Why the 2022 Chevy Camaro is a Better Buy than the 2022 Ford Mustang

July 5th, 2022 by

Camaro better than the Mustang? We think so!

 

If you are in the market for a tried-and-true high-performance car to drive through the city and countryside in Kentucky, you’ve likely looked at the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro. It has everything you would want in a high-performance vehicle – a powerful engine, a comfortable and sleek interior, and dependability. In addition, you’ve probably looked at the Camaro’s competitor, the Ford Mustang. This makes sense; they’ve competed since 1967.

Like most rivals, both rides are similar, but some differences put the 2022 Camaro ahead of the game.

 

 

Pricing

When looking for a vehicle, one of the first things you consider is the price. In this case, the Camaro has an advantage. A new 2022 Camaro ranges from $26,195 to $70,195. The 2022 Mustang is more expensive, ranging from $27,205 to $72,900.

But that’s not where the advantages end.

 

The 2022 Camaro has better technology and perks.

Every 2022 Camaro comes standard with connected services, including remote locking and engine start, automatic collision notification, emergency and weather-related crisis assistance, access to roadside services, and stolen-vehicle location services.[1] You also get a Wi-Fi hotspot and Chevrolet Teen Driver settings. In addition, you get one free scheduled maintenance visit during the first 12 months of ownership.

The Mustang’s connected services are not as expansive. You can remote lock and start with the FordPass app and get roadside assistance if you’re still within the warranty period. You also get a 3-month trial of a Wi-Fi hotspot. Ford does not offer free scheduled maintenance.

 

The Camaro is powerful and fun to drive.

Kelley Blue Book called the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro “wonderfully fun drive at any trim level.”[2] This is true – the base model starts at 275-hp with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, and it goes all the way up to 650-hp with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 in upper trims. It also starts at a standard 6-speed manual transmission, but there is an 8-speed or 10-speed automatic transmission you could choose instead.

 

 

The Camaro is more reliable.

The Camaro earned the highest rank among midsize sporty cars in the J.D. Power 2021 Vehicle Dependability Study, while the Mustang was not even among the top three. Also, the battery of the Camaro is in the trunk, increasing the battery life years by keeping it 20 to 30 degrees cooler.

 

What’s the difference between the ZL1 1LE and the GT350R?

If you are a sports car enthusiast, you’ve probably heard about the competition between the Camaro ZL1 1LE and the Mustang Shelby GT 350R for the best-ranked American-made muscle car. There are some key differences between the two that put the ZL1 1LE in first place.

For starters, the ZL1 1LE’s engine is a 6.2-liter V8, capable of 650 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. The 350R pales in comparison, only getting up to 527 horsepower from a 5.2-liter V8 engine. The engine on the Camaro comes with a standard six-speed automatic transmission, but owners can get the available 10-speed automatic transmission – unavailable on the Mustang. Because of its powerful engine, the powertrain on the ZL1 launches it from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The Mustang is slower, going from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. [3]

 

Overall, the Camaro is just a better buy. You don’t have to sacrifice the technology you’re used to in 2022 for performance – you’ll get both and more. If you’re in the Lexington area, come talk to us here at Dan Cummins to purchase your brand new 2022 Chevrolet Camaro.

 

 

[1] Free for a month, then must have paid OnStar subscription

[2] https://www.kbb.com/comparison/2022-ford-mustang-vs-2022-chevrolet-camaro/

[3] https://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/zzp1nlu9c380