sponsored events.)
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Like the others, the 2019 Mustang Bullitt was inspired by the 1968 Mustang fastback driven by police Lieutenant Frank Bullitt, played by the legendary Steve McQueen. The exact vehicle seen smoking its tires and catching air in the hills of "the city" enjoyed a homecoming of sorts in connection with this event, thanks to its owner, New Jersey-based Sean Kiernan, whose father purchased the car in 1974 and later declined an offer from McQueen himself to buy it back in 1977. Alas, we were not given the option to drive the original hero car.
A Familiar Feel
What I did drive had a familiar feel, as each 2019 Bullitt is fundamentally a Mustang GT Premium equipped with the Performance Package, which we've tested extensively, including in a head-to-head against the newer and more aggressive Performance Package Level 2. As such, the Bullitt comes with the PP1's r... Read More
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The 2019 Ford Mustang currently has 0 recalls
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter
7 years / 100,000 miles7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
Under 6 years / 80,000 milesVehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.