2016 Chevrolet Camaro vs. Its Competition

2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Chevy Camaro has staked its claim on musclecar superstardom for more than 40 years behind the allure of V-8 power.

With four- and six-cylinder engines, its appeal is a little broader, which snares it some newer competition.

The Nissan 370Z and Hyundai Genesis Coupe both excel as V-6-powered sports cars, though the 370Z has better handling and decades of heritage behind it.

The Dodge Challenger has a fearsome 707-horsepower Hellcat edition, but that power's not always tractable--and the Challenger's size keeps it from the top echelon in handling.

Ford's Mustang has just never been better: its new independent rear suspension gives it the stable transitional handling it's never had, even if the clunky fun of the live axle is history.

It's the Camaro's direct rival—and it's going to be a hell of a dogfight watching these two battle for supremacy.

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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2016 Chevy Camaro finally shuffles off its muscle-car coil and earns true sports-car credentials.
8.4
Big and heavy, the 2016 Dodge Challenger offers touring comfort you won't find in the other muscle coupes. A variety of models lets owners choose a comfortable daily driver, a dragstrip menace, and everything in between.
8.4
The Ford Mustang keeps its newfound finesse and pony-car attitude, blasting past its 50th year with a rorty new Shelby GT350 variant plus more ways to stand out from the crowd.
8.0
The 2016 Nissan 370Z offers a wide range of performance options in two body styles, all of which represent good value in a segment of the sports-car world with few other similarly priced options.
MSRP From   
$25,700$26,995$24,145$29,990
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class   
CompactMid-Size CarsSubcompact CarsTwo-Seaters
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe 1LT2-Door Coupe SXT2-Door Fastback V62-Door Coupe Manual
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4542
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
CoupeCoupeFastbackCoupe
Transmission   
ManualAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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