If you're on a long drive and see five Ford Mustang models cruising past you on the road, it's likely all five have their own unique performance, style, features, and more.

The Ford Mustang has long been a staple of the Ford lineup, with more customization options having sprung up over time. Our Ford Mustang vs. ROUSH Mustang comparison focuses on the differences between these high-performance cars.

From re-tuned engines to more expressive exterior and interior styling, ROUSH adds dazzle to already impressive Ford models. At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we're happy to keep you filled in on the many Mustang variations!

Engine Choices

Go with the traditional Ford Mustang or move to the ROUSH Mustang; either way, you're getting a host of thrilling performance options to choose from. The choices are as widespread and thrilling as always.

At its peak, the Ford Mustang can be equipped with a 5.2L supercharged V8 that generates 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. One of its many alternative options is a 5.0L V8 that can make 480 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.

For ROUSH, variations of the Mustang come in the Jack ROUSH Edition, the Stage 3 Mustang, and the Stage 2 Mustang. At its peak, the ROUSH engineers can implement a Phase 3 supercharger under the hood, resulting in 775 horsepower and 670 lb-ft of torque.

Impressive Traction and Handling

Getting up to speed quickly is important; however, carving around turns while keeping your tires firmly planted on the ground is equally vital. With the Ford Mustang and ROUSH Mustang, a variety of chassis systems help keep you on the straight and narrow.

A few headliners of the Mustang include:

  • MagneRide® Damping System
  • Six-piston Brembo® front brake calipers
  • Four-piston Brembo® rear brake calipers
  • Active valve performance exhaust system with quad tips

If you turn your attention to ROUSH-calibrated performance enhancements, an altered MagneRide® suspension can be put in place. There's also a ROUSH Powertrain Cooling Package, ROUSH wheels, and ultra high-performance Continental ExtremeContact™ Sport tires available.

Unique Styling Flair

To infuse the Ford Mustang or ROUSH Mustang with your own personal style, there's a host of interior and exterior features to select from.

Certain features, like the ROUSH Mustang Active Aerodynamic Carbon Fiber Wing, actually increase performance by doubling the downforce. The R9 Aero Body Kit, street presence exterior lighting enhancements, and quad Black-tip performance exhaust also come as options.

For the Ford Mustang, each trim has its own unique look. The BULLITT, for instance, has RECARO® leather-trimmed sport seats with Dark Highland Green Accent Stitch, as well as a White cue ball shift knob.

Ford Mustang vs ROUSH Mustang: A Win-Win

No matter your choice of the Ford Mustang or ROUSH Mustang, you'll be getting a high-performance muscle car with striking looks for your drives around Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland, Virginia.

Contact Richmond Ford Lincoln, and we'll be happy to answer questions about your favorite Mustang variations while also getting you behind the wheel for a test run!

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