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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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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 Coupe Base Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual RS 22 33 $13,156 $15,140
3-Door Coupe Automatic RS 21 31 $13,768 $15,830
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 22 33 $15,255 $17,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 21 31 $15,866 $18,240
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GS-T 21 31 $18,424 $21,190
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual AWD GSX 21 28 $19,963 $23,220
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GS-T 21 27 $19,154 $22,020
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic AWD GSX 19 25 $20,694 $24,070
3-Door Coupe Manual Base 22 33 $12,440 $13,830
3-Door Coupe Automatic Base 21 31 $13,051 $14,510
2-Door Convertible Spyder Manual GS 22 30 $17,340 $19,940
2-Door Convertible Spyder Automatic GS 21 28 $17,957 $20,650
2-Door Convertible Spyder Turbo Manual GS-T 21 31 $22,422 $25,780
2-Door Convertible Spyder Turbo Automatic GS-T 21 26 $23,160 $26,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,107
$12,440
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,355
$13,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$231 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 47.4 47.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 53.1
Second Head Room (in) 35.9 34.3
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 51.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 43.3
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 30.3 28.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83.0 79.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.0 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 181.5 172.2
Height, Overall (in) 53.2 50.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.2 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 101.3 98.8
Liftover Height (in) 30.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 16.6
Brakes
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 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.02 10 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.4 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 14.58
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.3 38.1
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.38 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code T32 NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 185/70R14
Spare Tire Size T125/90R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code T32 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 185/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3071 2767
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.6 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 4000 140 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 215 @ 2750 130 @ 4800
Engine Order Code 994 NA
Displacement 3.8L/232 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 33
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.416
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.93 2.125
Trans Order Code 445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.73 3.944
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.029
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.35 3.538
Clutch Size (in) 11.02 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.360
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.810
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Ford Mustang Mitsubishi Eclipse
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.06 .63
Suspension Type - Rear Four-bar link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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