Compare 2010 Ford Mustang vs 2009 Nissan 370Z

2010 Ford Mustang
2009 Nissan 370Z
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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 Manual
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
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. 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
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.6 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 51.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 6.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 32.8
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3400 3232
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.5 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5300 332 @ 7000
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 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 door coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Nissan 370Z
Suspension
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
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 -

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