2019 Ford Mustang vs. Its Competition

2019 Ford Mustang
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

If you’re interested in a Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro may also be on your shopping list.

Rivalries aside, the Camaro offers better edge-case handling and a rip-roaring engine note that’s even more snarky than the ‘Stang’s.

But it’s smaller, cramped in the rear, and not as smoothly shaped as it has been in prior years.

The Dodge Challenger recaptures the 1960s Detroit magic like no other car on the road today, but it also feels rather outdated against everything else on this list.

The BMW 4-Series, meanwhile, offers a more premium experience but feels heavy and disconnected at low speeds.

It is, predictably, more expensive than the Ford Mustang, however.

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
6.0
The 2019 Ford Mustang finally gets it: Muscle-car power doesn’t have to come with muscle-car handling compromises.
6.6
The 2019 BMW 4-Series distills our favorite parts from the related 3-Series and packages them in a better shape.
5.8
It may look like a muscle car, but the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro is a sports car that can outperform rivals that cost much more.
5.8
The 2019 Dodge Challenger delivers macho retro looks in anything from a relaxed boulevard cruiser to a dragstrip specialist to a monster horsepower muscle machine.
5.3
The 2019 Subaru BRZ is a lightweight two-seater coupe that’s proof power and performance aren’t directly proportional.
5.2
If you value driving fun over pure power, there’s hardly a vehicle more up to the task than the 2019 Toyota 86.
MSRP From     
$26,395$44,600$25,000$27,845$25,795$26,655
Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded H-4Premium Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsCompact CarsSubcompact CarsMid-Size CarsMinicompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name     
EcoBoost Fastback430i Gran Coupe2-Door Coupe LS w/1LSSXT RWDPremium ManualManual (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
454544
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
FastbackHatchbackCoupeCoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission     
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManualAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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