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2005 Ford Mustang vs. 2008 Ford Fusion

To start off, 2008 Ford Fusion is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Ford Mustang. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Ford Mustang 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 128 more horse power than 2008 Ford Fusion. (74 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Ford Mustang should accelerate faster than 2008 Ford Fusion. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Ford Mustang weights approximately 352 kg more than 2008 Ford Fusion. 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, 2008 Ford Fusion, 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 216 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Ford Fusion. (110 Nm). This means 2005 Ford Mustang will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Ford Fusion.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Ford Mustang 2008 Ford Fusion
Make Ford Ford
Model Mustang Fusion
Year Released 2005 2008
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4015 cc 1242 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 202 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 326 Nm 110 Nm
Engine Bore Size 100 mm 71.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 76.5 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1497 kg 1145 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 4020 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2490 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 45 L


 

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