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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Standard
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Standard 20 29 $16,706 $18,150
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 20 29 $17,362 $18,880
2-Door Coupe Premium 20 29 $17,951 $19,535
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 17 25 $21,677 $23,675
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,867 $23,885
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 25 $22,730 $24,845
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,779 $26,010
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 17 25 $25,583 $28,015
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 25 $26,637 $29,185
2-Door Coupe Premium Mach 1 17 25 $26,696 $29,250
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 17 24 $32,093 $34,860
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 17 24 $36,078 $39,240
4-Door Coupe Automatic
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Transmission

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $23,274 $25,180
4-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual 18 24 $24,659 $26,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,706
$23,274
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,150
$25,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$420 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.5 36.8
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) 29.9 32.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83.0 89.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 38.2
Second Hip Room (in) 47.4 48.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 183.2 174.3
Height, Overall (in) 53.1 52.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 101.3 106.4
Liftover Height (in) 28.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.9 7.58
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.93 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.93 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.7 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 16.43
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.62 2.99
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 36.8
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/55TR16 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size T125/90R15 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55TR16 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3114 3053
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas Rotary
Fuel System SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 2750 164 @ 5000
Engine Order Code 996 NA
Displacement 3.9L/232 1.3L/80
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 5250 197 @ 7200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.15 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.99 1.55
Trans Order Code 445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.37 2.79
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Mustang Mazda RX-8
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Four-Bar Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.1 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
 
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