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Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro: Which Is Better?

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This is probably a battle that seems to be never-ending; the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang are almost always fighting head to head to see who comes out on top. But do we really have a winner here; is it an obvious one that truly deserves the title?

Do note that we’re comparing between the refreshed 2016 Camaro versus the 2015 model version of the Ford Mustang, so it’s going to be ever-popular red-hot muscle car versus the newbie-but-actually-only-a-redesigned muscle car. Check out what we have to say about these two cars and see how they are both stacked up against one another:

In terms of engines, two of Camaro’s three engines outmuscle the combined engines of the Mustang. And moreover, though Camaro’s 2.0-litre engine delivers only 275 horsepower whereas the Mustang’s 2.3-litre turbo gives out a 310 horsepower, the latter is only possible when fed with premium fuel. So, it’s definitely obvious buyers would naturally go for the Camaro when they’ve put the engines into consideration.

The Mustang could win in the category for suspension/brakes. That’s because we still wouldn’t know for sure how well Camaro’s suspension could do until the car gets closer to launch this year. Hence, we’ve got to give props to Mustang for the time being since their independent suspension has well been cited for providing the best handling performance in the car’s 50-year history.

As for the curb weight, Camaro takes the advantage here again. If we were talking about this seven years ago, Mustang would have had the advantage instead with its sizeable curb weight. Since they are both going in completely different directions now, Chevy takes the cherry on top here due to having its car shaved at least 200 pounds. Those figures alone say a lot, don’t you think?

It’s clear here that the Camaro takes the cake this time around (or possibly it always has been). What are your thoughts on this comparison; would you agree with us that the Camaro is truly deserving to be the real winner here?

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3 Comments

  1. James E

    February 24, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Well seeing as how you’re not comparing the best of the best of each… And not considering chevys awful interior quality… No the camaro doesn’t win. The z28 already lost to the gt350r. Vehicle weight also isn’t the deciding factor in a “better car”. Have you even driven the camaro? The blind spots are equal to that of a city bus.

  2. Woody woods

    February 24, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    You people do not know how to test vehicles if you’re testing for performance you take the baddest Camaro vs the baddest Mustang if you’re going to talk about four cylinders you talk about gas mileage and other options not due to performance once you get this right I will look forward to reading your results

  3. Genesis

    February 25, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Most people buy the non v8 version of both cars. THAT is what needs to be compared. The people who want to know baddest to baddest road test etc., are normally the ones who don’t even have a car, or even a chance of ever owning one. Mainstream car buyers want a v6 or 4 with turbo.
    Example. A test of a SS Camaro (1 in 5000 who want a Camaro will buy one)
    V6 Camaro (1 in 5 who want a Camaro will buy)

    Face it. It may be coo to see the results of a fast V8 But those of us who really will actually BUY a Camaro or Mustang. WE LOVE reviews of cars will actually BUY.