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2016 Chevy Camaro vs 2016 Ford Mustang near Chickasha, OK

May The Best Engine Win!

It’s going to be a race to the finish line with the 2016 Chevy Camaro vs the 2016 Ford Mustang near Chickasha, OK, but David Stanley Chevrolet has complete confidence in the Camaro. With its speedy but fuel-efficient engine, rubber-burning capabilities, and simple trim levels, the Camaro is, by far, the superior choice, but let’s break down why.

It’s neither feasible nor right to drive a gas-guzzler cross-country anymore. It would cost an arm and a leg and comes with some residual guilt for harshly impacting the environment. For the Camaro’s 2016 redesign, they addressed this issue extensively – because the Camaro is, first and foremost, an American muscle car. There was no sacrificing that heritage even when they equipped the base trim with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that made Chevy fans gasp, until they realized that this small engine was mighty, capable of producing 275 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. It also is capable of a thrifty 22/31 MPG city/hwy1. The Mustang clocks in at the same MPG1 with its EcoBoost 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine, if you want to pay more for it on the higher trim level.

The discrepancies only get wider in this 2016 Chevy Camaro vs 2016 Ford Mustang near Chickasha, OK. While the Mustang is known to be fast, the Camaro’s 2.0-liter engine outpaces the Mustang’s, able to make the dash from 0-60 MPH in 5.4 seconds2, while the Mustang took about half a second longer, coming in at 5.9 seconds3. Close doesn’t mean much in a race!

Let’s take a look at the V8 engines, though, those are the real big dogs. The Camaro is motivated by a 6.2-liter V8 that incites an exciting 455 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft. of torque – there’s something particularly beautiful about that symmetry that’s capable of propelling this muscle car from 0-60 MPH in a sizzling 4 seconds2. That same engine also gets a respectable 17/28/20 MPG city/hwy/combined1. The Mustang’s own 5.0-liter only pushes out 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, which leaves its acceleration number from 0-60 MPH at 4.6 seconds2. Quick, but not quick enough to best the Chevrolet Camaro. You’d think that it would at least get better fuel economy if it’s going to be slower, but you’d be wrong – the Mustang manages a slightly thirsty 16/25 MPG city/hwy3.

Can you smell the rubber burning? At David Stanley Chevrolet, we pitted the 2016 Chevy Camaro vs the 2016 Ford Mustang near Chickasha, OK, because we know the Camaro has the revs per minute to take the Mustang head-on. Come see this track-dominating champion at 614 SW 74th Street in Oklahoma City, OK. It’s just as impressive in person as it is in the pictures.

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1. EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary depending on road conditions and driving habits. 

2. Acceleration testing performed by Edmunds.com editors. Always obey the posted speed limit and wear your seatbelt because with great power comes great responsibility. 

3. Actual mileage will vary.