2016 Ford Mustang vs Chevrolet Camaro

2016 Ford Mustang vs Chevrolet Camaro
2016 Ford Mustang 2016 Chevrolet Camaro
  22 city / 31 hwy mpg Fuel Economy* 21 city / 30 hwy mpg
   310 hp Horsepower 275 hp
  320 lbs.-ft. Torque 295 lbs.-ft.
  2.3L Inline 4 Engine 2.0L Inline 4
  44.5 in. Front Leg Room 43.9 in.

2016 Ford Mustang vs 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

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Sports cars and coupes have always had a special place in the hearts of auto enthusiasts. They're fast, adventurous and aggressive. 2016 sports cars maintain this tradition, but there are a couple of bold, new muscle car models that are turning heads on the road.

The 2016 Ford Mustang and 2016 Chevrolet Camaro are certainly leading the pack. They both have loads of horsepower and torque under the hood. The Camaro banks way too much on its iconic pedigree and the simple need for speed. Yet, the 2016 Mustang is more versatile, not just loaded under the hood. The Ford Mustang also offers some features that usually don't show up in traditional muscle cars.

Performance

Both the 2016 Ford Mustang and the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro are performance first vehicles. The Chevy Camaro has a 3.6 Liter V6 engine that gets 335 horsepower and 284 ft.-lbs. of torque. That's a powerful drivetrain, but the 2016 Ford Mustang has more to offer. You can choose from a variety of different engine configurations; the base model has a 3.6 Liter V6 that is comparable to the Camaro. As mentioned before, there is also a 2.3 Liter EcoBoost engine that transports some of the improved fuel economy features of other Ford vehicles onto the Mustang platform. You can also choose a 5.0 Liter V8 on the Mustang GT that gets 435 horsepower and 400 ft. lbs. of torque. Additionally, there's the Shelby GT350 and GT350R that have an even more impressive 5.2 Liter Ti-VCT V8 engine that delivers 526 horsepower and well-managed six speed manual transmission.

Interior

The interior of the 2016 Ford Mustang is surprisingly roomy for a muscle car. All models have at least 44.5 inches of front leg room. By comparison, the Chevy Camaro models come in at around 43 inches of leg room, but attempts to compensate by offering more head room in the premium trims. The EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium models of the Ford Mustang have heated front row seats and the Camaro counters with the same feature on two of its premium trims. However, the Ford Mustang has options for a much more comfortable drive. There are leather trims, leather steering wheels and ambient lighting available on more models across the 2016 Mustang line.

Trims

The 2016 Ford Mustang has plenty of optional trims available; and, you can choose between ten different models. There are three EcoBoost trims for improved gas mileage, premium trims for luxury features like Shaker Pro audio sound systems and 19-inch wheels, and the iconic Shelby GT350 with a big 5.2 Liter V8 engine. The Chevrolet Camaro, in contrast, does not offer nearly the variety as the Ford Mustang. The Camaro only allows prospective buyers to choose between the LT base model, the premium SS and convertible options of both.


If you love muscle cars, then surely both of these vehicles are already on your radar. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has a proud legacy of street racing performance, but the 2016 Ford Mustang can boast the same. The main difference is that Ford wants to pull some of the awesome features from its other vehicles and allow Ford Mustang owners the chance to experience them, as well. In the end, you can be the judge. Head on down to your local Ford dealer and get behind the wheel of an all-new 2016 Ford Mustang today.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.