Compare the Ford Mustang and Chevy Corvette to Find the Best Sports Car

They are the two most iconic names when it comes to sports cars, in the history of sports cars.  The Ford Mustang and the Chevy Corvette instantly bring to mind the idea of speed and agility for Riverside drivers whose idea of a great day includes roaring down the 215 on a sunny day.  Both come highly regarded when it comes to high-performance driving.

But which works best for your needs? Where do you turn when you want to put the hammer down and feel the warm wind flowing through your hair?  Fritts Ford is working hard to make sure you make the right decision by comparing these two icons for you.

Power and Performance

You can't talk about the Ford Mustang and Chevy Corvette without talking about their power.  There has never been a more powerful Ford Mustang than the 2020 version.  There are as many powertrain options for the Mustang as there are trim levels.  Each step along the way provides you with tremendous power that leaves the roads of Riverside rocking for miles.  The Corvette C8 is the newest version of the Corvette model and boasts a unique midengine placement.  Which just means it moves from the hood to behind the seats. It starts with more base power, but can't match the potency offered by the Mustang lineup.

Ford Mustang

  • Five Engine Levels: Range from 310 horsepower to 700 horsepower
  • All-new Mustang GT500 features a 5.2-Liter Supercharged Cross-Plane Crank V8 engine that is the most powerful Mustang engine ever, with 760 HP and 625 lb-ft of torque.  Zero-to-60 in mid-three seconds
  • Multiple transmission options: Six-speed manual, 10-speed automatic with SelectShift, TREMEC six-speed manual, TREMEC dual-clutch automatic
  • Available MagneRide automatic Adaptive Suspension
  • EPA-Estimated 21 mpg/city and 30 mpg/highway

Chevy Corvette

  • Two available powertrain options: Standard 6.2-liter V8 with 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque and Z51 Package levels up to 496 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque
  • Eight Speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is standard
  • No manual transmission is available
  • EPA-estimated 15 mpg/city and 27 mpg/highway


Exciting sports performance doesn't mean a thing if you don't feel safe on the streets of Riverside.  The Chevy Corvette offers virtually zero driver-assist features and limited collision avoidance technology.  The Ford Mustang has the available Ford Safe and Smart Package to protect you on your journey.

Ford Mustang

    Available Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Auto High Beam Headlamps
  • Lane Keeping System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Parking Sensors

Chevy Corvette

  • Teen Driver System
  • Available Head-Up Display
  • Front Curb-view Camera
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring

The 2020 Ford Mustang earned an Overall Five-Star Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, earning top marks across the board in its crash tests. The last thing you want to worry about when enjoying your drive around Riverside in your performance sports car.  It is nice to know the Ford Mustang is the one that takes care of you on the road.

Design and Interior

Because of the new design of the Chevy Corvette, you will only find two seats inside.  That may mean you need to get selective about who joins you on your adventures.  The Ford Mustang allows seating up to four in a spacious interior, so you can take the kids or your friends when you decide to explore Riverside in style.  With the Mustang, you know what you are going to get in terms of design.  It expertly combines its classic look of a traditional muscle are with a modern, athletic flare.  The Corvette rides lower to the ground and is wider than its predecessors.  Both let you enjoy the Riverside air with an available convertible version.

The FordPass Connect allows you to tune in your smartphone to your Mustang to give you the ability to lock, unlock, and start it up.  The available SYNC 3 infotainment system brings you an eight-inch touchscreen, Apple and Android connectivity, and satellite radio. Ford+Alexa gives you unprecedented access to Amazon Alexa, making navigation, traffic information, and even shopping, a snap.  The Corvette will also bring you smartphone connectivity and an eight-inch touchscreen.

Discover the Difference in Riverside

When you add it all up, the power, the capabilities, the features and safety, the Ford Mustang takes the edge over the Chevy Corvette.  The Mustang is also a more budget-friendly way to enjoy a supreme performance on the street of Riverside.  Visit Fritts Ford and see what makes the Ford Mustang a great value when you seek the thrilling speed of a performance sports car.


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