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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible 2-Door Coupe V6
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,245 $22,310
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,399 $26,310
2-Door Convertible V6 19 29 $25,845 $27,310
2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $27,459 $29,710
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 19 29 $28,899 $31,310
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 26 $31,059 $33,710
2-Door Convertible GT 17 26 $31,959 $34,710
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 26 $35,559 $38,710
2-Door Coupe Boss 302 17 26 $36,999 $40,310
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 23 $44,161 $48,810
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 15 23 $48,611 $53,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$21,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$192,000
$22,310
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3200 / month
$372 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 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 13 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD - 29.8
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 75.0 83.3
Second Head Room (in) - TBD - 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 51.6
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.2 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 107.1
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.9 73.9
Track Width, Front (in) 64.2 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) NA - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 179.6 188.1
Height, Overall (in) 51.5 55.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 13.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x 1.26 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) 15.4 x 1.34 12.4 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6 16.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 33.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/40ZR19 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size 245/40ZR19 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3825 3453
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 357 @ 5000 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 99M
Displacement 4.3L/262 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 453 @ 7750 305 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.37 3.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.53
Trans Order Code NA 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.82 4.23
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.66
Trans Type 7 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Ferrari California Ford Mustang
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone 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 -
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 12.2 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 5
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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