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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 29 $14,819 $16,150
2-Door Coupe GT 17 25 $18,379 $20,150
2-Door Convertible 20 29 $18,824 $20,650
2-Door Convertible GT 17 25 $21,939 $24,150
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 17 26 $23,327 $25,710
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 17 26 $25,819 $28,510
2-Door Coupe Manual (CA/MA/NY/CT)
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Transmission

Engine

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic 22 27 $14,336 $15,200
2-Door Coupe Manual 23 29 $14,336 $15,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic TDI 34 44 $15,527 $16,475
2-Door Coupe Manual TDI 41 48 $15,527 $16,475
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,819
$14,336
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,150
$15,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$269 / month
$253 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 49.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 39.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 30.3 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83.0 84.3
Second Hip Room (in) 47.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 35.9 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 53.2 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.2 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 101.3 98.9
Liftover Height (in) 28.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.3 4.4
Length, Overall (in) 181.5 161.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.9 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.5 x 0.55 NA
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.9 x 0.39
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.02 10.1 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.7 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.3 35.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.38 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 17.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/90R15 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code T32 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code T32 NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3073 2712
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.6 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 215 @ 2750 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code 994 NA
Displacement 3.8L/232 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 4000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.73 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.35 3.30
Clutch Size (in) 11.02 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.93 1.94
Trans Order Code 445 NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2Dr Coupe
Vehicle Name Ford Mustang Volkswagen New Beetle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Four-bar link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.06 - TBD -
 
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