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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 Coupe GT Premium 17 25 $22,730 $24,845
2-Door Coupe Premium Mach 1 17 25 $26,696 $29,250
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,867 $23,885
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 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 Hip Room (in) 47.4 48.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.9
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
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83.0 89.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 58.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.9 7.58
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.93 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.7 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 36.8
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3114 3053
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 5250 197 @ 7200
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Mustang Mazda RX-8
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
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
 
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