Compare 2020 Ford Mustang vs 2020 Lexus RC

2020 Ford Mustang
2020 Lexus RC
#16 in Coupes
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Bullitt Fastback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang Bullitt Fastback 14 23 $44,370 $46,705
Mustang EcoBoost Convertible 20 28 $30,883 $32,170
Mustang EcoBoost Fastback 21 30 $25,603 $26,670
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible 20 28 $35,326 $37,185
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback 21 30 $30,101 $31,685
Mustang GT Fastback 15 24 $34,086 $35,880
Mustang GT Premium Convertible 15 24 $43,112 $45,380
Mustang GT Premium Fastback 15 24 $37,886 $39,880
Mustang Shelby GT350 Fastback 14 21 $56,183 $59,140
Mustang Shelby GT350R Fastback 14 21 $56,183 $59,140
Mustang Shelby GT500 Fastback 12 18 $67,429 $70,300
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RC 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RC RC 300 AWD 18 24 $40,907 $43,985
RC RC 300 F SPORT AWD 18 24 $45,142 $48,540
RC RC 300 F SPORT RWD 21 30 $43,120 $46,365
RC RC 300 RWD 21 30 $38,405 $41,295
RC RC 350 AWD 19 26 $43,144 $46,390
RC RC 350 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $47,341 $50,905
RC RC 350 F SPORT RWD 20 28 $45,845 $49,295
RC RC 350 RWD 20 28 $41,130 $44,225
RC F RC F RWD 16 24 $60,357 $64,900
RC F RC F Track RWD 16 24 $90,024 $96,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,370
$40,907
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,705
$43,985
Monthly Payment Estimate
$778 / month
$733 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Ford Mustang has natural agility, but new choices bring performance to every price point. The 2020 Lexus RC is a stylish, sporty coupe that makes a worthwhile rival to German stalwarts.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.5 83.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
30.6 27.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 44.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
34.8 34.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 50.8
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 45.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.9 63
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 107.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 185
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 55.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 10.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 12.2
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)
13.9 13.2
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 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/40WR19 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40WR19 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3705 3891
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9.5 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 @ 4600 236 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
990 NA
Displacement
5.0 L/302 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
480 @ 7000 260 @ 6600
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 18
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.69 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 2.04
Trans Order Code
44X NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Lexus RC
Body Style
Fastback Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.5 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
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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