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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse
2011 Ford Mustang
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3-Door Coupe Manual GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $18,354 $18,999
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 28 $19,320 $19,999
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $23,356 $24,699
2-Door Spyder Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $26,500 $27,999
3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 25 $27,508 $29,089
2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 17 25 $30,853 $32,599
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2-Door Coupe V6
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 Convertible V6 N/A N/A $25,678 $27,145
2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $27,385 $29,645
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium N/A N/A $28,465 $30,845
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 26 $30,265 $32,845
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
$18,354
$21,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,999
$22,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$369 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.4
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
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
44.4 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.6 83.3
Second Head Room (in)
34.6 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.2 51.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
29.2 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 188.1
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 73.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 13.4
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)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.75
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)
11.6 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.64 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R18 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R18 P215/60R17
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3272 3453
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
4G69 99M
Displacement
2.4L/145 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 6000 305 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.53
Trans Order Code
5MT 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Eclipse Ford Mustang
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 1.31
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 3-Link Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilzer Bar w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.5
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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