2019 Ford Mustang vs. 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Comparison
2019 Ford Mustang
Starting Price: $27,115 | Price yours
Above Average: Subtle retro styling, 10-speed automatic transmission, standard horsepower, ride comfort, rev-matching manual transmission
Below Average: Cramped rear seat, some gauges difficult to read, some hard interior plastics
Consensus: An affordable muscle car with subtle retro styling cues, plenty of horsepower and the latest in high tech infotainment and instrumentation. The Mustang is also a very livable daily driver.
2019 Chevrolet Camaro
Starting Price: $25,995 | Price yours
Above Average: Optional horsepower, track-ready packages, taut chassis, aggressive styling, low entry price
Below Average: Poor rear and side visibility, cramped cockpit with a sea of black plastic, tiny backseat and trunk
Consensus: The king of horsepower and handling bragging rights but with a claustrophobic interior and sometimes over-the-top styling.
The rivalry between the Camaro and Mustang is as old as the cars themselves, although when it comes to horsepower and track credentials, the Camaro bests the Mustang, but only by a hair. Both cars offer advanced safety and infotainment systems, but the Mustang’s optional 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system and configurable instrument cluster put it a few paces ahead of the Camaro. The base 4-cylinder turbo in the Mustang handily outmuscles the Camaro’s base engine, but the ZL1’s insane 650 horsepower easily trumps the GT 500’s 526 horsepower. Both cars offer a 10-speed automatic, but where the Mustang offers it across the line, Chevy only offers one on the SS coupe.
Ford Mustang Advantages
Retro styling that isn’t too retro, 10-speed automatic offered on all models, good outward visibility, trunk size, powerful standard engine
Chevrolet Camaro Advantages
Available V6, track-oriented performance packages, stand-out styling, wins the V8 horsepower wars, Wi-Fi enabled
Both cars offer numerous engine upgrades, interior and performance upgrades and sticker prices that start in the mid $20,000 range. Both can be had in convertible form and both offer numerous infotainment and smartphone connectivity features demanded by today’s consumer.
For overall cruising comfort and a user-friendly interior, the Ford Mustang is the better option. Those seeking bragging rights on the track and in straight line runs will likely find the Chevrolet Camaro the clear choice, but really both cars offer so much in the way of performance and value, it might just come down to personal preference.
|2019 Ford Mustang||2019 Chevrolet Camaro|
|Engine||2.3-liter turbo I4||2.0-liter turbo I4|
|Horsepower||310 hp @ 5,500 rpm||275 hp @ 5,600 rpm|
|Torque||350 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm||295 lb-ft @ 3,000-4,500 rpm|
|Transmission||Manual, 6-speed||Manual, 6-speed|
|Fuel Economy||25 mpg (21 city, 31 hwy)||23 mpg (20 city, 30 hwy)|
|Also Available||460 hp 5.0-liter V8, 526 hp 5.2-liter V8 (GT 350), 10-speed automatic||335 hp 3.6-liter V6, 455 hp 6.2-liter V8, 650 hp 6.2-liter V8 (ZL1), 8-speed automatic, 10-speed automatic (SS)|
|Warranty||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|NHTSA Overall Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Max Seating Capacity||2+2||2+2|
|Wheelbase||107.1 inches||110.7 inches|
|Overall Length||188.5 inches||188.3 inches|
|Width||75.4 inches||74.7 inches|
|Height||54.3 inches||52.9 inches|
|Turning Diameter||36.5 feet||38.1 feet|
|Headroom, Front||37.6 inches||38.5 inches|
|Headroom, Rear||34.8 inches||33.5 inches|
|Legroom, Front||45.1 inches||43.9 inches|
|Legroom, Rear||29.0 inches||29.9 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Front||56.3 inches||55.0 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Rear||52.2 inches||n/a|
|EPA Passenger Volume||82.8 cu. ft.||93.0 cu. ft.|
|EPA Cargo Volume||13.5 cu. ft.||9.1 cu. ft.|