Ford Mustang GT
Ford Mustang GT
Ford Mustang

2020 Ford Mustang GT coupe

Pros: Sporty handling; good interior quality, especially in higher-end models; invigorating performance of V8 models; surprisingly robust 4-cylinder engine option

Cons: Cramped, difficult-to-access back seat; some complicated controls; a bit heavy compared to some sporty/performance rivals; topline models get pricey

CG Says: The 2020 Ford Mustang adds a new high-performance Shelby GT500 model powered by a 760-horsepower supercharged V8 paired with a 7-speed automated-manual transmission. Ford says the Shelby GT500 is the “most powerful street-legal Ford in history” and that it has a top speed of 186 mph. The base EcoBoost Mustang now offers a High Performance Package that adds a 330-hp 2.3-liter turbo four that is 20 horses up on the Ecoboost’s standard 4-cylinder. There is also a new Handling Package offered on the base model. All Mustangs now have standard FordPass Connect that allows owners to interact with the car via smartphone. The Mustang is a sporty/performance car that is available in coupe and convertible bodystyles. Mustang’s base engine is a 310-hp EcoBoost turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine, the GT is powered by a 460-hp 5.0-liter V8, while the Shelby GT350 has a 526-hp 5.2-liter V8 and the previously mentioned GT500 gets a whopping 760-hp from its supercharged 5.2-liter V8. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard with all engines (except the Shelby GT500 that has a 7-speed automated-manual) and a 10-speed automatic is optional with 2.3-liter and 5.0-liter engines. Available features include autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot alert, cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, Wi-Fi hotspot, limited-slip differential, electronic line-lock, and an exhaust system with controllable volume. Mustang’s 2015 redesign brought some key improvements—such as an independent rear suspension and a peppy turbocharged 4-cylinder engine option—that brought it up to date with most other sporty/performance 2-doors. Mustang offers an excellent lineup of powertrain choices and optional performance, technology, and convenience equipment, so it can be tailored to a broad range of tastes and budgets. In whatever form it takes, the Mustang makes a fine case for itself against a wide variety of competitive vehicles.

The Facts
Class Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices EcoBoost coupe: $27,765
EcoBoost convertible: $33,265
EcoBoost Premium coupe: $32,780
EcoBoost Premium convertible: $38,280
GT coupe: $36,725
GT Premium coupe: $40,725
GT Premium convertible: $46,225
Bullitt coupe: $47,810
Shelby GT350 coupe: $61,535
Shelby GT350R coupe: $74,530
Shelby GT500 coupe: $73,995

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder (EcoBoost)
Horsepower
310 (330 High Performance)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
10-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-32

Optional Engine
5.0-liter V8 (GT, Bullitt)
Horsepower
460 (480 Bullitt)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
10-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23-25

Optional Engine
5.2-liter V8 (Shelby GT350, Shelby GT350R)
Horsepower
526
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
12-14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
18-21

Optional Engine
supercharged 5.2-liter V8 (Shelby GT500)
Horsepower
760
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
12
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
18

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 coupe
Ford Mustang Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang convertible
Ford Mustang Bullitt
2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt coupe
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 5
100%

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