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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $28,043 $29,930
2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 26 $29,259 $31,230
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $31,919 $34,460
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 18 26 $33,122 $35,760
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $36,551 $39,130
2-Door Coupe V6
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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 Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
2-Door Convertible V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
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
$28,043
$19,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,930
$21,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The Nissan Z has never occupied the top spot in the performance world—and it doesn't now—but it's still a great performance car that starts just under $30,000. 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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 51.6 83.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 55.3
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 42.4
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.84 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 167.2 188.1
Height, Overall (in) 51.9 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 100.4 107.1
Liftover Height (in) 35.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 80.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 62.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.9 13.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.3 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) 13.0 x 0.6 11.8 x 0.75
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 16
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.5 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 33.4
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size 245/45WR18 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/50WR18 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size T145/80D17 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) 3232 3400
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.0 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.7L/- TBD - 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 332 @ 7000 210 @ 5300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 5200 240 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA 99N
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 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 NA 44F
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.69 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual 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 370Z Ford Mustang
Body Style 2 door coupe 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.) Double wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 3-link solid axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Panhard rod
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.9
 
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