Compare 2009 Dodge Challenger vs 2009 Ford Mustang

2009 Dodge Challenger
2009 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
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv 17 26 $23,220 $25,255
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT 15 23 $29,321 $32,035
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 15 23 $31,077 $33,985
Mustang 2-Door Conv Premium 17 26 $25,100 $27,345
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 14 20 $43,166 $47,950
Mustang 2-Door Coupe 17 26 $18,877 $20,430
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 15 23 $24,979 $27,210
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 15 23 $26,734 $29,160
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Premium 17 26 $20,758 $22,520
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 20 $38,872 $43,125

Pricing

Invoice Price

$28,170
$23,220

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$30,220
$25,255

Monthly Payment Estimate

$504 / month
$421 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
7.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

Let the burnouts begin! The Ford Mustang finally has another domestic competitor. The 2009 Ford Mustang is a sport coupe that won’t appeal to everyone, but some will appreciate its retro style and power-over-poise attitude.

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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 61.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

197.7 188.0

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 - TBD -

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)

100 150

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 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

730 - TBD -

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 20

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 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 5

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