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    Posted January 15, 2014 by
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    Hyundai Veloster vs Ford Mustang - sports car battle


    I love sports cars and test drove two 'toys' with the 2013 Ford Mustang and the 2013 Hyundai Veloster.  On the surface these are two cars that aren't in the same league.  One is the iconic original pony Ford Mustang the dream car of generations and the other is the Hyundai upstart that is fast coming up on the rearview mirror of two seater royalty.   I got to drive the GT that has a base price of $31,095 and the Tubo that has a base of $22,725. It's about a $9,000 price difference but that doesn't stop either of them being great designed cars.  On he surface they appeal to two different type of buyers but once you get under the hood (so to speak) they are both looking to appeal to speed lovers.  Check out my review of the cars and to find out who stole my lead foot!


    2013 Ford Mustang GT

    VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe

    PRICE AS TESTED: $39,185 (base price: $31,095)

    ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection

    Displacement: 302 cu in, 4951 cc
    Power: 420 hp @ 6500 rpm
    Torque: 390 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm

    TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual

    Wheelbase: 107.1 in
    Length: 188.5 in
    Width: 73.9 in Height: 55.8 in
    Curb weight: 3650 lb

    Zero to 60 mph: 4.5 sec
    Zero to 100 mph: 10.6 sec
    Zero to 130 mph: 18.8 sec
    Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.8 sec
    Top gear, 30-50 mph: 10.1 sec
    Top gear, 50-70 mph: 8.8 sec
    Standing ¼-mile: 13.0 sec @ 111 mph
    Top speed (governor limited): 147 mph
    Braking, 70-0 mph: 169 ft
    Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.89 g

    EPA city/highway driving: 15/26 mpg
    C/D observed: 18 mpg
    Unscheduled oil additions: 0 qt

    3 years/36,000 miles bumper to bumper;
    5 years/60,000 miles powertrain;
    5 years/unlimited miles corrosion protection;
    5 years/60,000 miles roadside assistance

    2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

    VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 4-door hatchback

    BASE PRICE: $22,725

    ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

    Displacement: 97 cu in, 1591 cc
    Power: 201 hp @ 6000 rpm
    Torque: 195 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm

    TRANSMISSIONS: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

    Wheelbase: 104.3 in
    Length: 167.3 in
    Width: 71.1 in Height: 55.5 in
    Curb weight: 2800-3000 lb

    Zero to 60 mph: 6.3-6.8 sec
    Zero to 100 mph: 16.0-16.3 sec
    Standing ¼-mile: 14.8-15.0 sec
    Top speed: 130 mph

    EPA city/highway driving: 25-26/34-38 mpg

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