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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,245 $22,310
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,399 $26,310
2-Door Convertible V6 19 29 $25,845 $27,310
2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $27,459 $29,710
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 19 29 $28,899 $31,310
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 26 $31,059 $33,710
2-Door Convertible GT 17 26 $31,959 $34,710
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 26 $35,559 $38,710
2-Door Coupe Boss 302 17 26 $36,999 $40,310
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 23 $44,161 $48,810
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 15 23 $48,611 $53,810
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2-Door Coupe 1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1LS 17 28 $22,348 $23,280
2-Door Coupe 2LS 18 29 $23,500 $24,480
2-Door Coupe 1LT 17 28 $24,268 $25,280
2-Door Coupe 2LT 17 28 $27,292 $28,430
2-Door Convertible 1LT 17 28 $28,972 $30,180
2-Door Coupe 1SS 16 24 $30,988 $32,280
2-Door Convertible 2LT 17 28 $32,812 $34,180
2-Door Coupe 2SS 16 24 $34,444 $35,880
2-Door Convertible 1SS 16 24 $36,796 $38,330
2-Door Convertible 2SS 16 24 $39,388 $41,030
2-Door Coupe ZL1 14 19 $51,931 $54,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,245
$22,348
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,310
$23,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$372 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Ford Mustang doles out all the tire-smoking pony-car thrills, but it's also grown to become quite a sophisticated car. The 2012 Chevy Camaro isn't practical, but it's stunning to look at and offers scorching performance--even without the ZL1 package.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
46.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.3 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.6 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.8 29.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.1 190.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 54.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 112.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 75.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 11.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.8 12.4 x 0.9
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)
12.4 x 1.4 12.6 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R0B
Front Tire Size
P215/60R17 P245/55R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R0B
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 P245/55R18
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)
3453 3780
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 4250 278 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
99M LFX
Displacement
3.7L/227 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
305 @ 6500 323 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 10.2
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.63
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 2.58
Trans Order Code
44X MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.73 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Chevrolet Camaro
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Solid Axle - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Panhard rod NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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