The Auto Channel
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
Official Website of the New Car Buyer

2010 Chevy Camaro SS Wins Edmunds.com's Inside Line Muscle Car Comparison Test


PHOTO

MORE: Compare Specs and Prices 2010 Chevy Camaro SS vs. 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T vs. 2010 Ford Mustang GT

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--Inside Line, Edmunds.com's high-speed online car magazine, today announced that the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS took first place in its latest comparison test of iconic muscle cars, which is described in full at the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS vs. 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T vs. 2010 Ford Mustang GT Comparison Test.

The Inside Line editorial team compared three similarly positioned performance coupes:

  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS (MSRP: $35,380, Edmunds.com True Market Value® (TMV®): $35,425) equipped with an eight-cylinder, 426-horsepower engine and six-speed manual transmission
  • 2010 Ford Mustang GT (MSRP: $35,625, Edmunds.com True Market Value® (TMV®): $25,625) equipped with a eight-cylinder, 315-horsepower engine and five-speed manual transmission
  • 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T (MSRP: $36,710, Edmunds.com True Market Value® (TMV®): $35,324), equipped with an eight-cylinder, 376-horsepower engine and six-speed manual transmission;

"Car enthusiasts can rejoice that all three of these legendary pony cars have made a comeback," says Jay Kavanagh, Edmunds’ Inside Line Engineering Editor. "But the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS leads the pack with its combination of power, speed and attitude.”

The second-place 2010 Ford Mustang GT offers impressive performance, but its styling lacks the “wow” factor according to testers. The third-place 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T has the most evocative styling, but trails in performance due to weight and poor tires.

Vehicle Rankings from 2010 Chevy Camaro SS vs. 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T vs. 2010 Ford Mustang GT Comparison Test

1. 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2. 2010 Ford Mustang GT

3. 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T

To read the complete test and to get more information on the editors' evaluations and rankings, visit the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS vs. 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T vs. 2010 Ford Mustang GT Comparison Test.

Engaging discussions about this comparison are currently underway in the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS vs. 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T vs. 2010 Ford Mustang GT message board in Edmunds.com's CarSpace Forums.

About Edmunds Inc. (http://www.edmunds.com/help/about/)

Edmunds Inc. publishes four Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive consumer information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its most popular feature, the Edmunds.com True Market Value®, is relied upon by millions of people seeking current transaction prices for new and used vehicles. Edmunds.com was named "Best Car Research Site" by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "Most Useful Web Site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com Study(SM), was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated "#1" in Keynote's study of third-party automotive Web sites. Inside Line launched in 2005 and is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. CarSpace launched in 2006 and is an automotive social networking Web site and home to the oldest and most established automotive community. AutoObserver.com launched in 2007 and provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.