Compare 2010 Ford Mustang vs 2008 Nissan 350Z

2010 Ford Mustang
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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 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
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.6 6.8
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 20
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P225/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/80D17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3651 3364
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.2 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.35
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2dr Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Nissan 350Z
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
3-link solid axle Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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