Monday, 19 September 2011 19:11
Top-Down Rental Car Comparison – Chevy Camaro vs. Chrysler 200 vs. Ford Mustang vs. Volkswagen Eos
Youve heard the old saying, “Nothing handles like a rental car,” right? Well, trust us when we tell you that nothing handles a summer vacation through spectacular scenery like a rented convertible. Viewing the Rocky Mountains, the red rocks of Sedona, the Chicago skyline, or the Blue Ridge Parkway through the windows of a standard compact or midsize offering is like watching “Transformers 3″ on your iPhone — sober. Our apocalyptic economy has torpedoed convertible sales, slashing market share from more than 2 percent to just around 1.2 percent through the first half of 2011, but once youve made the rational decision to forego the monthly payment on a full-time convertible, its a cinch to rationalize a weekly rental. But which one is best?
1ST PLACE: CHEVROLET CAMARO RS 45TH ANN.
Talk about your Cinderella stories–Camaros have been whipping boys in every recent comparison, and this 2012 model is only mildly updated. The V-6 makes 11 more horsepower (now 323); a spoiler and Bluetooth come standard; and the interior gets more legible graphics and the Volt’s steering wheel. Our test car’s 45th Anniversary trim brought stripes, and the RS/SS’ 20-inch wheel/tire package. Is that really all it took?
via Top-Down Rental Car Comparison – Chevy Camaro vs. Chrysler 200 vs. Ford Mustang vs. Volkswagen Eos – Motor Trend