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Model
Variant
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Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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2015. -
S - Sports car
coupe, 2 door
rear
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2009. - 2016.
S - Sports car
coupe, 2 door
4 x 4

Marketing

Dimensons & Outlines

4784 mm
1916 mm
1381 mm
408 liters
408 liters
59 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4650 mm
1895 mm
1370 mm
315 liters
315 liters
74 liters
2015 Ford Mustang
2009 Nissan GT-R

Engine

Petrol
8 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
4951 cc
421 hp
530 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Bi-Turbo
3799 cc
485 hp
588 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1720 kg
4.8 s
250 km/h
l/100km
l/100km
13.5 l/100km
299 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1732 kg
5.0 s
250 km/h
l/100km
l/100km
12.0 l/100km
281 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1740 kg
3.5 s
310 km/h
18.3 l/100km
9.1 l/100km
12.4 l/100km
298 g/km

Expenses

34600 EUR
Price from
59900 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Two significantly similar cars, no doubt about that. Still, each one has something different to offer. Having both cars powered by petrol engines and utilizing the 2-door coupe body style within the same 'Sports car' segment, the only major difference here really is their wheel drive configuration (rear for the Ford and 4 x 4 in the case of the Nissan). The first one has a Ford-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 8-cylinder, 32-valves 421hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 485hp engine designed by Nissan.

Safety

The fact that the Ford got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, doesn't actually do much for it, as it's still a lousy 2-star coffin on wheels. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the sports car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the Japanese car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, when all the models are taken into account. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Ford with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the Nissan badge with 4.3 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Mustang as average reliability-wise, and GT-R is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the American car rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Nissan is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.3 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 310 kilometers per hour, 60km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Japanese car, averaging around 12.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (23 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 9% difference compared to the American car.


Verdict

Ford appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Japanese car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Nissan being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Nissan. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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