Chevy Camaro Could Get A Price Cut To Better Compete With The Mustang

The Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang have been outselling the Chevrolet Camaro for the past couple of months and it appears executives at the bowtie brand have taken notice.

Speaking with Automotive News at the unveiling the Camaro ZL1 race car, GM’s Executive Vice President of Global Product Development revealed the company is considering adjusting the Camaro’s price points. As Mark Reuss explained, “I think we’ve got opportunities at the very low end of the Camaro range and some remix of some of the V8 options on it so we don’t force people to buy all the options with a V8, just to get a V8.”

There’s no word on when the changes could be enacted but the arrival of the 2018 Ford Mustang will likely put additional pressure on Camaro sales.

The 2018 Mustang starts at $25,585 and comes equipped with a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that develops 310 hp (231 kW) and 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque. For comparison, the 2018 Camaro is priced from $25,905 and has a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine developing just 275 hp (205 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque.

The pricing gap is even worse on V8 models as the entry-level Camaro SS retails for $37,000 and has a 6.2-liter V8 developing 455 hp (339 kW) and 455 lb-ft (616 Nm) of torque. Meanwhile, the Mustang GT will begin at $35,095 and feature an upgraded 5.0-liter V8 which is good for 460 hp (343 kW) and 420 lb-ft (568 Nm) of torque.

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  • ctk4949

    Interior is still fuuuuuuuuuugly!!

    • MonkeyRider

      Agree. I like Camaro but never liked the meter hood and the center vent.

    • Aquaflex

      Yeah 2018 mustang interior is awesome when equipped with the 12 inch LCD gauges but the mustang gets pricey with options.

  • SteersUright

    Camaro needs to cut down its window sills, not its price. Make the damn thing easier to see out of.

    • Kagan

      It would probably make a nicer design too.

  • bloggin

    The difference is much more than price. Camaro offers more crude styling that is desperately screaming for attention with horrible outward visibility, while Mustang offers a more upscale sports car design inside and out and is a more comfortable and practical as daily driver.

  • Skip

    Camaro might be the better car, but the interior is gross, and the greenhouse stupidly small.

  • BlackPegasus

    I agree with some of the comments on the interior design. That steering wheel is hideous! I’ve seen more sporty attractive steering wheels in a Kia. And why are those AC vents so prominent? I still prefer the Camaro’s exterior design over the Mustang though.

  • Craig

    And how much is the base 2017 Dodge Challenger you ask? $26,995. It comes with a 305 hp [268 lb-ft of torque] Pentastar V6. The Challenger is available with 4 optional V8 engines. The base version being the 375 hp 5.7 liter. You can get into that model for $32,995. There is also a 485 hp 6.4 litre. A 707 hp Supercharged 6.2 liter And a 840 hp 6.2 liter. You can even get a Challenger GT that comes with the Pentastar V6 and AWD. [Which is the one I would get – if I decided not to go with the Hellcat]