We’re not going to beat about the bush. The 2020 Ford Mustang is superior to the Chevy Camaro just about any way you look at it. They’re both pony cars, have the same length, and unsurprisingly, neither one has much of a back seat. But the similarities stop there. That’s where the Ford Mustang pulls ahead in this street race to the finish line. We’ll lay down the track here and let you decide for yourself in this comparison article between the finest of car matchups.
Horsepower and Acceleration: 2020 Ford Mustang
Just about every pony car shopper wants to at least glance at horsepower numbers. And Mustang shoppers should be content knowing that their choice outdoes the competition. The 2020 Ford Mustang has a horsepower range of 310 to 760 horsepower, depending on engine option. No matter which end of the spectrum you’re on, you do better in a Mustang than you would in a comparable Chevy Camaro, which boasts a range of only 275 to 650 horsepower. In a race, we know which one would win. In fact, let’s look at those numbers too. Chevrolet is on record saying the Camaro can go zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. Not bad at all. But the fastest 2020 Mustang leaves the Camaro in dust with a blistering pace of zero to 60 in just 3.3 seconds. Phew.
Interior: 2020 Ford Mustang
We know both the Mustang and Camaro have beautiful exteriors, but let’s step inside for a moment. The 2020 Ford pony car is sleek and modern, with a touch of nostalgia. You’ll find comfortable seating in front with quality materials and excellent fit and finish. We appreciated the metal flip switches that take you back to the days of your first Mustang. The Camaro, on the other hand, has its own style but one that’s marred with subpar materials that detract from the overall design. Both the Mustang and Camaro seat four people, except for the Mustang Shelbys, which ditch the cramped back seats altogether.
Trunk Space: 2020 Ford Mustang
Yes, we’re going there. Because the 2020 Ford Mustang beats its Chevy rival even in trunk space. And you’ll probably need that space given the limited back seat in either pony car. That being said, the 2020 Mustang offers 13.5 cubic feet of space in the trunk. For reference, a paper grocery bag takes up about 0.4 cubes. Meanwhile, the 2020 Camaro gives you only 9.1 cubes. That’s 11 fewer grocery bags or whatever else you might need in the back of your sports car. While the Camaro might be great all around, in every measurable way we can think of, the 2020 Ford Mustang is better.