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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 26 33 $13,118 $14,030
2-Door Coupe LS 26 33 $14,520 $15,530
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 33 $15,736 $16,830
4-Door Sedan 26 33 $13,305 $14,230
4-Door Sedan LS 26 33 $14,707 $15,730
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 33 $15,923 $17,030
2-Door Coupe Standard
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 16 22 $30,839 $33,460
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 16 22 $34,819 $37,835
2-Door Coupe Standard 20 29 $16,338 $17,720
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 20 29 $16,996 $18,450
2-Door Coupe Premium 20 29 $17,999 $19,565
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 18 26 $21,724 $23,705
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 18 26 $22,777 $24,875
2-Door Coupe Premium Mach 1 18 26 $26,224 $28,705
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,500 $23,455
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,826 $26,040
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 18 26 $25,630 $28,045
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 18 26 $26,683 $29,215
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 10th Anniv 16 22 $32,166 $34,935
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 10th Anniv 16 22 $36,115 $39,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,118
$16,338
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,030
$17,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$234 / month
$295 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7 29.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1 83.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 47.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 35.5
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 183.2
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 53.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 101.3
Liftover Height (in) 26.1 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 73.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 10.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x 1.77 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 15.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 36.0
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.62
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P225/55TR16
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T125/90R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P225/55TR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2617 3114
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5600 193 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 225 @ 2800
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/- TBD - 3.8L/232
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 1.99
Trans Order Code MM5 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/4th & 5th OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.37
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cavalier Ford Mustang
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Axle Four-Bar Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 30.1
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
 
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