Consumer Reports chooses Mustang over Camaro
General Auto News
|September 09, 2010 11:21 PM
It's a rivalry that dates back to the golden age of automobiles, with two iconic muscle cars, the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang, battling it out on racetracks and highways nationwide. While both companies offer updated models of these classic cars, consumers might have a tough time choosing between the two.
According to Consumer Reports, the 2011 Mustang edges out its rival pony car, the Camaro.
The Mustang is the more agile and enjoyable car to drive of the two, David Champion, senior director of the magazine's Auto Test Center, said in a statement.
Both cars were tested in their V-8 and V-6 incarnations. The V-8 race was close but the magazine still gave the nod to the Mustang. But according to the news source, the V-6 engine saw a sharp decrease in quality for the Camaro while the Mustang remained relatively similar.
Thanks to a 305 horsepower engine that still gets 30 miles per gallon, Ford's pony car still impresses in the cheaper V6 model. The Camaro also lost points for being nearly 300 pounds heavier than the Mustang.
Despite the win for Mustang in the press, the Camaro still holds a lead in sales figures by 7,000 units to date this year.
In the end, the choice comes down to personal taste. Those in the market for one of these vehicles can also save a bundle by shopping on the used car market.
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