The competition heats up for the Camaro for 2011, as Ford has extensively refreshed its Mustang and installed two much more powerful (yet also very fuel-efficient) engines in the pony car.
The 2011 Ford Mustang steps up with a standard 305-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 and 31-mpg highway fuel economy rating, or the rorty new 412-hp, 5.0-liter V-8, plus body and suspension improvements to match the interior upgrades that carry over from 2010.
What it means is that the 2011 Mustang is a much worthier rival.
Muscle-car enthusiasts will want to study up on the spec differences, but weighed back-to-back, the Mustang is a remarkably more spacious, livable package, and a blast to drive in GT form with the new 5.0.
The Mustang also stands out for its superior technology, namely the SYNC connectivity system.
The Challenger, in comparison, feels considerably larger, while the 370Z is an edgy traditional sports car with a tight interior, and the Genesis Coupe isn't that much larger.
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|2011 Chevrolet CamaroBrowse Used Listings||2011 Dodge ChallengerBrowse Used Listings||2011 Ford MustangBrowse Used Listings||2011 Nissan 370ZBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2-Door Coupe 1LS||2-Door Coupe||2-Door Coupe V6||2-Door Coupe Manual|
|Rear wheel drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||2 Door Coupe||2 Door Coupe||2 Door Coupe|
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|2011 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2011 Dodge Challenger||2011 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2011 Ford Mustang||2011 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2011 Nissan 370Z|