Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger | Muscle Car Comparison

New Dodge Challenger

New Dodge Charger

Drivers in Sikeston looking for a powerful vehicle that offers a traditional American muscle car driving experience have probably considered both the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger. At Morlan Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Cape Girardeau, we carry both of these muscle cars in our inventory. And while these vehicles are similar in plenty of ways, there are a few key differences.

Whether you value engine performance, interior space, or exterior style, there are certain features to consider on each of these models. If you're on the fence between these two vehicles, keep reading to learn more about the characteristics of each one.

Engines and Performance

One of the top features of both these vehicles is the engines. Both the Challenger and the Charger come with the same base engine: a 3.6-liter V6 engine. And while you have an impressive array of choices regarding horsepower on both of these vehicles, there are a few different engine options. Here are the available engines on each car:

Dodge Challenger

  • 3.6-liter V6 engine with 303 horsepower
  • 5.7-liter V8 engine with 375 horsepower
  • 6.4-liter V8 engine with 485 horsepower
  • Supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine with 717 horsepower
  • Supercharged 6.2-liter high-output V8 engine with 807 horsepower on the highest trim

Dodge Charger

  • 3.6-liter V6 engine with 292 horsepower or 300 horsepower on certain trims
  • 5.7-liter V8 engine with 370 horsepower
  • 6.4-liter V8 engine with 485 horsepower
  • Supercharged SRT Hellcat 6.2-liter V8 engine with 717 horsepower

If you would like a manual transmission, the Dodge Challenger offers a six-speed manual transmission standard with all three V8 engines, while the Dodge Charger offers an eight-speed automatic on each trim level.

Challenger Dashboard

Charger Dashboard

Exterior Design and Features

The Dodge Charger is a four-door vehicle, while the Dodge Challenger only has two. These vehicles also both have distinctive designs. The Dodge Charger is less angular than the Challenger, offering a sleeker and more traditional sedan look. The Dodge Challenger has a more aggressive and bold style, with a more retro-styled exterior.

Both of these vehicles are similar in length when it comes to size, and the Dodge Charger has a larger wheelbase at 120 inches compared to 116.2 on the Challenger.

If you want to add a little extra flair, you can take advantage of unique trim-specific styling and badging on each of these vehicles, and both cars allow you to opt for dual racing stripes for a truly eye-catching design.

Interior Dimensions and Features

Both of these vehicles can seat up to five people. And the Dodge Charger offers slightly more passenger volume at 105 cubic feet than the 94 cubic feet on the Challenger, so your passengers in the Charger will have a little more legroom and headroom. And, the Charger offers more trunk space than the Challenger as well.

When it comes to convenience features, you can access technologies like remote keyless entry and an 8.4-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration. Both models come with available heated and ventilated front seats and dual-zone automatic temperature control so you can stay comfortable in any season.

Find the Dodge Challenger and the Dodge Charger for Sale Near Jackson, MO

If you need to see either of these vehicles up close, we welcome you to visit us at Morlan Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. The best way to find out which car you want is to get behind the wheel and see firsthand how these vehicles perform.

At our dealership, we welcome customers from Carbondale, IL, and beyond. Feel free to contact us with any questions, and we look forward to helping you find your dream car today!

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