The 2014 Chevy Camaro vs. the 2014 Ford Mustang

2014 Chevy CamaroWhen the Chevy Camaro sports coupe was finally revealed at a press conference a 1966, a journalist asked something along the lines of “What exactly is a Camaro?” A Chevy exec simply replied “a small, viscous animal that eats Mustangs.” And though the Camaro has evolved over the years to anything but small, it continues put up stiff competition for its long time rival.

The 2014 Chevy Camaro is now available for test drive at Cox Chevy in Bradenton, near Tampa and Sarasota. We’re measuring up the Camaro and the 2014 Ford Mustang grille to grille from power to features.

Under the Hood

A V6 engine comes standard on both the similarly priced Camaro Coupe 1LS and the Ford Mustang Coupe. The V6 on the Camaro puts out a cool 323 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque, compared to the 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque on the base Mustang. Both vehicles also maintain similar fuel economies.

Both models also offer large performance increases at higher trim levels. The Camaro SS is equipped with a powerful 426 hp V8 with a torque rating of 420 lb-ft. In contrast, GT Mustang models come with a 420 hp V8 with a lower torque rating than the Camaro at 390 lb-ft.Chevy offers two more engines beyond this, but not Ford.

A Few More Features on the Camaro

All base Camaro options come with daytime running lights, an option that is not standard on the 2014 Mustang. Head side curtain airbags are also a feature that is standard on the Camaro, but not the Mustang. This also holds true when comparing Camaro SS and Mustang GT models.

And as for the warranty, Chevy drivers are protected by more powertrain coverage. The Camaro has 100,000-miles / five-years, while the Mustang’s coverage ends at 60,000-miles / five-years.

Learn More at Cox Chevy

If you’ve already taken the 2014 Mustang out for a test drive and you would like to see how the 2014 Camaro matches up, we encourage you to stop by Cox Chevy for a test drive! We’re located at 2900 Cortez Road W, in Bradenton, a short drive from Sarasota and Tampa. For over 80 years, the Cox Family has been helping to connect Suncoast drivers with cars they love. If you have questions, please feel free to call us.