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2020 Ford Mustang vs. 2019 Lexus RC 300 Review

New 2020 Ford Mustang

2020 Ford
Mustang

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New 2019 Lexus RC 300

2019 Lexus
RC 300

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MSRP*
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$26,670 to $46,705
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$41,145 to $50,035
Invoice* $25,603 to $44,370 $38,264 to $46,533
MPG - City 14 - 21 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 23 - 30 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 4 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Mustang than the Lexus RC 300. The Lexus RC 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Mustang.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Mustang as you will with the Lexus RC 300, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Ford Mustang is clearly a better financial choice over the Lexus RC 300. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Mustang is much higher than that for the Lexus RC 300.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Mustang is much wider than the Lexus RC 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Ford Mustang takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus RC 300.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Ford Mustang does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus RC 300.

Handling
The Ford Mustang has a larger turning radius than the Lexus RC 300, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Mustang has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus RC 300. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Mustang and the Lexus RC 300. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Mustang will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RC 300.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Mustang is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus RC 300.