When you think of powerful muscle cars, two well-known vehicles are the Dodge Challenger and the Ford Mustang. Both are impressive machines.
If you’re not sure which vehicle might be right for you, Rockwall Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here to help. We’ve put together this Dodge Challenger vs. Ford Mustang comparison to give you an idea of which vehicle offers more power, tech, and space inside.
We hope that drivers from Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie, TX, find this comparison helpful.
Read on to learn more!
Performance and Power
The Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger are potent vehicles. The Mustang offers three different engine options to choose from.
The Mustang’s standard engine is a 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine, producing 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. If you’re looking for the most power you can get out of the Mustang, the available 5.2L supercharged cross-plane crank V8 fits the bill with 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque.
The Challenger has five engines to choose from, offering more flexibility in terms of power. Four of the five engines overpower the standard engine of the Mustang. The most powerful engine is the available Supercharged 6.2L High-Output HEMI® V8 engine that puts out an incredible 807 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque, far outpacing the Mustang.
Both the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger have the tech to make your drives more enjoyable.
The Ford Mustang starts out with a 6-speaker sound system that’s MP3 capable. There are also two USB smart-charging ports.
On the other hand, the Dodge Challenger starts out of the gate with a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen powered by Uconnect® 4. You can use your favorite smartphone apps on this system using Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. Keep your hands on the wheel while you call friends using Bluetooth® hands-free calling. The Challenger also begins with a 6-speaker sound system, yet the standard LCD monitor is something that’s missing from the standard Mustang.
Both vehicles offer plenty of space; however, the Dodge Challenger gives you and your passengers a bit more room to spread out.
The Ford Mustang offers 29 inches of legroom in the rear, which is less than the Challenger, where you’ll find a much more comfortable 33.1 inches. This may not seem like a big difference; however, your tall passengers will appreciate the extra space.
The Challenger also offers a lot more hip room in the front and in the back, with 55.3 inches in the front and 47.8 inches in the rear of the cabin. The Mustang has less space, with 54.9 inches of hip room in the front and 47.4 inches in the back.
If you’re headed out on a road trip, you’ll need space for luggage and passengers. The Mustang has 13.5 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Challenger boasts even more, at 16.2 cubic feet.
Which Muscle Car Is Calling Your Name?
When you put the Dodge Challenger and the Ford Mustang in a head-to-head race, the Dodge Challenger pulls ahead in terms of performance, technology, and space.
Want to get a feel for how the Dodge Challenger drives? Interested drivers from Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie, Texas, can visit Rockwall CDJR for a test drive. We’ll get you behind the wheel and show you all that the Dodge Challenger has to offer.
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