Compare 2002 Ford Mustang vs 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2002 Ford Mustang
2002 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Convertible Deluxe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,115 $23,000
Mustang 2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 18 26 $25,142 $27,475
Mustang 2-Door Convertible GT Premium 18 26 $26,195 $28,645
Mustang 2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,442 $25,585
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Deluxe 20 29 $16,687 $18,080
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 18 26 $21,313 $23,220
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 18 26 $22,366 $24,390
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Premium 20 29 $17,691 $19,195
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Standard 20 29 $16,142 $17,475
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $77,934 $83,800
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.0L Silver Arrow 16 23 $80,259 $86,300
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $119,923 $128,950
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L Silver Arrow 13 19 $123,643 $132,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,115
$77,934
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,000
$83,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$1397 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82.0 50.4
Second Hip Room (in)
41.0 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.4
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
41.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
101.3 99.0
Liftover Height (in)
28.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
183.2 177.1
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 51.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.7 7.9
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 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x .55 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.62 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 275/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 4125
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 100
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 143
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.8L/232 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
193 @ 5500 302 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 2.19
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.35 3.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.1 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Lower Control Arms
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-bar link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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