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We pitted a $33,000 Ford Mustang against a $38,000 Chevy Camaro to see which entry-level iconic sports car we liked better — here's the verdict

Business Insider Logo By Matthew DeBord of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 21: Ford and Chevy both offer entry-level versions of their iconic muscle cars.The Mustang has a 310-horsepower EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while the Camaro has a smaller 275-horsepower motor, also turbocharged.The Mustang was the clear winner in this contest.  Ford and Chevy have for decades been locked in a battle for muscle-car supremacy. Ford's Mustang arrived in 1965. The Camaro landed in 1967. The fight hasn't let up since. But both carmakers know that not everybody wants a massive V8 engine, which is what makes a muscle car a muscle car. So they offer less stonking versions of the 'Stang and the mullet-mobile, each with a turbocharged powerplant. OK, they aren't really true muscle cars. But they are lots of fun, and given advancement in technology, they are not at all underpowered or unimpressive, even if they ultimately aren't as rewarding as proper muscle cars. We tried the turbo Camaro last year. More recently, we jumped behind the wheel of the turbo Mustang. Here's how it all went down.


  • Ford and Chevy have for decades been locked in a battle for muscle-car supremacy.

    Ford's Mustang arrived in 1965. The Camaro landed in 1967. The fight hasn't let up since.

    But both carmakers know that not everybody wants a massive V8 engine, which is what makes a muscle car a muscle car. So they offer less stonking versions of the 'Stang and the mullet-mobile, each with a turbocharged powerplant.

    OK, they aren't really true muscle cars. But they are lots of fun, and given advancement in technology, they are not at all underpowered or unimpressive, even if they ultimately aren't as rewarding as proper muscle cars.

    We tried the turbo Camaro last year. More recently, we jumped behind the wheel of the turbo Mustang. Here's how it all went down.

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