The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro vs. the 2017 Ford Mustang

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

2017 Ford Mustang

2017 Ford Mustang

If you’re in the market for an American muscle car, then there are only a few models truly worthy of consideration. Among these, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro and the 2017 Ford Mustang are surely at the top of the list. Both feature robust performance from turbocharged inline-four, V6, and V8 engines, as well as rear-wheel drive and a number of advanced features. The Chevrolet Camaro standard apart, though, in terms of performance and sophistication, making it a competitive pick. Find out more with this comparison guide, and take the trip from Cincinnati to check out the new Camaro at Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence.

Maximum Performance

Both of these high-performance muscle cars are offered with turbocharged four-cylinder engines and V6 engines that deliver similar horsepower and torque sent to the rear wheels, as well as similar fuel economy and a standard limited slip differential. At the top of the powertrain lineup, though, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro clearly outclasses the 2017 Ford Mustang.

  • Chevrolet Camaro: The most powerful Camaro engine is a 6.2L V8 that pumps out a staggering 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough power for it to move to 60 mph in around 4.2 seconds. This engine is offered with a six-speed manual transmission and an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and rev matching on the SS model.
  • Ford Mustang: Under the hood of the most powerful Ford Mustang, you’ll find a 5.0L V8 that produces a respectable 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, falling well short of the Camaro’s larger V8. As a result, the fastest the Mustang can reach 60 mph is around 4.7 seconds. You’ll have a choice between a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.


The days of stripped down muscle cars are over, as both of these vehicles are offered with standard features like Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system, keyless entry, push-button start, and much more. The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro gets a lot of additional standard equipment, though, including a 7-inch Chevrolet MyLink touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an OnStar telematics system with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and power adjustable front seats.

In fact, the 2017 Ford Mustang isn’t even offered with an Internet connection, Apple Car Play, or Android Auto, even on upper level trims. In addition, the Chevrolet Camaro gets standard 18-inch alloy wheels, while the Ford Mustang only gets standard 17-inch alloy wheels.

Discover the Performance and Sophistication of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro

There’s no doubting the appeal of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, but if you’re a true performance enthusiast, then you won’t be convinced of anything before you get behind the wheel. The newest Camaro is available in a variety of setups right now at Tom Gill Chevrolet, serving Cincinnati drivers at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY. Contact us today to set up a test drive or find out more about the newest Camaro.