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The 2020 Ford Mustang is an iconic muscle car that comes in both coupe and convertible layouts and has a variety of engine and trim options. From the base EcoBoost® four-cylinder to the V8-powered GT and on to the amazing Shelby models, you'll find a cool Mustang fit for a road trip, commute, or weekend adventure.

This Ford Mustang review will give you all the key information on the 2020 version of this popular coupe and convertible. While we currently do not have many 2020 Ford Mustang's in our inventory, we look forward to selling more in the future. Here's what you'll learn in this review:

Key Specs and Features

  • Available in coupe or convertible layouts
  • Offers a mix of engines from the base 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder to the supercharged 5.0L from the GT500
  • All models come with cool dual exhaust tips
  • Push-button start comes standard
  • LED headlights featured on all trim levels
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission


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Reasons To Buy

1. Great Performance

The Mustang has never been accused of being subtle. With a standard rear-wheel-drive layout and an EcoBoost turbocharged engine, there is no such thing as a slow 2020 Mustang. Opt for the 460-horsepower GT and you'll find that there also isn't such a thing as "too much of a good thing". Keep going into specialty models like the BULLITT™ or consider Shelby models like the GT350 and GT500 and you'll find performance at a whole different level. Whether you are looking for a comfortable long-distance road-tripper or a track-ready beast, the Mustang has you covered for 2020.

2. Top-Down Fun

Not every muscle car can become a top-down summer fun car. There's a reason why you see so many convertible Mustangs at the beach—it's a lot of fun to go topless in a Mustang. Expect a standard fully-lined cloth top with a quick electro-mechanical motor for expeditious top-down motoring. Add in a host of cool options, including a great sound system, and the Mustang may be the perfect summer car!

3.Tons of Standard Features

The Mustang you may have experienced years ago is incomparable to the latest and greatest version. The amount of standard features is pretty staggering. Every 2020 Mustang trim level features LED front lighting as well as LED signature lighting to help you make an even cooler entrance. You'll also get standard stuff like a six-speed manual transmission to get the most out of every RPM your Mustang's engine produces. Add convenience features like a perimeter alarm, remote keyless entry, intelligence push-button start, and you'll see what we're talking about. The Mustang comes standard with more than just fun.

4. Colorful Personality

Modern-day car colors can be a little dull sometimes. Take a look at the average parking lot and you'll find a lot of white, gray, and black. The 2020 Mustang switches things up with a dozen color options to choose from! You can find your Mustang in cool colors like Grabber Lime, Ford Performance Blue (Shelby models only), or even the wild Twister Orange, just to name a few. On Premium models, you can even get the available ambient-lighting feature with MyColor®. This allows you to customize the interior lighting in your Mustang with the touch of a button using over 100 color choices.

5. Surprising MPG

You wouldn't normally associate a muscle car with high miles per gallon, but that's just what you get with the EcoBoost Mustang. How good is it? How about 21-city and 32-highway EPA-estimated mpg when equipped with the 2.3L four-cylinder and a 10-speed automatic on 2020 models.1 That's quite impressive for a car with 310 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.

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What You Need To Know

2020 Ford Mustang Trims

The 2020 Ford Mustang comes in eight great trim levels with something for everyone. Of note, the fastback coupe is available in all trim levels described below, whereas the convertible is only available in EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, and GT Premium trims. Take a look at these 2020 Mustang trim levels:

EcoBoost: Even the base EcoBoost Mustang features a 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 310 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. That is more than the V8 Mustang made just ten years ago. The base model is also quite well equipped with standard features like:

  • Dual bright exhaust with rolled tips
  • TrackApps™ real-time performance metrics
  • Intelligent Access with push-button start
  • Independent rear suspension
  • LED headlights
  • Six-speed manual transmission

EcoBoost® Premium: Takes everything that you got from the normal 2020 EcoBoost trim and adds great luxury and convenience features like:

  • Leather-trimmed heated and cooled front seats with a six-way power front-passenger seat
  • Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment system
  • Heated mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators
  • Selectable drive modes with toggle switches

GT: The GT ups the ante with a 5.0L V8 featuring 460-horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. Expect an amazing performance machine with standard features like:

  • Six-speed manual transmission with rev matching
  • Dual exhaust with quad tips
  • LED fog lamps
  • SYNC® infotainment system
  • 18-inch machined-face aluminum wheels
  • Six-way power driver seat with power lumbar control
  • LED headlights and fog lamps

GT Premium: You'll get everything from the GT, including that fantastic V8, and also get standard comfort and convenience features like:

  • Leather-trimmed heated and cooled front seats
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment system
  • Heated mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators
  • Selectable drive modes with toggle switches
  • Nine-speaker stereo system
  • Hood vents
  • Launch control (manual transmission, track use only)

BULLITT: The Mustang BULLITT comes standard with all of the movie heritage you'd expect. You'll enjoy standard features like:

  • Dark Highland Green exterior paint
  • Unique BULLITT interior accents
  • 19-inch five-spoke heritage wheels
  • 12-inch LCD digital instrument cluster with MyColor®
  • Heated steering wheel

Shelby GT350®: The centerpiece of the amazingly cool performance-oriented Shelby GT350 is the 526-horsepower 5.2L flat-plane-crank V8 engine. You can also expect standard features on the 2020 model like:

  • TREMEC® six-speed manual transmission
  • RECARO® cloth sport seats with Miko® inserts
  • Dual exhaust with quad tips and electronic valves
  • Two-piece, ventilated brake rotors with Brembo™ calipers
  • Differential cooler

Shelby® GT350R: Take the GT350 and add a dose of race-track-fueled upgrades and you'll end up with the Shelby GT350R. The "R" stands for "race" and the GT350R adds standard features like:

  • 19-inch ebony-black-painted carbon-fiber wheels
  • Red-painted Brembo™ brake calipers
  • MagneRide® suspension damping system
  • Carbon-fiber rear wing
  • Large front splitter

Shelby GT500®: There are few words to describe the 2020 Shelby GT500. So we'll stick with numbers. Its 5.2L supercharged cross-plane-crank V8 engine produces 760 horsepower! If that isn't enough, you'll get track-ready supercar stuff as standard, like:

  • TREMEC® seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • 20-inch flow-formed high-gloss black aluminum wheels
  • Leather-trimmed Miko® suede sport seats
  • Launch control (track use only)
  • Red-painted six-piston Brembo® front-brake calipers

2020 Ford Mustang Interior

Driving a muscle car like a Mustang doesn't mean sacrificing comfort. Even the base EcoBoost Mustang comes with comfort and convenience features like four-way adjustable front head restraints, a four-way manual driver seat, 50/50-split-bench folding rear seat, cabin particulate air filter, SYNC® infotainment system, FordPass Connect™, two smart-charging USB ports, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Leather seating with heated and cooled front seats is standard on all Premium trim Mustangs.

2020 Ford Mustang Colors

The 2020 Ford Mustang is available in 12 great exterior colors including:

  • Dark Highland Green (BULLITT trim only)
  • Ford Performance Blue (Shelby models only)
  • Grabber Lime
  • Iconic Silver
  • Kona Blue
  • Magnetic
  • Oxford White
  • Race Red
  • Rapid Red
  • Shadow Black
  • Twister Orange
  • Velocity Blue

Similar Vehicles

Can't find exactly the right Ford Mustang? Check out other great options from previous model years like the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger, each offering a slightly different take on the classic muscle car.

Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevrolet Camaro has been the Mustang's main rival for decades. Chevrolet's rear-drive sports car fits below the Corvette in the lineup and is available in several trims and both coupe and convertible layouts. The Chevrolet Camaro was refreshed for the 2019 model year. It now features an updated front and rear fascia plus a brand-new infotainment system. The base 2019 LS comes with exterior features like:

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Push-start ignition
  • Eight-way power driver seat
  • Seven-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

Dodge Challenger

The Dodge Challenger is another great American two-door coupe that comes in an amazing variety of trim levels, from mild to wild. Whether you are looking for a well-equipped daily driver with a ton of features or a sub-ten-second drag racer, the 2018 Challenger is your car. For 2019, Dodge added new performance-focused cars to the lineup. The 797-horsepower Hellcat Redeye and the R/T Scat Pack 1320 are both ready for the drag strip! Expect great standard features on the base 2019 Challenger SXT like:

  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Rearview camera
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • UConnect® infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Dodge Charger

Do you like the Mustang's cool looks but want a bit more room for the family? Well, look no further than Dodge's four-door muscle sedan, the Charger. Built on the same platform as the Challenger and sharing many of the same standard features and engine options, you can't go wrong with the 2019 Dodge Charger. Just like the Challenger, the base 3.6L-V6-powered 2019 SXT comes standard with:

  • Seven-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth®
  • Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto connectivity
  • Push-start ignition
  • Six-way power-adjustable driver seat with cloth seating
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Ford Mustang is a fantastic two-door coupe or convertible with a variety of engine and trim options. From the base EcoBoost to the amazing Shelby GT500, there is likely a Mustang for anyone looking for a great driving experience. Want to learn more about the Ford Mustang and similar vehicles? Check out these related articles:

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
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