Jones Ford Buckeye Compares 2016 Ford Mustang VS 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Near Phoenix, AZ

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2016 Ford Mustang

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro

Safety Comparison

The Mustang Premium offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The Camaro doesn't offer a collision warning system.

Both the Mustang and the Camaro have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

The Mustang’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Camaro’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Reliability Comparison

For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the engines in the Mustang have an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of the 6.2 V8 in the Camaro.

The Mustang has a standard “limp home system” to keep drivers from being stranded if most or all of the engine’s coolant is lost. The engine will run on only half of its cylinders at a time, reduce its power and light a warning lamp on the dashboard so the driver can get to a service station for repairs. The Camaro doesn’t offer a lost coolant limp home mode, so a coolant leak could strand you or seriously damage the car’s engine.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Mustang ECOBoost gets better fuel mileage than the Camaro 2.0 Turbo:

Mustang

Camaro

Manual

22 city/31 hwy

22 city/31 hwy

Auto

21 city/32 hwy

21 city/30 hwy

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Mustang GT’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Camaro:

Mustang GT

Camaro LT

Camaro SS

Front Rotors

15 inches

12.6 inches

13.6 inches

The Mustang stops much shorter than the Camaro:

Mustang

Camaro

70 to 0 MPH

149 feet

153 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

106 feet

118 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Mustang’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Camaro (265/35R20 vs. 245/40R20).

The Mustang’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Camaro SS’ 40 series front tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Mustang’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Camaro doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Mustang is 1.6 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Camaro.

The Mustang EcoBoost Fastback handles at .98 G’s, while the Camaro LT Coupe pulls only .89 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Mustang GT Fastback executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.1 seconds quicker than the Camaro LT Coupe (24.4 seconds @ .82 average G’s vs. 25.5 seconds @ .74 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Mustang w/17” wheels’ turning circle is 1.9 feet tighter than the Camaro’s (36.5 feet vs. 38.4 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Mustang ECOBoost uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Camaro doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Mustang EcoBoost Fastback is quieter than the Camaro SS Coupe:

Mustang

Camaro

At idle

43 dB

49 dB

Full-Throttle

82 dB

91 dB

70 MPH Cruising

73 dB

73 dB

Passenger Space Comparison

The Mustang Fastback has .6 inches more front legroom, 1.3 inches more front shoulder room, .7 inches more rear legroom and 1.8 inches more rear shoulder room than the Camaro Coupe.

The Mustang Convertible has .6 inches more front legroom, 1.3 inches more front shoulder room, .7 inches more rear headroom and .9 inches more rear legroom than the Camaro Convertible.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Mustang Fastback has a much larger trunk than the Camaro Coupe (13.5 vs. 9.1 cubic feet).

The Mustang Convertible has a much larger trunk than the Camaro Convertible (11.4 vs. 7.3 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

On a hot day the Mustang’s driver can lower all the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Camaro can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Mustang’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Camaro’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted. The Mustang Premium’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Mustang Premium offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Contr4ol, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Camaro doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

Recommendations Comparison

The Ford Mustang has won recognition from these important consumer publications:

Mustang

Camaro

Kiplinger’s Award

TRUE

n/a

Intellichoice

A “Best Value in Class”

n/a

The Mustang was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” for 3 of the last 21 years. The Camaro hasn’t been picked since 2013.

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