2017 Chevy Camaro vs. 2017 Ford Mustang: Head to Head

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Mustang vs. Camaro: What's the Better Muscle Car to Buy?

The Ford Mustang has been an American icon since Ford introduced it as a 2-seat concept car built on the compact Ford Falcon platform in 1962. The car evolved into a 4-seater and was officially released partway through 1964 as a 1965 model.

Ford’s intention with the Mustang was to fill a gap between the average commuter car and the Corvette. The Mustang inspired a new class of cars referred to as “pony cars.” Pony cars were affordable compact cars with sporty styling and an emphasis on performance. The Mustang was completely redesigned in 2015 and is now in its sixth generation.

The Mustang paved the way for such rivals as the Chevrolet Camaro. While the Camaro is not considered as iconic as the Mustang – likely due in part to the success of Chevrolet Corvette – it has been the Mustang’s toughest competition for many years.

It didn’t take long for General Motors to get its Mustang competitors on the road. By 1966, the 1967 Camaro, as well as the Pontiac Firebird, entered the market. GM discontinued the Camaro in 2002 after its fourth generation. However, it returned in 2010 to raving reviews and is now also in its sixth generation. The Camaro was completely redesigned in 2016.

Read on to discover which sports car wins this race to the finish.

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