Compare 2010 Ford Mustang vs 2008 Nissan 350Z

2010 Ford Mustang
2008 Nissan 350Z
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2-Door Conv GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT 16 24 $30,706 $33,395
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 16 24 $33,406 $36,395
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 14 22 $46,686 $51,725
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 22 $42,236 $46,725
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 18 26 $19,906 $21,395
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 18 26 $22,606 $24,395
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2-Door Coupe Automatic Enthusiast
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
350Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Enthusiast 17 24 $28,914 $31,210
350Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 17 24 $34,559 $37,740
350Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 17 24 $31,345 $33,840
350Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 25 $26,714 $28,510
350Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Enthusiast 18 25 $27,989 $30,210
350Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 18 25 $33,644 $36,740
350Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Nismo 18 25 $35,822 $38,680
350Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 25 $30,884 $33,340
350Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Enthusiast 17 23 $34,528 $37,280
350Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Grand Touring 17 23 $38,874 $41,980
350Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 17 23 $36,701 $39,630
350Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Enthusiast 17 24 $33,603 $36,280
350Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Grand Touring 17 24 $37,949 $40,980
350Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 17 24 $35,777 $38,630

Pricing

Invoice Price

$30,706
$28,914

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$33,395
$31,210

Monthly Payment Estimate

$557 / month
$520 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
8.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe. The 2008 Nissan 350Z returns to its roots, with amazing V-6 power and rear-drive handling.

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Fuel Economy

City

16 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

24 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Subcompact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

45.2 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.3 53.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

81.0 50.5

Second Head Room (in)

36.5 -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

45.0 -

Front Leg Room (in)

42.4 42.6

Passenger Capacity

4 2

Front Hip Room (in)

53.4 53.2

Second Leg Room (in)

29.8 -

Front Head Room (in)

38.8 38.2

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

62.0 60.5

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 4.8

Length, Overall (in)

188.2 169.8

Height, Overall (in)

56.1 52.1

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.6 60.6

Wheelbase (in)

107.1 104.3

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

80.1 71.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

9.6 6.8

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.8 x 0.75 12.1 x 0.63

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)

12.4 x 1.18 12.6 x 1.10

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16 20

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.7 15.9

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.7 35.4

Steering Type

Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - 2.6

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - 37.1

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/50WR18 P225/45WR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact T155/80D17

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/50WR18 P245/45WR18

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3651 3364

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8 18 x 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 17 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8 18 x 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

14.2 9.0

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - 110

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

325 @ 4250 268 @ 4800

Engine Order Code

99H VQ35HR

Displacement

4.6L/281 3.5L/214

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

315 @ 6000 306 @ 6800

Engine Type

Gas V8 Gas V6

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

24 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 17

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

19 -

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

- TBD - NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.32 1.53

Trans Type

5 5

Drivetrain

Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.62 0.84

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.38 2.76

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.00 2.35

Trans Order Code

44F - TBD -

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.55 3.36

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Manual Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.38 3.84

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Mustang Nissan 350Z

Body Style

2 Door Convertible 2dr Coupe

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.34 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

3-link solid axle Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Panhard rod NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson strut Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.87 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 -

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.8 -

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