Muscle Car Comparison - Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro
Unsurprisingly, the Ford Mustang V-6 provides the better fuel mileage rating of the two drivetrain choices available from the Blue Oval, coming in at 19-mpg in city driving and 31-mpg on the highway. The latter number is accessible when using the optional six-speed automatic transmission. The 5.0-liter V-8 trails by only 1-mpg around town but lags to 25-mpg during highway cruising.
The Chevrolet Camaro's V-6 feels the pinch of its additional power output and greater mass by way of lower fuel economy in both the city (17-mpg) and highway (28-mpg) measures. The automatic edition of the Chevrolet Camaro SS posts better fuel consumption numbers than the six-speed manual version thanks to a cylinder deactivation feature that helps the muscle coupe return gas mileage of 16-mpg in stop-and-go driving and 25-mpg during highway cruising.