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2005 Ford Mustang vs. 2002 Ford Focus

To start off, 2005 Ford Mustang is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Ford Focus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Ford Focus would be higher. At 4,015 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Ford Mustang is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Ford Mustang (202 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 71 more horse power than 2002 Ford Focus. (131 HP @ 7000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Ford Mustang should accelerate faster than 2002 Ford Focus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Ford Mustang weights approximately 265 kg more than 2002 Ford Focus. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Ford Mustang is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2005 Ford Mustang. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Ford Focus, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2005 Ford Mustang (326 Nm) has 156 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Ford Focus. (170 Nm). This means 2005 Ford Mustang will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Ford Focus.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Ford Mustang 2002 Ford Focus
Make Ford Ford
Model Mustang Focus
Year Released 2005 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4015 cc 1991 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 202 HP 131 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 326 Nm 170 Nm
Engine Bore Size 100 mm 84.8 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 88 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1497 kg 1232 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 4160 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.4 L/100km 7.2 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 12.4 L/100km 12.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 132 L


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