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2024 Ford Mustang vs. 2024 Chevrolet Camaro: Who Wins?

A photorealistic image showcasing the latest Ford Mustang and Camaro models on a dragstrip

The Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro are iconic American muscle cars that have offered thrilling performance, cutting-edge technology, and distinctive styling over decades.

The following is a comparison using the 2024 Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback and 2024 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe trims as examples.


Both base models sell for around $50k making the comparison fair.

Make-Model Trim Engine / Transmission / Drivetrain Base MSRP
2024 Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback 5.0L V8 Ti-VCT / 6 Spd Manual / RWD $50,730
2024 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe 6.2L V8 DI, VVT / 6 Spd Manual / RWD $50,490

Horsepower Comparison

The Mustang has a 5.0L V8 Coyote 4th Generation Engine which puts out a max 480 hp and 415 ft-lbs of torque.

2024 is the first model year for the 4th gen. Coyote engine, with the most notable upgrades being a revised 4 into 1 exhaust manifold and an intake manifold with dual 80 mm throttle bodies.

The Camaro's engine is the LT1 6.2L V8 that puts out 455 hp and 455 ft-lbs.

The current generation LT1 is starting to get a bit long in the tooth having made it's debut the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

However, it still offers great performance and there is a massive performance aftermarket available.

Make-Model Engine / Transmission / Drivetrain Horsepower @ RPM Torque @ RPM
Ford Mustang 5.0L V8 Ti-VCT / 6 Spd Manual / RWD 480 hp @ 7,150 rpm 415 ft-lbs @ 4,900 rpm
Chevrolet Camaro 6.2L V8 DI, VVT / 6 Spd Manual / RWD 455 hp @ 6,000 rpm 455 ft-lbs @ 4,400 rpm

Weight to Horsepower Ratio Comparison

Make-Model Curb Weight Horsepower Weight / Horsepower Ratio
Ford Mustang 3,741 lbs. 480 hp 7.8 lbs/hp
Chevrolet Camaro 3,696 lbs. 455 hp 8.1 lbs/hp

Performance Comparison

When it comes to raw acceleration and top speed, both the Mustang and Camaro showcase impressive figures that reflect their muscle car heritage. Below is a comparison of their performance metrics.

Make-Model 0 to 60 mph Acceleration Time Top Speed
2024 Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback 4.3 seconds 155 mph
2024 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe 3.9 seconds 180 mph

The 2024 Camaro SS edges out the Mustang in both acceleration and top speed, highlighting Chevrolet's focus on performance for this model year.

Gas Mileage Comparison

The two cars have similiar fuel efficiencies, however the Camaro has a much larger gas tank giving it an extra 60 miles of range between fill-ups.

Make-Model City / Highway / Combined Mileage
Ford Mustang 15 city mpg / 24 hwy mpg / 20 combined mpg
Chevrolet Camaro 16 city mpg / 24 hwy mpg / 20 combined mpg

Gas Tank Size and Range Comparison

Make-Model Gas Tank Size Range (miles)
Ford Mustang 16.0 gal. 240 city / 384 hwy / 320 combined
Chevrolet Camaro 19.0 gal. 304 city / 456 hwy / 380 combined

Tire Size Comparison

The Mustang and the Chevrolet both opt for a staggered setup with wider rear tires to potentially enhance its rear-wheel-drive traction and performance.

Make-Model Front Tire Size Rear Tire Size
Ford Mustang 245/40ZR20 275/35ZR20
Chevrolet Camaro P255/40YR19 P275/40YR19

Interior Dimensions Comparison

The Chevrolet Camaro offers slightly more headroom in the front row, potentially providing a more comfortable experience for taller drivers or passengers.

However, the Ford Mustang boasts more legroom in the first row, which could be a decisive factor for those prioritizing front seat comfort during longer drives.

The trade-offs continue with the second row dimensions, where the Mustang offers slightly less headroom but more legroom compared to the Camaro.

These differences highlight the unique design priorities of each vehicle, with the Mustang focusing on legroom and the Camaro on headroom.


Make-Model 1st Row Headroom (in) 2nd Row Headroom (in)
Ford Mustang 37.6 34.8
Chevrolet Camaro 38.5 33.5


Make-Model 1st Row Legroom (in) 2nd Row Legroom (in)
Ford Mustang 44.5 29
Chevrolet Camaro 43.9 29.9

Exterior Dimensions

The exterior dimensions of both vehicles are closely matched.

The Ford Mustang is marginally taller and longer, while the Chevrolet Camaro has a slightly shorter wheelbase.

Make-Model Vehicle Height Vehicle Length Vehicle Wheelbase
Ford Mustang 4.58 ft 15.78 ft 8.92 ft
Chevrolet Camaro 4.42 ft 15.69 ft 9.25 ft


In the head-to-head battle between the 2024 Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback and the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe, the choice ultimately hinges on what aspects of performance and comfort one values most.

While the Camaro outpaces the Mustang in acceleration and top speed, the Mustang offers a more spacious interior and a slightly more favorable weight-to-horsepower ratio.

Both cars maintain their iconic status with competitive pricing, performance, and distinctive styles, making the decision a matter of personal preference and brand loyalty.