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The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro are two of the most-loved American muscle cars. What sets them apart are differences in performance, interior amenities, and safety. The 2020 Ford Mustang’s interior is more user-friendly, and its safety systems are more readily available regardless of trim level compared to the Camaro.
2020 Ford Mustang
$26,670 – $35,630*
Horsepower, 2.3L GTDI I-4 Engine
2020 Chevrolet Camaro
$25,995 – $68,995
Horsepower, 2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine
For a muscle car, the keyword is of course power. In other words, one doesn’t expect to see a four-cylinder engine under the hood. However, Ford has taken a bold step with the redesign of the Mustang’s powertrain. The base engine, standard on the EcoBoost models, is a turbocharged 2.3L that puts out a total of 310 horsepower. No other competing model in this class has such a powertrain option, and the output will satisfy most drivers. Indeed, this is the reason why the Mustang trims are now given their names. The EcoBoost versions get this engine, and the GT models have the bigger, 5.0L V8 under the hood. This engine is rated at 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. The Bullitt trim gets an even more powerful version of this engine, one that produces a total of 480 horsepower. The 2.0L four-cylinder engines on the 2020 Camaro base trims aren’t as powerful, producing only 275 horsepower, but they also don’t promise better fuel economy than the Mustang’s base engine. The larger V8 engines on the Camaro’s uplevel trims deliver a whopping amount of power, but they are also very thirsty in fuel efficiency.
User-Friendly High-Tech Features
The Mustang driven by the muscle car enthusiasts a couple of decades ago was pretty utilitarian on the inside. Ford has made great strides to upgrade the interior as whole, with better materials quality and more comfortable front seats. The 2020 Ford Mustang retains its retro, dual-cowl dash design, but the forward console has been upgraded to incorporate the latest in high-tech functionality. The EcoBoost Premium model gets an 8-inch screen display, a nine-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, FordPass Connect, and the Sync 3 infotainment interface. These same features are standard on the GT models as well, and most trims are eligible for package options or stand-alone features that upgrade the infotainment even further. A Bang & Olufsen premium audio system is available, and so is a digital gauge cluster. The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro has Bluetooth and OnStar, and the base trim has a large, 7-inch screen display. However, the screen is angled in an odd manner that makes it difficult to read, and some of the controls are awkward to use. Several physical buttons are located in strange places. The Convenience and Lighting package includes a head-up display, but it’s not available on the lower trims.
Standard and Optional Safety Features
Adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and a rearview camera are either standard or optional on all Mustang trims. Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking is also offered throughout the trim lineup. On the other hand, the 2020 Camaro doesn’t offer all of these driver aids on the lower trims. In order to get these features on the Camaro, you will have to order the 3LT mid-level trim in order to be eligible for a package that adds on blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, and only this and the higher trims can be purchased with a package that includes the rear camera mirror.
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The Ford Mustang offers a great combination of performance, interior convenience features, and active safety systems. Test drive the new 2020 Mustang today at Jacky Jones Ford to see how it compares to the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro. Contact our dealership directly to schedule your personal inspection of this award-winning muscle car.
*MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.
**EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.