The new Dodge Challenger and new Dodge Charger are muscle car throwbacks with brutish engines that give them white-knuckle speed and acceleration. Their names are so similar that people sometimes confuse the two. To clear up any misperceptions, Commonwealth Dodge RAM designed this comparison to help Louisville drivers determine which Dodge car is best for them.

Compare the New Dodge Challenger vs. the New Dodge Charger

Design

The Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger look quite different. The Challenger has a wider, more rectangular body than the Charger. Also, the Charger is a four-door sedan, while the Challenger is a two-door coupe. People in Jeffersontown, KY will like that the Charger is about three inches longer, giving it a bit more backseat legroom.

Engines and Acceleration

Both the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger have muscular engines that’ll help you easily pass other cars on the highway in Mt. Washington. The Challenger has slightly faster acceleration with its available 807-horsepower supercharged V8 engine, which can get it from 0-60 mph in only 3.3 seconds. The Charger’s best 0-60 time is 3.6 seconds with its optional 797-horsepower V8 motor. Available engines for each car are as follows:

Dodge Challenger

  • Base: 3.6-liter V6 with 303 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque
  • Optional: 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 375 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque
  • Optional: 6.4-liter Hemi V8 with 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque
  • Optional: 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 with 717 horsepower and 656 pound-feet of torque
  • Optional: 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 with 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque
  • Optional: 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 with 807 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque

Dodge Charger

  • Base: 3.6-liter V6 with 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque
  • Optional: 3.6-liter V6 with 300 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque
  • Optional: 5.7-liter V8 with 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque
  • Optional: 6.4-liter V8 with 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque
  • Optional: 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 717 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque
  • Optional: 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque

Passenger & Cargo Space

Since the Dodge Charger is a large four-door sedan and the Challenger is a two-door coupe, it should come as no surprise that the Charger has roomier passenger accommodations. Taller passengers in Shepherdsville will have more room to stretch out in the Charger, which has 40.1 inches of rear-seat legroom compared to 33.1 inches in the Challenger. It also has four more inches of shoulder room and 8.3 inches of additional hip room.

Both the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger have spacious trunks, but Fern Creek drivers can fit more sports gear or luggage in the Charger. The Challenger has a 16.2-cubic-foot trunk, but the Charger has 16.5 cubic feet of trunk space. Both have 60/40 split folding rear seats, but the Challenger’s pass-through is narrower and it has 3.1 inches of extra lift-over height.

Safety

People in Louisville will be glad to know that both the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger earned five-star overall safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, the Charger gets a Superior rating for front crash avoidance technology, while the Challenger only gets a Basic score. Also, the Charger comes standard with a rearview camera and rear parking sensors, while the Challenger only comes with a rearview camera. Both cars offer numerous optional driver assistance features.

Test Drive the new Dodge Charger and New Dodge Challenger at Commonwealth Dodge Ram

The Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger are both large cars with powerful engines and sporty styling. It mainly comes down to whether power or passenger space is your priority. Commonwealth Dodge Ram has both models for sale near Jeffersontown, KY. Financing is available, and you can apply online. Then, visit our dealership and test drive both cars to decide for yourself.

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