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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 20 30 $14,107 $15,355
2-Door Convertible 20 30 $18,912 $20,755
2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $16,460 $18,000
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
3-Door HB
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB 26 33 $13,152 $14,355
3-Door HB GT 21 27 $15,377 $16,855
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,107
$13,152
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,355
$14,355
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$239 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 30.3 28.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83.0 80.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.8
Second Hip Room (in) 47.4 48.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 52.0
Second Head Room (in) 35.9 34.8
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 30.3 N/A
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 69.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 181.5 178.7
Height, Overall (in) 53.2 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 101.3 102.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 18.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.02 10.2 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
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 9.0 x 1.46
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.4 15.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.38 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.3 35.8
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P195/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code T32 NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P195/65R14
Spare Tire Size T125/90R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code T32 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3071 2696
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 14 x 5.5
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 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.6 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 80
Engine
Displacement 3.8L/232 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 4000 118 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 215 @ 2750 127 @ 4500
Engine Order Code 994 99A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 11.02 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.23
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.93 1.83
Trans Order Code 445 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.73 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.35 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Mustang Ford Probe
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 0.47
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.06 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Four-bar link Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
 
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