The 2020 Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro have long been rivals, and their competitive streaks make it all the more difficult to choose just one. That’s why our comparison guide is here to take a closer look at these muscle cars. We’ll help you make the right choice.
Raw Horsepower: 2020 Ford Mustang
For more horsepower, choose the 2020 Mustang. Mustang EcoBoost models come standard with a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 310 horses and 350 pound-feet of torque. In the Mustang GT models, you’ll find a 5.0-liter V8 that spits out 460 horses and 420 pound-feet of torque.
The Camaro’s base engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 275 horses and 295 pound-feet of torque, which isn’t quite as impressive as the Mustang’s starting lineup. The Camaro’s 6.2-liter V8 engine makes 455 horses and 455 pound-feet of torque.
The Mustang’s high-performance Shelby GT500 also beats out the Camaro’s high-performance ZL1 model. The Shelby GT500’s supercharged 5.2-liter V8 offers a thrilling ride with 760 horses and 625 pound-feet of torque. The Camaro ZL1’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 follows behind with 650 horses and 650 pound-feet of torque.
Modern Comfort: 2020 Ford Mustang
From the front seats, the Mustang feels supremely spacious – surprisingly so for such a sleek car. This muscle car also puts an emphasis on style, with a standard lineup that includes remote engine start, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and nicely bolstered seats. Upgrade to either of the Mustang Premium models for leather upholstery and the Sync 3 infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The 2020 Camaro is also loaded with modern features. We’re fans of the Infotainment 3 system, which is easy to use and easy to pair with your compatible smartphone. However, the front seats don’t feel quite as spacious, especially on long trips, when you can start to feel a little boxed in.
Options: 2020 Chevrolet Camaro
If you’re looking for variety, the Camaro has it in spades. Like the Mustang, it’s available as a four-seat coupe or convertible. However, with eight trim levels, it appeals to a wide range of buyers. The Camaro also offers four powertrains, starting with an entry-level four-cylinder engine and winding up with a supercharged V8.
The 2020 Mustang keeps things simple, with four trim levels and two powertrains. However, for drivers who crave extra performance gear, a number of packages are available. For example, Mustang EcoBoost shoppers can add the new EcoBoost High Performance package, which includes larger brakes, active exhaust, and a more powerful version of the EcoBoost engine.
Safety: It’s a Tie!
Both the 2020 Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro offer all the latest in driver safety aids, including blind-spot alert and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. Both the 2020 Mustang and Camaro also earned impressive scores in government crash tests, giving you a little extra peace of mind as you speed up the highway.
We think drivers in North Charleston will agree that the 2020 Ford Mustang is not only the original pony car, but also the ultimate one. Choose the Mustang for both more power and modern style. Visit us at Jones Ford to test-drive this iconic muscle car!