2018 Dodge Challenger vs 2018 Chevy Camaro

2018 Dodge Challenger and 2018 Chevy Camaro muscle cars in a comparison image

The muscle car is a uniquely American icon. While other countries may have vehicles that seek to capture the adrenaline-riding style and guts of a true muscle car, they have also often fallen short. In this 2018 Dodge Challenger vs 2018 Chevy Camaro comparison, we are checking out a couple two-door coupes that defined the genre.

Both of these models can offer compelling power and bold style. The 2018 Dodge Challenger has a slightly higher starting MSRP, but it also comes out of the gate with a confident V-6 engine that offers 305 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque, while the 2018 Chevy Camaro starts cautiously with a four-cylinder rated for 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Of course this isn’t the end of the powertrain options on either model. The 2018 Dodge Challenger goes all the way up to a 707-horsepower Hellcat HEMI V-8, while the 2018 Camaro ZL1 comes standard with a supercharged V-8 rated for 650 horsepower.

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2018 Dodge Challenger vs 2018 Chevy Camaro
$27,295 Starting MSRP $25,905
3.6-L V-6 (305 hp) Base Engine 2.0-L 4-cylinder (275 hp)
5 Seats 4
16.2 cubic feet Trunk Space 9.1 cubic feet

Retro Styling and Practical Features of the 2018 Dodge Challenger

While drivers may fall in love with the growling power of a muscle car, sometimes these models also have to serve as a daily driver, and not just as a sexy, track-ready adventure car. In this regard, the 2018 Challenger has a significant advantage in this 2018 Dodge Challenger vs 2018 Chevy Camaro comparison. The Dodge coupe seats five passengers, while the 2018 Chevy Camaro offers room for only four passengers. Trunk space is also a huge difference between these vehicles. While the Camaro has 9.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, the 2018 Dodge Challenger shows up with a gutsy 16.2 cubic feet, which puts it in the range of a midsize or even full-size sedan rather than the usual skimpy dimensions of a good-looking performance machine.

It’s subjective, but we also love the style that the 2018 Dodge Challenger brings to the road. Either of these muscle cars can look cool, but for drivers craving a throwback feel, and the visceral satisfaction of muscle cars of yesterday, it’s hard to beat the Challenger. This model is also available in historic colors like Plum Crazy, which sets it apart from a sea of black, red and gray performance vehicles.

If you would like to learn more about the 2018 Dodge Challenger in the Twin Cities area, contact a member of the Fury Motors South St. Paul sales team today. Also be sure to check out our homepage for any current competitive lease offers that may be available for this two-door head-turner.

 

front view of a yellow 2018 Dodge Challenger driving in town
2018 Dodge Challenger in Plum Crazy in a warehouse
steering wheel and driver cockpit of the 2018 Dodge Challenger
rear and side view of a grey 2018 Dodge Challenger

 

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