2017 Dodge Charger vs Challenger Comparison

2017 Dodge Charger vs Challenger
2017 Dodge Charger 2017 Dodge Challenger
  292 hp @ 6350 rpm 305 hp @ 6350 rpm
Fuel Economy (city/hwy)
  19/30 mpg 19/30 mpg
  260 ft-lbs. @ 4800 rpm 268 ft-lbs. @ 4800 rpm

2017 Dodge Charger vs Challenger

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There simply is no other substitute when searching for speed, style, and experience than American Muscle. Nothing says macho more than a screaming V8 blowing past all the other competition. Mix that with a sexy, sleek, and even affordable chassis, and you reach the pinnacle car company Dodge Motors. Shifting the paradigm on what we consider to be modern muscle, Dodge creates a clash in the battle between two car giants: the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger.


Performance is not lacking in either department for each vehicle. Take the Dodge Charger and its many options, suitable for any kind of driver. Containing options ranging from a V6 to a disgustingly powerful 6.2 liter V8 reaching over 700 horsepower in the SRT Hellcat. Meeting in the middle is the typical Hemi powered 5.7 liter V8 R/T, all wrapped in a comfortable 4 seater sedan, weighing in at only ~4200lbs. Reach highway speeds in under 4 seconds in the Hellcat, or in just over 6 seconds in the V6. No matter what your speed, the Charger accommodates any kind of driver willing to step into the driver seat fearless enough to tame the beast.

2017 Dodge Charger vs Challenger Interior The Challenger lives up to its name in performance. Like the Charger, beginning with the V6 SXT already pushing 300hp, there are multiple options to accommodate any driver, all the way up to the Challenger SRT Hellcat, powered with the same engine in the Charger. The difference between the chassis comes in the design, with one being a two door coupe and the other a full size sedan. The Challenger Hellcat also tops 700hp, pulling over 650 lb-ft torque, and a quarter mile time just over 3.5 seconds. Another option in the Challenger is the 6-speed manual transmission, while the Charger contains an 8-speed automatic. Both options offer reliable and impressive abilities when pushing speeds to new limits.


Choosing the Charger versus the Challenger is like choosing your favorite piece of chocolate: you can't pick either one, you love them both so much. The Charger looks slightly more modern in design, sporting a four seat sedan design with LED taillights, spoiler option, and aerodynamic lines. The Challenger hearkens back to traditional muscle car look and design, with an aggressive face that will stare you down, including its LED rings circling the headlights. The Challenger is a two door coupe, and also offers the option of a rear lip, sporting full LED lighting in the front and in the back.


With great power comes great responsibility. Both cars feature incredible stopping ability, sporting four piston, high powered brakes. Both cars showcase their 5 star safety rating, featuring steel bodies able to withstand impact well. Along with physical safety features comes safety technology, including sensors and monitors to maintain space and awareness when driving.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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