Compare 1997 Ford Mustang vs 1997 Toyota Celica

1997 Ford Mustang
1997 Toyota Celica
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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 Convertible GT Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Celica 2-Door Convertible GT Automatic 22 29 $22,337 $25,238
Celica 2-Door Convertible GT Ltd Edit Automatic 22 29 $23,839 $26,858
Celica 2-Door Convertible GT Ltd Edit Manual 22 28 $23,139 $26,058
Celica 2-Door Convertible GT Manual 22 28 $21,638 $24,438
Celica 2-Door Sport Coupe ST Automatic 27 34 $15,831 $17,978
Celica 2-Door Sport Coupe ST Manual 29 35 $15,126 $17,178
Celica 3-Door LB GT Automatic 22 29 $18,417 $21,038
Celica 3-Door LB GT Manual 22 28 $17,718 $20,238
Celica 3-Door LB ST Automatic 27 34 $16,148 $18,338
Celica 3-Door LB ST Ltd Edition Automatic 27 34 $18,064 $20,405
Celica 3-Door LB ST Ltd Edition Manual 29 35 $17,360 $19,605
Celica 3-Door LB ST Manual 29 35 $15,443 $17,538
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,912
$22,337
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,755
$25,238
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$421 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 18.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
76.1 78.4
Second Hip Room (in)
41.1 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.4
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 34.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
41.2 44.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
101.3 99.9
Liftover Height (in)
30.3 33.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.6 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 177.0
Height, Overall (in)
53.4 52.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.7 6.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.02 10.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x 0.55 10.5 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.4 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.38 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 17.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.3 34.2
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/55R15
Rear Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/55R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3216 2815
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.6 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 420
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
215 @ 2750 145 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
994 NA
Displacement
3.8L/232 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 4000 135 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
11.02 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
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 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 1.55
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.73 3.95
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.35 2.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Toyota Celica
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-bar link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA

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