2021 Mustang and 2021 Challenger both outsold the 2021 Camaro by 2-to-1 in Q1

Ford and Dodge are absolutely dominating the muscle car market right now, leaving GM in their rear-view mirrors.

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There's nothing quite like American muscle cars, because they effectively compete in a league of their own. The Big Three have been fine tuning their purebred, quarter-mile at a time, street machines for decades, and the latest crop are some of the latest technology thrown at them, all in the name of burning rubber and being THAT much better than the other two. When Chevy unveiled the Camaro for the 1967 model year, the proclaimed that a Camaro was a vicious animal that eats Mustangs. Fast forward to the present, and the current Camaro resembles Thor in Avengers: Endgame, it really let itself go.

The current Camaro sold a measly 7,089 units in the first quarter of 2021. For reference, the C8 Corvette has sold 6,611 units, which probably explains where a few of the top-dollar Camaro buyers ended up. Still, that number is completely trounced by GM's cross-town rivals. Starting with Ford, the Mustang sold 17,274 units, and no those don't count the Mach-E. Ford retains the best-selling crown out of the three, but Dodge isn't too far behind. Even though the Challenger has not been redesigned since 2016, it has enjoyed a long list of special editions and upgrades that keep buyers in the dealership, and it shows because Dodge managed to sell 15,096 units for in the first quarter of 2021.

So to recap, the Camaro, which starts $2,000 cheaper than the Mustang and $3,000 cheaper than the Challenger, offers four different engines, and manual transmissions on all of its trims, has managed to be outsold by both of its rivals. Outsold is an understatement, it's gotten destroyed by its rivals, with both the Mustang and Challenger outselling the more than Camaro 2:1. There's no opinion in that either, that's the data talking.

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Comments (27)

  • To be fair, and no one hates to be fair more than me, Camaro production was hindered and has been stoped due to CHIP shortages. All the manufacturers are have issues because of this. F150 is another that has lost production....

      10 days ago
    • While this is true, it doesn't stop the fact that Camaro sales have fallen quite far in the last year

        10 days ago
    • My 84 year old father in law has a 2014 Camaro as does his son. Their cars are miserable to see out of. The son's car puts about 950hp to the back tires through a 6 speed manual making it nearly un-drivible.

      I have a 2020 Mustang GT convertible. It...

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  • Not sure why this is, though GM can mess up a cup of coffee. The Camaro is by-far the better car. Far better steering than the Mustang. Except top trim drag racing, far better everything-performance than the Challenger.

      10 days ago
    • As a track car, the Camaro is brilliant from what I've gathered, but it's relatively terrible visibility and livability probably contributed to this loss in sales...and of course, the C8 probably stole sales too.

        10 days ago
    • Thats not true. The Camaro used to sell decently well until the facelift came in for 2019. Many considered it ugly and sales never recovered from there because of the unfortunate circumstances to follow after an emergency refresh fixed the...

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        10 days ago
  • If GM owned KFC, they would market it as “Hot, Dead Chicken!”

      10 days ago
  • That's too bad, it's a brilliant car. I understand the Mustang's popularity and Ford has done a great job with it's performance, handling, and styling. The Camaro deserves more love than it gets though. I mean, it broke the Nurburgring record in 2018. It's an incredibly capable car with an absolutely brilliant chassis.

      10 days ago
  • I’ve always loved the Mustang and each of its’ variants. They keep updating it to be the best and creating super-versions that get customers and Petrol-heads excited.

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