2020 Nissan 370Z COUPE VS. 2020 Ford Mustang

nissan 370zford mustang front view


  • Double-wishbone front suspension (vs. independent strut) – 370Z’s double-wishbone design provides more control over vertical movement of the tires with less inward or outward tilt than Mustang’s independent strut suspension.
  • Tighter turning circle diameter1 – 370Z’s turning circle diameter is 5.9–7.2 feet smaller than Mustang’s (32.8–34.1 ft. vs. 40.0).
  • Tilting instrument gauges – 370Z’s instrument cluster moves with the steering column as it tilts up and down for an unobstructed view of the gauges. Mustang does not offer this feature.
  • Standard Automatic Temperature Control (vs. available) – 370Z Coupe’s standard Automatic Temperature Control continuously measures exterior temperature, interior temperature, and sunlight intensity. It varies fan speed, air temperature, and airflow distribution to automatically maintain the preset temperature. Automatic Temperature Control is available as part of extra cost option packages for Mustang EcoBoost and GT trims.
  • Available front-seat Active Head Restraints – The design of 370Z Coupe’s front-seat Active Head Restraints may help reduce whiplash neck injuries in certain rear-end collisions. Mustang does not offer this feature.

Additional Advantages

  • More horsepower (vs. standard 4-cyl. turbo engine)
  • Standard high-performance clutch on M/T (EXEDY®) vs. available (TREMEC®)
  • Larger fuel tank1


ford mustang rear view

Mustang is Ford’s iconic pony car. It comes in fastback and convertible body styles. Fastbacks come in eight trim levels while convertibles come in three trim levels. Powertrain choices are:

  • Ecoboost® turbocharged 2.3-liter DOHC 4-cyl.
    • 310 horsepower
    • Rear-wheel drive
    • 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission
  • High-Performance Ecoboost® turbocharged 2.3-liter DOHC 4-cyl.
    • 330 horsepower
    • Rear-wheel drive
    • 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 5.0-liter DOHC V8
    • 460 horsepower (480 on BULLITT models)
    • Rear-wheel drive
    • 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 5.2-liter DOHC V8 (Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R models)
    • 526 horsepower
    • Rear-wheel drive
    • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 5.2-liter DOHC supercharged V8 (Shelby GT500)
    • 760 horsepower
    • Rear-wheel drive
    • 7-speed dual clutch transmission

Mustang is a high-powered coupe that starts its lineup with a 4-cylinder turbo engine. It now features independent rear suspension and higher-end performance models that push more than 700 horsepower.  370Z is a sleekly designed, true sports car. 370Z, with its V6 engine, provides impressive straight-line performance, and the suspension and size of the car contribute to its agile handling. 370Z has sophisticated performance features that sports car owners desire.


Mustang carries over with the following changes:

  • Available high-performance 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine with 330 horsepower
  • 5.2-liter supercharged V8 for Shelby GT500 model has 760 horsepower
  • 7-speed TREMEC dual clutch transmission for Shelby GT500
  • 2.3 High Performance Package replaces EcoBoost Performance Package
  • EcoBoost Handling Package now includes MagneRide Damping System
  • Revised wheel design
  • Revised exterior colors
  • Available passenger seat is now 4-way
  • Ford Pass Connect is now standard on all models

ford mustang interior


370Z Coupe Mustang
Sport EcoBoost Fastback
Sport Touring EcoBoost Premium Fastback
GT Fastback, GT Premium Fastback, BULLITT,
Shelby GT350, Shelby GT350R, Shelby GT500
Source: All vehicle information is based on respective manufacturers’ websites. Information accurate at time of publication.
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