Consumer Reports picks side in V6 pony car wars

Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Performance, Chevrolet, Ford

2011 Ford Mustang V6 first drive

2011 Ford Mustang V6 – Click above for high-res image gallery

If you’ve found yourself stuck on the fence between the sultry styling of the Chevrolet Camaro V6 and the downright impressive sports car performance of the Ford Mustang V6, Consumer Reports may just have something to help you make up your mind one way or the other. Those responsible for some of the most aggressive consumer testing in the industry have awarded the Blue Oval a ‘Very Good’ road test score while the Bowtie was saddled with a mere ‘Good’ rating. The testers went so far as to say that picking the six-pot in the Mustang didn’t take too much away from the car’s fun factor, while doing the same in the Camaro did.

That’s no surprise to us. We felt the six-cylinder Mustang was fit enough to go toe-to-toe with the likes of the Nissan 370Z and Hyundai Genesis Coupe in our recent Battle of the Sixes – something we wouldn’t have even bothered to try with the Camaro, let alone the Dodge Challenger.

Consumer Reports also said that the Mustang is ‘Recommended’ by the company, but the Camaro is too new to have accurate reliability data. Hit the jump for the press release.

Gallery: First Drive: 2011 Ford Mustang V6

Gallery: The Joy of Six: 2010 Chevy Camaro V6 RS

Photos copyright (C)2010 Drew Phillips and Alex Núñez / AOL

[Source: Consumer Reports]

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