Competes with: Chevrolet Camaro RS 1LE, Dodge Challenger GT
Looks like: A Mustang GT with special stripes
Powertrains: 330-horsepower, turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine; six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Fall 2019
The Ford folks are passionate about making their Mustang a true and proper sports car, one that doesn’t just go fast in a straight line, but also handles corners and circuit tracks as well as it takes on drag strips and stoplight races. The V-8-powered Mustangs have gotten a lot of love recently — several Performance Packs are available for the GT, and there are new Shelby GT350, GT350R and GT500 models coming this year.
Now it’s time for the four-cylinder Mustang to get some love. For 2020, Ford is (Eco)boosting its performance game for the entry-level Mustang by giving the turbocharged version an engine swap and a handling upgrade, called the 2.3L High Performance Package.