Compare 2014 Lexus IS 250C vs 2014 Ford Mustang

2014 Lexus IS 250C
2014 Ford Mustang
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250C 2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $33,573 $36,100
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $35,930 $38,635
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $36,841 $39,615
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $38,923 $41,850
250C 2-Door Convertible 21 30 $39,861 $42,860
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,839 $47,140
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $59,148 $63,600
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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,215 $22,510
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,548 $26,610
2-Door Convertible V6 19 29 $25,928 $27,510
2-Door Coupe GT 15 26 $28,791 $31,210
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 19 29 $29,160 $31,610
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 15 26 $32,573 $35,310
2-Door Convertible GT 15 26 $33,404 $36,210
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 15 26 $37,186 $40,310
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 24 $50,288 $55,110
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 15 24 $54,850 $60,110
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,861
$21,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,860
$22,510
Monthly Payment Estimate
$714 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Mustang delivers some of the best performance-car bang for the buck, all with a level of sophistication that's surprising given the brash sound and classic looks.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 47.8
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.9 81
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
25.9 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.5
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
43.3 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 188.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 107.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 62
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
2.4 13.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 33.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17 P215/65TR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P215/65TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3816 3501
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
Engine
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4800 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99M
Displacement
2.5 L/152 3.7 L/228
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
204 @ 6400 305 @ 6500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 4.23
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 2.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.53
Trans Order Code
NA 44X
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 250C Ford Mustang
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 8.3 (Est)
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
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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