2012 Ford Mustang GT

2012 Ford Mustang GT Competitors

$34k sports car, designed & built in U.S.A. 17 city / 26 hwy 272-416 mile range, gas engine
412 hp 305 cu. in. V8 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, maximum lateral acceleration 0.88 g

As well as being compared against other sports cars, the 2012 Ford Mustang GT is also often compared to hybrid cars, mid-size SUVs, truck and SUVs, super cars, cars and luxury cars. The 2012 Ford Mustang GT's top rivals come from Nissan (such as the 370Z and the Murano LE) and Acura (such as the RDX and the MDX )

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Mustang GT compared to other sports car competitors include: it slightly shorter braking distance from 60mph (104 ft vs 125 ft), slightly faster 1/4 mile time (12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph vs 13.6 s s @ 108.0 mph mph), is slightly sportier (8.7 lb/hp vs 12.1 lb/hp), has slightly more cargo space (13.4 ft3 vs 8.0 ft3) and has slightly more spacious front seats (52.2 ft3 vs 49.7 ft3).

However, on average it only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), slightly worse cornering ability (0.88 g vs 0.98 g), has slightly fewer gears (6 vs 7), has rougher suspension (live vs independent) and doesn't have moon roof (not available vs standard).

2011 Nissan 370Z

2011 Nissan 370Z
$33,510

Significant advantages of the 370Z (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much better cornering ability: 1.01 g vs 0.88 g
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 361 miles vs 272 miles

Significant disadvantages of the 370Z (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Leather not available
  • Power seats not available
  • Folding rear seats not available

common strengths of the 370Z and Mustang GT

  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 102 ft vs 104 ft
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 13.4 s s @ 105.2 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 4.9 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan 370Z vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2011 BMW M3

2011 BMW M3
$70,125

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much better cornering ability: 1 g vs 0.88 g
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Significantly longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 20 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Much wider turning radius: 38.4 ft vs 33.4 ft
  • Worse city mileage: 13 mpg vs 17 mpg

common strengths of the M3 and Mustang GT

  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 12.6 s s @ 113.4 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 4.2 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 107 ft vs 104 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW M3 vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2011 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works

2011 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works
$35,000

Significant advantages of the Cooper John Cooper Works (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Cooper John Cooper Works's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Much better city mileage: 25 mpg vs 17 mpg
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live

Significant disadvantages of the Cooper John Cooper Works (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 125 ft vs 104 ft
  • Significantly less powerful: 208 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Significantly slower 0-60 mph time: 6.5 seconds vs 4.4 seconds

common strengths of the Cooper John Cooper Works and Mustang GT

  • Inexpensive: $35,000 vs $34,105
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 2
arrow Compare the 2011 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
$61,175

Significant advantages of the C63 AMG (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • Significantly higher top speed: 186 mph vs 155 mph
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live

Significant disadvantages of the C63 AMG (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 19 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Worse city mileage: 13 mpg vs 17 mpg
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 331 miles vs 416 miles

common strengths of the C63 AMG and Mustang GT

  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 4.0 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 110 ft vs 104 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
$31,920

Significant advantages of the Camaro SS (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Speed sensitive volume
  • Significantly more airbags: 5 vs 3

Significant disadvantages of the Camaro SS (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 129 ft vs 104 ft
  • Navigation system not available
  • Passenger power seats not available

common strengths of the Camaro SS and Mustang GT

  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 13.6 s s @ 108.0 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph
  • Fairly powerful: 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 5.1 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2012 BMW 135i

2012 BMW 135i
$44,675

Significant advantages of the 135i (vs the Mustang GT)

  • 135i's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None
  • Significantly better cornering ability: 0.98 g vs 0.88 g
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live

Significant disadvantages of the 135i (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Sluggish performance: 12.1 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp
  • Folding rear seats not available
  • No rear spoiler

common strengths of the 135i and Mustang GT

  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 105 ft vs 104 ft
  • Both have power seats
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 2
arrow Compare the 2012 BMW 135i vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

compared to hybrid car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Mustang GT compared to hybrid car competitors include: it costs less ($34,105 vs $54,900), is significantly sportier (8.7 lb/hp vs 17.8 lb/hp), is slightly more powerful (412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 332 HP @ 5,100 RPM), has slightly more gears (6 vs 4) and slightly tighter turning radius (33.4 ft vs 39.0 ft).

However, on average it is not a hybrid car, has much fewer seats (4 vs 8), has slightly fewer airbags (3 vs 4), gets much less from a tank of gas in the city (272 miles vs 500 miles) and gets significantly less from a tank of gas on the highway (416 miles vs 575 miles).

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
$54,900

Significant advantages of the Tahoe Hybrid (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Hybrid
  • More seats: 8 vs 4
  • Much more cargo room: 108.9 ft3 vs 13.4 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Tahoe Hybrid (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 156 ft vs 104 ft
  • Much slower 1/4 mile time: 17.4 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph
  • Much slower 0-60 mph time: 9.6 seconds vs 4.4 seconds

common strengths of the Tahoe Hybrid and Mustang GT

  • More gears: 4 vs 6
  • Both provide sporty handling: 17.8 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp
  • Fairly powerful: 332 HP @ 5,100 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Mustang GT compared to mid-size SUV competitors include: it is much more powerful (412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 240 HP @ 6,000 RPM), is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (26 mpg vs 22 mpg), is much sportier (8.7 lb/hp vs 16.4 lb/hp), much tighter turning radius (33.4 ft vs 39.4 ft) and much faster 0-60 time (4.4 seconds vs 7.6 seconds).

However, on average it has much less cargo space (13.4 ft3 vs 64.5 ft3), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), has slightly fewer seats (4 vs 5), has much fewer airbags (3 vs 5) and gets significantly less from a tank of gas in the city (272 miles vs 391 miles).

2011 Acura RDX

2011 Acura RDX
$38,880

Significant advantages of the RDX (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much more cargo room: 60.6 ft3 vs 13.4 ft3
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Much roomier back seats: 47.0 ft3 vs 30.9 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the RDX (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much less powerful: 240 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 133 ft vs 104 ft
  • Much wider turning radius: 39.2 ft vs 33.4 ft

common strengths of the RDX and Mustang GT

  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 7.4 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
  • Let your passengers conveniently adjust their seat with the {better}'s power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the {worse}
  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 Acura RDX vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2011 Nissan Murano LE

2011 Nissan Murano LE
$39,110

Significant advantages of the Murano LE (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much more cargo room: 64.5 ft3 vs 13.4 ft3
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live

Significant disadvantages of the Murano LE (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much less powerful: 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 136 ft vs 104 ft
  • Much wider turning radius: 39.4 ft vs 33.4 ft

common strengths of the Murano LE and Mustang GT

  • Both provide sporty handling: 15.6 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 7.6 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
  • Let your passengers conveniently adjust their seat with the {better}'s power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Murano LE vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

compared to truck and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Mustang GT compared to truck and SUV competitors include: it is slightly more powerful (412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 152 HP @ 5,200 RPM), is significantly more fuel efficient in the city (17 mpg vs 13 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (26 mpg vs 18 mpg), costs less ($34,105 vs $44,875) and is much sportier (8.7 lb/hp vs 20.5 lb/hp).

However, on average it has slightly fewer seats (4 vs 5), has slightly fewer airbags (3 vs 5), gets significantly less from a tank of gas in the city (272 miles vs 432 miles), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (416 miles vs 576 miles) and has much less cargo space (13.4 ft3 vs 78.6 ft3).

2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali

2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali
$44,875

Significant advantages of the Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much roomier front seats: 64.7 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3
  • Much roomier back seats: 59.3 ft3 vs 30.9 ft3
  • Much more cargo room: 52.6 ft3 vs 13.4 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 18 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Much worse city mileage: 13 mpg vs 17 mpg
  • Much wider turning radius: 47.2 ft vs 33.4 ft

common strengths of the Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali and Mustang GT

  • Very powerful: 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Both cars are very sporty: 12.9 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
arrow Compare the 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Denali vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2011 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Harley-Davidson

2011 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Harley-Davidson
$52,520

Significant advantages of the F150 SuperCrew Cab Harley-Davidson (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Moon roof comes standard
  • Much roomier front seats: 64.7 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3
  • Much roomier back seats: 66.4 ft3 vs 30.9 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the F150 SuperCrew Cab Harley-Davidson (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 16 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Much lower top speed: 98 mph vs 155 mph
  • Much worse cornering ability: 0.7 g vs 0.88 g

common strengths of the F150 SuperCrew Cab Harley-Davidson and Mustang GT

  • Very powerful: 411 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Both cars have lightning fast acceleration: 6.7 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
  • Both provide sporty handling: 14.7 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp
arrow Compare the F150 SuperCrew Cab Harley-Davidson vs the Mustang GT

2011 Nissan Frontier King Cab SV

2011 Nissan Frontier King Cab SV
$23,240

Significant advantages of the Frontier King Cab SV (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Significantly more cargo room: 44.9 ft3 vs 13.4 ft3
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 359 miles vs 272 miles
  • Significantly cheaper: $23,240 vs $34,105

Significant disadvantages of the Frontier King Cab SV (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much less powerful: 152 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 24.8 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp
  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 22 mpg vs 26 mpg

common strengths of the Frontier King Cab SV and Mustang GT

  • Power steering availability
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the {better}'s satellite radio; in the {worse}, too, but it'll cost
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Frontier King Cab SV vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2011 Ford F450 Super Duty Crew Cab XL

2011 Ford F450 Super Duty Crew Cab XL
$50,040

Significant advantages of the F450 Super Duty Crew Cab XL (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much more cargo room: 78.6 ft3 vs 13.4 ft3
  • Much roomier front seats: 65.8 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3
  • Much roomier back seats: 67.6 ft3 vs 30.9 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the F450 Super Duty Crew Cab XL (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent
  • Sluggish performance: 20.5 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp
  • Much lower top speed: 98 mph vs 155 mph

common strengths of the F450 Super Duty Crew Cab XL and Mustang GT

  • Very powerful: 400 HP @ 2,800 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Both cars have lightning fast acceleration: 6.7 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
  • Power steering availability
arrow Compare the F450 Super Duty Crew Cab XL vs the Mustang GT

compared to super car competitors

Generally, compared to super car competitors the Mustang GT is much more sluggish (8.7 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp), is much less powerful (412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 600 HP @ 6,100 RPM), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs twin turbocharger), much slower 0-60 time (4.4 seconds vs 3.0 seconds) and much slower 1/4 mile time (12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph vs 11.2 s s @ 122.7 mph mph).

2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition

2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
$96,100

Significant advantages of the GT-R Black Edition (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much higher top speed: 193 mph vs 155 mph
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 2.9 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
  • Much better cornering ability: 1.05 g vs 0.88 g

Significant disadvantages of the GT-R Black Edition (vs the Mustang GT)

  • None found

common strengths of the GT-R Black Edition and Mustang GT

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
$326,730

Significant advantages of the 599 GTB Fiorano (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much more powerful: 620 HP @ 7,600 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Much higher top speed: 205 mph vs 155 mph
  • Much better cornering ability: 1.08 g vs 0.88 g

Significant disadvantages of the 599 GTB Fiorano (vs the Mustang GT)

  • None found

common strengths of the 599 GTB Fiorano and Mustang GT

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10

2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10
$96,681

Significant advantages of the Viper SRT-10 (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much more powerful: 600 HP @ 6,100 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Sportier performance: 5.8 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp

Significant disadvantages of the Viper SRT-10 (vs the Mustang GT)

  • None found

common strengths of the Viper SRT-10 and Mustang GT

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2010 Porsche 911 GT3

2010 Porsche 911 GT3
$113,150

Significant advantages of the 911 GT3 (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much higher top speed: 193 mph vs 155 mph
  • Sportier performance: 7.1 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 3.8 seconds vs 4.4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the 911 GT3 (vs the Mustang GT)

  • None found

common strengths of the 911 GT3 and Mustang GT

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
$133,750

Significant advantages of the 911 Turbo (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much higher top speed: 194 mph vs 155 mph
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 3.0 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 11.2 s s @ 125.3 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the 911 Turbo (vs the Mustang GT)

  • None found

common strengths of the 911 Turbo and Mustang GT

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Mustang GT compared to car competitors include: it is significantly sportier (8.7 lb/hp vs 17.9 lb/hp), is much more powerful (412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 117 HP @ 6,600 RPM), has better traction (rear-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive), has an auxiliary audio input jack and has better brakes (disc vs drum).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (17 mpg vs 27 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (26 mpg vs 33 mpg), has slightly fewer seats (4 vs 5), has much fewer airbags (3 vs 5) and gets significantly less from a tank of gas in the city (272 miles vs 426 miles).

2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T

2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T
$31,095

Significant advantages of the GTI 2.0T (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Many more airbags: 6 vs 3
  • GTI 2.0T's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the GTI 2.0T (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 133 ft vs 104 ft
  • Much less powerful: 200 HP @ 5,100 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Significantly slower 1/4 mile time: 15.5 s s @ 94.0 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph

common strengths of the GTI 2.0T and Mustang GT

  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability: 0.91 g vs 0.88 g
  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
arrow Compare the 2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2011 Honda Fit

2011 Honda Fit
$15,870

Significant advantages of the Fit (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Significantly better city mileage: 27 mpg vs 17 mpg
  • Smoother suspension: Semi-independent vs Live
  • Better highway mileage: 33 mpg vs 26 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Fit (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much slower 0-60 mph time: 11.0 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
  • Much slower 1/4 mile time: 17.9 s s @ 75.7 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph
  • Worse brakes

common strengths of the Fit and Mustang GT

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Fit vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design
$43,150

Significant advantages of the S60 T6 R-Design (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • S60 T6 R-Design's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Many more airbags: 5 vs 3

Significant disadvantages of the S60 T6 R-Design (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Power outlets not available
  • Significantly wider turning radius: 39.0 ft vs 33.4 ft
  • Lower top speed: 133 mph vs 155 mph

common strengths of the S60 T6 R-Design and Mustang GT

  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 5.5 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
  • Both provide sporty handling: 11.9 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp
  • Fairly powerful: 325 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
arrow Compare the 2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2011 Kia Optima LX

2011 Kia Optima LX
$19,950

Significant advantages of the Optima LX (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 648 miles vs 416 miles
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the Optima LX (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Power windows not available
  • Much slower 1/4 mile time: 16.9 s s @ 84.2 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph
  • Much slower 0-60 mph time: 9.2 seconds vs 4.4 seconds

common strengths of the Optima LX and Mustang GT

  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 121 ft vs 104 ft
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Kia Optima LX vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2011 Toyota Yaris

2011 Toyota Yaris
$14,215

Significant advantages of the Yaris (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Significantly better city mileage: 29 mpg vs 17 mpg
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 36 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Many more airbags: 5 vs 3

Significant disadvantages of the Yaris (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much slower 1/4 mile time: 18.4 s s @ 76.0 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph
  • Much slower 0-60 mph time: 10.9 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
  • Much less powerful: 106 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM

common strengths of the Yaris and Mustang GT

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 30.8 ft vs 33.4 ft
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Yaris vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Honda Accord EX-L
$30,525

Significant advantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 629 miles vs 416 miles
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 426 miles vs 272 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much slower 1/4 mile time: 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph
  • Much slower 0-60 mph time: 8.9 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
  • Much less powerful: 190 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM

common strengths of the Accord EX-L and Mustang GT

  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Mustang GT compared to luxury car competitors include: it is significantly sportier (8.7 lb/hp vs 15.4 lb/hp), is slightly more powerful (412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 263 HP @ 6,250 RPM), significantly tighter turning radius (33.4 ft vs 37.4 ft), significantly faster 0-60 time (4.4 seconds vs 7.3 seconds) and significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph (104 ft vs 134 ft).

However, on average it doesn't have rear air conditioning (not available vs optional), has slightly fewer seats (4 vs 5), has significantly fewer airbags (3 vs 5), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (272 miles vs 315 miles) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (416 miles vs 472 miles).

2011 BMW 328i

2011 BMW 328i
$37,475

Significant advantages of the 328i (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the 328i (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much slower 1/4 mile time: 16.0 s s @ 91.0 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 134 ft vs 104 ft
  • Sluggish performance: 15.7 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp

common strengths of the 328i and Mustang GT

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 36.1 ft vs 33.4 ft
  • Inexpensive: $37,475 vs $34,105
  • A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 328i vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2011 Audi TT

2011 Audi TT
$39,175

Significant advantages of the TT (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the TT (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Sluggish performance: 15.4 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp
  • Significantly less powerful: 211 HP @ 4,300 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Significantly more cramped front seats: 47.7 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3

common strengths of the TT and Mustang GT

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 35.9 ft vs 33.4 ft
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 115 ft vs 104 ft
  • Inexpensive: $39,175 vs $34,105
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi TT vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2012 BMW 650i

2012 BMW 650i
$92,375

Significant advantages of the 650i (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the 650i (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Significantly more expensive: $92,375 vs $34,105
  • Worse highway mileage: 22 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Folding rear seats not available

common strengths of the 650i and Mustang GT

  • Fairly powerful: 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
arrow Compare the 2012 BMW 650i vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2012 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Lincoln MKZ
$35,520

Significant advantages of the MKZ (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the MKZ (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 142 ft vs 104 ft
  • Much slower 0-60 mph time: 7.3 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
  • Much slower 1/4 mile time: 15.7 s s @ 93.0 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph

common strengths of the MKZ and Mustang GT

  • Inexpensive: $35,520 vs $34,105
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both come standard with satellite radio
arrow Compare the 2012 Lincoln MKZ vs the 2012 Ford Mustang GT

2011 Audi A5 Premium

2011 Audi A5 Premium
$39,075

Significant advantages of the A5 Premium (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the A5 Premium (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Much slower 0-60 mph time: 8.0 seconds vs 4.4 seconds
  • Much slower 1/4 mile time: 16.2 s s @ 89.0 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph
  • Sluggish performance: 17.4 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp

common strengths of the A5 Premium and Mustang GT

  • Inexpensive: $39,075 vs $34,105
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have power outlets
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2011 BMW 550i

2011 BMW 550i
$63,375

Significant advantages of the 550i (vs the Mustang GT)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the 550i (vs the Mustang GT)

  • No rear spoiler
  • Significantly less powerful speaker system: 180 Watts vs 500 Watts
  • Premium radio must be bought separately

common strengths of the 550i and Mustang GT

  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 13.3 s s @ 106.9 mph mph vs 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 116 ft vs 104 ft
  • Fairly powerful: 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
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