2016 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2016 Ford Mustang

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

2016 Ford Mustang

2016 Ford Mustang

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro and the 2016 Ford Mustang are perennial rivals for anyone that wants an affordable sports coupe with thoroughbred American performance. This year ushers in an all new generation of the Camaro, and last year the Mustang was fully redesigned, so these two models are completely modern. Take a look at how these two pony cars stack up below.

Power and Performance

Times have changed in the sports car world—big V8s are replaced by turbocharged engines less than half the size. That doesn’t mean less power, just more fuel economy. Both of these models now offer a four-cylinder option. In the Mustang the turbo four is in the middle of the lineup, while in the Camaro it’s the new base engine. Both continue to offer a V6 and a V8 engine if you want a more traditional naturally aspirated powertrain. Take a look at how they compare in each configuration:

  • Base: The base Mustang gets a 3.7L V6 that produces 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The base Camaro comes with a turbo 2.0L four that makes 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. This Camaro will sprint from 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds. No performance specs are available for this Mustang.
  • Mid-Grade: The middle Mustang uses a 2.3L turbo four to generate 310 hp while the 3.6L V6 in the Camaro makes 335 hp. This Mustang will move from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, while the Camaro will do the job in only 5.1 seconds.
  • High-Octane: The top end Mustang GT uses a 5.0L V8 that makes 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The Camaro SS uses a 6.2L V8 to make 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. The Mustang GT takes 4.7 seconds to get to 60 mph, while the Camaro did the same in 4.0 seconds.

It’s obvious that the Camaro beats the Ford Mustang at every turn.

Safety and Security

While both of these models come with lots of standard equipment, the Camaro has the leg up. It offers the OnStar telematics system that includes features like in-car WiFi, 4G LTE connectivity, automatic collision notification, remote door unlocking, and much more.

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

These two cars offer identical warranty coverage, but what the Ford does not offer is included maintenance service. The Chevy Camaro gives you standard 2-years/24,000-miles worth of regularly scheduled maintenance—a perk that you should not underestimate.

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