Compare 1997 Ford Mustang vs 1997 Chevrolet Camaro

1997 Ford Mustang
1997 Chevrolet Camaro
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 20 30 $14,107 $15,355
2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $16,460 $18,000
2-Door Convertible 20 30 $18,912 $20,755
2-Door Convertible GT 17 26 $21,787 $23,985
2-Door Coupe Cobra 18 26 $22,988 $25,335
2-Door Convertible Cobra 18 26 $25,480 $28,135
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 30 $14,836 $16,215
2-Door Coupe R7C Pkg 19 30 $15,985 $17,470
2-Door Coupe RS 19 30 $16,442 $17,970
2-Door Coupe SS 16 27 $18,405 $20,115
2-Door Coupe Z28 16 27 $18,405 $20,115
2-Door Convertible 19 30 $19,919 $21,770
2-Door Convertible RS 19 30 $21,200 $23,170
2-Door Convertible SS 16 27 $23,350 $25,520
2-Door Convertible Z28 16 27 $23,350 $25,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,107
$14,836
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,355
$16,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$270 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 35.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 26.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 81.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 193.2
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 51.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.3 101.1
Liftover Height (in)
30.3 35.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 74.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 32.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 12.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.02 10.7 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x 0.55 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.5 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.4 15.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.46
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.3 40.64
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.38 2.67
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3071 3294
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.6 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 690
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 105
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 4000 200 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
215 @ 2750 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
994 L36
Displacement
3.8L/232 3.8L/231
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 2.19
Trans Order Code
445 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.73 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.35 3.75
Clutch Size (in)
11.02 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Chevrolet Camaro
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-bar link Torque Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 36
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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