Compare 2009 Ford Mustang vs 2009 Dodge Challenger

2009 Ford Mustang
2009 Dodge Challenger
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 17 26 $18,877 $20,430
2-Door Coupe Premium 17 26 $20,758 $22,520
2-Door Convertible 17 26 $23,220 $25,255
2-Door Coupe GT 15 23 $24,979 $27,210
2-Door Convertible Premium 17 26 $25,100 $27,345
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 15 23 $26,734 $29,160
2-Door Convertible GT 15 23 $29,321 $32,035
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 15 23 $31,077 $33,985
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 20 $38,872 $43,125
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 14 20 $43,166 $47,950
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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
$18,877
$20,890
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,430
$22,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$341 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Ford Mustang is a sport coupe that won’t appeal to everyone, but some will appreciate its retro style and power-over-poise attitude. 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
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 91.5
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
46.8 48.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 58.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
187.6 197.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 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)
62.4 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 16.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.75 12.6 x 0.4
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 38.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 16.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T185/60R17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA TW1
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TW1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3336 3623
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.57
Trans Order Code
44F DGV
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Dodge Challenger
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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