Compare 2012 Chevrolet Camaro vs 2012 Dodge Challenger vs 2012 Ford Mustang

2012 Chevrolet Camaro
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2012 Dodge Challenger
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2012 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Conv 1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camaro 2-Door Conv 1LT 17 28 $28,972 $30,180
Camaro 2-Door Conv 1SS 16 24 $36,796 $38,330
Camaro 2-Door Conv 2LT 17 28 $32,812 $34,180
Camaro 2-Door Conv 2SS 16 24 $39,388 $41,030
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 1LS 17 28 $22,348 $23,280
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 1LT 17 28 $24,268 $25,280
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 1SS 16 24 $30,988 $32,280
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 2LS 18 29 $23,500 $24,480
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 2LT 17 28 $27,292 $28,430
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 2SS 16 24 $34,444 $35,880
Camaro 2-Door Coupe ZL1 14 19 $51,931 $54,095
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2-Door Coupe R/T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Challenger 2-Door Coupe R/T 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
Challenger 2-Door Coupe R/T Classic 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
Challenger 2-Door Coupe R/T Plus 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
Challenger 2-Door Coupe Rallye Redline 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
Challenger 2-Door Coupe SRT8 392 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
Challenger 2-Door Coupe SXT 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
Challenger 2-Door Coupe SXT Plus 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
Challenger 2-Door Coupe Yellow Jacket 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
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2-Door Conv GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT 17 26 $31,959 $34,710
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 17 26 $35,559 $38,710
Mustang 2-Door Conv Shelby GT500 15 23 $48,611 $53,810
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 19 29 $25,845 $27,310
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 Premium 19 29 $28,899 $31,310
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Boss 302 17 26 $36,999 $40,310
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $27,459 $29,710
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 26 $31,059 $33,710
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 23 $44,161 $48,810
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,245 $22,310
Mustang 2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,399 $26,310
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,972
$28,775
$31,959
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,180
$29,995
$34,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$500 / month
$579 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
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. A comfortable touring coupe most of the time, the retro-themed 2012 Dodge Challenger can turn in blistering musclecar performance when it's got a HEMI. 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 16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 37.4 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 53.9 45.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.0 42.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 32.6 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.3 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 48.6 45.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58.2 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 91.5 81.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.4 197.7 188.2
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 57.1 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 63.1 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 116.0 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 33.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.5 75.7 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 63.0 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 16.2 9.6
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 12.6 x 0.4 11.8 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 13.6 x 1.1 13.2 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 19.5 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.1 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 38.9 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 2.75 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/55R18 P235/55VR18 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R0B TWN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/55R18 P235/55VR18 P235/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
R0B TWN NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4041 3718
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact 18 x 4.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/217 5.7L/345 5.0L/302
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
323 @ 6800 372 @ 5200 412 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
278 @ 4800 400 @ 4400 390 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LFX EZC 99F
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 23 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
10.2 9.84 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.46 1.69
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.90 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.58 2.10 2.43
Trans Order Code
MN6 DEC 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.73 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.00 1.32
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.50 0.65
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.97 3.66
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Camaro Dodge Challenger Ford Mustang
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Independent 3-Link Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Five-Link w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79 0.9
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA SLA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 10.2 9.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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