In comparing the Chevrolet Corvette's and the Ford Mustang's specifications and ratings, the Chevrolet Corvette has the advantage in the areas of resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. The Ford Mustang has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency and reliability. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Corvette's and the Ford Mustang's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Chevrolet Corvette vs. Ford Mustang Pricing
For a new model, the Chevrolet Corvette's price is between $81,564 and $159,584, with the Ford Mustang priced between $40,600 and $65,619.
Chevrolet Corvette vs. Ford Mustang Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Chevrolet Corvette loses 27.4 percent of its value and the Ford Mustang loses 39.2 percent of its value. This means the Chevrolet Corvette retains 11.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Ford Mustang.
Chevrolet Corvette vs. Ford Mustang Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Corvette is 8.0 out of 10 while the Ford Mustang's quality rating is 7.6 out of 10. This results in the Chevrolet Corvette being ranked 2 out of 26 Best Luxury Convertibles and the Ford Mustang being ranked 2 out of 9 Best Convertibles.
Chevrolet Corvette vs. Ford Mustang Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Chevrolet Corvette is 7.6 out of 10. For the Ford Mustang the reliability rating is 8.3 out of 10. This gives the Ford Mustang a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Chevrolet Corvette.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Chevrolet Corvette’s base engine makes 490 horsepower, and the Ford Mustang base engine makes 315 horsepower. The Corvette is rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 463 miles. The Mustang is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 528 miles. This gives the Ford Mustang the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Chevrolet Corvette. The Corvette uses premium unleaded, and the Mustang uses regular unleaded.