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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Touring 18 29 $25,924 $26,955
2-Door Convertible Limited 19 29 $30,520 $31,950
2-Door Convertible S 19 29 $30,980 $32,450
4-Door Sedan S 19 29 $25,732 $26,980
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 31 $23,620 $24,685
4-Door Sedan Touring 20 31 $20,750 $21,565
4-Door Sedan LX 21 30 $18,765 $18,995
2-Door Coupe V6
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Boss 302 17 26 $36,999 $40,310
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 26 $31,059 $33,710
2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $27,459 $29,710
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,399 $26,310
2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,245 $22,310
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 23 $44,161 $48,810
2-Door Convertible V6 19 29 $25,845 $27,310
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 19 29 $28,899 $31,310
2-Door Convertible GT 17 26 $31,959 $34,710
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 26 $35,559 $38,710
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 15 23 $48,611 $53,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,765
$21,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,995
$22,310
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$372 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Chrysler 200 sedan and Convertible models are comfortable, stylish, and a decent value; but they're still far from best in class. The 2012 Ford Mustang doles out all the tire-smoking pony-car thrills, but it's also grown to become quite a sophisticated car.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 51.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.6 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.4 29.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.8 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.3 83.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.7 188.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.7 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 108.9 107.1
Liftover Height (in) 31.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 73.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.7 62.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 13.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.4 11.8 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 1.0 12.4 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.7 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5 33.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/55R17 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code TR1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55R17 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code TR1 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3403 3453
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 173 @ 6000 305 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4400 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code ED3 99M
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.66
Trans Type 4 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.53
Trans Order Code DFF 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 4.23
Summary
Vehicle Name Chrysler 200 Ford Mustang
Body Style Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 3-Link Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 8.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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