2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2021 Chevrolet Camaro

The Ford name has come to be associated with quality, and this holds true even for the 2021 Ford Mustang. Launched in 1964, the 2021 Ford Mustang is a muscle car that is worth the money. Over the years, the Ford Mustang has seen many rivals enter the market and exit. When the Mustang first exceeded Ford’s sales projections, Chevrolet wanted to get in on the action. The Chevrolet Camaro was launched in 1966 as a result and has served as good competition for the Mustang. But there are still several features of the 2021 Ford Mustang that make it come out on top. Take a look at our 2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2021 Chevrolet Camaro comparison. 

More Powerful Engine Options

Both models offer buyers options for several trim levels that come with a range of coveted features. While the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro may have more engine options, the 2021 Ford Mustang’s engines offer more power. The Camaro is equipped with a 2.0L turbo I4 base engine that can produce 275 hp and 295 lb-ft torque. Other engine options include:

  • 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 335 hp
  • 6.2–liter V8 engine that produces 455 hp
  • 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that produces 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque

The 2021 Ford Mustang’s base engine is a 2.3L turbo 4 cylinder engine that generates 310 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Its base engine even reaches 60 mph quicker (at 5.0 seconds) than the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro (5.4 seconds). Other engine options on the 2021 Ford Mustang are:

  • 5.0L V8 engine that produces 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.2L V8 engine that produces 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque

Better Fuel Economy

Which one has better fuel economy? The Ford Mustang’s EPA fuel economy ratings are 21 city / 30 highway / 25 combined mpg. This is better than the fuel economy of the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro (20 city / 30 highway / 22 combined mpg). 

More Spacious Trunk

While both muscle cars can seat up to four people, the 2021 Ford Mustang has more space inside to make your experience a comfortable one. Its length, width, and height are slightly greater (188.5 x 75.4 x 54.3 inches) than the dimensions of the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro (188.3 x 74.7 x 53.1 inches).

The 2021 Ford Mustang also offers more head room for rear seat passengers (34.8 inches) and more shoulder room in the front (56.3 inches) and rear (52.2 inches). There is also more leg room in the front (45.1 inches). When it comes to cargo volume, you will be getting a lot more with the 2021 Ford Mustang (13.5 cu.ft.). This is a lot more than the 9.1 cu. ft. of cargo volume offered in the Chevrolet Camaro.

Want to test drive a 2021 Ford Mustang in NC? Check out the Capital Ford of Wilmington dealership, serving the cities of Wrightsville Beach, Jacksonville, and Topsail Beach in Wilmington, NC.

Source: Ford