Compare 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier vs 2003 Ford Mustang

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 26 33 $13,118 $14,030
4-Door Sedan 26 33 $13,305 $14,230
2-Door Coupe LS 26 33 $14,520 $15,530
4-Door Sedan LS 26 33 $14,707 $15,730
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 33 $15,736 $16,830
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 33 $15,923 $17,030
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2-Door Coupe Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,500 $23,455
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 18 26 $21,724 $23,705
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 18 26 $22,777 $24,875
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,826 $26,040
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 18 26 $25,630 $28,045
2-Door Coupe Premium Mach 1 18 26 $26,224 $28,705
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 18 26 $26,683 $29,215
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 16 22 $30,839 $33,460
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 10th Anniv 16 22 $32,166 $34,935
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 16 22 $34,819 $37,835
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
57.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 10.9
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.79 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.1 15.7
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 15.0
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2617 3114
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5600 193 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cavalier Ford Mustang
Suspension
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
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

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