Let’s Compare: 2024 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2024 Ford Mustang

December 22nd, 2023 by

The 2024 Chevrolet Camaro and the 2024 Ford Mustang prove that some things are timeless. Initially launched almost 60 years ago, these two models continue to amaze and inspire new generations of car enthusiasts. However, the fact that they maintain their popularity despite the ever-changing automotive landscape is no accident. Over the years, these vehicles have gone through many upgrades to make them safer, more comfortable, and more reliable without losing the magic that made them so desirable in the first place. Here’s how these two vehicles compare in key categories.

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2024 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2024 Ford Mustang

The 2024 Camaro and the 2024 Mustang are two of the few remaining muscle cars available on the market. First introduced in 2016, the Camaro is in its sixth generation, while the Mustang’s 2024 version is the first of its seventh generation. Both models manage to blend classic muscle car elements with modern tech. This head-to-head comparison analyzes key elements, such as trim levels, performance specs, safety features, design, and price.

Trim Levels

The 2024 Chevrolet Camaro is available in seven trim levels. The standard trim, 1LT, is more than just an entry-level Camaro and is very well equipped. Some of its features include 18-inch wheels, power-adjustable front seats, automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, a 7-inch touch-screen interface, and smartphone connectivity through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Higher trims upgrade existing features, such as the wheels and touch screen, while adding some new ones. The top ZL1 trim is a race-ready beast, with performance-oriented features such as Brembo brakes, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, and adaptive suspension dampers.

The 2024 Ford Mustang is available in six trim levels. It comes with many tech features, including a 13.2-inch touch-screen interface and a 12.4-inch LCD digital instrument cluster. However, standard comfort features on the Camaro, such as the power-adjustable seats and automatic climate control, are only available as extra options in the Mustang. It also comes with smaller 17-inch wheels. Higher trims add more comfort and performance features.

Performance

Power and performance are arguably the most relevant metrics for muscle cars. The 2024 Chevrolet Camaro certainly doesn’t disappoint in this category, with even its base model generating 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque from its 3.6-liter V-6 engine.

Those who prefer the roar of a V-8 can choose the 6.2-liter engine, which can produce up to 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. Finally, if you really want something special, the top trim comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 with an output of up to 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.  It can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in an amazing 3.5 seconds.

Despite being Ford Mustang’s most powerful standard engine, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost has a slightly lower output than the 2024 Camaro, with 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. Ford’s top engine option is also less powerful than the 2024 Camaro’s, with its 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 generating 500 horsepower. It can go from zero to 60 mph in around 4.2 seconds, which is a great time but slightly slower than the 2024 Camaro.

Safety Features

When driving such a powerful vehicle, you want to know that active safety systems are in place to help you avoid unwanted situations. Some advanced safety features of the 2024 Camaro include frontal collision warning, which issues an alert in case of an imminent frontal impact, and blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, which lets you know if another vehicle is in your blind spot or crossing from either side while you reverse. The 2024 Mustang is also packed with active safety technology, including lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and a new feature, pothole mitigation.

Interior and Exterior Design

Both the 2024 Camaro and the 2024 Mustang are modern-looking vehicles that resemble their original designs from decades ago. On the outside, the Camaro manages to be both elegant and aggressive, making it a good fit for multiple occasions. You can also choose from multiple design packages, each with different color schemes, wheel designs, and interior trims. There are plenty of colors available for the exterior and interior. Some popular exterior colors include Summit White, Red Hot, and Riptide Blue Metallic. You can pair the interior with Jet Black, Medium Ash Grey, Adrenaline Red, or Ceramic White.

The 2024 Ford Mustang’s exterior design aims to maximize aerodynamics while keeping its trademark look. Although redesigned for its seventh generation, it’s still instantly recognizable and pays tribute to previous models. There are 11 color options for the exterior, so you’re sure to find your favorite. For the interior, you can choose from six themes, including Black Onyx, Space Grey, and Carmine Red. Overall, both models are well designed inside and out, and choosing your favorite is simply a matter of preference.

Price

The MSRP for the standard version of the Camaro is $32,495. Higher trims are more expensive, with the popular SS2 trim costing $48,895. The top-of-the-line ZL1 trim, which includes everything that the Camaro has to offer, has an MSRP of $75,363. The 2024 Ford Mustang’s standard EcoBoost version is similarly priced, with an MSRP of $32,515. Its V-8-powered GT Premium trim costs $47,610, while its top Dark Horse trim will set you back $60,865. It’s less expensive than the 2024 Camaro’s top trim, but the latter comes with more tech and performance features.

Test-Drive the 2024 Camaro at Allen Turner Chevrolet

Although the 2024 Camaro and the 2024 Mustang are worthy representatives of their legendary predecessors, the Camaro wins due to its performance and better ride quality. Consider scheduling a test drive with Allen Turner Chevrolet in Crestview, Florida, and our experienced staff will be happy to answer all your questions. You can apply for financing and determine an optimal payment plan from the privacy of your own home via our website. We can also handle all your maintenance and repair operations. Contact us  today to get behind the wheel of one of these amazing vehicles.