Compare 2009 Nissan 370Z vs 2010 Ford Mustang

2009 Nissan 370Z
2010 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Coupe Manual
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
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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
$28,043
$19,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,930
$21,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
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
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.4
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
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
Liftover Height (in)
35.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 80.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 62.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.9 13.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.6 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)
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 16
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45WR18 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/50WR18 P215/60R17
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)
3232 3400
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 17 x 7
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 12.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 5200 240 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Displacement
3.7L/- TBD - 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
332 @ 7000 210 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 3.75
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan 370Z Ford Mustang
Body Style
2 door coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Panhard rod
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.9

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