2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2020 MODEL
$44,855

7.6

Overall Rating

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2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Karan Harit Content Writer Updated on: November 2, 2019


The Ford Mustang has been a muscle car icon for a few decades now. Along the way, it has picked up a thing or two from the sports cars that give it quite a bit of competition. One of the tropes is the ability to take the roof on or off at will. That has been one of the coolest additions to a car with a massive V8 engine under the hood. While the coupes may have an edge in performance, nothing beats the feel of the wind gushing past your neck as you enjoy the sound of a gurgling powerhouse driving down Route 66.

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Pros

Powerful V8 engine

Classic Muscle car looks

Good quality interiors which are well loaded with features

Refined ride quality

Cons

Lacks sublime handling

The doors are long and heavy

What's New?

The Bullitt trim returns to the lineup

New B&O Audio System

Revised interior features


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$44855

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

302 cu.in.

horsepower

460 hp @ 7000 rpm

torque

420 lbs.-ft @ 4600 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.3/64.9

dimensions

wheelbase

107.1 in.

length

188.5 in.

width

75.4 in.

height

54.9 in.

curb weight

3891 lbs.

ground clearance

5.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

35.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

11.4 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/18/23 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

 2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible in Burgundy Metallic color  2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible in Black color  2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible in Aluminum Silver color
Burgundy Metallic

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Ratings

Engine And Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

7.5

Exterior

9.0

Safety

7.8

Competition

7.5

Final Verdict

7.6

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Premium

Premium

power
460 hp @ 7000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
18 combined

$44,855


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 6M) Starting at $44,855 MSRP (14/18/23) 460 hp @ 7000 rpm, 5 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
6-speed manual rear wheel drive 4   Ingot Silver Metallic
  Magnetic Metallic
  Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  Oxford White
  Kona Blue Metallic
  Need For Green
  Shadow Black

Expert Review

7.6

Overall Rating


The Mustang GT Convertible packs in a 5.0L, V8 engine that grants the driver control of over 400 horses, enough for all your gas-guzzling adrenaline fixes. It comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and power is sent to the rear wheels. Big, muscular and strong – that’s what the Mustang GT evokes in you. Couple that with a complacent ride that takes on a stiffer persona for the track in a whim, and you may just have the perfect blend of a relaxing cruiser and weekend dragster.

Taking on competition against the Mustang GT Convertible is the Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible which is one of its truest competitors and then there are two Germans as well taking on against these muscle cars on grounds of similar performance. That’s the Mercedes AMG C43 and the BMW M40i, both of whom give the Mustang a run for its money in case of interior quality.

2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Front Three-Quarter View
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Front Three-Quarter View
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Rear Three-Quarter View
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Rear Three-Quarter View

 

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

 

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.5/10
Interior

 

9.0/10
Exterior

 

7.8/10
Safety

 

7.5/10
Competition

 

7.6/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Features

The Mustang GT Convertible comes in a single trim and packs in the same features as the GT Fastback Premium. The mechanics remain the same as that of the coupe i.e. a 5.0L, V8 engine mated to a 6-speed manual or an optional 10-speed automatic. As this is the only trim, it comes fully loaded with all that you can equip your Mustang with. For enhanced performance, you can add in from any of the two available performance packs.

Trims

Ford Mustang GT Convertible

MSRP

$44,855

Key Features 5.0L V8 Engine

 

10-speed automatic transmission

  Launch control
 

Brembo Performance Brakes

 

Rear diffuser

 

Stiffer sports-tuned suspension

 

Ambient lighting with 4.2-inch instrument cluster display

  LED Headlights with LED signature lighting
 

Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Climate Control

 

8-inch Infotainment Display

We Recommend

The Ford Mustang GT Convertible has a single trim that carries all the features of the Premium Fastback. The basic trim is good enough in itself, though you may opt for Performance Pack 2 for a more exhilarating track day experience.

2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Engine and Performance

8.5/10

"The GT models are motivated by a 460-hp V-8 with an optional active exhaust that trumpets a thunderous roar. Both of these compelling engines pair with a standard six-speed manual transmission or 10-speed automatic that makes the Mustang quicker than before." -Car and Driver

Engine and Transmission

The V8 engine produces 460 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 420 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm. The engine is really refined and energetic. It delivers power linearly and smoothly and when you put your foot down, it delivers a surge of power to push you on your seat. What's also amazing is the bassy burbling of the V8 engine. The engine note is really sweet.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Engine
2020  Ford Mustang GT Engine

The engine is mated to a six-speed manual or an optional 10-speed automatic. Both the gearboxes are pretty good indeed. The manual has short throws and slots into gears easily and the clutch is easy too. The 10-speed automatic is smooth and quick when left in auto mode but there is quite some delay in the manual mode when tapping at the paddles.

Models

Ford Mustang GT Premium convertible

Chevrolet Camaro 1 SS convertible

Mercedes AMG C43 convertible

BMW M 240i convertible

MSRP

$45,755

$43,995

$54,395

$51,395

Engine

5.0L V8

6.2L V8

3.0L Turbocharged V6

3.0L Turbocharged Inline-6

Transmission

6-Speed manual

6-Speed manual

9-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

460 hp @ 7000rpm

455 hp @ 6000rpm

385 hp @ 6100rpm

335 hp @ 5500rpm

Torque

420 ft-lbs @ 4600rpm

455 ft-lbs @ 4400rpm

384 ft-lbs @ 2500rpm

369 ft-lbs @ 1520 rpm

The Ford Mustang GT Convertible has one of the larger engines in the comparison with its 5.0L, V8 which produces the most power as well. The Camaro SS with its 6.2L, V8 still produces 5 horsepower less. The Mercedes and the Beemer have quite small engines with lesser cylinders and relatively less power but they sure are not short of any performance.

Acceleration

The Ford Mustang GT Convertible does the 60 mph sprint in 4.6 seconds which is pretty average for the class. The acceleration is not out of the world but still thrilling enough. When going along the streets, it is not overwhelming and the car is easy going with the press on the pedal. The GT Convertible It can't beat the Mustang GT Fastback in a drag race even on the best of days, but the feeling of a 460-horsepower motor rumbling in your ears as the wind blows past it is an exquisite ardor to your senses.

2019 Ford Mustang GT
2020 Ford Mustang GT Acceleration

Models

Ford Mustang GT Premium convertible

Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible

Mercedes AMG C43 convertible

BMW M 240i convertible

0-60 MPH

4.6 sec

3.9 sec

4.7 sec

4.7 sec

Quarter mile

12.5 sec

12.6 sec

14.1 sec

12.7 sec

Engine

5.0L V8

6.2L V8

3.0L Turbocharged V6

3.0L Turbocharged Inline-6

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/year)

8.1

7.9

8.0

6.0

What's surprising to see is that the Mercedes and the Beemer with way smaller engines and lesser power than the Mustang GT are not very far behind. Yes, the Mustang is the heaviest vehicle in the competition but the performance from the AMG C43 Cabriolet and the M240i Convertible is really commendable.

Ride and Handling

The Mustang GT Convertible is quite versatile when it comes to its ride quality. It has a pretty decent ride quality for a sports muscle car. You can spend long hours here and you'd be surprised at its refinement considering how performance-focused it is. Sure, the sharpest of bumps and potholes will manage to filter in but that's all right. Chopping off the roof certainly compromises on some structural rigidity but it's not much noticeable. Cabin turbulence has been well managed but with the soft top up, some noises do manage to filter in.

Does it mean that it compromises handling? Certainly not. Body roll is very well contained through fast corners and you can easily carry good speeds into a corner. Opt for the performance packages and the car rewards with even better handling but the suspension gets stiffer of course. While ride quality may not be the best with the performance package, it really rewards you with a proper driver's car.

The steering is pretty good too. It remains light and easy at low speeds and weighs up quite adequately as you pick up the pace. There is a good amount of feedback from the front wheels and you can actually tell how much grip your front tires have. It's precise and responsive.

Braking

The 2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible comes to a halt from 60 mph in less than 120 feet. For a car weighing almost 4000 pounds, that is a pretty impressive feat. Courtesy of the large Brembo disc brakes on all the wheels, the power necessary to stop this muscle car behemoth is substantial. The brakes have just the right to travel and inspire confidence in the driver when pushing the car to its limits.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Wheel
2020 Ford Mustang GT Front Wheel

Model

Ford Mustang GT Premium convertible

Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible

Mercedes AMG C43 convertible

BMW M 240i convertible

Brake Front (in.)

13.9

13.6

14.2

13.4

Brake Rear (in.)

13.0

13.3

12.6

13.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3891

3956

4220

3790

60-0 MPH (ft.)

118

103

115

N/A

That being said, it still falls short of most of its competitors. The Chevrolet Camaro is the most adept in this aspect, with a 60-0 stopping distance of just 103 feet. The Germans follow it quite closely, due to their refined driving dynamics and better traction control.

2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Fuel Economy

5.0/10

Fuel economy should not be your priority if you are looking at a big, burly, American muscle car. The Mustang GT Convertible is clearly a gas guzzler and it returns on 17 miles to the gallon combined. The Germans are way more efficient at this with the Mercedes AMG C43 returning 22 miles to the gallon and the Beemer with 24 miles to the gallon combined but that's of course from a much smaller engine.

Model

Ford Mustang GT Premium convertible

Chevrolet Camaro 1 SS convertible

Mercedes C43 convertible

BMW M 240i convertible

MPG (city)

14

16

19

21

MPG (highway)

23

24

26

30

MPG (combined)

17

19

22

24

2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Interior

7.5/10

"Step into a pair of optional Recaros, and the opposite happens: the Mustang’s grip comes into focus between the very snug side bolsters." -The Car Connection

Seating and Comfort

Just like the exteriors, the interiors are characterized by strong lines and bold surfaces. The interior design is sporty but there are quite a few cheap plastics which is a letdown in such a car. The AC vents sit on top of the dashboard with the oil pressure gauge and fuel filler gauge in the center with the performance package. The 8-inch infotainment screen sits below it followed by the climate controls and toggle switches for various vehicle settings.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Seating
2020 Ford Mustang GT Seating

The toggle switches feel really cool to use. The gear selector is a nice chunky one and feels good to operate. On the passenger side, the dashboard has a Mustang' badge on a sculpted surface and you can trim your interiors with aluminum or carbon fiber. The optional 12-inch digital instrument cluster looks quite cool and is worth the upgrade. Overall, it's a good place to be and you could spend long hours here easily. Oh, and it also has ambient lighting.

There is however one fly in the ointment and that is the soft-top folding roof is not entirely automated. You have manually unlatched or latch a lever on the windshield and then the roof folds itself down or folds up again. Its rivals offer fully automatic roof mechanisms. The seats are pretty comfortable and come wrapped in leather with contrast stitching. They are also heated and cooled and offer six-way power adjusts with lumbar support as well. They are quite supportive and hold you well indeed. The rear seats are unusable and can only fit small children if need be.

Model

Ford Mustang GT Premium convertible

Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible

Mercedes C43 convertible

BMW M 240i convertible

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.6/56.3/45.1

38.4/NA/43.9

38.8/54.8/42

40.5/54.4/41.5

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

35.7/44.7/29.2

N/A

35.6/51.7/32

37.0/42.2/31.8

Infotainment System

The infotainment system is pretty easy to use and responses to touch quite adequately. It's still not the best system in the world as the German's are way ahead in terms of technology and offer much more than you could ask for. Also, for something in 2020, we would have liked better graphics on the central screen. The graphics on the digital instrument cluster are still better. There is smartphone integration as well if Ford's Sync 3 system is not to your taste. Still, it will get most things done quite well.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Infotainment Display
2020 Ford Mustang GT Navigation

Interior Features

  • Aluminum foot pedals
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Bright chrome door speaker surround
  • Satin chrome instrument cluster register vents and cupholder surrounds
  • Angled Brush Aluminum instrument panel applique
  • Illuminated door-sill scuff plates
  • Intelligent Access with push-button start
  • Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel with Cruise and Audio Controls and Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Premium door trim
  • 9-speaker sound system with amplifier
  • SYNC 3 system

Cargo Capacity

The Mustang GT Convertible has a pretty good boot size in this class of 11.4 cu.ft. In fact, it is one of the larger boots only after the BMW. It's large enough to pack in the luggage of two people for a weekend-long drive.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Cargo
2020 Ford Mustang GT Cargo Space

Model

Ford Mustang GT Premium convertible

Chevrolet Camaro 1 SS convertible

Mercedes C43 convertible

BMW M 240i convertible

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

11.4

7.3

8.8

11.8

2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Dasboard
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible interior
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible interior
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible front seat
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible front seat
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible front seat
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible center console
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible center console
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible instrumental cluster
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Instrumental Cluster
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible steering
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible steering
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Exterior

9.0/10

"Convertible models further the Mustang’s allure and feature an insulated fabric soft-top that looks great so long as you’re okay with one color choice: black." -Kelley Blue Book

Design and Styling

The Ford Mustang GT Convertible is certainly a head-turner. It's probably one of the best-looking muscle cars that you can buy. This year, the bonnet has been made to swoop further into the large grille with the pony sitting in the middle to give it an aggressive stance and also make it aerodynamic. The headlamps are sleek and full LED. The bumper has triangular air intakes along with LED fog lamps and also a subtle bumper lip.

2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Side View
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Side View

The sides are flanked by two sharp lines that cut out the muscle of the car and make it really pronounced. A 5.0' badge proudly flaunts the front fender denoting it's a 5.0L engine. With the roof gone, we miss the beautiful sloping roofline but it still maintains a pretty good silhouette with the soft-top up. The standard 18-inch wheels look good enough but you can, of course, opt for larger ones to give it an even sportier look.

At the rear, the GT' badge sits in the middle flanked by the signature sequential LED tail lamps on the two sides. If you opt for the performance package you get a large decklid wing or a subtle one if you keep it standard. Also, the quad exhausts along with the rear diffuser look very sporty indeed.

Dimensions and Weight

Model

Ford Mustang GT Premium convertible

Chevrolet Camaro 1 SS convertible

Mercedes AMG C43 convertible

BMW M 240i convertible

Curb weight (lbs.)

3891

3956

4220

3790

Length(in)

188.5

188.3

184.8

175.9

Width(in)

75.4

74.7

71.3

69.8

Height(in)

54.9

52.9

55.4

55.2

Ground clearance (in)

5.7

4.5

3.6

5.1

Wheelbase (in)

107.1

110.7

111.8

105.9

Track width (in) F/R

62.3/64.9

63/62.9

63.1/61.3

55.9/61.3

The Mustang GT Convertible is certainly a large car. It is in fact the longest vehicle here. It is also the widest and has the second-longest wheelbase too. While it may be a large car, it strictly remains a two-seater car.

Exterior Features

  • Raised blade decklid spoiler
  • Dual Exhaust with quad tips
  • Easy Fuel capless fuel filler
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Fog Lamps
  • LED Headlights with LED signature lighting
  • LED front park turn lamps
  • Hood Vents
  • Soft-top folding roof
  • LED sequential taillights
  • Heated body-colored mirrors with turn signals
  • Pony projection lights
  • Rear diffuser
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Safety

7.8/10

The 2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible has not been tested by NHTSA or IIHS yet as it's a new car and we cannot offer you their ratings. However, by the amount of safety features that Ford has loaded into this car, we can tell you that it's going to be a pretty safe place to be in. Here's a list of the standard safety features found in a Mustang GT.

  • 3-point safety belt restraint system for all seating positions
  • Glove-Box-Door-Integrated Knee Airbag
  • AdvanceTrac with Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Dual front airbags
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Personal Safety System for driver and front passenger
  • Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Illuminated entry
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Remote keyless entry
  • SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System

2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Competition

7.5/10

Ford Mustang GT vs Mercedes-AMG C43 Convertible

The Mercedes C43 Convertible has also been freshly updated for 2020 and boy, it is a really good car. It's very different from the Mustang as its German and that sets all the difference. The C43 is not as powerful as the Mustang but still has equally competent performance. In its convertible guise, there are very few cars that can offer the fun of open-top motoring like this one and oh, it has an AMG engine most importantly.

Being German, the C43 Convertible is much more sophisticated than the Mustang. It's very well-engineered, has lots of tech and is the premium car among the two. The Mustang on the other hand is all about American muscle, V8 engine sound, and lots of drama. It ultimately comes down to personal taste. The Mercedes is significantly more expensive but you wouldn't mind paying that considering how much more of a car you are getting.

2019 Mercedes AMG C43 Convertible
2020 Mercedes AMG C43 Convertible

Ford Mustang GT vs BMW M240i Convertible

Just like the C43, the M240i is focused on performance. it's an extremely fun car. Its looks strong and aggressive and its interiors are impressive. It's German and it's obviously better with technology. The only down side of this car is its stiff suspension (or perhaps not if the track is your destination) but not to the point that it's harsh and slightly numb steering.

However, the M240i is more expensive than the Mustang and with a few options it could go even higher. Just like the Mercedes, the Beemer too manages to be more sophisticated than the Mustang. If you do not mind paying all the money for a more premium car and some more focused performance then it's absolutely worth it. For everything else, it's the Mustang GT.

2019 BMW M240i
2020 BMW M240i Convertible

Ford Mustang GT vs Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible

The Camaro SS Convertible is the truest competitor to the Mustang GT Convertible here. Both are thoroughbred muscle cars and both have large V8 engines churning out similar power outputs. In fact, the Camaro SS is the fastest car here in the competition.

Where the two cars differ is in their character. While the Mustang GT Convertible is a very versatile car, the Camaro SS Convertible is the one that is more performance-focused and has that extra bit of the thrill factor. Both cars look impressive inside out and with a price margin really small, it comes down to personal taste and preference here. Still, the Mustang GT Convertible is better value for money and would be our pick here.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible

 

2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Final Verdict

7.6/10

The Mustang has always been synonymous with classic American Muscle cars. No other car epitomizes the spirit of muscle cars as much as a Mustang does. The convertible version lets you enjoy this American muscle with the fun of open-top motoring. The Mustang has come a long way and its better than ever before. It looks handsome, has good interiors and packs in some decent amount of technology as well. While it may not be so good as it's European alternatives, it gives them a tough time for their money.

It's a very versatile car, it rides well and is great to live with every day. Yet, when the road gets twisty or you find that open stretch of road, put your foot down and the Mustang really comes to life. It handles well enough and it sure is a fast car. What's most impressive is the price at which the Mustang is offered. There is no doubt about it that at this price, there is no other car that has so much character and so much performance to offer. It really glorifies the pony on its hood.