Compare 2018 Ford Mustang vs 2018 Subaru BRZ

2018 Ford Mustang
2018 Subaru BRZ
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EcoBoost Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang EcoBoost Convertible 20 28 $29,777 $31,180
Mustang EcoBoost Fastback 21 31 $24,524 $25,680
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible 20 28 $34,204 $36,195
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback 21 31 $29,007 $30,695
Mustang GT Fastback 15 25 $33,255 $35,190
Mustang GT Premium Convertible 14 23 $42,232 $44,690
Mustang GT Premium Fastback 15 25 $37,035 $39,190
Mustang Shelby GT350 Fastback 14 21 $52,863 $55,940
Mustang Shelby GT350R Fastback 14 21 $52,863 $55,940
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Limited Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
BRZ Limited Automatic 24 33 $27,900 $29,545
BRZ Limited Manual 21 29 $26,995 $28,445
BRZ Premium Manual 21 29 $24,421 $25,595
BRZ tS Manual 20 27 $31,690 $33,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,777
$27,900
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,180
$29,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$520 / month
$492 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
Athletic performance, decent fuel economy, and surprising technology make the 2018 Ford Mustang even better. The 2018 Subaru BRZ is a lightweight prizefighter that punches out of its class in handling, but not power.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 166.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 50.6
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 6.9
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)
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55WR17 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55WR17 P215/45WR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3642 2840
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
350 @ 3000 151 @ 6400
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5500 200 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 (Est) 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 (Est) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 (Est) 33
Transmission
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.58
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Subaru BRZ
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 (Est) 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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