Compare 2008 Audi R8 vs 2008 Ford Mustang

2008 Audi R8
2008 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Coupe Manual quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 13 18 $101,370 $109,000
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 13 20 $109,740 $118,000
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2-Door Coupe Deluxe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 17 26 $18,256 $19,650
2-Door Coupe Premium 17 26 $19,362 $20,880
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 17 26 $22,597 $24,475
2-Door Convertible Premium 17 26 $23,704 $25,705
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 15 23 $24,186 $26,240
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 15 23 $25,248 $27,420
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 15 23 $28,529 $31,065
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 15 23 $29,590 $32,245
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 20 $38,244 $42,330
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 14 20 $42,538 $47,155
Pricing
Invoice Price
$101,370
$18,256
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$109,000
$19,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1817 / month
$328 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi R8 looks and sounds like an exotic, but it has the day-to-day livability and comfort of a grand-touring coupe. The 2008 Ford Mustang is retro cool but modern and completely practical.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 84.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 55.4
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 46.8
Second Head Room (in)
- 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.73
Length, Overall (in)
174.5 187.6
Height, Overall (in)
49.3 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
31.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.5 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.5 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x 0.75
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.13
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40R18 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
NA T185/60R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3605 3336
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 10.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
24.3 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.2L/254 4.0L/244
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7800 210 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
FSI Direct SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 @ 4500-6000 240 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 26
Transmission
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.13 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.71 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA 44F
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.37 3.75
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 1.41
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi R8 Ford Mustang
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link 3-Link/Panhard Rod
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link MacPherson Strut

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