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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
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $28,043 $29,930
2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 26 $29,259 $31,230
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $31,919 $34,460
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 18 26 $33,122 $35,760
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $36,551 $39,130
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,906
$28,043
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,395
$29,930
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$499 / 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. The Nissan Z has never occupied the top spot in the performance world—and it doesn't now—but it's still a great performance car that starts just under $30,000.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 29.8 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.2
Second Hip Room (in) 46.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83.3 51.6
Second Head Room (in) 34.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.6 -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.9 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 107.1 100.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 80.1 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 62.3 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.84
Length, Overall (in) 188.1 167.2
Height, Overall (in) 55.6 51.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.4 6.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.75 13.0 x 0.6
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 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16 19
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.7 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.4 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R17 245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R17 225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3400 3232
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.5 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 3500 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code 99N NA
Displacement 4.0L/245 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5300 332 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.53 3.45
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.32
Trans Order Code 44F NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.27
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.79
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.62
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 door coupe
Vehicle Name Ford Mustang Nissan 370Z
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.) NA Double wishbone
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 Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
 
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