Compare 2012 Chrysler 200 vs 2012 Ford Mustang

2012 Chrysler 200
2012 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Conv Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
200 2-Door Conv Limited 19 29 $30,520 $31,950
200 2-Door Conv S 19 29 $30,980 $32,450
200 2-Door Conv Touring 18 29 $25,924 $26,955
200 4-Door Sedan LX 21 30 $18,765 $18,995
200 4-Door Sedan Limited 20 31 $23,620 $24,685
200 4-Door Sedan S 19 29 $25,732 $26,980
200 4-Door Sedan Touring 20 31 $20,750 $21,565
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,520
$31,959
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,950
$34,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$579 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chrysler 200 sedan and Convertible models are comfortable, stylish, and a decent value; but they're still far from best in class. 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 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
44.2 45.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.4 81.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.1 45.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.8 188.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.7 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
31.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 73.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3/7.0 9.6
Brakes
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)
10.3 x 0.4 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)
11.5 x 1.0 13.2 x 1.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TQP NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R18 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TQP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R18 P235/50WR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4000 3718
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 4.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 390 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
ERB 99F
Displacement
3.6L/220 5.0L/302
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 412 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 1.69
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.43
Trans Order Code
DG2 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.32
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.65
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.66
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 200 Ford Mustang
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 3-Link Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 9.1
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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