North Georgia Ford Compares 2019 Ford Mustang VS 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Near Chatsworth, GA

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2019 Ford Mustang

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2019 Chevrolet Camaro

Safety Comparison

The Mustang offers optional Pre-Collision Assist, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Camaro offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature that would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

The Mustang’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Camaro doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Mustang’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Camaro doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Mustang and the Camaro have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, 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 some of the engines 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.

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Mustang’s reliability 16 points higher than the Camaro.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Mustang first among midsize sporty cars in their 2018 Initial Quality Study. The Camaro isn’t in the top three.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Chevrolet vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fifth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 1 more problems per 100 vehicles, Chevrolet is ranked 6th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2018 Auto Issue reports that Ford vehicles are more reliable than Chevrolet vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Ford 3 places higher in reliability than Chevrolet.

Engine Comparison

As tested in Car and Driver the Mustang GT 5.0 DOHC V8 is faster than the Chevrolet Camaro V6 (manual transmissions tested):

 

Mustang

Camaro

Zero to 60 MPH

4.3 sec

5.5 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

9.7 sec

14.4 sec

Quarter Mile

12.6 sec

14.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

115 MPH

99 MPH

Top Speed

155 MPH

151 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Mustang Fastback Manual turbo 4 cyl. gets better fuel mileage than the Camaro Manual turbo 4 cyl. (21 city/31 hwy vs. 20 city/30 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Mustang’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the Camaro LS/LT are solid, not vented.

The Mustang stops much shorter than the Camaro:

 

Mustang

Camaro

 

80 to 0 MPH

187 feet

206 feet

Road and Track

70 to 0 MPH

164 feet

170 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

104 feet

118 feet

Motor Trend

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Mustang is 2.3 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Camaro.

The Mustang GT Fastback handles at 1.06 G’s, while the Camaro LT Coupe pulls only .89 G’s of cornering force in a Road and Track skidpad test.

The Mustang GT Premium Fastback executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.5 seconds quicker than the Camaro LT Coupe (24 seconds @ .83 average G’s vs. 25.5 seconds @ .74 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Mustang’s turning circle is 1.6 feet tighter than the Camaro’s (36.5 feet vs. 38.1 feet).

Chassis Comparison

For excellent aerodynamics, the Mustang has standard flush composite headlights. The Camaro has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

The front grille of the Mustang (except Performance Pack) uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Camaro doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The Mustang 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.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Mustang Fastback has 1.2 inches more front legroom, .4 inches more front hip room, 1.3 inches more front shoulder room and 1.8 inches more rear shoulder room than the Camaro Coupe.

The Mustang Convertible has 1.2 inches more front legroom, .4 inches more front hip room, 1.3 inches more front shoulder room and .7 inches more rear headroom 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 with its top down than the Camaro Convertible (11.4 vs. 7.3 cubic feet).

The Mustang Fastback’s standard folding rear seats are split to accommodate bulky cargo. The Camaro Coupe’s standard single piece folding rear seat is not as flexible; long cargo and a passenger can’t share the rear seat.

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’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the Mustang detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Camaro doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Mustang offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Control, 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.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Mustang is less expensive to operate than the Camaro because it costs $648 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Mustang than the Camaro, including $175 less for a water pump, $91 less for front brake pads, $144 less for a starter, $173 less for fuel injection, $387 less for a fuel pump and $116 less for front struts.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Ford Mustang will be $261 to $22937 less than for the Chevrolet Camaro.

Recommendations Comparison

The Ford Mustang outsold the Chevrolet Camaro by 20% during 2017.

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