The Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang have one of the most storied rivalries in the automotive industry. For decades, these two iconic sports cars have striven to outshine one another in the eyes of the car-buying product.
The advantage has shifted back and forth over the decades, but right now the 2018 Chevy Camaro is clearly the superior vehicle to the Ford Mustang. Take a look at these key comparisons:
The Ford Mustang has a more powerful base engine than the Camaro, but the Camaro’s upper tier engines pack more punch than the Mustang’s. Ford has also discontinued the Mustang’s V6 engine, so, if you’re looking for a six-cylinder, the Camaro’s the right choice for you.
The Camaro’s base engine is a four-cylinder that generates 275 horsepower. The Chevy vehicle’s upper-tier engines include a 335 horsepower V6, a 455 horsepower V8, and an awesomely powerful 650 horsepower V8.
The Mustang offers a 310 horsepower EcoBoost engine as its base. Buyers can also opt for a 460 horsepower V8 and the 526 horsepower V8 available in its Shelby GT350 version.
In terms of raw power, the Camaro’s 650 horsepower V8 can’t be beat. The vehicle can accelerate from zero to 60 in just 3.5 seconds. Even the Shelby version of the Mustang can’t hang with that.
The base level Camaro is more fuel efficient than the base Mustang, although we doubt anyone’s buying a Mustang or Camaro for the sake of fuel economy.
On the road, both the Mustang and the Camaro handle very well, but the Camaro appears to be a little more nimble and responsive.
The Camaro comes with a boatload of standard features that make the Mustang look miserly by comparison. Camaro buyers get two USB ports, a 7-inch touchscreen and the MyLink infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and voice activation standard. OnStar with 4G LTE and a Wi-Fi hot-spot are also standard equipment.
The MyLink system deserves a mention. Many automakers struggle to create infotainment systems that are reliable and easy to use, but Chevy’s hit on the right formula with MyLink. The system offers very simple navigation through its various features, and convenient physical buttons that supplement the touchscreen controls are present.
Interior design is one of Chevy’s great strengths, and that strength comes into play with the Camaro’s rivalry with the Mustang. The Camaro has a better-looking and more comfortable interior than the Mustang. Front seats are more comfortable than the rear seats, but that’s not unusual in a sports car. Camaro buyers will love the user-friendly, ergonomic design of the 2018 Camaro.
With a price of $25,585, the Mustang’s base model is slightly less expensive than the Camaro’s base price of $25,905. The Mustang’s price quickly escalates, however, as features and trim levels are added. For example, the Camaro 2LT costs around $30,500, while the comparable Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible costs $31,085. A fully loaded Mustang Shelby GT350 costs $64,645, while the top-level Camaro ZL1 will set you back $61,500.
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