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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $51,845
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,990
2-Door Coupe V6
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,078 $22,145
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $23,965 $25,845
2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $27,385 $29,645
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 26 $30,265 $32,845
2-Door Convertible V6 N/A N/A $25,678 $27,145
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium N/A N/A $28,465 $30,845
2-Door Convertible GT 17 26 $31,885 $34,645
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 26 $34,765 $37,845
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 23 $43,999 $48,645
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 15 23 $48,449 $53,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$21,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,845
$22,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$864 / month
$369 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Ford Mustang lives up to all those juvenile, tire-smoking pony-car expectations; at the same time, it’s an unexpectedly capable, sophisticated coupe.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.4
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 38.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 83.3
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 42.4
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Second Leg Room (in) - 29.8
Second Hip Room (in) - 46.8
Second Head Room (in) - 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 149.0 188.1
Height, Overall (in) 44.0 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.2 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 90.5 107.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 73.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - 13.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.4 x 1.18
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) - TBD - 11.8 x 0.75
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 33.4
Steering Type Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45R17 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/50R16 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1984 3453
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 6800 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 99M
Displacement 1.8L/110 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 7800 305 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.17 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 4.23
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.66
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.53
Trans Order Code NA 44X
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Lotus Elise Ford Mustang
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.31
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 3-Link Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Panhard rod
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
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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