|2015 Ford Mustang||2015 Chevy Camaro|
|5.0L 435 HP V-8||Engine||6.2L 426 HP V-8|
|3,705 lbs||Curb Weight||4,197 lbs|
|25 mpg||Highway Fuel Economy||24 mpg|
2015 Ford Mustang vs. 2015 Chevy Camaro
The Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro are historically the Coca-Cola and Pepsi of the automobile industry. Forever stuck in a competition to manufacture the best sports car in America, Chevy and Ford are consistently neck and neck with nearly every specification all the way down to the floor mats. Although the winner of this competition can be considered to be up for interpretation, there is usually one clear winner; Ford. The 2015 models prove to be no exception to this rule, and since the Camaro is virtually unchanged from 2014, it is of no surprise. Let's take a closer look at the 2015 Ford Mustang vs 2015 Chevy Camaro.
Although Ford seems to have stumbled upon technology that may eventually render the V-8 engine obsolete in the future, both still offer it. So for the purpose of this comparison, we will focus on the powerhouse V-8s that put out a respective 426 and 435 horsepower in favor of the Mustang. The difference to be noted here is that Ford makes this power with a displacement of 1.2 liters less than the Camaro. Relatedly, the Mustang is lighter by almost five hundred pounds. To put that into perspective, it is equivalent to a quarter of a ton. The V-6 models have a horsepower spread in the opposite direction favoring Camaro 323 to 300 horsepower, but that isn't saying much considering the inline four cylinder now being offered by Ford creates an astounding 310 horsepower.
As you would expect, the introduction of the turbocharged four cylinder does wonders for the Mustang's fuel-efficiency ratings and curb weight, but the V-8 models are still the main contenders in this race. This puts Mustang in the lead. The V-8 Camaro SS achieves 24 highway mpg, just underneath the Mustang's 25. Not an enormous difference, but still significant considering their respective performance output.
More for Less with the 2015 Ford Mustang
The Camaro, as it turns out is $995 cheaper, but only for the V-6 model. The four-cylinder Mustang is more expensive than both rival V-6s, and for good reason. Since the V-8 engines are the ones most prevalent in this opposition, the Mustang wins by obtaining a more affordable retail price by $1000.
The race is still close, but it seems as though Ford is pulling ahead by repositioning the game entirely. Chevy does not offer a four cylinder option, but will be unveiling a new design for 2016 and it is more than likely that Chevy will want to match Ford engine for engine. For now, the Mustang is the car to obtain for the every day driver, the weekend track star, and the economist. This holds true for overall power, weight, fuel efficiency, and retail price, which means that you certainly get more with less when you purchase a Mustang. With that being said, we give Mustang the trophy this year, but are eagerly awaiting the 2016 unveiling of the new cars.