American automakers pioneered the muscle car back in the 1960s and 1970s. While some of those models have fallen by the wayside over the decades, two perennial favorites remain – Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro. While they are both powerful vehicles that feature stunning styling and lines, they are worlds apart in terms of performance, handling, and other features. If you are on the fence about buying a muscle car, a comparison between these two contenders will help you make an informed purchase.


Ford Mustang


To start off, we’ll take a look at what Ford Mustang brings to the table. You’ll find refined styling that evokes the remake back in the 2000s but builds on that with futuristic curves and a massive front grille. It’s all about clean lines and aerodynamics.


Under the hood, you have two options – a four-cylinder or a V-8 engine. You’ll find that the 2.3-liter 4-cylinder produces 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, so it is no slouch. For the V-8 engines, you can opt for a 5-liter, 5.2-liter, or supercharged 5.2-liter engine, with hp outputs of 460, 526, and 760 respectively.


Safety tech (an important consideration with these sports cars) includes some pretty advanced options including forward collision warning, automatic braking, blind spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams.


In terms of tech, you’ll find that Mustang delivers big time. It includes Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a 4G LTE connection, a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, and much more. Cargo space for Mustang is 13.5 cubic feet.


The Chevy Camaro


In comparison to the Ford, Chevy Camaro is a confection of angles and planes. It loses the curves that originally marked its re-debut and gains a large grille, while the cockpit sinks lower.


Under the hood, you have three options for power plant – a 2.0-liter 4 cylinder with 275 hp, a 3.6-liter V-6 with 335 hp, a 6.2-liter V-8 with 455 hp, or a 6.2-supercharged V-8 with 650 hp. While Ford Mustang lacks the V6 version, you can see that it offers better performance all the way around and higher horsepower ratings from the engines available.


Camaro offers most of the safety features found on Ford Mustang, but it notably lacks the lane-departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beam headlights.


Camaro’s technology is similar to what you’ll find with Ford Mustang, including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. However, Chevy failed to include digital gauges (they’re old-school analog gauges). Cargo space is less than in Ford Mustang, coming in at just 9.1 cubic feet.


Ford Mustang: Experience the Difference


As you can see, while both Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro are stunning cars that offer plenty of power and performance, the Mustang wins out in several key areas. You have stronger engines, more safety features, more technology, and more cargo capacity. Ford Mustang has an aerodynamic exterior and an ergonomic interior you need to feel in real time. Ready to experience the difference? Come down to CMA’s Williamsburg Ford and test drive one for yourself.

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