We’ve seen quite a few comparison tests between Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ford performance products lately. Cars.com recently decided to join in on the fun, rounding up America’s three new muscle cars and pitting ’em against each other in order to find out which new pony car has the most pony car prowess – the 2016 Camaro 2SS, the 2016 Ford Mustang GT, or the 2016 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack.
GM fans will be happy to know that the 2016 Camaro SS was voted first place, with the Challenger following in second, and the Mustang coming in last. While the Camaro continued to face criticism over its “cheap” interior, the Recaro seats of the Mustang seemed to be a bigger upset for the judges. But it was more than just a comparison of the interiors that led to the Camaro’s victory, it was a combination of performance, efficiency, and feel.
To get more acquainted with the cars, the judge panel took them for a spin at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park’s drag strip in Chandler, Arizona.
Not only was the 2016 Camaro SS the quickest from zero to sixty as well as in the quarter mile, it achieved the best real-world gas mileage with 21.6 MPG. In regards to feel, well while all three cars had pros and cons, the Camaro’s active exhaust and auto rev-matching features made it more fun to drive. The judges also felt that the LT1 was the “sweet spot” between Ford’s 5.0 liter V8 and Dodge’s 6.4 liter V8.
We can’t say we disagree with the outcome of this comparison test, but we’d love to know if you agree or disagree. So please, tell us what you think by commenting below.