Get ready to rev your engine, today we will be talking about two of the best subcompact cars on the market. The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro and 2020 Ford Mustang are two of the most talked about sports cars on the market today. So how do you decide between the two? We hope that this information can help you make that decision. Both vehicles have a wide range of price and trim variations. Because of that, we are going to stick to the trim options from both manufacturers with a starting price of up to $38,000. For the Mustang, that price range includes the EcoBoost® and EcoBoost® Premium trims. This price range for the Camaro includes the LS, LT, LT1 and SS trims. The Camaro and Mustang both come with the option of a traditional hardtop coupe, or in some trims, the available convertible top. The convertible tops in both vehicles come with an additional cost.
The Camaro has a greater price range variant than the Mustang, making it more affordable to get into as well as more customizable. The starting prices for each of our selected Camaro trims are as follows; LS starting at $25,000, LT starting at $25,500, LT1 starting at $34,000, and SS starting at $37,000. The starting price for the Mustang EcoBoost® is $26,670 and the starting price for the EcoBoost® Premium Convertible is $37,185.
Stylistically if you are looking for an everyday at work or on-the-go style, the Mustang will be the sportscar of choice. On the other hand, the Camaro offers a much more aggressive and sleeker interior and exterior ready to suit all your sports car needs.
Now, for one of the most important topics when it comes to sports cars is…POWER! The EcoBoost® Mustang trims all have the 2.3L EcoBoost® Engine which provides 310 horsepower and 250 lb. ft. of torque. The Camaro bumps it up a notch by offering three different engine options within our selected trims, the most powerful of the three delivering an astounding 455 horsepower and 455 lb. ft. of torque.
Both these esteemed vehicles come with features such as Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot. There are some additional features available in the Camaro including Head Up Display and Navigation.
The overall fuel efficiency for a sports car is going to rely heavily on who is behind the wheel and how they decide to optimize the vehicle’s power. However, to give you a starting point at which each vehicle can perform when utilized optimally, the Camaro gets an EPA estimated 20 mpg City / 30 mpg Highway and the Mustang gets an EPA estimated 21 mpg City / 31 mpg Highway. This category is a draw with the variability of driving and how closely they are rated for fuel economy.
The Camaro and Mustang have some incredible standard and available high-tech safety features including; Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. They each have their own unique available Stability Control System, Rear Vision Camera and Electronic Parking Brake. The Camaro has some additional available features like the Teen Driver feature and Trunk Emergency Release Handle, for extra safety confidence.
On the surface, the Mustang and Camaro are pretty comparable rivals. However, when you dig a bit deeper and get into the nitty gritty details, the Camaro comes out slightly ahead in some crucial areas. If you need any more convincing, make your way down to Cantin Chevrolet located in Laconia, New Hampshire, to test drive your new Camaro today!