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2018 Ford Mustang vs 2020

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Ford Mustang
Ford Mustang

$41,989 - $89,999

2018 price

Ford Mustang
Ford Mustang

$47,990 - $149,990

2020 price


2018 Ford Mustang
2020 Ford Mustang
Safety Rating

Engine Type
V8, 5.0L

Turbo 4, 2.3L
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded Petrol

Unleaded Petrol
Fuel Efficiency
12.6L/100km (combined)

9.5L/100km (combined)

  • Price increase
  • Low ANCAP rating
  • Rear legroom limited

  • Best suited to singles only
  • Can’t live up to muscle car expectations
  • Steering hard to judge
2018 Ford Mustang Summary

Name a car more famous than the Ford Mustang? There isn’t one – even people who don’t care or know much about cars know what a Mustang is. 

Heck, the Mustang doesn’t even have a Ford badge on it – that’s how famous this car is, it doesn’t need one because it’s almost its own brand. And you can thank Hollywood for making it a celebrity. 

But unlike movie stars, it’s reborn time and again with each new generation of Mustang. Sure, there were some years where the Mustang lost its way in the design wilderness, but by the 2000s it was making a comeback thanks to looks which channelled those 1960s cars.

In late 2016 the six-generation Mustang arrived in Australia just in the nick of time – Ford was ending production of its Falcon and that would leave it without a V8 performance car. Since its arrival the ‘Stang’ has been a sales success for Ford, and now the updated version of the car has arrived.

This update is way more than just a slightly new look. So, what’s changed? Stacks. We found out when we drove the V8 GT at its Australian launch. 

Oh, and there is one Ford badge on Mustang – know where it is? Read on and we’ll point it out along the way.

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2020 Ford Mustang Summary

The 2020 Ford Mustang line-up has been refreshed and revamped, and there’s a new addition to the ranks. Well, sort of.

The existing entry-level 2.3-litre EcoBoost Mustang has been given a new name: it’s now the Mustang High Performance 2.3L, and the one you see here is the Fastback coupe, though there is a Convertible version, too - if that’s what you’re after.

It looks more aggressive than the existing four-cylinder, with a number of styling changes that mean more people will confuse it with the V8 Mustang. Until they hear it, that is.

And with that new suffix attached to its name, of course there is a bit more power than before. 

So is the four-cylinder Ford Mustang something you should consider if you’re in the muscle car mindset? Read on to find out.

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