Compare 2011 Nissan 370Z vs 2011 Ford Mustang

2011 Nissan 370Z
2011 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $29,464 $31,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $30,680 $32,750
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $33,483 $36,150
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $34,684 $37,450
2-Door Roadster Manual 18 25 $35,378 $38,200
2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $36,581 $39,500
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $38,139 $40,830
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $39,077 $42,200
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $40,280 $43,500
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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
$29,464
$21,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,450
$22,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$524 / month
$369 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
A great performance car that starts just under $30,000, the 2011 Nissan 370Z comes close enough to Porsche performance to make you wonder. 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
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.4
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
51.6 83.3
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
35.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.84 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
167.2 188.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.8 55.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.9 13.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 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)
12.6 x 1.1 12.4 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 33.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
34.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.5 15.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
225/50WR18 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D17 NA
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
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 3453
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/- TBD - 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
332 @ 7000 305 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 5200 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
VQ37VHR 99M
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.53
Trans Order Code
NA 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.66
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Nissan 370Z Ford Mustang
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.31
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 3-Link Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 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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