2017 Dodge Charger vs Dodge Challenger Comparison

2017 Dodge Charger vs 2017 Dodge Challenger

2017 Dodge Charger

Engine:

3.6 L V6

Horsepower:

292 hp

Torque:

260 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

19 city / 30 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

8-speed shiftable automatic

2017 Dodge Challenger

Engine:

3.6 L V6

Horsepower:

305 hp

Torque:

268 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

19 city / 30 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

6-speed automatic

2017 Dodge Charger vs 2017 Dodge Challenger

Serving Seneca, Anderson, Greenville, Greer, Clemson, SC

While one is a four-door sedan, the other is a muscle car icon, but in the Dodge family, the Charger and Challenger share many performance and customization traits. They even share a good safety record. With these two car, shoppers can get the best fit for their lifestyle without sacrificing style or performance.

Performance

As you climb the trim ladder of either car, you'll find some serious horsepower. The Dodge Charger has a 292-horsepower engine while the Challenger starts off with 305 horsepower under the hood. For those who want more, there's a 370-horsepower V-8 with more performance features. Driving enthusiasts may have to step up again to the Hemi V-8. This best-in-class engine kicks out 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. At the top, the Challenger SRT Hellcat and the Charger SRT Hellcat are two of a kind. These track-worthy cars have a top speed of 204 mph. They crank out 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. That's more power than some supercars. A racy rear-wheel drivetrain is standard on both. Charger SE and SXT editions give you the option of all-wheel drive, while an eight-speed automatic transmission is standard except for select manual transmission Challengers.

Appearance

Standing at the curb, it's hard to say which has more appeal. The Charger holds its own as an athletic sedan with numerous colors and trim-specific attributes to set it apart from its class. The Challenger's iconic look has been updated, but it still represents its long history as a favorite muscle car. Both styles come with a wider variety of trim levels than the others in their segment. The Challenger adds exciting graphics that add to its unique flavor. Aerodynamic features, such as a Shaker hood scoop, contribute to the appeal of both styles. Shoppers can enjoy special two-tone leather interiors on the Charger or go for unique houndstooth cloth on the Challenger.

If size is the most important factor, you may want the big back seat and sizable trunk of the Dodge Charger. As a true midsized sedan, it has 104.7 cu.ft. in its passenger cabin. By contrast, the Challenger coupe has 93.9 cubes. The numbers really don't tell the whole story since the Challenger is bigger than the others in its class. Surprisingly, it has a full backseat where adults can be comfortable for long stretches. It also has a 16.2-cu.ft. trunk, outclassing its rivals by as much as seven cubic feet!

Safety

Despite the speed and muscles on both of these cars, the two have earned the coveted five-star safety designation after crash testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Adding to that, each performance enhancement is generally paired with a brake enhancement to take care of the speed. The SRT Hellcat editions also add performance-enhanced steering. Prevention is possible with the latest crash avoidance techniques. These technologies include a lane departure system, an active lane assist, a collision warning system, and active braking mitigation. A blind spot monitor rounds out the offerings.


Which model is right for you? Deciding is part of the fun. You can see both cars at your local Dodge dealership in Seneca, SC near Clemson. Take a test drive to feel the thrill of these performance vehicles at Lake Keowee Dodge.

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

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