2020 Ford Mustang

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Ford has been abandoning the cars in its lineup in favor of utility vehicles, trucks, and electric vehicles. However, there's one prominent exception: the iconic and sporty Mustang. The 2020 Ford Mustang balances familiar retro styling, suggestive of the original version from the 1960s, with contemporary handling abilities.

Last redesigned in 2018, the Mustang adds a new High Performance Package for the 2020 model year, which brings a higher-output version of its 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.This adapts the turbo-4 engine from Ford's Focus RS, also adding handling components from the Mustang GT's Performance Package. Active exhaust, a strut-tower brace, larger brakes, and an aluminum instrument panel with gauge pack are included.

The other headliner is that an all-new Shelby GT500 model, which unloads a whopping 760 horsepower, has joined the lineup. The Mustang also adds standard FordPass Connect, which allows owners to connect the car to their phones.

EcoBoost and GT Mustang models come as a fastback coupe or a convertible. Bullitt and Shelby Mustangs are coupe only.

Every Mustang is geared toward performance. Two turbo-4 engines are offered. The base 2.3-liter turbo-4 makes 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The upgraded turbo-4 in the High Performance Package boosts output to 330 hp.

GT models switch to a 5.0-liter V-8, developing 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Buying the movie-inspired Bullitt model adds 20 hp to the V-8, along with distinctive looks and rich engine sounds.

GT350 and GT350R models are powered by a flat plane crank 5.2-liter V-8 that whips up 526 hp (527 in the GT350R) and 429 lb-ft. The GT500 gets a supercharged version of the 5.2-liter V-8 that blasts out an astonishing 760 hp and 625 lb-ft.

The GT500 uses a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard on all other models, with a 10-speed automatic a $1,595 option for the EcoBoost and GT.

Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes less than six seconds with the turbo-4, shrinking to as swift as 3.3 seconds for the Shelby GT500.

Turbo-4 gas mileage is decent; strong V-8s, not so much. The base engine with the automatic is EPA-rated at 21 mpg city, 32 highway, 25 combined. Manual shift lowers the estimate to 21/30/24 mpg. Convertibles manage only 20/28/23 mpg with either transmission.

With the 5.0-liter V-8, the Mustang achieves 15/24/18 mpg with the manual and 16/25/19 mpg with the automatic. However, the Bullitt only manages 14/23/17 mpg. The Shelby GT350 and GT350R gets 14/21/16 mpg, while the GT500 is rated at 12/18/14 mpg.

Crash-test results have been excellent. The NHTSA gives it a five-star overall safety rating and it aced all of the IIHS crash tests except for one. It only received an 'Acceptable'? rating for their driver's side small overlap front test.

Ford offers a good set of active safety features, but none are standard. Options include adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, and rear cross-traffic alert.

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Ford has been abandoning the cars in its lineup in favor of utility vehicles, trucks, and electric vehicles. However, there's one prominent exception: the iconic and sporty Mustang. The 2020 Ford Mustang balances familiar retro styling, suggestive of the original version from the 1960s, with contemporary handling abilities.

Last redesigned in 2018, the Mustang adds a new High Performance Package for the 2020 model year, which brings a higher-output version of its 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.This adapts the turbo-4 engine from Ford's Focus RS, also adding handling components from the Mustang GT's Performance Package. Active exhaust, a strut-tower brace, larger brakes, and an aluminum instrument panel with gauge pack are included.

The other headliner is that an all-new Shelby GT500 model, which unloads a whopping 760 horsepower, has joined the lineup. The Mustang also adds standard FordPass Connect, which allows owners to connect the car to their phones.

EcoBoost and GT Mustang models come as a fastback coupe or a convertible. Bullitt and Shelby Mustangs are coupe only.

Every Mustang is geared toward performance. Two turbo-4 engines are offered. The base 2.3-liter turbo-4 makes 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The upgraded turbo-4 in the High Performance Package boosts output to 330 hp.

GT models switch to a 5.0-liter V-8, developing 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Buying the movie-inspired Bullitt model adds 20 hp to the V-8, along with distinctive looks and rich engine sounds.

GT350 and GT350R models are powered by a flat plane crank 5.2-liter V-8 that whips up 526 hp (527 in the GT350R) and 429 lb-ft. The GT500 gets a supercharged version of the 5.2-liter V-8 that blasts out an astonishing 760 hp and 625 lb-ft.

The GT500 uses a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard on all other models, with a 10-speed automatic a $1,595 option for the EcoBoost and GT.

Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes less than six seconds with the turbo-4, shrinking to as swift as 3.3 seconds for the Shelby GT500.

Turbo-4 gas mileage is decent; strong V-8s, not so much. The base engine with the automatic is EPA-rated at 21 mpg city, 32 highway, 25 combined. Manual shift lowers the estimate to 21/30/24 mpg. Convertibles manage only 20/28/23 mpg with either transmission.

With the 5.0-liter V-8, the Mustang achieves 15/24/18 mpg with the manual and 16/25/19 mpg with the automatic. However, the Bullitt only manages 14/23/17 mpg. The Shelby GT350 and GT350R gets 14/21/16 mpg, while the GT500 is rated at 12/18/14 mpg.

Crash-test results have been excellent. The NHTSA gives it a five-star overall safety rating and it aced all of the IIHS crash tests except for one. It only received an 'Acceptable'? rating for their driver's side small overlap front test.

Ford offers a good set of active safety features, but none are standard. Options include adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Outward vision is better than what the Chevrolet Camaro, …
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Retail Price

$26,670 - $46,705 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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$373 - $2,083 Nat'l avg. savings off MSRP
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Engine 2.3L I-4
MPG 21 City / 30 Hwy
Seating 4 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd man w/OD
Power 310 @ 5500 rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel
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