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Selected Style 4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Manual Sport 16 22 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Automatic Sport 16 23 $24,819 $26,795
4-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 16 22 $29,878 $32,260
4-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 16 23 $30,526 $32,960
4-Door Coupe Manual R3 16 22 $29,904 $32,290
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
$24,819
$21,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,795
$22,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$369 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 16 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 29.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) 48.1 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.0 83.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 51.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.4
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 73.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 175.6 188.1
Height, Overall (in) 52.8 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 107.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.6 13.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.7 x - 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) 11.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.75
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.99 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 33.4
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/45R18 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45R18 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3111 3453
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 159 @ 5500 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 99M
Displacement 1.3L/80 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 212 @ 7500 305 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas Rotary Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.30 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 4.23
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mazda RX-8 Ford Mustang
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.31
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 3-Link Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 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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