Tech

2017 Ford Mustang vs 2017 Chevrolet Camaro: 50-Year-Long Rivalry Continues

By James Yu , Feb 16, 2017 09:19 AM EST
2017 Ford Mustang vs 2017 Chevrolet Camaro: The epic battle continues. (Photo : Howard González/YouTube)

The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro have been rivals for a very long time. In fact, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro have been at it for 50 long years and that rivalry does not appear to be ending anytime soon. Needless to say, both the 2017 Ford Mustang and 2017 Chevrolet Camaro are legendary icons in the auto industry and if it is power you want, then it will be power you get.

The 2017 Ford Mustang

The 2017 Ford Mustang and 2017 Chevrolet Camaro were both designed to be fast and the automakers have certainly succeeded in this regard. According to US News, the base 2017 Ford Mustang is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 that is good for 300 horsepower but you will also have an option for a 310 horsepower 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine for an additional $1,000. If you are not satisfied with these numbers, you can move up to the Mustang GT that has a 5.0-liter V8 that can deliver 435 horsepower and 400-pound-feet of torque.

Accordingly, all Mustangs are paired with a standard six-speed automatic transmission with an option for a six-speed automatic gearbox. If you still don't find the numbers enough, the Mustang GT350 and GT350R are powered by a 5.2-liter V8 engine that dishes out 526 horsepower but there won't be an automatic gearbox for these models any more. With this powertrain, the 2017 Ford Mustang GT350 can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 4.3 seconds.

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro

In comparison, is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the base trim that cranks out 275 horsepower. Just like the Mustang, you can also go for the more powerful configuration of its V6 that is good for 335 horsepower. The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS also has a more powerful configuration in its 6.2-liter V8 engine that is good for 455 horsepower. These powertrains are paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic gearbox depending on your preference.

Now if the Camaro SS is still not fast enough for you, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will probably hit the spot as a 6.2-liter supercharged engine with 650 horsepower powers it. This allows the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to go from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds. The ZL1 also offers an exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission if the manual gearbox does not strike your fancy.

2017 Ford Mustang vs 2017 Chevrolet Camaro: The Looks

People buy these legendary cars not just because they are powerful but because they are also stunningly gorgeous. The latter however, is basically just a pot sweetener for many people. It is undeniable that both the 2017 Ford Mustang and 2017 Chevrolet Camaro are gorgeously unique in their own ways.

According to The Car Connection, the 2017 Ford Mustang sports a graceful look while the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro features a menacing appearance. Of course, we cannot leave out the factor that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and with that being said, you will have a beautifully powerful car whichever one you choose.

2017 Ford Mustang vs 2017 Chevrolet Camaro: Which One Will It Be?

You have seen the specs and the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro certainly dominates the power game. The 2017 Ford Mustang however, has the advantage in terms of price as its base starts at $24,915 while the top trim is at $54,570. The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro on the other hand starts with a price tag of $25,905 and its top trim goes as high as $62,135. If you find yourself a bit short for the powerful Chevrolet Camaro, you can simply settle for the 2017 Ford Mustang that will definitely not disappoint you either. Of course, if you are among those that are lucky enough to be able to afford both, then by all means go for it and get yourself a 2017 Ford Mustang and 2017 Chevrolet Camaro.

© 2020 ITECHPOST, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Close
Real Time Analytics