A good, fair comparison comparing similar trim levels equipped with similar options, not just clicking every option box. We’ll go up-level V8 with a stick as a base line. Add a performance package to each, upgraded seats, navigation, and an upgraded stereo.

We’ll start with the Camaro 2SS. Instead of adding the 1LE package, I substituted it for the RS package and 1LE Suspension package, which ends up costing $200 less than the legitimate 1LE package. I then added Recaro seats and MyLink with Nav. A Boston Acoustics sound system comes standard. As optioned, the Camaro costs $44,115.

Next up is the Mustang GT Premium. I started with the GT Performance Package, then added a Shaker Pro audio system which required package 401A. Then added Voice Activated Navigation and Recaro leather seats. As equipped, the Mustang is $44,370.

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Last but not least (in mass anyway) is the Challenger R/T Scat Pack. From there I added the Leather Group which added performance seats. Then the Harman/Kardon stereo system, nav comes standard. There’s no performance package available. As optioned, the Challenger is $43,485.

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So, what does this show us? Well, the everyman’s performance option has gotten expensive. As well as when optioned similarly, the fall pretty in line with each other in price.