Ford and Chevrolet sit at the top of American automakers. Each brand has its own style, and many consumers remain loyal to one. Among Ford’s top sellers is the Mustang, while the Camaro is Chevy’s answer to the Blue Oval’s pony car. So which model boasts the most sales?
Ford Mustang: Turning heads since 1964
Consumer Reports isn’t the Ford Mustang’s biggest fan. In fact, the 2021 model is the first to earn a CR recommendation. But consumers love this iconic sports car. Its sharp looks, fast engines, and bright colors have won the hearts of car enthusiasts everywhere.
The Mustang has been turning heads since 1964, and it never seems to get old. Its debut sent other automakers into a panic, forcing them to up their game. And just when we think Ford has outdone itself, a new model appears, and we all fall in love again.
The Ford Mustang is so popular that it’s often used as a race car and featured in James Bond films such as Gold Finger, Thunderball, and Diamonds Are Forever.
Chevy Camaro: The bowtie brand’s answer to the Mustang
Believe it or not, the Chevy Camaro wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the Ford Mustang. When the Stang debuted in 1964, Chevrolet had nothing to compete. Knowing it had to pony up or fall behind, the bowtie brand did a rush job on the Camaro, and the first production model made it to dealerships in 1966.
Because Chevy didn’t put much thought into the first Camaro, that generation lasted a mere three years. But it was hard to deny the car’s appeal, and consumers were quick to fall in love. Even though many problems plagued the first and second generations, the Camaro developed a solid customer base that shunned the Mustang simply because it wasn’t a Camaro.
Like the Mustang, the Camaro has appeared in films. It made a big splash in 2 Fast 2 Furious. It also made fans drool in Transformers when Bumblebee was so impressed with a passing 2010 Camaro that he decided to emulate it. The Camaro appeared again in Transformers: The Last Knight.
Chevy continues to redesign its muscle car in hopes of keeping up with the Ford Mustang. Both have plenty of appeal, and the rivalry is still going strong. But who’s winning the sales war?
Which sports car makes the most money?
While the Chevy Camaro is hugely popular with car enthusiasts, the Ford Mustang wins this competition by overwhelming numbers. In fact, the numbers are sometimes double what the Camaro brings in. It wasn’t always like that, however.
Good Car, Bad Car listed the sales for the Chevy Camaro. It brought in more sales during 2010-2014. This was often very close, however.
Since 2015, Good Car, Bad Car reports that the Ford Mustang has been dominating the Camaro. Last year, when sales were poor for all vehicles, the Camaro brought in a mere 29,777 sales. The Mustang, by comparison, brought in 61,090 sales. This year is shaping up to be another win for the Mustang, and it’s sold 25,244 vehicles, compared to 7,088 sales from the Camaro.
Currently, the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro starts at $25,000. The 2021 Ford Mustang is a little more expensive with a starting price of $27,155. Given the fact that the Camaro is cheaper, it would seem like more people would be drawn to it, but sometimes price doesn’t account for everything.