Compare 2012 Chevrolet Camaro vs 2012 Ford Mustang

2012 Chevrolet Camaro
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2-Door Coupe 1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1LS 17 28 $22,348 $23,280
2-Door Coupe 2LS 18 29 $23,500 $24,480
2-Door Coupe 1LT 17 28 $24,268 $25,280
2-Door Coupe 2LT 17 28 $27,292 $28,430
2-Door Convertible 1LT 17 28 $28,972 $30,180
2-Door Coupe 1SS 16 24 $30,988 $32,280
2-Door Convertible 2LT 17 28 $32,812 $34,180
2-Door Coupe 2SS 16 24 $34,444 $35,880
2-Door Convertible 1SS 16 24 $36,796 $38,330
2-Door Convertible 2SS 16 24 $39,388 $41,030
2-Door Coupe ZL1 14 19 $51,931 $54,095
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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,245 $22,310
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,399 $26,310
2-Door Convertible V6 19 29 $25,845 $27,310
2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $27,459 $29,710
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 19 29 $28,899 $31,310
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 26 $31,059 $33,710
2-Door Convertible GT 17 26 $31,959 $34,710
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 26 $35,559 $38,710
2-Door Coupe Boss 302 17 26 $36,999 $40,310
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 23 $44,161 $48,810
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 15 23 $48,611 $53,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,348
$21,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,280
$22,310
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$372 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chevy Camaro isn't practical, but it's stunning to look at and offers scorching performance--even without the ZL1 package. The 2012 Ford Mustang doles out all the tire-smoking pony-car thrills, but it's also grown to become quite a sophisticated car.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 51.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 83.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.2 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.5 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.4 188.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.3 13.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 11.8 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 12.4 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
R0B NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/55R18 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
R0B NA
Front Tire Size
P245/55R18 P215/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3780 3453
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
323 @ 6800 305 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
278 @ 4800 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LFX 99M
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.7L/227
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.58 2.53
Trans Order Code
MN6 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
10.2 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Camaro Ford Mustang
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - 3-Link Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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