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Chevrolet Camaro vs. Ford Mustang

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Chevrolet Camaro

$582
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Ford Mustang

$745
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

3
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Above Average
The Chevrolet Camaro Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 21st out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $582 which means it has average ownership costs. While repairs are more likely to be severe than other cars, these issues occur less frequently, so major repairs are uncommon for the Camaro.
3
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Above Average
The Ford Mustang Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 22nd out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $745 which means it has average ownership costs. While repairs tend to be more severe than average, these issues occur less often, so major repairs are infrequent for the Mustang.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$582
inexpensive
expensive
$745
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.31
not often
very often
0.32
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
17%
not urgent
urgent
14%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5 star
(2)
4 star
(15)
3 star
(9)
2 star
(2)
1 star
(0)
The Chevrolet Camaro ranks highest in drive train and ranks lowest in electrical.
“I have been driving a 2017 Camaro for almost 6 months and its an upgrade from my last car, a 2015 Chevy Camaro that i drove for about 2 years. I have no complaints about either. They are solid cars...”
“I have been driving a 2017 Camaro for almost 6 months and its an upgrade from my last car, a 2015...”
5 star
(9)
4 star
(23)
3 star
(19)
2 star
(2)
1 star
(1)
The Ford Mustang ranks highest in engine and ranks lowest in electrical.
“I really would hate to get rid of my car - I like the interior much better than the black and grey interiors of almost all cars today, and though the paint has cracks in the hood area, I love drivi...”
“I really would hate to get rid of my car - I like the interior much better than the black and gre...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro are both two-door muscle cars. Each is available as a coupe or a convertible. They both have rear-wheel drive. The Mustang and the Camaro have been rivals since their debuts in the 1960s, and they continue to be closely matched competitors to this day. 

Looking at their standard engines, the Ford Mustang offers 310 horsepower, while the Camaro provides a bit more, with 335 horsepower standard. For those who want even higher performance, the Mustang will take you up to 475 horsepower in the Bullitt special edition, while the Camaro SS gives you 455 horsepower to play with. For those who must have more, there are special track-focused versions of both cars, with power ratings that can exceed 600 horsepower.

Interior and cargo space are not really an area of competition here. Both the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro are comfortable for two in the front seats, cramped for two in the back seats, and have less trunk space than a compact car. In vehicles like these, space is sacrificed in the name of style. Going by the numbers, the Mustang has slightly more space overall. 

Performance, fun, and image are the reasons to buy a Mustang or a Camaro. We suggest you try them both on your favorite roads, and see which one speaks your language.

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