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Ford Mustang vs. Lexus RC F

In comparing the Ford Mustang to the Lexus RC F, the Ford Mustang has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, interior volume and overall quality score. The Lexus RC F has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Ford Mustang versus the Lexus RC F, the Ford Mustang is a better car than the Lexus RC F.

Ford Mustang versus Lexus RC F Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Ford Mustang ranges from $26,996 to $93,983 while a used Lexus RC F from the same model year range is priced between $67,949 to $95,869. For a new model, the Ford Mustang's price is between $30,374 and $96,922, with the Lexus RC F priced between $77,069 and $106,974.

Ford Mustang versus Lexus RC F Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford Mustang is 8.4 out of 10 while the Lexus RC F's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Ford Mustang being ranked 1 out of 14 Best Sports Cars and the Lexus RC F being ranked 10 out of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Ford Mustang’s base engine makes 310 horsepower, and the Lexus RC F base engine makes 472 horsepower. The Mustang is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 450 miles. The RC F is rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 418 miles. The Mustang uses regular unleaded, and the RC F uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are sports cars, the Ford Mustang has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Lexus RC F has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and rear head room.

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2022 Ford Mustang

2022 Lexus RC F

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,374 - $96,922

Used Asking Price:

$26,996 - $93,983

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

21%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$77,069 - $106,974

Used Asking Price:

$67,949 - $95,869

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

32.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 14
1 / 14
1 / 14
3 / 14

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 40
15 / 40

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Convertible

Available Body Styles

Coupe

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

EcoBoost, GT Premium, EcoBoost Premium

Trim Levels

Base, Fuji Speedway Edition

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

310 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

350 foot-lbs @ 3000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.088 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

472 hp @ 7100 rpm

Torque:

395 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.121 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 29 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

326 / 450 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

16 / 24 / 19

Range (city/hwy):

278 / 418 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Available

Android Auto:

Available

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

45.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

34.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

29 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

52.2 inches

Cargo Space:

13.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

82.8 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

45.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

50.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

35 inches

Rear Leg Room:

27.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

46.1 inches

Cargo Space:

10.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

79.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3515 lbs

Width:

81.9 inches

Height:

54.3 inches

Length:

188.5 inches

Wheelbase:

107.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3902 lbs

Width:

80.7 inches

Height:

54.7 inches

Length:

185.4 inches

Wheelbase:

107.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P235/55R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/35R19