The Ford Mustang has been an American icon since Ford introduced the vehicle in 1964. Quickly paving the way for other sporty muscle cars like the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, the Ford Mustang invented a new type of sports car for the average American driver!


While these "muscle cars" are sporty and stylish, only one wins when it comes to safety, affordability, and reliability. The experts at Roger Shiflett Ford in Gaffney, South Carolina explain which sports car wins the race to the finish. Read on to learn more!


The Ford Mustang Wins on Safety Ratings

The Ford Mustang received a perfect 10 out of 10 safety score. In comparison, the Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger fell short when it came to the small overlap frontal crash test.

The test replicates what happens when a vehicle runs off the road and hits a tree or pole. During this test, the Challenger shows extensive intrusion into the lower occupant compartment, and the crash dummy received a severe blow to their lower leg.

Furthermore, the Mustang earned a "Good" rating for roof strength, and the Camaro and Challenger earned an "Acceptable." Strong roofs are important for sports cars in the event of a rollover accident.


How do the Ford Mustang's Features and Performance Compare to the Challenger or Camaro?

Every Mustang comes with power windows, locks and mirrors, air conditioning, cruise control; a 50/50-split folding rear seat, an AM/FM/CD player with two USB ports and an aux input, Bluetooth with audio streaming and voice control, a rearview camera, and keyless ignition. A power driver seat, rear parking sensors and 18-inch wheels are options.

You can also choose customized performance packages, such as the EcoBoost Performance Package, which gives drivers the option for unique chassis tuning, summer-only tires, aluminum wheels, improved braking performance and more. Or, you can upgrade to the GT Performance Package, which includes a TORSEN Differential with 3.73 Axle Ratio.

In addition, the 2017 Mustang has a 2.3L EcoBoost engine that delivers 310 horsepower and 320-lb.-ft. of torque, offering a superior driving experience over the Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger.


Pricing Winner: Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is the most affordable option compared to the Dodge Challenger and the Chevrolet Camaro. The 2017 Ford Mustang starts at $25,185, while the Dodge and Chevy start at $26,995 and $25,905 respectively. This makes the Ford Mustang a great option for those looking for a stylish, sleek car that is fast and powerful.


Test Drive the Ford Mustang Today!

Serving Gaffney and Spartanburg, SC & Shelby, and Kings Mountain, NC

Are you looking for a fast car that dominates in performance, features, and safety? Look no further than the Ford Mustang.

Roger Shiflett Ford has the largest inventory of new Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs and pre-owned vehicles to help you find the car of your dreams. Our team is dedicated to serving  Spartanburg and the surrounding areas with an outstanding customer service and sales experience.

Schedule a test drive of the Ford Mustang by calling us at (888) 564-5030, filling out our online contact form, or visiting the dealership during business hours!


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