Compare 2003 Ford Mustang vs 2003 Acura RSX

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2-Door Coupe Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Standard 20 29 $16,338 $17,720
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 20 29 $16,996 $18,450
2-Door Coupe Premium 20 29 $17,999 $19,565
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,500 $23,455
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 18 26 $21,724 $23,705
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 18 26 $22,777 $24,875
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,826 $26,040
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 18 26 $25,630 $28,045
2-Door Coupe Premium Mach 1 18 26 $26,224 $28,705
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 18 26 $26,683 $29,215
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 16 22 $30,839 $33,460
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 10th Anniv 16 22 $32,166 $34,935
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 16 22 $34,819 $37,835
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 10th Anniv 16 22 $36,115 $39,275
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3-Door Sport Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Sport Coupe Manual 27 33 $18,215 $19,975
3-Door Sport Coupe Automatic 24 33 $19,034 $20,875
3-Door Sport Coupe Manual w/Leather 27 33 $19,193 $21,050
3-Door Sport Coupe Automatic w/Leather 24 33 $20,013 $21,950
3-Door Sport Coupe Type S 24 31 $21,215 $23,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,338
$18,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,720
$19,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$295 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 29.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 79.2
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.6
Second Head Room (in)
35.5 30.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 51.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 51.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.0
Length, Overall (in)
183.2 172.2
Height, Overall (in)
53.1 54.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.3 101.2
Liftover Height (in)
28.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.9 17.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.3 x 0.82
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.2 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.62 2.64
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55TR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55TR16 P205/55R16
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3114 2721
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16" x 6.5"
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
193 @ 5500 160 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 141 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.8L/232 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.738
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.583
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 1.880
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.389
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.921
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.37 3.267
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.212
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Acura RSX
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Control Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 0.90
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Bar Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.1 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

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