Compare 2010 Ford Mustang vs 2010 Nissan 370Z

2010 Ford Mustang
2010 Nissan 370Z
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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
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $29,707 $31,710
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 18 25 $33,695 $36,380
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 25 $28,492 $30,410
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 25 $37,000 $39,610
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 25 $32,493 $35,080
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $35,767 $38,620
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $39,050 $42,170
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual 18 25 $34,564 $37,320
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $37,848 $40,870
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,706
$29,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,395
$31,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$557 / month
$529 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
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. A great performance car that starts just under $30,000, the 2010 Nissan 370Z comes close enough to Porsche performance to make you wonder.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
29.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
45.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.0 52.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.0 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.9
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.1 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.84
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 167.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 52.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 100.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 35.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.6 4.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 1.18 12.60 x 1.1
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 12.60 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3651 3278
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.2 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 4250 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 6000 332 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.92
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 2.04
Trans Type
5 7
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.97
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.19
Trans Order Code
44F NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Nissan 370Z
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 door coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
3-link solid axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Panhard rod Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6

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