The Ford Mustang stands as one of the most recognized cars in the world. Anyone from car enthusiasts to those who have never driven a car before knows the galloping pony logo pressed right into the center of the Mustang's grille. It's a true American legend on four wheels, and the 2020 Ford Mustang continues its proud tradition.
With six different engine types, a Fastback or convertible configuration, and several trim packages, there is something for everyone with the all-new 2020 Ford Mustang. Options range from a fuel-conscious yet still powerful Ecoboost 2.3L I-4 to the most powerful street-legal production engine ever from Ford, the 5.2L supercharged V8. No matter if you've owned a Mustang in the past or you'll looking to join the club, now is the perfect time to discover exactly what the 2020 Ford Mustang can do for you.
The 2020 Ford Mustang delivers more engine configurations than nearly any other car on the road today. From a fuel-efficient I-4 engine to the larger, more powerful V8, there is an engine configuration available for anyone.
The entry-level 2020 Ford Mustang is the EcoBoost. This trim package comes with a 2.3L turbocharged I-4 engine. Despite the smaller size of the engine, it can put out significant performance at 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. Even with these performance numbers, the 2.3L engine gets 32 mpg highway and 21 mpg city with a 6-speed manual transmission, or 28 mpg highway and 20 mpg city with the 10-speed automatic. There is an additional High Performance Package option for the 2.3L that brings the horsepower up to 330 and utilizes a larger twin-scroll turbo compressor, larger radiator, and a fresh engine calibration. It is the most powerful Ecoboost engine to ever be available in a Mustang and boasts a top speed of 155 mph. Many of the entry-level trim packages come with the 2.3L I-4, although they allow for the available upgrade to High Performance version.
The first trim package that allows for V8 is the GT. The GT uses a 5.0L Ti-VCT dual fuel port V8 that ups the performance to 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, with a top speed of 155 mph. Now, the fuel economy does decline to 16 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, but with the GT Fastback and higher-end trim packages, it's all about the engine performance, the sound, and the feeling of having a V8 under the hood.
The same engine used on the GT Fastback is also used on the BULLITT Fastback. However, with the improvements to the design of this trim package, the performance increases to 480 hp and a 163 mph top speed. While it isn't quite as powerful as the Shelby, the BULLITT comes with its own trim package and styling.
Speaking of the Shelby, the Shelby GT350 takes the leap into high performance. It uses a 5.2L V8 that produces 526 hp, 429 lb-ft of torque, and a top speed electronically limited to 180 mph. The GT350 also features an extremely high redline of 8,250 rpm. The GT350R is an additional trim upgrade that provides a few extra features. As for a true performance machine, the Shelby GT500 is exceptional. It uses a 5.2L Supercharged V8 that produces a whopping 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque and a top speed electronically limited to 180 mpg. It is the most powerful production Mustang yet and has a 0-60 time of 3 seconds.
The 2020 Ford Mustang might be a pony car, but it doesn't mean it goes light on safety. From the entry-level EcoBoost to the Shelby models, there are plenty of safety features.
The EcoBoost comes with a driver, front head, front side, passenger, rear head airbags, SOS Post-Crash Alert System, four-wheel ABS, and four-wheel disc brakes. It also features brake assist, daytime running lights, electronic stability control, and traction control. The Ecoboost can be upgraded with the Safe and Smart Package which includes collision alerts, emergency braking, auto high beams, a lane-keeping alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, and rain-sensing wipers.
These are the small features built both inside and out that help make the 2020 Ford Mustang such a fun and reliable drive. The EcoBoost offering of the Mustang comes standard with a back-up camera, cruise control, vehicle anti-theft system, auto-off headlights, keyless start, remote engine start, steering wheel controls, keyless entry, an electrochromic rearview mirror, plus power doors and locks. The GT trims feature similar safety and convenience components, with minor changes.
The Shelby trim packages have many of the same convenience features as the EcoBoost. Beyond what comes standard on the EcoBoost, the Shelby trim packages feature HID headlights, which are brighter and allow the light to travel further. A perimeter alarm and a passive anti-theft are also standard on all trims.
If there's one thing that goes well with a Mustang, it is playing your favorite music with the window rolled down. With the 2020 Ford Mustang, you do have a few options to choose from when it comes to infotainment features.
The EcoBoost comes standard with a 6-speaker sound system, AM/FM stereo, an MP3 player, AUX input for connecting your favorite external audio devices, smart device integration (via Bluetooth), WiFi hotspot (data subscription required), FordPass, FordPass Connect, and SYNC. You also have the option to upgrade and include satellite radio (subscription required), SYNC3, and a voice-activated navigation system. The Ecoboost Premium trim features a 9-speaker sound system with an amplifier, SiriusXM Radio, SYNC 3, FordPass Connect, and FordPass. A B&O Sound System and voice-activated navigation are optional upgrades. The GT has similar entertainment features to the Ecoboost, while both Premium trims have similar options to each other as well.
The BULLIT and Shelby trims offer many of the same infotainment features as the Ecoboost Premium and GT Premium. The Shelby GT500 and BULLIT trims come with a 12" LCD Digital Instrument Cluster with MyColor on the dashboard, which lets you personalize your gauge layout with multiple different views. It is an available upgrade on certain trims as well. All trims also come with Track Maps, which are performance metrics from your vehicle that display in the instrument cluster.
If you're looking for a vehicle that has enough room for the entire family, Ford does make some excellent larger crossovers and SUVs to satisfy a large family, but not with the power and excitement of a Mustang. If you're wondering what kind of seating and storage options are available on the 2020 Ford Mustang, there are a few different design options. In general, most will be similar to one another, but it is worth pointing out the options.
The fastback has the same passenger side and trunk volume between trims with 13.5 cubic feet. However, if you decide to opt for a convertible version of the 2020 Ford Mustang instead of the fastback offering, the trunk volume will decline to 11.4 cubic feet, as some space is required to store the roof
The Ford Shelby, regardless of the trim package, features seating for and has a trunk volume of 13.5 cubic feet. The seats are all bucket style and use a combination of cloth and premium synthetic materials. The Shelby uses very specific, stylized seating throughout, limiting options with those trims. The GT500 is also the only trim that only offers two seats, while all others feature seating for four. One trim that hasn't been described much so far is the Bullitt, which comes with leather seating, heated front seats, driver lumbar support, a cooled driver seat feature, and an available upgrade of Recaro leather-trimmed front seats. It also offers seat memory for adjusting the driver's seat to fit the placement of different drivers. These are similar options as what you will find on the GT models of the 2020 Ford Mustang.