The Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro are two of the most classic cars on the planet. These vehicles have been seen in movies, like Bullitt and Transformers, so you know they are popular.
While both cars have the style, power, and prowess that other vehicles don’t, you may be wondering what the similarities and differences are. At Rockwall Ford, we’re here to help drivers throughout Rockwall, Mesquite, and Garland, TX, decide which car is better suited to their driving style.
Ford Mustang vs Chevy Camaro: Engine Performance
So, you probably know muscle cars are known for their power. But what makes them so powerful? That would be the engines. With the Mustang and the Camaro, you’ll have multiple powerful engine options to pick from, depending on the trim. While both cars have a few available engines, the Camaro’s engines cannot match the strength of the engines in the Ford.
- 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4: 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque
- 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 high-performance: 330 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque
- 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: 450 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque
- 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 in the Mach1: 470 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque
- 5.2L supercharged cross-plane crank V8: Over 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque
- 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder: 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque
- 3.6L V6: 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque
- 6.2L LT1 V8: 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque
- 6.2L LT4 Supercharged V8: 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque
As you can see, the Ford Mustang’s standard engine beats the Chevy Camaro’s standard engine. Even if you opt for one of the available choices, the Mustang’s optional engines outperform the Camaro’s at every turn. In fact, the most powerful Ford engine, the 5.2L supercharged cross-plane crank V8, outperforms the Camaro’s 6.2L Supercharged V8 engine by over 100 horsepower!
Ford vs Chevy: Safety
The automotive industry has made incredible strides over the years to make sure your car works like a second set of eyes to avoid as many safety hazards as possible. The Mustang and the Camaro are no different in this regard, as they both offer driver-assistive systems, such as Cross-Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-Keeping Assist, and more.
However, even though the Mustang and the Camaro offer these systems, the Ford blows the Chevy out of the water thanks to Ford Co-Pilot360™, a standard suite of driver-assistive systems that comes with most Ford cars. These standard systems include:
- Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
- Rear View Camera
- Lane-Keeping System
- BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
The Chevy Camaro has access to systems, like Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert; however, it is not standard until you upgrade to a higher trim level. The Ford Mustang has these systems starting at the first trim level.
Ford goes one step further by offering an available Ford Safe and Smart™ Package. This package includes additional driver-assistive systems, like Adaptive Cruise Control and a Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System and SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link®.
Ford Mustang vs Chevy Camaro: Conclusion
By now, you know that the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro offer a lot, from the classic look of both cars to the high-powered performance of their engines and more. We at Rockwall Ford believe drivers around Rockwall, Mesquite, and Garland, Texas, will gravitate toward the Mustang more than the Camaro.
Ready to feel the Ford difference? Call us, go online, or stop in to our dealership to test drive a Mustang today and feel the power flow through you as you feel the engine roar and the tires start to squeal.