Compare 2009 Nissan 350Z vs 2010 Ford Mustang

2009 Nissan 350Z
2010 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Roadster Manual Enthusiast
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual Enthusiast 17 24 $34,148 $36,870
2-Door Roadster Automatic Enthusiast 17 23 $35,073 $37,870
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 17 24 $36,322 $39,220
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 17 23 $37,247 $40,220
2-Door Roadster Manual Grand Touring 17 24 $38,495 $41,570
2-Door Roadster Automatic Grand Touring 17 23 $39,419 $42,570
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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 18 26 $19,906 $21,395
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 18 26 $22,606 $24,395
2-Door Convertible V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
2-Door Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
2-Door Convertible GT 16 24 $30,706 $33,395
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 16 24 $33,406 $36,395
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 22 $42,236 $46,725
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 14 22 $46,686 $51,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,148
$19,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,870
$21,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$615 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Amazing V-6 power and rear-drive handling keep the 2009 Nissan 350Z convertible rooted in sportscar basics and fun. Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
51.8 83.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.3
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 46.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
169.8 188.1
Height, Overall (in)
52.5 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 80.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 62.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.1 13.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.10 11.5 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)
12.1 x 0.63 11.8 x 0.75
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 16
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45WR18 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45WR18 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
T155/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
3575 3400
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/214 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6800 210 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 4800 240 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
VQ35HR 99N
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.19
Trans Order Code
- TBD - 44F
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 3.75
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan 350Z Ford Mustang
Body Style
2dr Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 3-link solid axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Panhard rod
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.9

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