2016 Dodge Challenger vs 2016 Ford Mustang

When your dream is to burn up the pavement, there is nothing quite like a two-door muscle car. Whether you have access to a track to really let her rip, or just enjoy effortless cruising down the highway, owning a high-powered vehicle like the pair in this 2016 Dodge Challenger vs 2016 Ford Mustang comparison is the dream of any speed aficionado. But which of these vehicles is ideal for you and your lifestyle?

If you are in the market for speed, then powertrain and horsepower options are going to be the first thing you ask about. Whether you look at the base 2016 Dodge Challenger, or the crazy-elite 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat model, this muscle car delivers confident acceleration and power, especially when compared to the 2016 Ford Mustang. The base SXT Challenger comes with a 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter engine that can offer up to 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. In comparison, the 2016 Ford Mustang has just 300 horsepower with its base 3.7-liter V6. When you look at elite models as well, the Mustang offers an impressive 435 horsepower on its 5.0-liter V8, but almost nothing on the road can take on the 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque that the 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat can crank out.

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2016 Dodge Challenger vs 2016 Ford Mustang
$26,995 Starting MSRP $24,145
Four Engine Options Three
707 hp (6.2-liter V8 Hellcat) Top Horsepower 435 hp (5.0-L V8)
94 cubic feet Passenger Volume 81 cubic feet

2016 Dodge Challenger Interior Space Options

While the Challenger can clearly take on the Mustang when it comes to sheer power, this two-door Dodge coupe can also offer less obvious comfort and capacity advantages for the discerning driving. When comparing the 2016 Dodge Challenger vs the 2016 Ford Mustang, there are differences in passenger space and cargo and accessory options. The 2016 Dodge Challenger has seating for up to five passenger (which means ample comfort for four, and five in a pinch) while the Mustang has only four seats. In addition, the back seats in the Mustang are cramped, while the rear of the Challenger offers three more inches of leg room and is comfortable even for adults.

The 2016 Dodge Challenger offers not only comfortable passenger space, but also impressive cargo capacity. It can handle up to 16.3 cubic feet of cargo in its trunk, and the rear seats fold down to offer even more luggage options. On the other side, the 2016 Ford Mustang can handle only 11.4 cubic feet of cargo in its trunk.

For more information on this 2016 Dodge Challenger vs 2016 Ford Mustang comparison, or to schedule your Challenger test drive, contact a member of our Fury Motors team in South St. Paul today.

front of a stylish blue 2016 Dodge Challenger
black 2016 Dodge Challenger from the side
2016 Dodge Challenger gauge cluster
shifter in the 2016 Dodge Challenger
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