*All information in this article has been revised and updated for the latest 2021-2022 models.
Are you trying to choose between the 2021 Ford Mustang EcoBoost line and GT line but aren’t sure where to begin? Our comparison guide is here to save the day. We’ll help you figure out which Mustang has which features and which is best suited to your driving style.
The 2020 Ford Mustang Lineup
The main difference between the 2021 Mustang EcoBoost and GT models is their powertrain. In terms of comfort and convenience features, the EcoBoost and GT have just about everything in common. The same thing goes for the EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium Mustangs, which offer longer lists of comfort and convenience features than their non-Premium counterparts.
2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost
Under the EcoBoost hood, you’ll find a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but you can always choose the 10-speed automatic transmission if you prefer not to shift your own gears. When paired with the automatic transmission, the EcoBoost engine earns the line’s best EPA ratings – 25 mpg combined or 21 city/32 highway mpg.
In the spirit of all-American muscle cars, the Mustang EcoBoost is nicely stocked with performance gear. The limited-slip rear differential helps the Mustang keep its grip on the pavement as you high tail it down curvy roads. At the track, you can use the electric line lock to facilitate burnouts. EcoBoost models with the manual gearbox also come standard with launch control, getting you off to a quick start.
2020 Ford Mustang GT
For classic V8 performance, you need the Mustang GT. Its 5.0-liter V8 makes 460 horses and 420 pound-feet of torque, making it the faster of the two models. Like the EcoBoost, the GT offers a standard six-speed manual and an optional 10-speed automatic transmission. The Mustang GT also includes the aforementioned performance features, making it one inspired speed demon.
2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium Features
As we mentioned, the EcoBoost and GT models come standard with the same comfort and convenience features. Inside, you’ll find a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to bolster your smartphone connection. The FordPass Connect app gives you remote access to your Mustang, with remote start and door locking features.
However, the EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium models have a lot more to offer. Inside, these Mustangs put an upscale spin on daily driving with power-adjustable front seats and leather upholstery. Upgraded infotainment features include an 8-inch touchscreen interface and complete smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Ultimately, all 2021 Ford Mustang models emphasize speed and style. You just have to decide how much speed and style is right for you – and your budget. The Mustang EcoBoost MSRP starts at $27,205 and earns the line’s thriftiest fuel economy. The Mustang GT starts at $36,285 and puts a bigger emphasis on speed.