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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1998 Ford Mustang specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 Ford Mustang warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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1998 Ford Mustang Base 2dr Coupe (1998.5 model)1998 Ford Mustang GT 2dr Coupe (1998.5 model)1998 Ford Mustang Base 2dr Convertible (1998.5 model)
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$16,150$20,150$20,650
    Invoice *$14,819$18,379$18,824
    Engine3.8L V-6 150 HP 215 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpm4.6L V-8 225 HP 290 ft.lbs. @ 3,500 rpm3.8L V-6 150 HP 215 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City20.0 mpg17.0 mpg20.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy29.0 mpg25.0 mpg29.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine3.8L V-6 150 HP 215 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpm4.6L V-8 225 HP 290 ft.lbs. @ 3,500 rpm3.8L V-6 150 HP 215 ft.lbs. @ 2,750 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator130 amp heavy duty130 amp heavy duty130 amp heavy duty
    Battery58 amp heavy duty58 amp heavy duty58 amp heavy duty
    Axle Ratio2.73Standard:2.73Available:3.083.272.73
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank15.7 gal.15.7 gal.15.7 gal.
    Exhauststainless steeldual stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finishstainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelrear-wheel
    Limited Slip DifferentialN/Alimited slip differentialN/A
  • Steering and Suspension
    RideN/AsportN/A
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Suspensionrigid axle multi-linkrigid axle multi-linkrigid axle multi-link
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels15.0 " silver aluminumStandard:16.0 " silver aluminumAvailable:17.0 "15.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresStandard:P205/65TR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P205/65TR16.0BSW ASStandard:P225/55HR16.0BSW ASAvailable:P245/45ZR17.0BSW performanceStandard:P205/65TR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P205/65TR16.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity444
    Front Seat Typebucketsportbucket
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front Armrestscenter w/storagecenter w/storagecenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction ControlsStandard:4-wayAvailable:6-way (4-way power)6-way (4-way power)Standard:4-wayAvailable:6-way (4-way power)
    Easy Entryrear seat easy entryrear seat easy entryrear seat easy entry
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Rear Seats50-50 bench50-50 benchbench
    Seat TrimStandard:clothAvailable:leatherStandard:clothAvailable:leatherStandard:clothAvailable:leather
    Door Trimclothvinylcloth
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor MatsAvailable:carpeted front & rearAvailable:carpeted front & rearAvailable:carpeted front & rear
    Gear Shift Knob TrimN/AAvailable:leatherN/A
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Convertible RoofN/AN/Apower with lining, glass rear window
    Vanity MirrorsAvailable:dual illuminatedAvailable:dual illuminateddual illuminated
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightdome lightdome lightdome light
    Reading Lightsfrontfrontfront
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfrontfrontfront
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbinbin
    Door BinsN/AN/Adual
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Cargo LightN/Acargo lightN/A
    Front Air Conditioningmanualmanualmanual
    RadioStandard:premium AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:brand AM stereo/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:premium AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:brand AM stereo/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:premium AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:brand AM stereo/FM stereo, seek-scan
    CDStandard:singleAvailable:compatibleStandard:singleAvailable:compatibleStandard:singleAvailable:compatible
    SpeakersStandard:4 performanceAvailable:10 performanceStandard:4 performanceAvailable:10 performanceStandard:4 performanceAvailable:10 performance
    AmplifierStandard:amplifierAvailable:premiumStandard:amplifierAvailable:premiumStandard:amplifierAvailable:premium
    Antennafixedfixedfixed
    Cruise ControlAvailable:with steering wheel controlsAvailable:with steering wheel controlsAvailable:cruise control
    Door Lockspowerpowerpower
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasekeyfobkeyfobkeyfob
    Power Outlets222
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt Gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gauge
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheeltilttilttilt
    Steering Wheel MaterialAvailable:leatherleatherAvailable:leather
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    Rear Windowsfixedfixedpower
    1-Touch Opendriverdriverdriver
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear DefrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Panic Alarmpanic alarmpanic alarmpanic alarm
    Security SystemAvailable:security systemAvailable:security systemAvailable:security system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors2 doors2 doors
    Exterior Length181.5 "181.5 "181.5 "
    Exterior Width71.8 "71.8 "71.8 "
    Exterior Height53.2 "53.2 "53.4 "
    Wheelbase101 "101 "101 "
    Front Tread61 "60 "61 "
    Rear Tread59 "59 "59 "
    Turning Radius19.2 '19.2 '19.2 '
    Curb Weight3,065 lbs.3,278 lbs.3,210 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight1,000 lbs.1,000 lbs.1,000 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.33.36.33
    Front Legroom42.6 "42.6 "42.5 "
    Rear Legroom30.3 "30.3 "30.3 "
    Front Headroom38.2 "38.2 "38.1 "
    Rear Headroom35.9 "35.9 "35.7 "
    Front Hiproom52.8 "52.3 "52.3 "
    Rear Hiproom47.4 "47.4 "41.1 "
    Front Shoulder Room53.6 "53.6 "53.6 "
    Rear Shoulder Room52.1 "52.1 "41.2 "
    Passenger Volume83 cu.ft.83 cu.ft.83 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume10.9 cu.ft.10.9 cu.ft.7.7 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Rear SpoilerAvailable:wingwingAvailable:wing
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Rocker Panel Extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensions
    Grille Moldingsblackblackblack
    PaintStandard:monotoneAvailable:monotone with stripeStandard:monotoneAvailable:monotone with stripeStandard:monotoneAvailable:monotone with stripe
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remote, convex spotter passengerdual power remote, convex spotter passengerdual power remote, convex spotter passenger
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/unlimited60/unlimited60/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Accessories Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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GT 2dr Coupe (1998.5 model)
Cobra 2dr Convertible (1998.5 model)
Cobra 2dr Coupe (1998.5 model)
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1998 Ford Mustang safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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