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2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2020 Subaru BRZ Review

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2021 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $27,205 to $52,400
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2020 Subaru
BRZ

MSRP*: $28,845 to $31,495
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Invoice* $26,117 to $49,780 $27,367 to $29,831
MPG - City 14 - 21 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 29 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 13.5 ft3 6.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-8 Horizontal
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 330 - 480 hp 205 hp
Exterior Length 188.3 in 166.7 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 69.9 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 30.6 in
Front 41.9 in
Rear 29.9 in
Head Room Front 37.6 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 37.1 in
Rear 35.0 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
The Ford Mustang offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Subaru BRZ with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Ford Mustang will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru BRZ.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Mustang as you will with the Subaru BRZ, 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). The Ford Mustang will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Subaru BRZ, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Subaru BRZ.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Mustang is much wider than the Subaru BRZ, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Mustang, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru BRZ.

Handling
The Ford Mustang has a larger turning radius than the Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
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 Subaru BRZ.

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

Warranty
The Ford Mustang comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru BRZ.