2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost HPP Spanks Chevrolet Camaro 2.0T 1LE
Having finally gotten behind the wheel of Ford's entry-level Mustang with its new-for-2020 EcoBoost High Performance Package, we can confirm that that package is aptly named. It really boosts the four-cylinder EcoBoost Mustang's general performance. The treatment also happens — using the manufacturers' claimed times — to widen the gap between the four-cylinder versions of the pony cars at the drag strip, slashing the Ford's zero-to-60-mph time to under five seconds.
Like the entry-level Mustang, the "base" Camaro uses a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and it also offers the 1LE bundle, a de facto track package similar to the Ford's HPP treatment. Chevy claims that the quickest four-cylinder Camaro 1LE will run from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. That's quick, but the Mustang's way, way quicker — Ford has yet to release a specific number, but it tells us to expect a figure in the mid-four-second range (a time likely achieved with the 10-speed automatic transmission rather than the manual).