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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,078 $22,145
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $23,965 $25,845
2-Door Convertible V6 N/A N/A $25,678 $27,145
2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $27,385 $29,645
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium N/A N/A $28,465 $30,845
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 26 $30,265 $32,845
2-Door Convertible GT 17 26 $31,885 $34,645
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 26 $34,765 $37,845
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 23 $43,999 $48,645
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 15 23 $48,449 $53,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$21,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$22,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$369 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Ford Mustang lives up to all those juvenile, tire-smoking pony-car expectations; at the same time, it’s an unexpectedly capable, sophisticated coupe.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 19 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 83.3
Second Head Room (in)
- 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.6
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.4
Passenger Capacity
- 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 188.1
Height, Overall (in)
- 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
- 107.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.4 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.8 x 0.75
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 33.4
Steering Type
- Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
- P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3453
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
- SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
- 99M
Displacement
- 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 305 @ 6500
Engine Type
- Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.66
Trans Type
- 6
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.53
Trans Order Code
- 44X
Summary
Body Style
- 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
- Ford Mustang
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
- Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.31
Suspension Type - Rear
- 3-Link Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5
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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