FordPass Connect is now standard in across all trims, but there are a couple of even bigger changes. A new High-Performance Package for the EcoBoost versions retunes the 2.3-liter 4-cylinder turbo, squeezing out an additional 20 horsepower. The package also includes upgraded GT brakes and chassis calibrations, among other goodies. There is also a new EcoBoost Handling Package for fastback models with upgraded brakes, MagneRide active dampers and stiffer sway bars. To the Shelby lineup comes the new GT500. Although it gets the same supercharged 5.2-liter V8 at the GT350R, it uses a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic to change the cogs. It also comes with launch control, 20-in aluminum wheels and bigger front brake rotors, among other enhancements. See the 2020 Ford Mustang models for sale near you
As if anyone need ask, of course we'd recommend a V8 version. The Mustang should dazzle and rumble. Having said that, though, the EcoBoost 4-cylinder is surprising peppy, if you're eco-minded. Find a Ford Mustang for sale
The 2020 Ford Mustang is offered in EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium trims as a fastback or convertible. There's also a GT fastback and the fastback-only Shelby GT350/GT500/GT350R. Pricing reflects the $1,095 factory delivery charge.
The EcoBoost fastback ($27,765) and EcoBoost convertible ($33,265) come standard with 17-in alloy wheels, a limited-slip differential, keyless entry and ignition, LED headlights, LED sequential taillights, a dual exhaust system, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with tilt-and-telescopic adjustment, a rearview camera, a 4.2-in screen, a self-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice controls, Track Apps (a program that records performance data during track driving), electronically lockable front brakes (Ford says they're to help warm up the rear tires, but people will use them for burnouts) and a 6-speaker audio system with SYNC, FordPass, two USB ports and an auxiliary input, plus the MyKey system with parental controls for geofencing, speed limit, stability control, audio volume, radio content, seat belt reminders and low fuel warnings.
The EcoBoost Premium fastback ($32,780) and the EcoBoost Premium convertible ($38,280) have 18-in alloy wheels, rear-parking sensors, power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an upgraded infotainment system with SYNC 3, a 9-speaker stereo, an 8-in touchscreen and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.
The GT fastback ($36,725) echoes the regular EcoBoost's features but with the V8 engine and bigger brakes. The GT Premium fastback ($40,725) and the GT Premium convertible ($46,225) add the EcoBoost Premium's equipment inventory.
The Bullitt ($48,905) loses the GT's decklid spoiler but adds red Brembo brake calipers, a 3.73 rear axle, different 19-in wheels and rubber, an upgraded exhaust system, some unique interior and exterior styling accents, a 12-in LCD instrument cluster, a heated steering wheel, an electronic locking center console and an enhanced security package.
Some features of the higher trims are available as options lower down. A Performance package (coupe only) adds 19-in wheels of a different design with summer performance tires, auxiliary gauges (including a boost gauge for the EcoBoost), a sport-tuned suspension, a larger radiator, bigger brakes, shorter gearing, a performance rear axle, a stability control system with a higher threshold and aluminum interior accents. The GT's version has Brembo brakes up front and a Torsen (torque-sensing) limited-slip differential. The Performance package also brings eligibility for the adaptive suspension.
Depending on the trim, other options include 20-in wheels, a 12-speaker Shaker audio system, a digital instrument gauge, navigation, rear parking sensors, driver's-side memory settings, adaptive cruise control with forward-collision warning and a blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert.
Brembo brakes and a Torsen diff are standard in the Mustang Shelby GT350 ($61,535), which also comes with Recaro seats and an adaptive suspension. Heated and cooled power-adjustable front seats are an option.
The GT350R ($74,530) brings its own aero kit, plus 19-in wheels made from carbon fiber. It also saves weight by ditching the rear seat, infotainment system, air conditioning and tire inflation kit. These features may be reinstated by choosing the Electronics and Technology packages.
The GT500 ($73,995) shares many standard features with the GT350R, but it gets a supercharged version of its engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Other differences include launch control, selectable drive modes, 20-in aluminum wheels, larger front brake rotors with 6-piston Brembo Calipers, a 6-way power-adjustable driver's seat, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, leather-trimmed suede sport seats, 12-in LCD digital instrument cluster, a rear spoiler and a dual exhaust with quad tips.
Trunk space in the coupe is 13.5 cu ft. The convertible's trunk accommodates 11.4 cu ft.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
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