2010 Dodge
Viper SRT-10
vs. 2012 Ford
Mustang GT

2012 Ford Mustang GT

9.4

starting from

$30,105
"A street-legal racer that’s just looking for some action."
mustangs.about.com | talking about the Mustang's engine
"I can’t stop thinking about how much power the new Shelby offered."
mustangs.about.com | talking about the Mustang's performance

Reasons to buy the Ford Mustang GT

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Has 2 rows of seats
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Has stability control system
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Has auxiliary audio input
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Very inexpensive
$30,105
2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10

8.7

Runner-up

Dodge Viper SRT-10

starting from

$96,681

Reasons to buy the Dodge Viper SRT-10

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Better suspension
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Quite powerful
600 HP @ 6,100 RPM
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Leather
Standard
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Navigation system
Optional
Safety Features 10.0 vs 6.5
2012 Ford Mustang GT Winner: Mustang GT
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  • The Mustang GT's electronic stability control reduces the risk of skidding during cornering
  • The Mustang GT has 1 more airbag (including Side), 3 vs 2
Luxury Features 7.8 vs 10.0
2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Winner: Viper SRT-10
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  • Leather comes standard on the Viper SRT-10; the Mustang GT only offers cloth seats
Cost 10.0 vs 8.5
2012 Ford Mustang GT Winner: Mustang GT
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  • The best price we've seen is $66,576 cheaper (3.2x less), $30,105 vs $96,681
  • Gets more than 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 13 mpg
Performance 10.0 vs 9.9
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  • Very powerful
  • Both cars are very sporty
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Very limited highway range
  • Few seats
Entertainment System - vs 10.0
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.4 vs 8.7

Safety Features

Ford
Mustang GT
2012 Ford Mustang GT
2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Dodge
Viper SRT-10
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs No The Mustang GT has electronic stability control, but the Viper SRT-10 does not
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Airbags 3 vs 2 Limited number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Not Available vs Not Available
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Luxury Features

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Mustang GT
2012 Ford Mustang GT
2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Dodge
Viper SRT-10
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the Viper SRT-10; the Mustang GT only offers cloth seats

Cost

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Mustang GT
2012 Ford Mustang GT
2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Dodge
Viper SRT-10
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MSRP $30,105 vs $96,681 The Mustang GT has a reasonable price, while the Viper SRT-10 is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 13 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Performance

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Mustang GT
2012 Ford Mustang GT
2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Dodge
Viper SRT-10
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Horsepower 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 600 HP @ 6,100 RPM Very powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 8.7 lb/hp vs 5.8 lb/hp Both cars are very sporty
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 33.4 ft vs 40.5 ft The Mustang GT can make tight turns, but the Viper SRT-10 takes a little more room to navigate

Crash Test Ratings

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Mustang GT
2012 Ford Mustang GT
2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Dodge
Viper SRT-10
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

Ford
Mustang GT
2012 Ford Mustang GT
2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Dodge
Viper SRT-10
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Passengers 4 vs 2 Few seats
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Highway driving range 416 miles vs 352 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 13.4 ft3 vs 14.7 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.2 ft3 vs 48.5 ft3 The Mustang GT has average-sized front seats, while the Viper SRT-10 is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Mustang GT's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Viper SRT-10
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Optional The Viper SRT-10 offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Mustang GT
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Cupholders 2 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Mustang GT
2012 Ford Mustang GT
2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Dodge
Viper SRT-10
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Number of speakers Unknown vs 7
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Mustang GT's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The Mustang GT can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs Yes The Viper SRT-10 has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Road Tests

Ford
Mustang GT
2012 Ford Mustang GT
2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Dodge
Viper SRT-10
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0-60 mph 4.4 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 104 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 12.7 s @ 111 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.88 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 155 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Viper SRT-10 vs Mustang Boss 302
2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Viper SRT-10 vs Mustang Shelby GT500
2012 Ford Mustang GT 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Mustang GT vs Challenger R/T
2012 Ford Mustang GT 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Mustang GT vs Charger R/T
2012 Ford Mustang GT 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Mustang GT vs Camaro SS
2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Mustang Shelby GT500 vs GT-R Black Edition
2012 Ford Mustang 2011 Infiniti G37 Mustang vs G37

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