Two powerhouses, famous throughout the years...the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
Introduced in the ’60s, they have been subject of the timeless debate to determine which is better. With every innovation, one or the other takes the lead for a time, until the next unveiling, and the debate starts all over again!
This year is no exception, the debate for supremacy will rage once more, with both the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro both off of complete redesigns. With the new emphasis on lightness, both sport new innovations including four-cylinder options, and both are still extremely powerful.
With smoother lines, the Mustang has a new sporty look, veering away slightly from the muscle car dynamics, especially the controversial front end, which some fans hated.
The Camaro remains true to its muscle car look, with aggressive and muscular lines, and the Camaro has a very powerful looking front end.
Let's first compare their specifications:
2016 Ford Mustang:
3.7-liter V6: 300 horsepower, 280 lb-ft torque
2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder: 310 hp, 320 lb-ft torque
5.0-liter V8: 435 hp, 400 lb-ft
2016 Chevrolet Camaro:
2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo: 275-hp, 295 lb-ft torque
3.6-liter V6: 335-hp, 284 lb-ft torque
6.2-liter V8: 455-hp, 455 lb-ft torque
At first glance, perhaps the Camaro edges the Mustang in performance. But the driving test is the ultimate decider, and both cars were incredibly fun to drive.
Driving the 2016 Camaro imparts a sense of newness from this year's incarnation, the difference between the fifth generation to sixth gen is immediately evident. The steering is tight and responsive, the roar of their V6 is like music, and body roll is gone.
Now compare that with the 2016 Mustang, and you'll see a difference. With a new independent rear suspension, the Mustang's handling is definitely improved from last year. To the testers however, the Camaro appeared stronger on the track.
There's no question both vehicles are impressive and refined. We here at Eagle Engine Sales are huge fans of both automobiles.
Where do you fall on the great "Mustang vs. Camaro debate? Call Eagle Engine Sales at 1-800-811-9328 today!
Who will win? Only time will tell...until next year!