Compare 2014 Ford Mustang vs 2014 Nissan 370Z vs 2014 Scion FR-S

2014 Ford Mustang
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2014 Nissan 370Z
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2014 Scion FR-S
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2-Door Conv GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT 15 26 $33,404 $36,210
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 15 26 $37,186 $40,310
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 15 24 $54,850 $60,110
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 19 29 $25,928 $27,510
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 Premium 19 29 $29,160 $31,610
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 15 26 $28,791 $31,210
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 15 26 $32,573 $35,310
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 24 $50,288 $55,110
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,215 $22,510
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,548 $26,610
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $29,642 $31,290
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $34,253 $36,570
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $28,412 $29,990
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $40,632 $43,020
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $33,038 $35,270
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $38,836 $41,470
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $42,577 $45,470
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 17 25 $41,361 $44,170
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Automatic 25 34 $24,510 $25,800
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Automatic Monogram 25 34 $26,030 $27,400
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Manual 22 30 $23,465 $24,700
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Manual Monogram 22 30 $26,030 $27,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,404
$29,642
$24,510
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,210
$31,290
$25,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$604 / month
$522 / month
$430 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Mustang delivers some of the best performance-car bang for the buck, all with a level of sophistication that's surprising given the brash sound and classic looks. The 2014 Nissan 370Z continues to deliver good value and big sports car grins. Simply built and beautifully executed, the 2014 Scion FR-S is a true sports car.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
45.2 - 45.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 51.6 76.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.4 54.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 - 35
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45 - 51.7
Passenger Capacity
4 2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.9 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.6 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
29.8 - 29.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.2 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62 61 59.8
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 167.2 166.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 51.8 50.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 62.8 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 100.4 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 72.6 69.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.6 - 6.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.6 11.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 12.6 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 19 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 32.8 35.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P225/50WR18 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P245/45WR18 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3735 3309 2806
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 9 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 - 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150 130
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
390 @ 4250 270 @ 5200 151 @ 6400
Engine Order Code
99F NA NA
Displacement
5.0 L/302 3.7 L/226 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 6500 332 @ 7000 200 @ 7000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded H-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 (Est) 22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 (Est) 26 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 (Est) 19 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.86 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 4.92 3.54
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.36 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.69 2.04 1.40
Trans Type
6 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.97 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 3.19 2.06
Trans Order Code
44X NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Nissan 370Z Scion FR-S
Body Style
Convertible Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 (Est) 8.1 6.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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