2020 Mustang vs 2019 Mustang: What’s Different?

NEW: This article has been updated in 2020 with the latest information!

Whether you’re contemplating your first Ford Mustang or your fifteenth, 2020 is an exciting year for fans of the Pony. In addition to the announcement of the Mustang Mach-E, the 2020 Mustang is getting some important changes. From new cosmetic options to a serious upgrade in the power department, this could be the best year yet to take the plunge and gallop off the lot in the Ford Mustang you’ve always wanted.

2020 Mustang: What’s New?

The 2020 Mustang features exciting changes to the standard technology inside, the exterior color options, and even packs a few changes under the hood. Check out these exciting changes on the 2020 Mustang…

FordPass Connect is Now Standard

Using your phone to schedule remote starts in advance and to find your car when you can’t remember where you parked are examples of the innovative features of FordPass Connect. While FordPass was introduced in 2016 on select models, it now comes standard on all Ford models, including the Mustang.

2020 Mustang Has New Color Options

If you had a favorite 2019 color, you may be disappointed as a few popular options won’t be available in 2020. Need for Green, Orange Fury, Ruby Red, and Ignot Silver are all on the chopping block. The good news is that fresh (and relatively similar) choices have been introduced for the 2020 Ford Mustang that are sure to become new favorites, including Twister Orange, Rapid Red, and Iconic Silver.

orange 2020 ford mustang wheels

Three New Wheel Options in 2020

Three new wheel options make their debuts in 2020, including 17” Sparkle Silver-Plated Aluminum (standard on 100A), 19”x 9” Machined Face Aluminum with Low-Gloss Ebony Painted Pockets (included with 2.3L high-performance package), and 19” Premium Painted Aluminum (included in EcoBoost handling package.)


Bad news if you were a particular fan of the 19”x 9” Low-Gloss Ebony Black-Painted Aluminum or the 19” x 8.5” Polished Aluminum as those are retired, but with the stylish new options, they probably won’t be missed too much.

New High-Performance EcoBoost

This change is where the rubber really meets the road. The Performance Package is no longer available. Instead, most of the features of that package have been incorporated into the High-Performance EcoBoost.

Many of the 2020 Mustang’s features, such as color and interior options, can be outfitted from regular or premium trim packages, but the performance of this car is the stuff of Mustang enthusiasts’ dreams:

  • 330 Horsepower
  • Performance Exhaust
  • Gauge Pack
  • Heavy-Duty Front Springs
  • Rear Sway Bar
  • Upgraded Brake Rotors
  • Unique Chassis Tuning and Stability Control Tuning

Stay in control by adding the Handling Package to your 2020 Mustang and enjoy further upgraded wheels, premium brakes, MagneRide damping system, and a limited-slip rear axle. Note that the handling package is only available on Fastback Mustangs with the EcoBoost High-Performance Package.

orange 2020 ford mustang
Of course, you want to look good while driving fast and the High-Performance EcoBoost Mustang will not disappoint on that front either. You’ll turn heads thanks to:

  • Magnetic Colored Exterior Mirrors
  • Magnetic Colored Spoiler
  • GT Performance Package Front Splitter
  • Gray or Silver on Magnetic Hood Accent Stripe

2020 Mustang Colors

The 2020 Ford Mustang is available in 12 exterior paint colors. The 2020 Mustang Race Red is our personal favorite, but check out the complete list of available paint colors below.

  • Grabber Lime Green
  • Iconic Silver
  • Rapid Red Metallic
  • Twister Orange
  • Shadow Black
  • Ford Performance Blue
  • Race Red
  • Velocity Blue
  • Magnetic
  • Oxford White
  • Kona Blue
  • Dark Highland Green

Stop by Manhattan, KS car dealer Flint Hills Auto today to learn more about the 2020 Ford Mustang and to design your custom vehicle. Our knowledgeable sales team is ready to help you with everything from selecting options to finding a financing solution that meets your budget.