Chevy Camaro Vs Ford Mustang

When it comes to street-legal muscle, there’s no rivalry more fiercely debated in Bradenton than the historic competition between America’s two legendary automobiles: the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang. While the question of who builds the better high-performance vehicle is contested every year, here at Cox Chevrolet, we think that the Camaro has the Mustang beat; with better interior features, more power, and superior warranty protection, those looking to get some serious vehicle power at a great price are sure to agree the Camaro is the better buy.

Powertrain and Capability

If you’re going to talk shop about muscle cars, here at Bradenton’s Cox Chevy we feel there’s no better place to start than under the hood. In an effort to see what each automaker can do on a budget, we decided to look the 2012 Chevy Camaro SS 1SS Coupe and the comparable 2012 Ford Mustang GT Coupe. Now don’t get us wrong: the Mustang GT with its 5.0L gas-powered V8 generating up to 412 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque is nothing to shake a stick at, but when you put it up against the Camaro SS’ 6.2L V8 producing an earth-shaking 426 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, the Mustang feels a little wimpy in comparison.

So if you’re not paying for power, one would generally assume that the Mustang would have the Camaro beat in terms of its interior features—but sadly for Ford it just isn’t the case. With features like Bluetooth wireless, onboard hands-free communications systems, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power front and passenger seats, MP3 playback all coming standard on the Camaro, but aren’t even available on the Mustang, Chevy definitely has the advantage here, too.

Warranty Protection

If you’re going to purchase a serious automobile, you want to make sure you’re protected in case something goes wrong. Between these two great automakers, it’s Chevy that offers the best hands-down protection of their vehicles and parts. While both automakers have equal comprehensive protection (36,000-miles/3-years), Chevy extends their powertrain warranty to 100,000-miles—Ford will only cover 60,000—while also offering better roadside assistance and rust protection, something Ford doesn’t offer at all. When it comes to protecting your investment, the 2012 Chevy Camaro does more for you—so if you’re close to Bradenton, FL stop in to Cox Chevrolet and take the Camaro for a test drive you won’t soon forget!