With the 3.6-liter V-6 engine in the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro producing 305 horsepower and getting EPA ratings of up to 18 mpg city, 29 highway, the lighter 2011 Mustang should be considerably quicker than the base Camaro while also more fuel-efficient.
That's our kind of muscle car.
And while the Mustang GT's power output doesn't quite approach that of the Camaro SS, it's significantly lighter.
In comparison, the Camaro's interior feels more gimmicky than the Mustang's, and the Camaro's delicate front end make it slightly less day-to-day usable.
The Dodge's interior is larger, and its base V-8 still offers more horsepower than the Mustang's only V-8, but it's more portly and drives as such.
While not a direct competitor, the rear-wheel-drive Nissan 370Z is one of the best-tuned pure sports cars on the market but lacks even small rear seats and a proper trunk.
|2011 Ford MustangBrowse Used Listings||2010 Chevrolet CamaroBrowse Used Listings||2010 Dodge ChallengerBrowse Used Listings||2010 Nissan 370ZBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2dr Coupe V6||2dr Coupe LS||2dr Coupe SE||2dr Coupe Manual|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear wheel drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||2dr Cpe||2 Door Coupe||2 door coupe|