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2021 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible RWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost Convertible RWD
MSRP
$32,705
Invoice
$31,397
Average Price Paid
$32,705
55 listings nationwide

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2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
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EcoBoost Convertible RWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost Convertible RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$40,042
6 listings nationwide

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2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,769
10 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost Convertible RWD
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2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD

The 2005 Ford Thunderbird continued the two-seater tradition with its typical sharp-yet retro-convertible. Considered a luxury vehicle, prices for a new T-Bird started in the high 30'...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost Convertible RWD
SG writes:
Handling Ranked 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI worse.
"Great car handling is great and reliable. Very comfortable driving car in any situation "
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
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MaricelaHoward 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition RWDReview:

Beautiful Steel-blue Ford Thunderbird — As posted on Hagerty, unforgettable is simply not a big enough word to describe Ford’s Thunderbird, ...

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heinem1 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition RWDReview:

50 Anniversity, Limited Edition — Drive and rides very nice. Wife's car and she loves the Cashmere color and looks. White cashmere le...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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budhennessy 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition RWDReview:

Love This Car! — Would have liked a manual trans option. Passenger power seat not available. Not a good car for a tri...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Specs

2021 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost Convertible RWD
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
20 MPG
19 MPG
20 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
26 MPG
27 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.5 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
330 hp @ 6,000 RPM
310 hp @ 5,500 RPM
330 hp @ 6,000 RPM
310 hp @ 5,500 RPM
280 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
350 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
350 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
350 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
350 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
286 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
9.5:1
9.5:1
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Displacement
2,300 cc
2,300 cc
2,300 cc
2,300 cc
3,900 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 45.1 in 42.7 in
Back Legroom 29.2 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 11.4 cu ft 8.5 cu ft
Exterior
Length 188.5 in 186.3 in
Width 81.9 in 72 in
Height 54.9 in 52.1 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 107.2 in

Available Options

2021 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost Convertible RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Antimatter Blue Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Grabber Yellow
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Race Red
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Shadow Black
  • Twister Orange Tri-Coat
  • Velocity Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • 2.3L High Performance Package
  • Active Valve Performance Exhaust
  • Black Accent Package
  • Ford Safe & Smart Package
  • Wheel & Stripe Package
  • Equipment Group 101A
  • Transmission: 10-Speed Selectshift Automatic
  • Wheels: 19" X 8.5" Polished Aluminum
  • Wheels: 19" X 9" Luster Nickel-Painted Forged Alum
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD

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