2017 Ford Mustang vs. Its Competition

2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The arch rival to the Ford Mustang remains the Chevrolet Camaro, a model that's been boosting its popularity ever since its return to the market in 2010.

The new Camaro is a spectacular performance bargain in SS trim, but the Camaro's traditionally weird interior packaging, and its slim headroom for taller drivers and passengers, remain intact.

The Dodge Challenger has the same scope and reach as the domestics, with everything from V-6 to 707-hp Hellcat SRT editions.

It's just a little more hefty and less handling-oriented, a metric that's become a real talking point in these cars despite their checkered-flag past.

The Nissan 370Z has a hard time competing on heritage with these cars—think about that for a second—but it's a capable, quick, thrilling performance coupe all on its own merit.

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Quick Specs
From base to Shelby, the 2017 Ford Mustang reminds us why America loves its pony cars so damn much.
The 2017 Chevy Camaro is more than just a muscle car. It is now a true sports car, and the new 1LE and ZL1 performance versions only amp up the fun.
Charting a decidedly different course than the Mustang and Camaro, the Dodge Challenger is a touring coupe with unmatched bravado.
The 2017 Nissan 370Z has a classic sports-car shape, excellent sports-car handling, and a tuned Nismo track weapon in its lineup.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class   
Subcompact CarsCompactMidsize CarsTwo Seaters
Style Name   
V6 Fastback2-Door Coupe 1LSSXT Plus CoupeCoupe Manual
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
Manual w/ODManualAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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