Compare 2010 Saab 9-3 vs 2010 Ford Mustang

2010 Saab 9-3
2010 Ford Mustang
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 31 $27,888 $28,900
4-Door Wagon FWD 21 31 $29,268 $30,330
4-Door Sedan XWD 17 27 $31,261 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Aero 21 28 $33,573 $35,340
4-Door Wagon AWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,126 $36,975
4-Door Wagon FWD Aero 21 27 $35,169 $37,020
4-Door Sedan Aero XWD 17 27 $36,209 $38,115
2-Door Convertible FWD 20 29 $38,590 $39,990
2-Door Convertible FWD Aero 20 29 $42,826 $45,080
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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
$27,888
$19,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$21,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 83.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 51.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.9 188.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 80.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 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)
10.9 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)
11.1 x - TBD - 11.5 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 16
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QYS NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYS NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N65 NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 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)
3230 3400
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2500 - 4000 240 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Displacement
2.0L/121 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5500 210 @ 5300
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.19
Trans Order Code
MM3 44F
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.75
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Ford Mustang
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link 3-link solid axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.9

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