2018 Dodge Challenger vs 2018 Ford Mustang Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Dodge Challenger

2018 Dodge Challenger

Fuel Capacity

  18.5 gal.

Engine Type

  3.6L V6


2018 Ford Mustang

2018 Ford Mustang

Fuel Capacity

  15.5 gal.

Engine Type

  2.3L I-4

2018 Dodge Challenger vs 2018 Ford Mustang

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When you’re looking for the power and speed of a sports car, you need to look for some good old American muscle. The European cars are nice if you’re driving up the coast listening to Beethoven. The Japanese cars are nice if you’re going from one stop-light to the next between sushi runs. Assuming you’re looking to get the throttle down on American roads, your best bet is an American sports car.

When it comes to American muscle cars, the best bet is the Dodge Challenger. While the Ford Mustang has long been the benchmark of this sector of the auto market, the Challenger has all but taken the mantle. Reviewers have described the Challenger as unreservedly cool and the only muscle car to own. A quick review of a few key features will also demonstrate how the Challenger compares favorably to the Mustang.

Performance

Sometimes, bigger is better. While the 2018 Ford Mustang’s base engine bests the 2018 Dodge Challenger’s at 310hp to 305hp, the Challenger has a wider range of engine options. The Mustang offers a 310hp or a 460hp engine; the Dodge Challenger gives you a spectrum including a 305hp engine, 375hp V8 Hemi, a 6.2L V8 Hemi producing 485hp and, finally, a 6.2L supercharged Hemi Hellcat engine that produces 707hp and 650lbs of torque. Also worth noting? Smaller is sometimes better, like the Challenger going from zero to sixty in 4.2 seconds while the Ford Mustang took 4.3 seconds.

Comfort

When it comes to comfort and convenience, the Dodge Challenger exceeds the Ford Mustang in many ways. The seats are designed for comfort at any speed and the optional leather interior is sure to impress. Reviewers have noted that the Challenger has no squeaks or rattles and that the build quality of this car is exceptional. When it comes to space, the Challenger also beats the Mustang, with a larger seating area in both the front and rear. And, while you probably aren’t looking for trunk space when considering your next sports car, the Challenger has excellent cargo space so you can take your luggage with you when you drive off on your next adventure.

Technology

Both Dodge and Ford have made huge strides in producing technologically advanced vehicles. The 2018 Dodge Challenger has a gorgeous seven inch touch screen. The Uconnect system is voice activated and pairs neatly with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. An optional premium audio system from Harman-Kardon puts 18 premium speakers into the interior. The 2018 Ford Mustang also has a number of excellent technology available, including a touch screen, infotainment and the Ford Sync system. Of course, Dodge’s proprietary Uconnect system is considered the easiest and potentially best infotainment system on the market, another clear win for the 2018 Dodge Challenger.

When it comes down to it, it seems clear that the Dodge Challenger is the better American muscle car. While reading about the Challenger is fun, nothing compares to driving one. Contact your local dealer to set up a test drive. While you’re there, find out about the special prices and financing options currently available, so you can own a piece of American muscle history.