Compare 2009 Dodge Challenger vs 2008 Ford Mustang

2009 Dodge Challenger
2008 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Coupe R/T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Challenger 2-Door Coupe R/T 16 25 $28,170 $30,220
Challenger 2-Door Coupe SE 17 25 $20,890 $22,220
Challenger 2-Door Coupe SRT8 13 19 $37,270 $40,220
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2-Door Conv Deluxe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv Deluxe 17 26 $22,597 $24,475
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Deluxe 15 23 $28,529 $31,065
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 15 23 $29,590 $32,245
Mustang 2-Door Conv Premium 17 26 $23,704 $25,705
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 14 20 $42,538 $47,155
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Deluxe 17 26 $18,256 $19,650
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 15 23 $24,186 $26,240
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 15 23 $25,248 $27,420
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Premium 17 26 $19,362 $20,880
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 20 $38,244 $42,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,170
$22,597
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,220
$24,475
Monthly Payment Estimate
$504 / month
$408 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Let the burnouts begin! The Ford Mustang finally has another domestic competitor. The 2008 Ford Mustang is retro cool but modern and completely practical.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize sedan Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.5 81.6
Second Leg Room (in)
32.6 30.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
48.6 45.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 55.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 45.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
33.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.7 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.73
Length, Overall (in)
197.7 187.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 9.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 1.1 11.5 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.4 11.8 x 0.75
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 3.13
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55VR18 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TWN NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55VR18 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
NA T185/60R17
Front Tire Order Code
TWN NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1000 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
100 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3937 3461
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.7 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
401 @ 4200 240 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
EZH 99N
Displacement
5.7L/345 4.0L/244
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
372 @ 5200 210 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.19
Trans Order Code
DGJ 44F
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.75
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Challenger Ford Mustang
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 3-Link/Panhard Rod
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
five-link w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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