The Ford versus Chevy rivalry is the automotive equivalent of the rivalry between the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees. As today’s technology and design rapidly change vehicles like the Ford Fusion and Taurus have little to do with their predecessors. This excludes two very special cars, the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro. These four seat, rear wheel drive cars have been battling it out since roughly 1967.
In the early 1960’s Ford decided to build a cheap, sporty, attractive car to attract younger buyers. The Mustang debuted at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964. The car became the fastest selling vehicle in car history. When Chevrolet saw the remarkable success of the Mustang they launched the Camaro in 1967. The two cars were the perfect rivals, while quite roomy by modern standards they both passed as compact cars at the time. The winning formula was that both cars rely on sporty styling and optimal V8 engines.
In a comparison between two of the most iconic sports car in the business, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro and the 2014 Ford Mustang, the Mustang is given the edge according to TheCarConnection.com. The Mustang has incredible performance, a more sophisticated body style and state of the art technology throughout. The 2014 Ford Mustang takes the cake and eats it too against the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro.
Mustangs and Camaros have been battling it out in showrooms, at stoplights, and also on the raceway. This rivalry is distinguished from other great muscle cars because it didn’t end with the oil shortages of 1970. The performance of the cars declined but both cars survived. When horsepower recovered in the 1980’s and 1990’s the pony cars battled again. In the dawn of the new millennium versions of each car left the factory with over 300 horsepower!
The Camaro ranked only an 8.4 out of ten whereas the Ford Mustang ranked 8.4 out of ten. There were many features that handed the mustang the win in 2014, these include the fact that it is by far one of the best performance cars in value with a price tag that is also several thousand lower than the Camaro. The Mustang has a well-balanced and quick V6 engine which adds a modern twist to its American Classic body design. The quality of the ride in the Mustang is as equally outstanding. The Mustang also garnered a better MPG than the Camaro earning itself an estimated 15 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway.
The 2014 Mustang impressed everyone with both its interior and exterior updates, making the Ford a more-refined muscle car. The Mustang however doesn’t drop its roots as it maintains the classic body style of the original concept Mustang from the 60’s. The new 2014 Mustang delivers an astounding 420 horesepower. The Camaro is a sports car however, the Mustang is still the most recognizable vehicle in America and wins in a battle to be the best.
At Preston Ford in Hurlock, Maryland we currently have ten 2014 Ford Mustangs in stock! If you are in the Annapolis, MD, Dover, DE or Salisbury, MD area and looking for America’s most recognizable car come into Preston Ford today and take your pick!