With its new engine, the Ford Mustang V-6 is no longer the rental cruiser as before; it’s now a worthy rival to the likes of the Nissan 370Z and Hyundai Genesis, although the 370Z still feels lighter, sharper, and more like an all-out sports car.
As for the V-8 Mustang GT, it now feels like more of a serious performance coupe and less of a mere muscle machine.
It’s just as quick as the Camaro SS—perhaps faster by some measures—and we like its rev-happy character and wonderful sound a bit better.
Factor in the improvements in fuel economy, the value for the money, and the reasonably comfortable cabin—plus features like SYNC and MyRide—and the 2011 Ford Mustang looks like a much stronger contender in every way.
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|2011 Ford MustangBrowse Used Listings||2010 Chevrolet CamaroBrowse Used Listings||2010 Nissan 370ZBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2-Door Coupe V6||2-Door Coupe LS||2-Door Coupe Manual|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear wheel drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||2dr Cpe||2 door coupe|
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|2011 Ford Mustang vs. 2010 Chevrolet Camaro||2011 Ford Mustang vs. 2010 Nissan 370Z|