Compare 2010 Ford Mustang vs 2009 Dodge Challenger

2010 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 18 26 $19,906 $21,395
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 18 26 $22,606 $24,395
2-Door Convertible V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
2-Door Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
2-Door Convertible GT 16 24 $30,706 $33,395
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 16 24 $33,406 $36,395
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 22 $42,236 $46,725
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 14 22 $46,686 $51,725
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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
$19,906
$20,890
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,395
$22,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe. Let the burnouts begin! The Ford Mustang finally has another domestic competitor.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
46.8 48.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.3 91.5
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.6 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
29.8 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.1 197.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 116.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 33.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.1 75.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 16.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 18.5
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.75
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TW1
Front Tire Size
P215/60R17 P215/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA TW1
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 P215/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3400 3623
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.5 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 3500 250 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
99N EGG
Displacement
4.0L/245 3.5L/214
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5300 250 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
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 - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.13 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
3-link solid axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Panhard rod five-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA SLA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 -

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