Compare 2008 Ford Mustang vs 2009 Dodge Challenger

2008 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Coupe Deluxe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 17 26 $18,256 $19,650
2-Door Coupe Premium 17 26 $19,362 $20,880
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 17 26 $22,597 $24,475
2-Door Convertible Premium 17 26 $23,704 $25,705
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 15 23 $24,186 $26,240
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 15 23 $25,248 $27,420
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 15 23 $28,529 $31,065
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 15 23 $29,590 $32,245
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 20 $38,244 $42,330
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 14 20 $42,538 $47,155
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2-Door Coupe SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 17 25 $20,890 $22,220
2-Door Coupe R/T 16 25 $28,170 $30,220
2-Door Coupe SRT8 13 19 $37,270 $40,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,256
$20,890
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,650
$22,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Ford Mustang is retro cool but modern and completely practical. Let the burnouts begin! The Ford Mustang finally has another domestic competitor.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Midsize sedan
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 32.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 91.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
46.8 48.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 37.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 116.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 33.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 75.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.73 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
187.6 197.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 16.2
Brakes
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)
11.5 x 1.18 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.75 12.6 x 0.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.13 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 38.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TW1
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T185/60R17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA TW1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3336 3623
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.5 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 3500 250 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
99N EGG
Displacement
4.0L/244 3.5L/214
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5300 250 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.57
Trans Order Code
44F DGV
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Dodge Challenger
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.13 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link/Panhard Rod Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs five-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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