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2019 Ford Mustang Gets Price Increase While Chevy Camaro Drops By $3K

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Chances are this won't get any fans to switch sides.

Late last month we learned that for 2019 the facelifted Chevrolet Camaro will receive a price reduction by up to $3,000 compared to last year's model. The entry-level 2019 Camaro LS will have an MSRP of $25,995. Today, however, Cars Direct has learned that pricing for the 2019 Ford Mustang is actually increasing. Furthermore, this increase is happening barely one month after the first '19 models arrived on dealership lots. Let's break that price increase down.

For starters, all Mustangs, regardless of engine, are getting a $95 destination charge price increase, now totaling $995. Starting this month, the 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost Mustang with 310 hp (remember, the V6 model is dead) base price has been bumped up by $275. The EcoBoost Mustang coupe, previously listed at $26,745 with destination, now begins at $27,115 all-in. Opting for the 10-speed automatic transmissions adds $1,595 to that figure. Moving up the chain, the Mustang EcoBoost Premium will now start at $32,130, an increase of $370. Remember, it's totally normal for automakers to increase prices from one model year to the next, but less so once the new model goes on sale, especially after only a month as in this case.

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Compared to the facelifted 2019 Chevrolet Camaro base model, the cheapest '19 Mustang now costs an extra $1,120. Both base pony cars are powered by turbocharged four-cylinder engines, rated at 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque for the Camaro and 310 hp and 350 lb-ft for the Mustang. So let's put it like this: That extra $1,120 buys you an additional 35 hp and 55 lb-ft. The cheapest way to surpass that output in a '19 Camaro is to move up to the Camaro 1LT, which begins at $26,495, but adding the V6 with 335 hp and 284 lb-ft tacks on a still-unannounced sum.