4 Reasons to Buy a 2022 Chevrolet Camaro, Not a Ford Mustang
It’s hard not to love the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro, unless you’re one of those “everything but a Chevy” types. In this case, scroll. This article probably won’t be for you. The Camaro is one of America’s most iconic muscle cars and it’s been competitive for a long time. However, it has also been competing with the equally iconic Ford Mustang for a long time. If you’re trying to decide between a 2022 Chevrolet Camaro and a 2022 Ford Mustang, read on for four reasons why the Camaro might be the best choice for you.
The 2022 Chevy Camaro is cheaper than the 2022 Ford Mustang
Times are tough and car prices, both new and used, are extremely high right now. Affordability isn’t the main focus for many sports car buyers, but the Camaro is more affordable overall than the Mustang.
The 2022 Chevrolet Camaro starts at just over $26,000 for the base model. That’s outrageously affordable for a muscle car like this, comparable to a Toyota Camry. The 2022 Ford Mustang isn’t much more expensive, with base models starting around $27,205. However, the cost of owning the Camaro will likely be cheaper overall, as the Camaro should be cheaper to insure.
Things get murky in higher trim levels. A fully loaded Camaro ZL1 is slightly more expensive than a fully loaded Mustang, at $77,000 and $73,000, respectively. But, once you get over $70,000 for a sports car, what’s another four grand or more?
The 2022 Camaro has better predicted reliability than the 2022 Mustang
American News provides predicted reliability ratings for most of the cars it reviews, and the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro receives an impressive 80 points out of 100. Although the 2022 model Mustang does not currently have a predicted reliability rating, the reliability of the Ford Mustang doesn’t have a great reputation. You’ll probably be better served by the Camaro.
For some peace of mind, both sports cars offer similar new-vehicle warranty coverage. Both Chevrolet and Ford offer a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty and a three-year/36,000-mile general warranty.
The new Chevrolet Camaro has more standard interior features than the new Ford Mustang
The thrill of driving a muscle car is less exciting when you’re stuck in traffic, cruising for hours in a straight line on the highway, or cruising through a busy city. You want to make sure your daily sports car can keep you entertained.
The 2022 Chevrolet Camaro offers more standard features than the 2022 Ford Mustang, including a 7-inch touchscreen with smartphone connectivity and automatic climate control. By comparison, the base Mustang feels minimalist, and not in a good way.
The 2022 Chevrolet Camaro has a better infotainment system than the 2022 Ford Mustang
The 2022 Camaro comes standard with Chevrolet’s Infotainment 3 system. According to US News, “The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system features intuitive menus that make it easy to find and adjust settings. The touchscreen has crisp graphics and responds quickly to input, but the awkward angle of the display makes it unnecessarily hard to see. He also claims that it’s worth upgrading to a model with a bigger screen.
Meanwhile, the 2022 Ford Mustang offers a basic infotainment system that’s simple to use, but only because it doesn’t give you much. To get anything, you’ll have to pay more for the SYNC 3 system.
With All That in Mind: Choose the Camaro Over the Mustang
While US News picked the Mustang as the winner of its head-to-head competition, there are some pretty compelling reasons to pick the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro over the 2022 Ford Mustang. It’s more affordable, more reliable, and gives you a lot more features for the price.
Note that specific US News scores change, but the information in this article was accurate at the time of writing.
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