Compare 2003 Ford Mustang vs 2003 Acura RSX

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2-Door Coupe Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Standard 20 29 $16,338 $17,720
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 20 29 $16,996 $18,450
2-Door Coupe Premium 20 29 $17,999 $19,565
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,500 $23,455
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 18 26 $21,724 $23,705
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 18 26 $22,777 $24,875
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,826 $26,040
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 18 26 $25,630 $28,045
2-Door Coupe Premium Mach 1 18 26 $26,224 $28,705
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 18 26 $26,683 $29,215
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 16 22 $30,839 $33,460
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 10th Anniv 16 22 $32,166 $34,935
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 16 22 $34,819 $37,835
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 10th Anniv 16 22 $36,115 $39,275
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3-Door Sport Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Sport Coupe Manual 27 33 $18,215 $19,975
3-Door Sport Coupe Automatic 24 33 $19,034 $20,875
3-Door Sport Coupe Manual w/Leather 27 33 $19,193 $21,050
3-Door Sport Coupe Automatic w/Leather 24 33 $20,013 $21,950
3-Door Sport Coupe Type S 24 31 $21,215 $23,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,338
$18,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,720
$19,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$295 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 51.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 51.1
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 29.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 79.2
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.6
Second Head Room (in)
35.5 30.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
53.1 54.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.3 101.2
Liftover Height (in)
28.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.0
Length, Overall (in)
183.2 172.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.9 17.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.2 x 0.35
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)
- TBD - 10.3 x 0.82
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.62 2.64
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55TR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55TR16 P205/55R16
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)
3114 2721
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16" x 6.5"
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 141 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.8L/232 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
193 @ 5500 160 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 27
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.37 3.267
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.212
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.738
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.583
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 1.880
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.389
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.921
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Acura RSX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.1 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Control Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 0.90
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Bar Link Double-Wishbone

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