Sports cars are a part of the American dream. A medium-rare New York strip on the table, junior chasing a German shepherd in the one-acre yard, and a two-stall garage housing a souped-up, powerful sports car (next to the family crossover SUV, of course).

Many people set out to find the right sports car to exhilarate their senses and deliver amazing driving from an impressive car. Two of the most popular sports cars, the 2013 Chevy Camaro and the 2013 Ford Mustang, offer great driving at an affordable price. But which one is best for Iowa City and Cedar Rapids drivers?

Camaro v Mustang

Chevy Camaro Steps Into the Ring Against the 2013 Ford Mustang

Forget Yankees vs. Red Sox, Michigan vs. Ohio State, Alabama vs. Auburn, or Ali vs. Frasier. The ultimate American rivalry is Chevy Camaro vs. Ford Mustang.

While each car has about a dozen different trim, engine, and body options, the base models offer a great starting point for comparing the two cars. (You can’t honestly compare the $57,000 Shelby GT500 Convertible Mustang to the $24,000 Camaro 1LS)

When talking sports cars, it’s all about power, and the entry level Camaro gets an incredible 323 horsepower. In comparison, the base level of the 2013 Mustang gets 305 hp. Pretty good, but not up to the Camaro’s level.

From an exterior standpoint, the Camaro simply looks better. In fact, US News Rankings and Reviews gave the exterior of the Camaro a 9.3, while the 2013 Ford Mustang while the Mustang’s rating was south of 8. In the same ratings, the Camaro received a 10 in safety, while the 2013 Mustang received a 9.3.

Stepping things up, Car and Driver compared the 2013 Chevy Camaro ZL1 against the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (both have an MSRP around $54,000).  As you can see from the video below, the experts at Car and Driver cited handling, drivability, and smoothness of the Camaro ZL1 and named Chevy Camaro the winner.

When it’s all said and done, the 2013 Camaro beats the 2013 Ford Mustang for a myriad of reasons. If you’re looking for the ultimate (and affordable) American sports car, visit Pat McGrath Chevyland and you can take a free test drive in a 2013 Chevy Camaro.

Pat McGrath Chevyland has the Right Camaro for Iowa City and Cedar Rapids


Call Pat McGrath Chevyland today at 888-406-6073 to learn more about the 2013 Chevy Camaro. We have a great selection and superior service, so work with us today!

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