We’ve all been there. You’re at the dealer and you’ve got two cars in front of you. One is a sports coupe – sexy, powerful, not particularly practical. The other is a sedan with room for five, doors for each row of seats, and a golf-bag-friendly trunk. Which should you choose: practical and spacious or cool and quick?
Well, that choice isn’t so cut-and-dry in this head-to-head comparison. The Dodge Challenger is pretty roomy and comfortable on the road. The Dodge Charger is a four-door muscle car with athletic handling and big available power – up to 707 horsepower!
The 2015 Dodge Charger delivers the superior performance any driver would expect from a muscle car. This year, all chargers are now offered with the eight-speed automatic transmission for smoother transitions. The base engine for the 2015 Dodge Charger is a 292-horsepower Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 producing 260lb-ft of torque with reasonable fuel efficiency. The V-6 Charger models are responsive and powerful. Drivers won’t miss the V-8 engine under the hood.
At the base level, the 2015 Dodge Challenger delivers comfortable handling making any driver feel secure with all the power under the hood. The Challenger lives up to its expectations with its base V-6 engines. The model’s engine is a 305-horsepower Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 producing 268lb-ft of torque. The Challenger is offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission like the Charger.
Both the Charger and Challenger display equally strong performance under the hood. They only differ with their Hellcat models. The Charger SRT Hellcat has the same 707-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 as the Challenger, but it accelerates quicker and goes faster. If you have the need for speed, both of these cars will match your needs.