Which Mustang Should I Choose?

Nov 04, 2020 - 5 minute read

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We've take our most commonly received Ford questions and provided you what you need to know. Today we answer, "Which 2020 Mustang should I choose?" Contact J.C. Lewis Ford to see each model and have a personal Ford expert assigned to answer all of your Ford lineup questions - 912.210.5676.

Which 2020 Mustang should I choose?

The 2020 Ford Mustang lineup has a variety of heart-pounding choices. The most powerful 4-cylinder engine from any domestic automaker debuts in the 2020 Mustang EcoBoost with the new 2.3L High Performance Package. And with 760 horsepower, the all-new Shelby GT500 is the most powerful street-legal Mustang ever. The hard-charging Mustang GT, limited edition BULLITT, GT350 and GT350R round out the lineup. Let’s explore some of the options.

Mustang EcoBoost is designed to custom fit the way you drive, down to the last detail. Choose fun-to-pedal 6-speed manual. Or smooth-shifting available 10-speed SelectShift automatic. Choose from 9 packages, including the new 2.3L High Performance Package and EcoBoost Handling Package that transform EcoBoost into a bona fide decathlete.

Choose sleek fastback or drop-top convertible. Included in the 2.3L High Performance Package is the Active Valve Performance Exhaust System, which even lets you customize your EcoBoost exhaust note. Style? That’s covered as well. Consider the 4 available instrument panel trim choices and 9 different wheel choices.

EcoBoost Premium includes additional features such as Selectable Drive Modes (Normal, Sport+, Track, Drag Strip, Snow/Wet), SYNC 3, Am/FM stereo with 9 speakers and amplifier, Reverse Sensing System, heated and cooled leather-trimmed front seats, ambient lighting with MyColor, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control , pony projection lamps and much more. Options include RECARO sport leather-trimmed front seats and the 12-speaker B&O Sound System.

Mustang GT is defined by the wicked 5.0L V8 acceleration rumble. There’s nothing that sounds quite like it. You can even program when you want to keep that signature rumble to a minimum with industry-first Quiet Start—when heading out at 5 a.m. for instance—to keep you in good graces with neighbors.

This high-revving V8 features a dual-injection system and plasma transferred wire arc spray-bore cylinder-lining technology to deliver 420 ft.-lb. of torque along with its 460 horsepower. That’s just the beginning if its charm. Expect passionate performance from this iconic fastback. Hit the 0-60 mark in under 4 seconds. A 4-wheel, fully independent suspension delivers excellent road feel and precise handling.

With the available GT Performance Package, you’ll get Brembo 6-piston front calipers with larger brake rotors, a TORSEN limited-slip differential, heavy-duty front springs and so much more. Available GT Performance Package Level 2 adds the MagneRide Damping System and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires, as well as track-inspired calibrations for the chassis, springs, sway bar and stability control system.

Premium models add an Angled Brush aluminum instrument panel finish, illuminated door-sill scuff plates and much more. Premium plus package interior upgrades include a heated steering wheel, accent-color stitching on the seats, instrument panel, center console lid, wrapped knee bolsters and shifter boot, and more.

The limited-edition 2020 BULLITT will keep you in hot pursuit of all that is Mustang. 480 horsepower from an upgraded 5.0L V8 with a larger 87-mm throttle body. A 6-speed manual. Only. Dark Highland Green exterior paint, just like FRANK BULLITT’S original. Red-painted Brembo brakes. And enough attitude to catch whatever you’re chasing. Inside, BULLITT door-sill scuff plates. IP badge with chassis number.

BULLITT logo on the driver airbag cover. Plus, green accent hand-stitching throughout. And a 12-inch color LCD instrument cluster--standard. Limited edition means they’ll go fast, so get yours before you’re left in the rear view mirror.

It’s easy to heel-and-toe the 6-speed manual transmission in the head-turning, heart-pounding GT350 and GT350R. Keeping your heart rate under control behind the wheel? Much, much harder. Its flat-plane crank 5.2L V8—producing 526 horsepower—is just one example of its audacious engineering. AUTOMOBILE Magazine says, “Power from the 5.2L V-8 is delivered in a mighty and manageable wave, and there are few things in this world as wonderfully twisted as winding out a Ford Mustang—a Mustang!—to 8,250 rpm.

And the noise. My God, the noise”. Inside, GT350 exclusive features include aluminum trim and a flat-bottom steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara and leather. RECARO sport front seats trimmed in a mix of Carbon Weave cloth and Miko inserts help hold you firmly in place—turn after turn.

The all-new Shelby GT500 is the most powerful street-legal production Ford has ever built and host to the most power-dense supercharged V8 production engine in the world with 760 thunderous horsepower. This beast can accelerate from 0-100 mph and back to 0 in 10.6 seconds, quicker than any domestic production high-powered sports car. Even the satin-finish Cobra badges on the front, sides and rear are more outrageous than ever.

Everything about this mustang speaks to an inner fury that is only satisfied with 0-100-0 and lateral Gs. Shelby GT500 delivers tire-smoking, pin-you-to-your-seat performance by pairing a new, hand-built 5.2L supercharged V8 with a TREMEC 7-speed transmission, the first ever dual-clutch transmission in a Mustang, required because it generates so much torque.

Capable of shifts under 100 milliseconds—markedly faster than any manual transmission—the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic is the fastest-shifting production Mustang ever. A muscular hood with a massive louvered vent extracts air quickly for greater downforce and improved cooling.

Functional pins help keep the composite hood locked down tight. And with a nod to adrenaline junkies everywhere, the GT500 was designed with fighter jets in mind. The result is a precise and aerodynamic exterior and a top speed of 186 mph.

With an ergonomic build and superior powertrain, the GT500 takes performance to new heights as the fastest Mustang ever on a straight line and around curves. Other standard features include a MagneRide Damping System, the largest brake rotors ever on a production Mustang and an active valve performance exhaust that delivers the soundtrack you expect from a 5.2L V8.

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