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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe V6
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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 Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
2-Door Convertible V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
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
2-Door Coupe SE
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize sedan
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in) 46.8 48.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 62.3 63.0
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
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA TW1
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 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
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.0
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 3500 250 @ 3800
Engine Order Code 99N EGG
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
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 2.84
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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