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2-Door Automatic 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 1.8T 24 32 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 21 27 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T 24 32 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 21 27 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 28 37 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 41 $28,891 $30,095
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Premium 24 32 $29,525 $30,755
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 37 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0L TDI w/Premium 28 37 $31,445 $32,755
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,215 $22,510
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,548 $26,610
2-Door Convertible V6 19 29 $25,928 $27,510
2-Door Coupe GT 15 26 $28,791 $31,210
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 19 29 $29,160 $31,610
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 15 26 $32,573 $35,310
2-Door Convertible GT 15 26 $33,404 $36,210
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 15 26 $37,186 $40,310
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 24 $50,288 $55,110
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 15 24 $54,850 $60,110
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,163
$21,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,170
$22,510
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Mustang delivers some of the best performance-car bang for the buck, all with a level of sophistication that's surprising given the brash sound and classic looks.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
43.1 47.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.4 81
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
31.4 29.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 34.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 46.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
168.4 188.5
Height, Overall (in)
58 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
100 107.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 12.4
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 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 33.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P215/65TR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P215/65TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3206 3501
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 540
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99M
Displacement
2.5 L/151 3.7 L/228
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 305 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-5 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 4.23
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.50 2.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.53
Trans Order Code
NA 44X
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Ford Mustang
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.9 (Est) 8.3 (Est)
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.4
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
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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