Compare 2012 Chevrolet Camaro vs 2012 Ford Mustang vs 2012 Nissan 370Z

2012 Chevrolet Camaro
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2012 Ford Mustang
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2012 Nissan 370Z
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2-Door Conv 1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camaro 2-Door Conv 1LT 17 28 $28,972 $30,180
Camaro 2-Door Conv 1SS 16 24 $36,796 $38,330
Camaro 2-Door Conv 2LT 17 28 $32,812 $34,180
Camaro 2-Door Conv 2SS 16 24 $39,388 $41,030
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 1LS 17 28 $22,348 $23,280
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 1LT 17 28 $24,268 $25,280
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 1SS 16 24 $30,988 $32,280
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 2LS 18 29 $23,500 $24,480
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 2LT 17 28 $27,292 $28,430
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 2SS 16 24 $34,444 $35,880
Camaro 2-Door Coupe ZL1 14 19 $51,931 $54,095
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2-Door Conv GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT 17 26 $31,959 $34,710
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 17 26 $35,559 $38,710
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 15 23 $48,611 $53,810
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 19 29 $25,845 $27,310
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 Premium 19 29 $28,899 $31,310
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Boss 302 17 26 $36,999 $40,310
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $27,459 $29,710
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 26 $31,059 $33,710
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 23 $44,161 $48,810
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,245 $22,310
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,399 $26,310
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $31,457 $33,580
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $35,452 $38,280
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $30,241 $32,280
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $38,916 $41,660
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $34,250 $36,980
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $37,506 $40,500
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $41,205 $44,500
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $40,002 $43,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,972
$31,959
$31,457
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,180
$34,710
$33,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$579 / month
$560 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chevy Camaro isn't practical, but it's stunning to look at and offers scorching performance--even without the ZL1 package. The 2012 Ford Mustang doles out all the tire-smoking pony-car thrills, but it's also grown to become quite a sophisticated car. Performance per dollar, the 2012 Nissan 370Z is a bargain, and it's quick enough in absolute terms to reach toward the domain of much more expensive sports cars.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 45.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.3 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 81.0 51.6
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 36.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 45.0 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4 42.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.4 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 29.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 38.8 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 62.0 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 4.84
Length, Overall (in)
190.4 188.2 167.2
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 56.0 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 62.6 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 107.1 100.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.5 73.9 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 9.6 6.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 11.8 x 0.8 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 13.2 x 1.4 12.6 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 16.0 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.7 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 33.4 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 - TBD - 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
R0B NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/55R18 P235/50WR18 225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
R0B NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/55R18 P235/50WR18 245/45WR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3718 3283
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 18 x 4.5 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - 9.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
278 @ 4800 390 @ 4250 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
LFX 99F VQ37VHR
Displacement
3.6L/217 5.0L/302 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
323 @ 6800 412 @ 6500 332 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.65 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.66 4.92
Clutch Size (in)
10.2 - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.69 2.04
Trans Type
6 6 7
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.32 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.58 2.43 3.19
Trans Order Code
MN6 44X NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.31 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.32 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Camaro Ford Mustang Nissan 370Z
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - 3-Link Solid Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Panhard rod Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 9.1 8.3
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
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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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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