Dodge Challenger vs Charger

2018 Dodge Challenger

If your next move is to add an exciting muscle car to your life in Dallas, Garland, or Arlington, the best place to start is here. In this comparison, we at Dallas DCJR will introduce you to two of the most highly sought-after high-performance vehicles on the market.

Read ahead to see how the 2018 Dodge Challenger vs. Charger stack up against each other when it comes to performance, design, and technology!

Challenger vs Charger: Performance

As impressively capable Dodge vehicles, the 2018 Challenger and the 2018 Charger have quite a few things in common under the hood. Both are standardly powered by a 3.6L V6 engine that’s paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This duo provides an efficient EPA-estimated 30 highway MPG1.

However, you’ll find that these two muscle cars begin to differ when it comes to the power output of this base engine. The Challenger provides a bit more pickup with a power output of 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque while the Charger provides 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

The Challenger and the Charger also offer several additional high-performance engines in their powertrain lineups. Both models offer a 372-horsepower 5.7L V8 engine and 707-horsepower 6.2L V8 engine. The Challenger goes a step further, though, with its incredible 808-horsepower 6.2L V8 engine.

Challenger vs Charger: Design

The 2018 Dodge Challenger and the 2018 Dodge Charger both sport a different variation of the traditional muscle car exterior. See how these two vehicles compare and contrast when it comes to interior and exterior design:

2018 Dodge Challenger

2018 Dodge Charger








18-inch Carbon Aluminum

17-inch Painted Cast Aluminum


All Season Performance

Low Rolling Res


16.2 cubic feet

16.1 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

94 cubic feet

105 cubic feet


116.2 inches

120.2 inches

As you can see, the Challenger is a bit smaller than the Charger. However, without this little bit of extra weight, you’ll have more pickup to look forward to. The Charger, on the other hand, is a bit more family-friendly with five spacious seats to offer.

Challenger vs Charger: Technology

2018 Dodge Challenger InteriorThe 2018 Dodge Challenger and the 2018 Dodge Charger offer a variety of high-tech features to keep you connected while you’re behind the wheel. Both models offer a standard Uconnect® 4 infotainment system with a 7-inch display, smartphone app integration

Up the ante in your Challenger or Charger even  more with the available Uconnect® 4C NAV system. This system brings turn-by-turn navigation to the mix as well as SiriusXM® Travel Link which provides live updates about traffic and weather on your route.

The Challenger offers one extra feature, however. Opt for its available 18-speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Sound Group for enhanced concert-like entertainment

Dodge Challenger vs Charger: The Verdict

As you can see, both the 2018 Dodge Challenger and the 2018 Dodge Charger have some very impressive features and capabilities. No matter which vehicle you go with, you’ll have plenty of power, style, and technology.

Shoppers in Dallas, Garland, and Arlington can schedule a test drive today by giving us a call at Dallas DCJR!

1 EPA estimated MPG with 3.6L engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.

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