Compare 2016 Ford Mustang vs 2016 Subaru BRZ

2016 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Conv EcoBoost Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv EcoBoost Premium 22 31 $33,211 $35,145
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 15 25 $39,591 $41,895
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 17 28 $28,607 $29,645
Mustang 2-Door Fastback EcoBoost 22 31 $24,490 $25,645
Mustang 2-Door Fastback EcoBoost Premium 22 31 $28,014 $29,645
Mustang 2-Door Fastback GT 15 25 $30,613 $32,395
Mustang 2-Door Fastback GT Premium 15 25 $34,393 $36,395
Mustang 2-Door Fastback Shelby GT350 14 21 $45,166 $47,795
Mustang 2-Door Fastback Shelby GT350R 14 21 $45,166 $47,795
Mustang 2-Door Fastback V6 17 28 $23,299 $24,145
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2-Door Coupe Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Automatic Limited 25 34 $27,027 $28,495
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Manual Limited 22 30 $26,019 $27,395
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Manual Premium 22 30 $24,234 $25,395
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Manual Series.HyperBlue 22 30 $26,293 $27,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,211
$27,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,145
$28,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$586 / month
$475 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Ford Mustang keeps its newfound finesse and pony-car attitude, blasting past its 50th year with a rorty new Shelby GT350 variant plus more ways to stand out from the crowd. The Subaru BRZ is just as much fun as high-priced sports cars in many cases, at a small fraction of the price; and it's reasonably practical.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.8 76.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
30.8 29.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 45.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 54.5
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 35
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.9 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 59.8
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 166.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 50.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 6.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.6
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)
15.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
T3H NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T3H NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3642 2824
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
320 @ 2500 151 @ 6400
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5500 200 @ 7000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 (Est) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 (Est) 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 (Est) 25
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.54
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.54 2.06
Trans Order Code
44X NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Subaru BRZ
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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