The eternal debate continues amongst fans of American muscle cars: Mustang or Corvette? The two iconic vehicles from the Ford and Chevrolet companies (respectively) are both typical car enthusiast favorites, but the debate over which reigns supreme may never be fully settled between the two fan groups. Sure, the Corvette has seniority over the Mustang with 60 years of history to the Mustang’s 50, but the Ford company has a reputation worthy of its own fan base.
Here we compare the two, giving you five reasons why the Mustang is the best, and another five reasons why the Corvette might just be better.
10 The Mustang Gives You Options
If you’re into the idea of being able to customize your muscle car without jumping through flaming hoops, Ford has you covered with the various Mustang engine options. This vehicle is offered with three different engines, including a drool-worthy turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder.
The Ford company made sure that their newest model-year Mustangs truly had something for everyone, as they also offer four different “EcoBoost” options for the 2020 Mustang. This way, you don’t have to sacrifice performance for fuel economy. For those preferring a more classic muscle car experience, they freshened up the Shelby GT500 for 2020 as well.
9 The Exotic Driving Experience the Corvette Delivers
Sometimes, you can judge a book by it’s cover. The Corvette is this way, delivering an exotic car driving experience while remaining humble enough to be a fantasy daily driver. American muscle has a distinct look and feel; while the 2020 Corvette fits into these categories as well, it beautifully blends in a few new innovations to provide an ethereal driving experience.
Drivers admit it feels nothing like the original, but not in a bad way. It announces itself with a respectable rumble upon starting, without being overly loud or obnoxious. It simply lets you know that it’s there and it’s not to be overlooked.
8 The Mustang Performs Reliably
When it comes to reliability, the Ford Mustang has an excellent track record. The 2020 Mustang comes standard with 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, pleasing those with a need for speed, even in its most basic form. However, you don’t need to be a trained race car driver to enjoy it, as its well-rounded handling gives it just the right amount of responsiveness.
Lauded as one of the most fun-to-drive sports cars of its time, the Mustang delivers on power and performance. It also comes in convertible options for added style and fun, which you don’t have to be a car connoisseur to appreciate.
7 The Corvette Didn’t Forget About Technology
These days, technology features are becoming increasingly popular and more common in newer model years. The Corvette Stingray comes standard with an infotainment system to ensure your ride is entertaining whether you’re the one driving or in the passenger seat. Included in the package are a 10-speaker Bose sound system, wireless device charging, and OnStar assistance.
A really neat feature available is the Teen Driver program, which allows preset limits and warnings for secondary drivers. What’s even better, should you decide to loan your car, you can track performance specs with its computer system. No more sneaky joyrides from other drivers when you’re not looking!
6 The Mustang is Designed with Safety in Mind
Having a powerful car is nice and all, but having added safety features for extra peace of mind is never a bad thing either. The 2020 Ford Mustang comes with safety features that are reliable enough to gain five-star ratings in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s crash tests.
Features such as lane departure warning and traction control ensure that you can enjoy the powerful engine of your Mustang without having to worry about losing control of it. And for those of us who dread navigating parking lots, a back-up camera is available for some models to make your life easier.
5 The Corvette Has Storage Space
Looking to hit the open road? The Corvette mid-engine redesign makes it a viable option with increased storage spaces. Said to easily fit two loaded golf club bags, that front and rear trunk spaces provide ample space to pack some belongings for a cross-country road trip. The total cargo space available measured up to 15-cubic feet.
No one would expect America’s favorite performance car to have ample utility spaces, but the 2020 Corvette offers both form and functionality, making it an even greater value. It’s easy to see why the Corvette is one of America’s favorite performance cars of all time.
4 The Mustang Has a Superior Interior
Riding in comfort and style is almost as important as safety, and the Mustang delivers on this aspect. Available in both two-seat and four-seat configurations, the seating is designed to be comfortable and long-lasting. Its spacious interior could please even the most claustrophobic driver and has the added benefit of increased visibility.
All kinds of customization choices are available in the 2020 Mustang, including LED interior light strips in your choice of color and racing harnesses to gain the authentic muscle car experience. Sleek, stylish carbon-fiber trim is available in multiple styles as well. The Mustang has options to suit any taste.
3 The Corvette Has Power
The Corvette is unafraid to deliver on power and performance. At 455 horsepower before any of the available added speed packages, the 2019 Corvette Stingray model can get you from zero-to-sixty in under 3.5 seconds. And with multiple go-faster upgrade options, you’ll never want to slow down.
But, in case you do, it has a state-of-the-art braking system to make sure you remain in control at all times. This car was considered special enough to with the award of MotorTrend’s Car of The Year for 2020. This mid-engine masterpiece is designed aerodynamically to add to the quality of your ride.
2 The Mustang is a Great Value
Most of us have to consider pricing when looking at vehicles, and the Ford company kept this in mind when pricing the Mustang. The GT Mustang is said to be one of the best values for a performance car of this era, coming with a price tag of around $36,000.
A Corvette of comparable performance and configuration runs an average of $20,000 more. And if you’re looking for more style than performance, you can find a Mustang convertible for around $5,000 less than the GT. For the price it fetches, the Mustang delivers a lot of value.
1 The Corvette Has a Visual Edge
If you’re going to bother driving a muscle car, you might as well look like you mean it, and the Corvette makes sure you do. You’ll find no smoothed over edges here, as the lines of the Corvette are bold and expressive, making it clear that racing was being thought of during the design process.
This car makes sure that you’ll be noticed driving it, with its flashy vents and low to the ground design. A convertible option is available for those looking to get the full luxury sports car experience. No matter which model you choose, the Corvette line is all about looks.