Compare 1997 Ford Mustang vs 1997 Honda Civic

1997 Ford Mustang
1997 Honda Civic
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Convertible 20 30 $18,912 $20,755
Mustang 2-Door Convertible Cobra 18 26 $25,480 $28,135
Mustang 2-Door Convertible GT 17 26 $21,787 $23,985
Mustang 2-Door Coupe 20 30 $14,107 $15,355
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Cobra 18 26 $22,988 $25,335
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $16,460 $18,000
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2-Door Coupe DX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic 2-Door Coupe DX Automatic 29 35 $11,914 $13,280
Civic 2-Door Coupe DX Manual 32 38 $11,017 $12,280
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX "A" Automatic w/ABS 28 35 $14,938 $16,650
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX Automatic 28 35 $14,400 $16,050
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX Manual 30 36 $13,682 $15,250
Civic 2-Door Coupe HX CVT 34 38 $12,920 $14,400
Civic 2-Door Coupe HX Manual 37 44 $12,022 $13,400
Civic 3-Door HB CX Automatic 29 35 $10,834 $11,550
Civic 3-Door HB CX Manual 32 38 $9,896 $10,550
Civic 3-Door HB DX Automatic 29 35 $11,484 $12,800
Civic 3-Door HB DX Manual 32 38 $10,587 $11,800
Civic 4-Door Sedan DX Automatic 29 35 $12,053 $13,435
Civic 4-Door Sedan DX Manual 32 38 $11,335 $12,635
Civic 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic 28 35 $15,503 $17,280
Civic 4-Door Sedan EX Manual 30 36 $14,785 $16,480
Civic 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic 29 35 $13,616 $15,450
Civic 4-Door Sedan LX Manual 32 38 $12,898 $14,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,912
$11,914
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,755
$13,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$221 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
41.2 51.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 34.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
76.1 85.2
Second Hip Room (in)
41.1 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.4
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 36.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
53.4 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
101.3 103.2
Liftover Height (in)
30.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.6 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 175.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.7 11.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x 0.55 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.02 9.5 x .83
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.4 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.3 32.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.38 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 17.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P185/65R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3216 2337
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 14 x 5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 14 x 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.6 4.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
215 @ 2750 103 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
994 NA
Displacement
3.8L/232 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 4000 106 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.73 4.357
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.638
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.35 2.600
Clutch Size (in)
11.02 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.926
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 1.954
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 1.468
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Honda Civic
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-bar link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Indepenent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 NA

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