2018 Dodge Challenger vs 2018 Dodge Charger

Specs at a Glance

2018 Dodge Challenger

2018 Dodge Challenger

Engine

3.6L V6

Horsepower

305hp

MPG (City/Highway)

19/30 *

Transmission

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic


2018 Dodge Charger

2018 Dodge Charger

Engine

3.6L V6

Horsepower

292hp

MPG (City/Highway)

19/30 *

Transmission

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

2018 Dodge Challenger vs 2018 Dodge Charger

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The 2018 Dodge Challenger and 2018 Dodge Charger are both pinnacles of the Dodge brand and classic American muscle cars. Both models have been in production for over three decades and are competitors with models such as the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro.

The Challenger is now the only coupe that is offered in Dodge's lineup of vehicles, amidst Dodge's final production run of the Dodge Viper. For 2018, the Challenger has a Hellcat Widebody trim which offers wider and stickier Pirelli P-Zero tires.

The Dodge Charger is now the last American muscle car that competes in the sedan category, with the discontinuation of the four-door Chevrolet SS. Unlike the Challenger, the Charger offers an all-wheel drive trim that is able to add additional traction under slippery conditions

Performance

The Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger do not differ very much in performance. Each model offers a 3.6 liter V6 engine base model with other trims upgrading to V8 engines. Each model also comes with the long-awaited Hellcat trim which packs a supercharged 6.2 liter V8 engine that produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.

A key difference between the Challenger and the Charger is the Challenger's manual transmission option. For 2018 models, there is not a manual transmission available for the Dodge Charger. Additionally there is a Challenger Demon trim that is not available for the Charger. This Challenger trim comes in a vibrant red color and produces an earth-shattering 808 horsepower, which can then be upgraded to 840 horsepower using the optional Demon Crate Package.

Appearance

The Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger both have an aggressive an intimidating look. Both models offer modern technology in lighting and styling.

The main difference, that will be immediately apparent among the Challenger and Charger, is that the Challenger has two doors while the Charger has four doors. The four door configuration of the Charger gives it more room to carry both cargo and people. However, the Challenger also has back seats and offers ample room for five people to sit comfortably.

Features

Both the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger offer basic technology features such as Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, and a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Safety technology is also nearly the same among both models; offering adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring as standard tech. For both models, the touch screen can be upgraded to a 8.4-inch touchscreen and the audio system can be upgraded to a Harman Kardon system.

The Challenger differs from the Charger in that it does not have heated rear seats for passengers. However, like the Charger it does have 60/40 rear folding seats that allow for additional cargo space.

When looking at additional safety options, the Charger offers two options that the Challenger does not; lane-keep assist and pre-collision automatic braking.

With most trims, the Challenger turns out to be slightly less expensive than the Charger. However, both models offer a package of nearly unrivaled performance and features for both the driver and passengers. Depending on your needs it is best to look at both models and determine which model suits your situation best. Check out our inventory, visit us, and call us to learn more information about the models and their pricing.


** EPA estimated mpg with 3.6L engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.

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