The Base Models: Camaro V6 Vs. Mustang V6

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For years, many automakers purposely didn't equip a good chunk of their base models with good features or engines. Things are very different today, and perhaps two of the best examples of this are the Chevrolet Camaro V6 and Ford Mustang V6. For today's purposes, we're referring to the outgoing Mustang simply because its replacement hasn't been test driven yet. What we do know is that the base 3.7-liter V6 will be carried over.

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For 2014, it produces 305 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. That output is very similar to the 1996-98 5.0-liter SVT Mustang Cobra. The base Camaro comes with a 3.6-liter V6 that's good for 323 hp. 0-60 happens in just 5.9 seconds. Base price: $23,555. The Mustang V6 starts at $22,510. Really, you can't go wrong with either one. It all boils down to whether you're a Camaro or Mustang fan. And remember, an all-new Camaro will arrive on the scene in about a year. Affordable pony car performance has never been this good.

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