Compare 2012 Dodge Challenger vs 2012 Ford Mustang

2012 Dodge Challenger
2012 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 23 $28,775 $29,995
Challenger 2-Door Coupe R/T Classic 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
Challenger 2-Door Coupe R/T Plus 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
Challenger 2-Door Coupe Rallye Redline 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
Challenger 2-Door Coupe SRT8 392 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
Challenger 2-Door Coupe SXT 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
Challenger 2-Door Coupe SXT Plus 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
Challenger 2-Door Coupe Yellow Jacket 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
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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
$28,775
$31,959
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$34,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$579 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
A comfortable touring coupe most of the time, the retro-themed 2012 Dodge Challenger can turn in blistering musclecar performance when it's got a HEMI. 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
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
48.6 45.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.5 81.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 45.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
32.6 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
197.7 188.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
33.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.7 73.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 9.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 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)
13.6 x 1.1 13.2 x 1.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 16.0
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TWN NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55VR18 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TWN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55VR18 P235/50WR18
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)
4041 3718
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 4.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front 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
400 @ 4400 390 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
EZC 99F
Displacement
5.7L/345 5.0L/302
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
372 @ 5200 412 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.65
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
9.84 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.69
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.43
Trans Order Code
DEC 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.32
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Challenger Ford Mustang
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 3-Link Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Five-Link w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.9
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 9.1
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
--
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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