|2017 Chevy Camaro||2017 Ford Mustang|
|6.2-L, V-8||Engine||5.0-L, V-8|
|Eight-speed Auto.||Transmission||Six-Speed Manual|
|4.2 sec.||0-to-60 mph||4.7 sec.|
2017 Chevy Camaro vs. 2017 Ford Mustang
Every good story is surrounded by rivalry. Comparing the 2017 Chevy Camaro vs. 2017 Ford Mustang certainly is one of the best stories in the history of the automotive industry. After decades of competition, the 2017 model year brings fans of both cars the two best performing off-the-line muscle cars either automaker has produced to date. The top end trims of both cars reveal incredible performance scores; however the 2017 Camaro – available in the Don Wheaton showroom – offers so much more in terms of technology and available fuel conservation options. The top-of-the-line, track-ready 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 is covered separately.
From tip to tail, the 2017 Chevy Camaro continues to benefit from the Generation Six body style that was introduced last year. It’s lightweight construction not only helps Camaro drivers with top down performance, but it is also more nimble than ever before. Some online reviews have criticized the 2017 Mustang for being a little on the bouncy side on the higher trims with performance packages added. By stark contrast, the same reviewers praised the 2017 Camaro for its smooth ride quality, especially on the top SS trim which now features Magnetic Ride Control. Smartphone application integration and the 4G LTE Wi-Fi mobile hotspot are also standard in the 2017 Camaro.
Performance of the 2017 Camaro
Taking a look at the SS trim of the 2017 Camaro and the GT version of the 2017 Mustang shows some impressive things. First, the new Camaro SS offers significantly more power than its Ford rival. Don Wheaton customers choosing the 2017 Camaro SS will get a naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter, V-8 making 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the 2017 Mustang GT has its traditional 5.0-liter, V-8 under the hood making 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The difference is clear in acceleration testing where the new Camaro is a full half-second faster from zero-to-60 mph than the Mustang.