In the world of American sports cars, one name stands tallest above the field. Since 1964, the Ford Mustang has represented peak performance, standout style, and unforgettable driving thrills. Today, it remains the standard by which all sports coupes are measured, and Ford’s continued commitment to excellence ensures that competitors like the Chevrolet Camaro fall well short.
More power out of the gate
Ford doesn’t believe that you should have to shell out more of your hard-earned money to get the excitement you expect from a Mustang. 2023 Ford Mustang EcoBoost® models all come standard with a robust 2.3-liter EcoBoost®, delivering 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.
Entry-level Camaro models feature a weaker 2.0-liter turbo that tops out at 275 ponies and 295 lb-ft of torque. If you want to upgrade to the Camaro’s available V6, it’ll cost you extra, but you’ll somehow wind up getting even less torque than the base 2.0-liter. For all the sense that that makes, it’s no wonder the Chevrolet Camaro has had trouble holding a candle to the Mustang generation after generation.
Show off as much as you want
Comparing the looks of the 2023 Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro comes down to a matter of preference, but it’s pretty safe to say that more Americans prefer the Mustang. After all, in recent years, Ford’s iconic pony car has more than doubled the sales of its rival from Chevy — and a big part of that comes from the fact that more muscle car enthusiasts would rather be seen in a ’stang.
Speaking of being seen, the Mustang makes it even easier to get noticed. The 2023 Ford Mustang offers a class-exclusive active valve performance exhaust, which lets you adjust the exhaust note so you can be heard and seen from a long way off. And if you’ve got little ones sleeping in the house or neighbors who may not appreciate roaring to life at 7 a.m., this exhaust system includes a Quiet Start setting that keeps everyone happy.
Another great way to get spotted in your Mustang? By the plume of smoke billowing up from the rear tires. The 2023 Ford Mustang lets you heat things up with Launch Control, which keeps the back tires spinning safely while you rev up to a hot start.
Better for families
When you’re expecting a new addition to the family, you don’t have to give up your toys. The new Ford Mustang wants you to have your cake and eat it up, and that’s why this pony is packed with better family-friendly features than the Camaro.
Most importantly, the new Ford Mustang comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360™ driver-assist technology. This means that every Mustang model comes with features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-Keeping System, and Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert. Chevrolet has some safety features that match what Ford offers, but once again, you’re going to have to pony up more money to get them since they’re not standard equipment.
If you plan to keep enjoying your Mustang with a growing family, you’ll likely end up making more use of the trunk. Fortunately, the Mustang is also superior here, offering up to 13.5 cubic feet of storage with fastbacks and 11.4 cubic feet of space on the convertible. Both of those numbers top the Chevrolet Camaro and its paltry 9.10 cubic feet of trunk space.
Ford isn’t done whooping Chevrolet on the sports car front, either. The all-new 2024 Ford Mustang arrives summer 2023, and you can contact Sun State Ford today to stake your claim and get in on the ground floor when it arrives. Or, if you’re craving hot performance today, check out our selection of Mustang fastbacks and convertibles and contact us for a test drive.