Compare 2021 Ford Mustang vs 2021 Lexus RC

2021 Ford Mustang
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2021 Lexus RC
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EcoBoost Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang EcoBoost Convertible 20 27 $31,397 $32,705
Mustang EcoBoost Fastback 21 29 $26,117 $27,205
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible 20 27 $35,839 $37,725
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback 21 29 $30,614 $32,225
Mustang GT Fastback 15 24 $34,471 $36,285
Mustang GT Premium Convertible 15 24 $43,496 $45,785
Mustang GT Premium Fastback 15 24 $38,271 $40,285
Mustang Mach 1 Fastback 14 22 $49,780 $52,400
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 19 26 $41,766 $44,910
RC RC 300 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $45,445 $48,865
RC RC 300 F SPORT RWD 21 31 $43,423 $46,690
RC RC 300 RWD 21 31 $39,263 $42,220
RC RC 350 AWD 19 26 $44,002 $47,315
RC RC 350 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $47,644 $51,230
RC RC 350 F SPORT RWD 20 28 $46,146 $49,620
RC RC 350 RWD 20 28 $41,991 $45,150
RC F RC F RWD 16 24 $61,359 $65,975
RC F RC F Track RWD 16 24 $90,392 $97,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,397
$41,766
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,705
$44,910
Monthly Payment Estimate
$545 / month
$749 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Ford Mustang flips its own blue-collar script with natural agility and searing V-8 performance. The 2021 Lexus RC sports coupe dials up the fun while still being affordable.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.8 83.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
30.8 27.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 44.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 34.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 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)
54.9 55.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 10.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 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)
12.6 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
P235/55WR17 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55WR17 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)
3642 3891
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
350 @ 3000 236 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5500 260 @ 6600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 (Est) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 (Est) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 (Est) 19
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.54 2.04
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Lexus RC
Body Style
Convertible 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
7.7 (Est) 8.1
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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