The 2020 Ford Mustang continues to deliver eye-catching style and driving excitement. Nearly anyone shopping for a modern muscle car should consider the Mustang. Its wide range of engine options makes it easy to find one that fits your budget.
Pros and Cons:
- Wide range of potent engines
- Engaging in handling
- Quality cabin with user-friendly features
- Ample trunk space for the class
- Few standard amenities
- Tiny rear seat
What’s New For 2020:
- Optional High-Performance package
- Optional EcoBoost Handling package
- Standard FordPass Connect
Engine And Performance:
The standard turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder has enough stroke to embarrass V-8 Mustangs of old. Likewise, the High-Performance optional package adds a more melodic and responsive EcoBoost engine. Its enhanced V-8 engine makes an extra 20 horsepower (480 total), and it includes all the top-shelf performance parts available.
This latest Mustang generation brought with it a much needed independent rear suspension. The switch-up improves its handling and takes its ride quality to another level. Mustang’s modernized chassis delivers a comfortable and controlled driving experience.
The Mustang’s brake pedal has a firm feel that we felt to be touchy in stop-and-go traffic, but it’s easier to apply smoothly at higher speeds.
While the V-8 Mustang has competitive EPA estimates and real-world fuel economy, the Mustang’s four-cylinder woefully underperformed in the highway test.
Interior And Cargo Space:
The Mustang interior is better than ever, with an evolutionary design that harks back to Mustangs of old while managing to be fully functional and livable. While it’s available with premium features such as heated and cooled front seats.
Ford’s optional Sync 3 infotainment system has a clean design and a simple interface. While it’s not as responsive or robust as some rivals, it does come with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a kickin’ stereo.
The Mustang is available with a 4G LTE mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. Ford Sync Connect, which allows users to control and monitor their vehicle through a smartphone app, is included as standard.
The back seat stows by pulling a strap and folds easily by hand. Should you need to transport up to 12 carry-on bags, the Mustang can do so. The Mustang earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
An optional performance package raises the base engine’s horsepower from 310 to 330 and includes upgrades like a fully active quad-tip exhaust. If you add that package, you can also opt for a package geared toward handling.