Meet the new 2020 Ford Mustang Lineup
It can’t be easy for the good people at Ford when it comes to a new model year of a car as iconic as the Ford Mustang. These Ford performance cars are so famous and so popular that they have to keep it fresh, but it's also such a legend that they have to be careful not to do the wrong thing.
While the majority of the changes for the 2020 Ford Mustang are relatively minor, such as some new wheel designs and some new exterior colors, there is one massive update with the introduction of a new high-performance version of the EcoBoost engine. So, let's take a look at the 2020 Ford Mustang lineup to see how it shapes up with the new engine.
What may come as a bit of a surprise is how the new engine fits into the lineup. It would possibly have been logical if the High-Performance version of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine was the unit in the Mustang EcoBoost Premium, while the normal version was to be found in the entry-level Mustang EcoBoost. That's not the case, however, as the High-Performance engine can be specified with either version.
This means the lineup still starts with the EcoBoost and then goes to the EcoBoost Premium, GT, GT Premium, Bullitt, Shelby GT350 and the Shelby GT350R. EcoBoost and GT models are still available in Fastback and Convertible body styles, while the Bullitt and the Shelbys remain Fastback-only models.
The standard EcoBoost engine is a 2.3-liter turbo-four that puts out a very respectable 310 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, which would have had earlier V-6 versions of the Mustang in the 1990s quaking in their boots. However, we now have the optional High-Performance EcoBoost engine, which then gives the Mustang and extra 22 horsepower. The High-Performance Package also has a powerband that's 40-percent wider than the regular EcoBoost, and it also produces 90-percent of its peak torque at redline.
Of course, GT models feature the evergreen and much-loved 5.0-liter V-8, which then means your Mustang will have 460 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque to play with.
Six-speed manual transmissions are still standard, but unless you are particularly disposed to a stick-shift it's hard to see a lot of buyers choosing not to upgrade to Ford's sensational 10-speed automatic instead.
Features and equipment
Part of the Mustang's enduring appeal is the unparalleled performance and value for money it offers, especially at the entry-level. For a lot less, you can get a 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost that comes standard with a full set of power features, LED headlights, rear parking sensors, keyless ignition, a rearview camera, a six-speaker audio system with Bluetooth audio streaming, and the line-lock feature with manual transmissions.
A lot of buyers will upgrade to the Premium Package, and that then adds features such as leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that's Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible.
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