2021 Ford Mustang vs. Its Competition

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Mustang has two natural competitors and a variety of others that might also be considered.

The Chevrolet Camaro is the closer of those two rivals.

It’s blessed with excellent steering and handling, but has a cramped cabin and truly awful outward vision.

The Dodge Challenger focuses on big-time power and straight-line speed, but it can also turn a corner or two, plus it has a real back seat.

The BMW 4-Series competes at a higher price, and with a much more obtrusive front-end design.

The Subaru BRZ and the Toyota 86 twins have less power and smaller sticker prices, but they offer sharp handling and lots of road feel.

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The 2021 Ford Mustang flips its own blue-collar script with natural agility and searing V-8 performance.
The redesigned 2021 BMW 4-Series has evolved into a technology powerhouse with wonderfully responsive powertrains, but the coupe lacks playfulness.
Wrapped in a cool pony car body, the 2021 Chevy Camaro has sports car moves.
The 2021 Dodge Challenger muscle coupe is more than a one-trick pony. It looks great while going fast, too.
Like a featherweight champion, the 2020 Subaru BRZ proves lighter and smaller can sometimes be superior.
The 2020 Toyota 86 has its flaws, but it's still a fun small sports coupe.
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