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2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 21 27 $23,995 $24,995
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 21 27 $23,995 $24,995
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 50s Edition 21 27 $25,051 $26,095
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $25,627 $26,695
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $25,627 $26,695
2-Door Manual 2.0T 21 30 $26,683 $27,795
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T 21 30 $26,683 $27,795
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $26,779 $27,895
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $27,355 $28,495
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $27,355 $28,495
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 70s Edition 21 27 $27,451 $28,595
2-Door DSG 2.0T 21 29 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T 21 29 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 28 37 $27,835 $28,995
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 41 $28,027 $29,195
2-Door Manual 2.0T w/Sound 21 30 $28,027 $29,195
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T w/Sound 21 30 $28,027 $29,195
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 37 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door DSG 2.0T w/Sound 21 29 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T w/Sound 21 29 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door Manual 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 30 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 30 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door DSG 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 29 $31,003 $32,295
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 29 $31,003 $32,295
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T 60s Edition 21 29 $31,099 $32,395
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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $20,924 $22,200
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,170 $26,200
2-Door Convertible V6 19 29 $25,636 $27,200
2-Door Coupe GT 15 26 $28,368 $30,750
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 19 29 $28,782 $31,200
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 15 26 $32,058 $34,750
2-Door Convertible GT 15 26 $32,981 $35,750
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 15 26 $36,671 $39,750
2-Door Coupe Boss 302 15 26 $38,930 $42,200
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 24 $49,458 $54,200
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 15 24 $54,020 $59,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,995
$20,924
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,995
$22,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Don't let the brash sound and classic looks fool you; the Ford Mustang offers some of the best performance-car bang for the buck--delivered with surprising sophistication.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
EPA Classification
Subcompact car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.400
Second Leg Room (in)
31.4 29.800
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.500
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 46.800
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.300
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 34.700
Second Shoulder Room (in)
43.1 47.800
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.400
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.4 83.300
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 62.900
Wheelbase (in)
100.0 107.100
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 73.900
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
168.4 188.500
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 55.600
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.1 13.400
Brakes
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)
11.3 x 1.0 12.400 x 1.400
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)
10.7 x 0.4 11.800 x 0.750
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.000
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 15.800
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 33.400
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R17 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R17 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3206 3501
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99M
Displacement
2.5L/151 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 305 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.840
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.530
Trans Order Code
NA 44X
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.50 2.730
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.230
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.700
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.660
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Ford Mustang
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.7 0.900
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 1.300
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
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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