2008 Ford Mustang vs. Its Competition

2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Honestly, since 2002 when the last Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird rolled off the assembly line, the Ford Mustang hasn't had a direct competitor.

While some might compare it to front-wheel-drive coupes like the Scion tC or Pontiac G6, those are apples to oranges.

With the introduction of the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8, finally, the Mustang has a rear-wheel-drive pony car competitor, even if the Dodge only competes with the expensive Shelby GT500 and GT500KR models--for now.

Next year (2009), Mustang will face off against a full line of Dodge Challenger models (V-6 and V-8 models), as well as the 2010 Camaro.

Get ready to rumble!

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Quick Specs
The 2008 Ford Mustang is retro cool but modern and completely practical.
After what felt like an eternity of waiting, the 2010 Chevy Camaro is here—and it's good.
Let the burnouts begin! The Ford Mustang finally has another domestic competitor.
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Gas Mileage  
14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
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SubcompactCompactMidsize sedan
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe Deluxe2-Door Coupe LS2-Door Coupe SE
Rear Wheel DriveRear wheel driveRear Wheel Drive
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Body Style  
2 Door Coupe2dr Cpe2 Door Coupe
Detailed Spec Comparison
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