Ford Mustang vs Chevy Camaro

The 2018 Ford Mustang and the 2018 Chevy Camaro are two of the most popular sports cars in the country, and this year's models are better than ever. How will sports car shoppers in Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump choose between these two impressive vehicles?

We at Richmond Ford West have put together this detailed comparison to help you make that exciting decision. Read ahead to see how the Mustang and the Camaro compare when it comes to performance, equipment, and technology!

Mustang vs Camaro: Performance Specs

The base trim of the 2018 Ford Mustang is powered by a high-performance 2.3-L EcoBoost® engine that puts out an incredible standard 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. This standard engine can be paired either with a 10-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission.

In addition to the power that it offers, the Mustang also provides a fair amount of efficiency as well. This model sports an EPA-estimated 21 city / 31 highway MPG1. You get the best of both worlds with an even mix of power and fuel economy.

The 2018 Chevy Camaro, on the other hand, is standardly powered by a smaller 2.0-L 4-cylinder engine. Unfortunately, this engine only offers 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. You'll have to upgrade to a different engine for more power. Additionally, the best fuel economy you'll get with the Camaro is an EPA-estimated 20 city / 30 highway MPG1.

Mustang vs Camaro: High-Powered Equipment

While the 2018 Ford Mustang's high-performance engines may be the star of the performance show, they wouldn't be able to do what they do without several other pieces of equipment. The Mustang's engine works closely with a Selectable Electric Power-Assisted Steering System that allows you to switch between three different drive modes: Comfort, Sport, and Normal.

The Mustang also offers an available MagneRide™ Damping System. This system provides unparalleled responsiveness that collects road condition data an incredible 1,000 times per second to ensure that you have the power you need exactly where you need it.

The 2018 Chevy Camaro also offers a standard rear-wheel drivetrain and Drive Mode Selector similar to the Mustang's Selectable Electric Power-Assisted Steering system. However, the Camaro's Drive Mode Selector differs depending on the trim level that you choose. You won't get every mode with every trim like you do in the Mustang, and you'll also miss out on the MagneRide™ Damping System altogether.

Ford Mustang vs Chevy Camaro: Interior Comfort & Convenience

Though it's not your top priority when you're searching for a sports car, interior comfort still matters. The 2018 Ford Mustang delivers with 44.5 inches of legroom, available leather seating surfaces, and available heating and cooling capabilities for the front seats.

The 2018 Chevy Camaro also offers available leather seating surfaces and heated/cooled front seats. If you want these features, though, you'll have slim pickings in terms of trim levels you can choose from, because they aren't offered in nearly as many as the Mustang. You'll also have slightly less wiggle room with 43.9 inches of legroom.

2018 Ford Mustang vs 2018 Chevy Camaro: Which One?

As you can see, the 2018 Ford Mustang comes out on top in every category. Come experience the Mustang's many incredible capabilities at Richmond Ford West. Shoppers in Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump can learn more about the Ford Mustang by contacting our team today!


1 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.


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