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 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
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 83.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 62.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 13.4
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 16
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 15.7
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
QYS 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)
3230 3400
Wheels
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 -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2500 - 4000 240 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.41
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 Ford Mustang
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.9

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