The allure of the all-American muscle car runs deep within our veins. This is something that we feel very strongly about here at Brooks Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. It's part of our heritage. It's part of who we are.
And when it comes to muscle car comparisons, the Dodge Charger and the Ford Mustang are two names that are often spoken together. At first glance, looking at the two side-by-side, it can be difficult to determine which one is superior. But by taking the time to learn about the Dodge Charger and the Ford Mustang, you can make an informed decision on which vehicle comes out on top.
The most obvious difference in the exterior appearances of the Charger and the Mustang lies in their accessibility. The new 2015 Charger has four doors and a much more modern appearance; an elongated roofline and wider doors make it easier for passengers to get in and out of the backseat, with plenty of headroom.
Looking at the Mustang, it doesn't seem like too much has changed from the 2014 model. Front-row seating offers a clean and well-organized dash, while second-row seating is still a bit tight. Rear headroom is down to a mere 34.8 inches, and legroom is limited to 30.6 inches in the same row, meaning anyone taller than 5 feet' 5 inches" might feel a little cramped.
Looking at the entirety of the new line of Dodge Chargers, the car shopper faces a very difficult decision. The 3.6-liter V6 engine, standard in the SE, offers a responsive and comfortable driving experience. And dishing out 292 hp with 260 lb.-ft. of torque, the V6 definitely has more than a little giddyup. But there's just something about driving a V8, especially the Charger's 5.7-liter HEMI or 6.2-liter supercharged engines.
At the top of the Charger's performance scale is, of course, the famed SRT Hellcat. Its supercharged V8 delivers an unbelievable 707 hp and a top speed of 204 mph, while
the Mustang's 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine performs more like a V6, delivering 310 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. Jump up to the Mustang GT's 5.0-liter V8 and you'll open up 435 hp along with 400 lb-.ft. of torque. But does the GT compare to the SRT Hellcat? Not really.
In both the Charger and the Mustang, you'll find some of the latest technology packages available-rearview cameras, active cruise control, and blind spot monitoring systems, all of which are now standard or optional in just about every vehicle hitting the market.
In summary, the 2015 Dodge Charger is simply more versatile a muscle car than the 2015 Ford Mustang. The Charger has the more powerful engine, not to mention the sedan-like passenger space engineered to keep everyone inside the car safe and sound.
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