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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
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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
Liftover Height (in) 26.1 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 73.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 10.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 15.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.62
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P225/55TR16
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
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
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
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
Displacement 2.2L/- TBD - 3.8L/232
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
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
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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