2018 Ford Mustang vs. Its Competition

2018 Ford Mustang GT Peformance Package Level 2

The Chevrolet Camaro SS faces some stiff competition from the 2018 Mustang, but it’s also spent several years as the best driver’s car in this class.

The Dodge Challenger can’t handle worth a damn, but with a 707-hp model and looks that can kill, does anyone really care? The Ford Mustang is an authentic sports car, but the BMW M2 is an authentic sports car from Germany.

Aging but no less capable, a Nissan 370Z Nismo is a no-frills alternative to the Mustang.

If it's not outright speed you're after, consider the Subaru BRZ and the Toyota 86; they're nearly identical and they're both very sharp to drive.

They're considerably cheaper than a Mustang, too—but definitely not as fast.

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Quick Specs
Athletic performance, decent fuel economy, and surprising technology make the 2018 Ford Mustang even better.
A true sports car in muscle car guise, the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro will go toe-to-toe with any performance rival and usually come out on top.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger can be anything you want: a docile all-season touring car, just the thing for Friday night car shows, a track-tamer, or a drag strip champion.
The 2018 Subaru BRZ is a lightweight prizefighter that punches out of its class in handling, but not power.
The 2018 Toyota 86 is a thrilling entry sports car at an affordable price. We wholeheartedly appreciate its enthusiasm.
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Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded H-4Premium Unleaded H-4
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Subcompact CarsCompactMidsize CarsMinicompact CarsMinicompact Cars
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EcoBoost Fastback2-Door Coupe 1LSSXT RWDPremium ManualManual (SE)
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Manual w/ODManualAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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