Compare 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI vs 2012 Ford Mustang

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI
2012 Ford Mustang
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5-Door Manual WRX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual WRX 17 25 $24,171 $25,595
5-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,174 $25,595
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX Premium 17 25 $26,479 $28,095
4-Door Manual WRX Premium 17 25 $26,479 $28,095
5-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,482 $28,095
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX Limited 17 25 $27,402 $29,095
4-Door Manual WRX Limited 17 25 $27,402 $29,095
5-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,405 $29,095
4-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $32,263 $34,095
4-Door Manual WRX STI w/Navigation 17 23 $32,263 $34,095
5-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $34,123 $36,095
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,379 $37,445
4-Door Manual WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,379 $37,445
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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,245 $22,310
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,399 $26,310
2-Door Convertible V6 19 29 $25,845 $27,310
2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $27,459 $29,710
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 19 29 $28,899 $31,310
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 26 $31,059 $33,710
2-Door Convertible GT 17 26 $31,959 $34,710
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 26 $35,559 $38,710
2-Door Coupe Boss 302 17 26 $36,999 $40,310
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 23 $44,161 $48,810
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 15 23 $48,611 $53,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,174
$21,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,595
$22,310
Monthly Payment Estimate
$427 / month
$372 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Ford Mustang doles out all the tire-smoking pony-car thrills, but it's also grown to become quite a sophisticated car.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 51.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 83.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 34.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 107.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 188.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 55.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.0 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
44.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.8
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)
11.6 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 33.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R17 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 3453
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas Flat 4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 4000 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99M
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 305 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 2.53
Trans Order Code
NA 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Wagon 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX Ford Mustang
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.9
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone 3-Link Solid Axle
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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