2017 Ford Mustang vs 2017 Chevy Camaro

When you were a kid, did you have a collection of toy cars to play with? Did you spend your time pushing them along the couch, coffee table, and anywhere else that you felt suited the particular driving scenario, all the while making the VROOM and SCREECH sound effects? As you grew older, did you find excitement in getting behind the wheel of a sports car with a roaring engine under its hood, packing a wallop and leaving the world behind in a crowd of your dust? Lucky for you there is no shortage of sports cars out there in today’s world, as they are one of the most popular segments around. But which one is right for you? Let’s take a look at the 2017 Ford Mustang vs the 2017 Chevy Camaro.

Both of these vehicles are legends, and both are made by two of the biggest auto manufacturers in the world. When you compare the Mustang and Camaro side by side, however, a few key differences begin to emerge in favor of the galloping beast.

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2017 Ford Mustang vs 2017 Chevy Camaro
3.7-liter V6 Base Engine 2.0-liter Inline 4
300 HP Horsepower 275 HP
13.5 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 9.1 Cubic Feet
$24,915 Base MSRP $25,905

Mustang vs Camaro base engine and horsepower

First, take a look at the base engines offered by each car. The 2017 Ford Mustang starts with a 3.7-liter V6 capable of developing 300 horsepower right out of the gate. The 2017 Chevy Camaro comes with a 2.0-liter inline 4 base engine with a horsepower output that falls short of the Mustang—275. Part of the fun of driving a sports car is pushing the accelerator and hearing—even feeling—the roar of the engine. With the Mustang, this experience is much more likely.

How about cargo capacity? This may not be the first characteristic that comes to mind when comparing these two heavyweights in the auto industry, but it makes a difference when you think of heading off on a weekend cruising the highways and hitting up local diners along the way. With the 13.5 cubic feet of space in the Mustang, you can take more with you for the journey. The cargo room in the Camaro falls well shy of that at 9.1 cubic feet.

With the 2017 Ford Mustang, you can get more horsepower and cargo space, and all for a lower base MSRP. The numbers speak for themselves. If you are looking for pure exhilaration and joy, the Mustang has you covered.

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